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Warning – Eat This Morning Sickness Food at Your Own Risk!

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When you are constantly feeling nauseous, morning sickness food is not the first thing you want to talk about. There may be a few times throughout the day that you feel like taking a little some in and it will be very helpful to know what foods will sit the best.

Many serious health problems like starvation ketosis and dehydration can occur if you aren’t getting the nutrition that you and your baby need.

One thing to understand is that your progesterone levels get higher in the early days of pregnancy in order to soften the uterine muscles which will prevent early labor. It will also soften your digestive muscles which will cause your stomach to empty more slowly. This contributes to stomach acid build up.

If the majority of the foods you consume are more alkaline, you’ll be able to neutralize that acid. I’ve included a list of alkaline foods at the end of this article to help you get started.

Another factor to consider when deciding what food to eat, or try eating, while battling morning sickness is your sense of smell. Many women experience a very heightened sense of smell during pregnancy and smelling certain odors can trigger a bout with morning sickness.

At first, I thought the sickness itself was causing the smell sensitivity until I dug in a bit further. It turns out that estrogen has lots to do your sense of smell. In fact, many women will experience a decrease in their sense of smell as they progress through menopause where their hormone levels begin to decrease.

During those early weeks and months of pregnancy, your estrogen levels are shooting through the roof. This would make your sense of smell so strong, that instead of morning sickness triggering a sensitive nose, your sensitive nose is actually triggering the morning sickness.

So, you can either walk around with a clothespin on your nose (ouch!) or you can try to be careful about the smells you are introduced to, specifically as it relates to food.

The more bland your foods are, the more likely you’ll be to avoid morning sickness. I’ve also included a list of bland or morning sickness food, along with specific meal ides, to help you get some ideas flowing about your choices.

From my own experience, I couldn’t stand beverages that were warm. I had to have it either boiling hot or freezing cold – anything in between would make me gag. Another thing that worked very well for me was to never, ever get hungry. I had four or five small snacks with me at all times so that “morning” sickness never overtook me while grocery shopping or at the library.

Just a little bit of knowledge will go a long way to helping you choose the right morning sickness food! Try lots of things from the lists below and my other morning sickness articles and you’ll be well on your way to feeling better and enjoying this pregnancy!

Highest Alkaline Foods

String beans

Banana

Dandelion

Greens

Dates

Figs

Prunes

Raisins

Swiss chard

High Alkaline Foods

Almonds

Asparagus

Avocado

Fresh beans

Beets

Blackberries

Carrot

Chives

Cranberries

Kale

Dried peach

Plum

Pomegranate

Raspberries

Spinach

Alkaline Foods

Apple

Apricot

Sprouted beans

Most berries

Broccoli

Cantaloupe

Cauliflower

Cucumber

Garlic

Ginger root

Lettuce

Yogurt

Neutral Fats

Almond

Avocado

Coconut

Cottonseed

Flaxseed

Olive

Safflower

Sesame

Sunflower

Walnut

Bland Foods

Applesauce

Avocado

Bagels

Cereal

Chewing gum

Frozen yogurt

Ginger

Grapes

Lemon drops

Lemons (suck on or sniff)

Mints/peppermints

Oatmeal

Baked potato chips

Plain potato

Pudding

Raspberry leaf tea

Rice cakes

Saltines

Sorbet/sherbert

Yogurt smoothies

Avoid These

Cabbage

Cauliflower

Coffee and cola

MSG

Fried foods

Greasy foods

High fat foods

Onions

Sauerkraut

Sausages

Meal Ideas

Breakfast

Dry toast

Soft bread

Oatmeal

Cereal

Snacks

Plain, dry crackers

Graham crackers

Plain popcorn

Pretzels

Baked potato chips

Celery sticks

Carrot sticks

Apples

Raisins, prunes

Peppermints

Lemon drops

Sour fruit candies

Mint gum

Lunch & Dinner

Soup or broth

Pasta

Rice

Mashed potato

Plain baked potato



Beverages

Water

Fruit juice

Jell-O

Frozen fruit juice bars

Lemonade

Seltzer water

Ginger ale (not diet)

Ginger root tea

Pedialyte

Gatorade

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Source by Jennifer Schmidt

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