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Superfoods in pregnancy

FeeFee Raw Master
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I know that superfoods such as maca, msm and suma are not 'necessary' but I do like to add some to my smoothies occasionally and enjoy the taste. However I was wondering if there were any that should be avoided in pregnancy?

Thanks FIona


  • spiritedmamaspiritedmama Raw Newbie

    Hi Fee,

    I used some superfoods during my last pregnancy, and am with my current pregnancy as well. I used maca, lucuma, goji, and a few others. The only one I was cautious to keep in moderation was cacao, and some don't consider that a superfood anyway.

  • FeeFee Raw Master

    Hi thanks for that. I have been swapping some of my cacao for carob to try and limit the amount Im having, but I have certainly cut down on what I was eating at one point already which quite surprises me when I think about it.

    Im struggling to eat anywhere near fully raw though - completely gone off carrots which is a real shame as I actually have a tub of them in the garden which I grew from seed! Never mind Im happier being pregnant than eating my home grown carrots.


  • spiritedmamaspiritedmama Raw Newbie

    Just stay positive and don't "beat yourself up" over some of the food stuff right now. I made that mistake with my last pregnancy....I was so excited to have a 100% raw pregnancy because I had read a few stories about women who have done it. When I wasn't able to I was really hard on myself and ended up not enjoying half my pregnancy just because I thought there was truly something wrong with me if I wasn't able to have what those other women did. But, I ate as raw as I could, and the rest veg. with no processed foods, and finally realized that I was still doing WAY better than the majority of women in our society today. Then, when I had my daughter, my body just went right back to craving the high level of raw it had before I got pregnant...no rhyme or reason to it. Now that I am pregnant again, I am enjoying this pregnancy much more because I am not beating myself up over not being 100% raw, though I am still above 60%, and I am fine with that for now. I look forward to returning to my higher raw diet after this new baby is born.

  • FeeFee Raw Master


    Congratulations on your pregnancy! How far along are you? We think I am about 11 weeks now and are very excited as it is our first one.

    Are there any foods that I should avoid? I know about the ones like pate and liver and raw eggs etc (all the stuff I don't eat!) but what about the stuff I do.

    If you have time would you be able to put down what you eat in an average day so I can see if I am doing okish.

    Im sorry for all the questions but thank you for all your help so far.


  • FeeFee Raw Master

    Sadly I am having a miscarriage - it was a blighted ovum. Nice sac - no baby. Still keeping positive. It will happen again

  • joannabananajoannabanana Raw Newbie

    fee, i'm very sorry to hear that. i wish i could say something inspirational but i can't imagine how you are feeling. my thoughts are with you.

  • FeeFee Raw Master

    Thanks JB, it just helps knowing that others are thinking of me.

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  • powerliferpowerlifer Raw Newbie

    I personally wouldnt use any of the above whilst pregnant, some of these are herbs(maca), some are synthetic compounds(MSM) etc. None of these have a great deal of research into there safety and implications for being used whilst pregnant and the ones which do all recommend its probably smart not to consume them.

    Im a big fan of many of the above but it isnt worth risking.


  • FeeFee Raw Master


    After my miscarriage in 2009 I am now the very proud mummy of a seven and a half week old beautiful daughter!

    Best wishes to all.


  • ambiguousambiguous Raw Newbie

    Congratulations, Fiona!

  • Congratulations) Suppose that now you have a 1 year child)

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