Can you tell me what Indian foods to avoidduring pregnancy? Avoid any foods that give you indigestion,because pregnancy brings acid reflux to a lot of women and spicy foods make that worsefor a lot of people. Indian foods aren’t particularly bad forme in that regard. Though I’ve heard some foods are better than others. You should avoid high caffeine foods likeMiddle East coffees. Those tend to be as potent as a Starbucks double shot mocha. I read that a Saudi woman could divorce herhusband for not giving her coffee.
And they’re debating whether he can divorceher via text message. All you have to do is say Talaq three times. I’ve heard that you should avoid foods thatincrease your body heat, but that makes no sense. That’s an Asian belief, that foods are associatedwith temperatures and chi and energies. In reality, your major concern is making surethe food is fully cooked and not left out at room temperature. A lot of their spices are supposedly goodfor you.
Don’t take herbs or spices with medicinalproperties. If you can’t take Tylenol, you certainly shouldn’t eat potent herbs. But ginger is good for nausea. Yes, ginger is good for nausea, though itburns if you throw it up. I read that women should stay away from alot of fruits like pineapple and vegetables, despite that being the best foods to eat whilepregnant. A lot of Indians have to be careful eatingraw greens and all dairy because of food hygiene or the lack thereof in India. Pineapple andpapaya aren’t bad for you and actually quite
healthy if the citrus won’t worsen indigestion. So why would someone say you shouldn’t eatpineapple? It is like the old beliefs like feed a coldand starve a fever. Though raw papaya does contain chemicals that can trigger miscarriage. That’s dangerous. Canned papaya and dried papaya are both alreadycooked and thus safe. But other hot food and cold food concepts only matter if you’reHindu. And pregnancy isn’t something I want toredo.