Is Canned Food Harmful During Pregnancy?

Women pay special attention to what they eat when they are pregnant. Having a balanced diet made up of healthy products is very important for a healthy pregnancy

During this period, many women decide to stop consuming canned goods to avoid any risks to their pregnancy. Probably because they do not know that there are many canned foods that are perfectly safe to enjoy while being pregnant. It all depends on the type of product and how it its preserved. In today’s article, we will show you which products are safe to eat during pregnancy.

Which Canned Food Products Can We Eat While Pregnant?

Most canned foods are harmless during pregnancy, posing no threat to both the mother and the baby. Among those products which are safe to eat while pregnant are Yellowfin Tuna and Albacore.

Yellowfin Tuna is a great option thanks to its many health benefits. It is a fish with high potasium content, a mineral that reduces blood pressure, which improves blood circulation and the balance of bodily fluids. It also helps protect the heart thanks to its combination of fatty acids.

Other tyes of fish can also be eaten in moderation, such as, salmon, sardines, small shrimp and herring. Especially the sardines, a type of blue fish that have many health benefits due to their high Omega 3 content as well as unsaturated fatty acids.

Despite being healthy, it is always important to consume in moderation, as any food in excess can be harmful to our health. It is also recommended to ask your doctor if these types of food are right for you.

Which Canned Foods Are NOT Healthy During Pregnancy?

Just as there are canned foods that are safe to eat while being pregnant, there are other ones that we should stay away from. As stated earlier, it is not recommended to consume to much fish during pregnancy as they have high methyl mercury contents (organically generated mercury). This is why many women choose to stop eating ceratin types of fish or replace them with healthier alternatives.

According to the Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aérea (AESA), the species of fish with higher mehtyl mercury contents are swordfish, sharks, bluefin tuna and pike. Other types of fish also contain this neurotoxic compound, but in smaller amounts. For example: angler fish, eel, red mullet, sea bream and rays.

To better know which types of fish are safe to eat for you, we recommend asking the doctor who is monitoring your pregnancy.

And if you are pregnant and plan on avoiding canned foods, you can always suggest friends and family for some cans as a gift for when the baby is born. So that you can finally enjoy the canned seafood you could not during your pregnancy!

Real Conservera Española Canned Seafood During Pregnancy.

The gourmet canned seafood products form Real Conservera always use natural ingredients for their sauces and covering liquids. When eating our canned seafood you never have to worry about any artifical preservatives that can be harmful to your health. So, if you are planning on eating canned seafood, we recommend choosing our gourmet products because of their high quality and great taste.

Even if you are pregnant, our canned seafood is very likely safe to eat in moderation. Before eating canned food while pregnant, we always recommend asking your doctor as he can make a better decision based on your medical background.