Consuming sweet foods in moderation, of course, will not endanger your health or the health of the unborn baby. But if you consume food, one of which is ice cream in excess, it may cause your body weight to increase and be unhealthy, because ice cream contains a lot of sugar and calories. However, you need to know that the calcium content in the ice cream itself is very good for your baby, especially for the growth of bones and teeth.
Beware of Listeria monocytogene Bacteria in Ice Cream
Listeria is a dangerous infection caused by a bacteria called Listeria monocytogene. Listeria monocytogenes is a pathogenic bacterium whose growth likes cold temperatures, and can survive in the digestive tract, if we consume it then penetrate the intestinal wall and follow the blood flow to penetrate the placenta which can cause miscarriage / baby death. Foods containing Listeria monocytogenes are usually found in grocery stores such as meat, cheese and dairy stores. The danger of listeria can also be caused by cooling machines. If the cooling machine is not cleaned properly, listeria can start growing in the refrigerator and spread to the ice cream, so it is best to eat ice cream that contains pasteurized milk. Pasteurized milk is cow’s milk that is processed by heating the temperature to 75 degrees Celsius in 15 seconds, its function is to prevent damage to the content in the milk so that it can maintain its nutritional quality and avoid damage to microorganism activity and maintain the nutritional quality of milk, usually safe for you to consume when you are pregnant.
You can safely eat ice cream, if you go to a clean shop. It is very important for us to know whether the coolant is cleaned every day or not. Because in each of these foods, listeria cannot be detected, unlike other types of bacteria, therefore freezing against ice cream does not affect the listeria so that it can still grow in the ice cream itself.