Is it safe to eat clam chowder while pregnant?
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Is it safe to eat clam chowder while pregnant?

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According to Baby Zone, 3 ounces of clam chowder provides 23.8 milligrams of iron, so it is ideal to eat clam chowder during pregnancy. The tomatoes in Manhattan clam chowder add vitamin C, which may help the body absorb the iron found in clams more effectively.

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Baby Zone states that while clam chowder is great for pregnant women, it is important to avoid raw shellfish such as oysters on the half shell for food safety reasons. Pregnancy.org, citing The American Dietetic Association, recommends pregnant women to eat more of clam chowder along with broiled seafood platters to stay within nutritional guidelines while eating out.

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