Can I eat spices when pregnant?

Can I eat thyme when pregnant?

Avoid

Thyme is a spice with unique taste qualities, but unfortunately it can do you a lot of harm, mom. Spotting may occur after consumption. Thyme has diastolic properties which can induce premature labor.

Can I eat rosemary when pregnant?

Avoid

Rosemary is a spice with unique taste qualities, but unfortunately it can do you a lot of harm, mom. Spotting may occur after consumption. Rosemary has diastolic properties which can induce premature labor.

Can I eat lovage when pregnant?

Avoid

Lovage is a spice with unique taste qualities, but unfortunately it can do you a lot of harm, mom. Spotting may occur after consumption. Lovage has diastolic properties which can induce premature labor.

Can I eat parsley when pregnant?

Avoid

Regardless of its many positive qualities, parsley can be dangerous as in large amounts it can contribute to uterine contractions.

Can I eat savory when pregnant?

Avoid

This spice can cause congestion of the reproductive organs, which can be dangerous for us, especially in the third trimester. So please, avoid savory if you can.

Can I eat black pepper when pregnant?

Yes

You can use black pepper in your dishes, mommy. But remember that it should be consumed in moderation.

Benefits

Pepper is a rich source of chromium that can prevent the increase of blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Can I eat turmeric when pregnant?

Yes

Turmeric is also called the “golden spice” for its vibrant, yellow color. You can safely use it to add flavor and colour to your food. Remember that just like any other food, it is harmless when consumed in moderation.

Benefits

Turmeric helps with the pain and it improves your complexion as a natural detoxifier. Also, it can reduce oxidative stress of the cells.

Can I eat fresh chives when pregnant?

Yes

Chives is a really good choice because it gives you a lot of vitamin C and iron. Also, a sprinkle of chives contains about 12 milligrams of magnesium. Remember that just like any other food, it is harmless when consumed in moderation.

Benefits

Magnesium can help alleviate constipation, a common symptom during pregnancy.

Can I eat cardamom when pregnant?

Yes

You should never avoid cardamom during pregnancy! Cardamom is the go-to spice for nausea. Remember that just like any other food, it is harmless when consumed in moderation.

Benefits

It can relieve your morning sickness, just like ginger.

Can I eat ginger when pregnant?

Yes

One of the most helpful home remedies that are available in your kitchen is ginger. You can use it especially during the first trimester. I suppose you know why;) Remember that just like any other food, it is harmless when consumed in moderation.

Benefits

Ginger can cure morning sickness, nausea, and vomiting, which are some of the common pregnancy problems.

Can I eat nutmeg when pregnant?

Yes, but...

It won't be a big deal if you season your dish with a little nutmeg. Excessive amounts are not recommended. Be careful.

Can I eat cinnamon when pregnant?

Yes, but...

It won't be a big deal if you season your dish with a little cinnamon. Excessive amounts are not recommended. Be careful.

Can I eat garlic when pregnant?

Yes, but...

Garlic can be dangerous as it contains a potentially toxic substance and when consumed in large amounts, it could cause heartburn and bleeding. So be careful and use it in moderation.

Can I eat fenugreek when pregnant?

Avoid

Consumption of fenugreek seeds has an adverse effect on the uterus, and hence it is not advisable to be consumed by pregnant women. When fenugreek is taken raw, it can cause bloating, acidity troubles, gas, and also diarrhoea. A very high dosage of fenugreek seeds can also cause retardation of growth in children.

Can I eat asafetida when pregnant?

Avoid

Commonly known as hing, asafetida is a regular spice easily available on the market. This is a strict no during pregnancy since the consumption of this spice can lead to miscarriage. It may also cause blood loss and problems with one’s blood pressure.

Can I eat angelica when pregnant?

Avoid

It's suggested that angelica can cause uterine contractions and this could threaten the pregnancy.

Can I eat peppermint when pregnant?

Avoid

Peppermint tea helps in the relaxation of the uterus, but this increases the risk of miscarriage. Applying peppermint oil during these times can cause menstruation and one has to be extra cautious before using peppermint available in any form. Anything that has peppermint dosage in it can be a potential threat to the baby.