Is It Safe To Eat Goat Cheese During Pregnancy?

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goat cheeseCheese made from goat's milk is an all time favorite for the chefs all over the world, mainly for its mild flavor and special taste. But are they safe during pregnancy? Lets watch out for both the benefits, as well as health issues concerned with eating goat cheese  and moms-to-be, you decide whether you want to try it out!


 


Nutritional Benefits Of Goat Cheese In Pregnancy:


  • Goat cheeses have a low content of fat and calories, which are beneficial for pregnant women. This is because they have a very low chance of adding on body weight in pregnant women during this period.

  • They are very rich sources of low-cost protein and help in adequate development of the tissues and cells of your little ones in womb.

  • Calcium content of these cheeses helps avoiding decalcification and strengthens bone and teeth in expecting mothers.

  • They have proven effects in boosting metabolism and so help in burning fat and calories after meals.

  • Phosphorous in goat cheeses is essential for overall development of your baby.

  • Maintenance of blood pressure levels would taken care of by the potassium available in the goat cheeses.

  • Having three times more niacin and four times more copper than cheese from cow’s milk, goat cheese has loads of health benefits to help in pregnancy.

  • Vitamins like A, B6,B12 are also available in goat cheese and help in proper development of the new-borns.

  • The antioxidants in these cheeses act as free radical scavengers and also help in boosting immunity levels in pregnant women.

  • The digestion levels of goat cheeses are amazing, that even if you have lactose intolerances, these cheeses get digested easily.


 


Issues Concerned With Eating Goat Cheese When Pregnant:


  • Goat cheeses which are prepared from unpasteurized milk have proven to be unsafe during pregnancy.

  • Such cheeses are more prone to listeria infection. The cheeses infected by listeria bacteria are capable of inviting more troubles like miscarriage and hence are considered to be unsafe.


 


So it is better to avoid soft cheeses made from unpasteurized milk during pregnancy. Consult your doctor, check the labels, and then go for it.


 


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