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Is it safe to have Perch during pregnancy?

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What benefits does perch have for me during pregnancy?

Perch - also known as 

Freshwater perch, european perch, balkhash perch, yellow perch
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Checks before eating
Don’t eat perch which is from a polluted water source
Limits during pregnancy
Up to 8-12 ounces a week
What benefits does perch have for me during pregnancy

Perch is high in protein and low in fat, which is just the ideal combination pregant women need to build their immunity and strength. A single serving of perch contains 21.1g of protein and only about 1g of fat. Perch is also rich in nutrients like calcium and potassium which help strengthen your bones and muscles. Additionally, the folate content in this fish plays an important role in preventing miscarriage and neural tube defects in the foetus.
Thus, perch is one of the few fishes that offers several health benefits and is safe for pregnant women to eat within the prescribed limits.

Good source of
Calcium, Copper, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Omega-3, Phosphorus, Potassium, Protein, Riboflavin, Selenium, Sodium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Zinc
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