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Organic Foods And Pregnancy

With the growing concern of pollution and pesticides, many more people are eating organic foods. However, the question everybody wants to know is, is it safe for pregnant women to eat organic food? Pesticides and other chemicals that are put in foods can be really harmful to your baby. Tests have shown that pesticide exposure in farm workers has been linked to several health problems such as eye irritation, lung problems and cancer. The effect of exposure in pregnant women is unclear, but, the harmful chemicals in pesticides may be hard for your baby's system to process and release. You may not be concerned about what goes in your food, but now when you are pregnant, you are eating for two, and it's time to question what chemicals are safe for your baby.

Choosing Organic Foods

Expecting mothers are told to eat foods that are high on calcium, iron, and folic acids because it's helps the growth of baby's during pregnancy. When shopping for organic foods, make sure potatoes are at the top of your list. Farmed potatoes are traditionally sprayed with high levels of pesticides. Buy organic vegetables such as potatoes to help lower the risk of your baby being exposed to high levels of pesticides.

Organic whole soy beans is a great nutritious food for you and your baby. Soy beans grown on farms contain high levels of modifications and only a small percentage of soy is grown organically in the United States.

Apples are one of the best organic fruits you can eat while you are pregnant. Studies show that organic apples tend to taste better and are more fresh than the conventional apples grown on farms.

If you want to eat beef, it's best to eat organic. Omega-3 fatty acids play a positive role in fetal brain development during pregnancy, and organic feed cattle are more likely to have levels of Omega-3 acids than nonorganic cattle.

Even though studies have not shown that eating organic foods is the best way to eat during pregnancy, it's better to know your options. Just remember that what you put inside your body will affect the growth of your unborn baby. Take the time and visit your physician to see what works the best for you and your baby.

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