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Is it safe to have Tuna salad during pregnancy?

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Why is tuna salad not the best choice of food for pregnant women?

Tuna salad - also known as 

Tuna salad,
Checks before eating
Preferably eat light or canned tuna salad
Limits during pregnancy
You can eat up to 6-12 ounces, i.e. one or two servings of tuna salad per week
Why is tuna salad not the best choice of food for pregnant women

Tuna salad is made with tuna and mayonnaise. Mayonnaise contains raw egg and raw items are best avoided during pregnancy. However, the main ingredient in a tuna salad is tuna, and there is still no concrete classifaction of tuna as safe or unsafe during pregnancy. There are various types of tuna, and each type has different safety levels depending on its mercury level. Eating tuna salad excessively can lead to accumulation of mercury in the mother’s system and thereby cause brain and nervous damage, and lead to physical deformities in the baby. The fat and calorific content of mayyonnaise adds to weight gain.

Since large fish like tuna contains higher than normal mercury levels, pregnant women should either avoid eating it completely, or stay within the suggested weekly limits if you enjoy tuna salad.

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