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Is it safe to have Crayfish during pregnancy?

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Is crayfish a good choice for pregnant women?

Crayfish - also known as 

Crawfish, crawdads, freshwater lobsters, mountain lobsters, mudbugs, yabbies
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Limits during pregnancy
8-12 ounces a week
Is crayfish a good choice for pregnant women

Yes absolutely, the FDA considers crayfish or crawfish to be safe to eat during pregnancy. It is a fish with low levels of mercury and hence, a good choice to have during pregnancy. To add to that, it is rich in essential nutrients like vitamin B12, calcium, phosphorus, selenium, vitamin E and manganese that aid the development of healthy bones and muscles in the growing baby and mother.

Good source of
Calcium, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Omega-3, Phosphorus, Potassium, Protein, Selenium, Sodium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5, Vitamin E,
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Folate deficiency in Pregnancy

The importance of having folate in your diet especially during pregnancy still remains unknown to a large fraction of women. Apart from causing the mother ample amount of discomfort, folate deficiency during pregnancy exposes the

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