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Pregnancy Diet Guide

​Foods to avoid during pregnancy

As a rule of thumb, you should avoid consuming the following foods during your entire pregnancy cycle:

  • Raw fish (i.e., sushi, sashimi, etc…)
  • Any undercooked meat – this includes medium, medium rare, and rare steaks
  • Spicy food

Green and red diet of Dr. Selitsky

Instead of keeping a long list of safe foods to consume during pregnancy, you can use our simple green and red diet list. The foods in the list are broken-down into those that contain folic acid (green) and those that container iron and/or vitamin C (red).


  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Coriander (aka cilantro)
  • Cucumber
  • Green peas
  • Green pepper
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Spinach