Pregnant women can consume sacrificial meat provided that they are careful. However, the animal to be slaughtered as a sacrifice must have passed the veterinary control. Sacrificial meat; must be cut, stored and cooked in healthy conditions. In addition, sacrificial meat may need to be kept for at least 24 hours before being consumed by the expectant mother.
Meat should not be overcooked, care should be taken not to form a brown layer on it because if it is overcooked, protein and folic acid will be lost. Pregnant women should not consume more than 100-120 grams of sacrificial meat per day. If consumed raw or undercooked, some parasites and viral diseases (toxoplasma, brucella, tapeworm, salmonella, etc.) can be transmitted.
Water or mineral water should be consumed!
Fluid intake during pregnancy is very important for both maternal and infant health. Abundant fluid intake; It is the protector of expectant mothers from many conditions such as urinary tract infection, premature birth, respiratory tract infections, constipation and diarrhea.
It can also disrupt the eating-drinking order during the increase in visits during the holiday. Treats should be said ‘no’, instead of tea, coffee and sugary drinks, natural and additive-free herbal teas such as linden, rosehip and chamomile should be preferred. If these herbal teas are not available, water or mineral water can be drunk. Instead of served pastries, baklava and chocolates, milky desserts should be consumed.