You should eat healthy foods throughout your life. Healthy eating can help prevent diabetes and high blood pressure before, during, and after your pregnancy. Other things you can do to help your pre-pregnancy health are:
- • Cook all meat fully, including raw meat, lunch meat and hotdogs (beef, pork, poultry, seafood and shellfish)
- • Eat only pasteurized dairy products and pasteurized eggs
- • Wash raw fruits and vegetables before eating
- • Do not eat game fish, which are high in mercury, such as shark, swordfish, King mackerel, and tile fish. Limit tuna to 2 (3 oz.) servings per week
A healthy diet is low in processed and high-fat foods. It is high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Visit ChooseMyPlate.gov
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The BYU-I Wellness center has great information to get started on a more healthy diet : Click Here