Maybe when you are pregnant, you will feel afraid to eat any kind of food, including radishes. But now you don’t have to worry about consuming radishes when you are pregnant, because this vegetable contains lots of vitamins and minerals. Even though this vegetable does not contain many nutrients, it does not mean that pregnant women cannot consume them. In contrast, various risks will arise if you do not wash the radishes that are going to be consumed. Radishes and other vegetables that grow in the soil such as peanuts contain more bacteria which cannot be eliminated by washing with tap water, so pregnant women often choose not to consume radishes and sprouts.
Pregnancy and Infections
When you are pregnant, you are at higher risk of contracting diseases caused by bacteria and parasites, this is caused by hormones during pregnancy which reduce your immunity. For example toxoplasmosis, this common infection is transmitted through dust, food, and cat feces. Generally these infections do not cause any harm and symptoms under normal conditions, but these infections can pose other risks to pregnant women, and can also harm the health of the baby in the long term.
The risks of turnips
Radishes grow in soil that contains lots of bacteria that can cause digestive diseases. The bacteria contained in radishes are salmonella or E. Coli. Salmonella or E. Coli bacteria can contaminate raw radishes as they grow. Washing radishes the right way will reduce the risk of catching bacteria. In previous cases, consuming radishes raw would cause nausea, stomach aches and fever. In other cases such as toxoplasmosis infection, these bacteria can pass on to your baby and cause long-term health problems. During pregnancy, you should be diligent in consulting your pregnancy with your doctor to test for Toxoplasmosos infection during pregnancy and taking medications to prevent the spread of infection in the long term. This infection can result miscarriage in pregnant women, babies premature birth, even fetal death can occur even though the risk is very small.
To reduce the risk of infection in pregnant women, wash radishes very cleanly, not only by washing them under tap water but by scrubbing them with a soft brush until clean. In addition, if you want to keep the radishes on a cutting board, it is better if you wash the chopping board with soapy water and hot water, otherwise the radish will be contaminated with bacteria on the cutting board. Besides
it is a habit to wash hands with soap before cooking turnips and after handling turnips. This is important to reduce the risk of health problems in pregnant women.