Can I eat beans and legumes when pregnant?

Can I eat beans and legumes when pregnant?

Yes

Beans and legumes are great for pregnancy! Eat beans whenever and prepare them however you like and enjoy your meal! The only exception is made for hummus with tahini.

Benefits

Beans and legumes provide protein and fiber and they are also good sources of key nutrients such as iron, folate, calcium, and zinc. Beans and legumes can help prevent and relieve two common pregnancy discomforts: constipation and hemorrhoids.

Can I eat hummus with tahini when pregnant?

Avoid

Packaged hummus can contain bacteria called Listeria which is dangerous for pregnant women. Listeria, a bacteria that causes listeriosis, is a type of food poisoning that can pose a serious health risk for both of us! And pregnant women are at a higher risk of getting listeriosis. In addition to vomiting and diarrhea, it can cause preterm labor, stillbirth, and miscarriage. Additionally, if a baby is born with listeriosis, there can be problems with their kidneys and heart, as well as infections of the blood or brain.

Benefits

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Risks

Listeriois