The Safety Of Consumption Of Offal For Pregnant Women?
Yesterday I ate gempelo or chicken liver .. Is it true that pregnant women shouldn’t eat it ?? r nAs the doctor has explained, liver is a taboo for pregnant women. 😁 r nPlease be enlightened😊 r nThank you 😊
Hello, thank you for your question
Given that what a mother consumes during pregnancy affects the health of the fetus in the womb, it is important to know what foods or drinks have the potential to harm the baby. Here are some of them:
raw meat raw eggs raw vegetables and fruits raw seafood unpasteurized caffeine liver liver, both chicken liver and beef liver, is known to contain high levels of retinol, a vitamin A derivative. One ounce of beef liver contains 9000 units of vitamin A, while one ounce of chicken liver contains 4000 units of vitamin A. The amount of vitamin A recommended for pregnant women is around 2500 units per day. When you consume large amounts of vitamin A, several studies have shown an increase in fetal defects. Unfortunately, the minimum dose that causes fetal defects is not known with certainty, so it still requires further research.
Thus, it is not absolutely necessary, but it is better to minimize liver consumption, especially during the first 3 months of pregnancy considering that the first trimester is a period of formation of organs and tissues. However, a source of vitamin A derived from plants, namely beta carotene, is safe for pregnant women and fetuses.
So, hopefully it's useful