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Can mommy eat...? A healthy eating guide for moms to be.

...Chili Peppers?

Safe, But...

Make sure they are washed!

Chili peppers are a safe choice during pregnancy. However, it is essential that pregnant women wash their chili peppers prior to eating them. Unwashed produce may contain harmful bacteria and parasites that can cause food-borne diseases such as toxoplasmosis and listeriosis according to the FDA and the American Pregnancy Association

Although chili peppers are safe to eat during pregnancy, eating spicy foods while pregnant may cause discomfort during digestion according to Baby Center.