Can you eat chocolate when your pregnant?

Chocolate is perfectly safe for most pregnant women – in moderation. In fact, there’s some evidence that eating chocolate during pregnancy could lower your risk of preeclampsia and gestational hypertension. One study found that eating a small amount of dark chocolate every day starting in the first trimester improved blood flow to the fetus.

Can you eat Nutella chocolate spred while pregnant? Nutella and other similar chocolate spreads are safe during pregnancy. Chocolate spreads like Nutella should be eaten in moderation throughout pregnancy as they contain high amounts of sugar and calories, and trace amounts of caffeine.

Is dark chocolate healthy for Mom and baby during pregnancy? You can enjoy chocolate, especially dark chocolate, in moderation throughout your pregnancy. The benefits are largely well proven, including possibly reducing blood pressure and risks of some complications, and also improving blood flow to the baby and to the mother.

What you can and can’t eat during pregnancy? What Not to Eat When Pregnant. The TLDR: Avoid raw foods, like fish, shellfish, meat and eggs. Stay away from fish high in mercury, such as tuna and shark. Don’t eat unpasteurized cheeses, milk or juices, or cold deli meats or lox. Some caffeine is OK, but you should probably avoid drinking alcohol while pregnant.

When do you start eating more when pregnant? Most moms don’t need any more calories at all during the first trimester. In the second trimester, the majority of moms only need about 350 more calories daily than they were eating in their pre-pregnancy diets; that increases to about 500 in the third trimester.

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