16th October 2019

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Can you have deli meat while pregnant?

Yes. Lunch meat, for the most part, is just a myth. I asked a doctor that I work with if there was any truth to the common belief that pregnant women shouldn't eat deli meat, and she vehemently denied it. The risk, of course, lies in that pesky Listeria bacteria that may be lurking in cold cuts.

Subsequently, one may also ask, is it OK to eat lunch meat while pregnant?

This may come as a surprise, but it's best not to eat deli meats while you're pregnant, unless the food has been heated until steaming (165 degrees F) right before serving. (Canned foods are okay.) These foods can harbor bacteria, which can continue to grow even when refrigerated.

Can I eat at Subway while pregnant?

Restaurants such as Subway recommends that pregnant women eat the following non-luncheon meat items such as meatball, steak and cheese, roasted chicken, and tuna (limit 2 servings a week). Do not eat refrigerated pates or meat spreads.