Maggie during Pregnancy: Is it safe to eat packaged foods during pregnancy?

Maggie during pregnancy

Many pregnant women report having a Maggi craving. While Maggi doesn’t contain MSG by itself, this and other instant noodles have never been considered healthy because of allegations of presence of MSG sometimes and other chemicals. There is also allegation of wax in the noodle cakes and such. But globally rest assured that it's safe to eat instant noodles as long as it is in moderation.

While it's true that instant noodles are convenient and easy to prepare (all you need is hot water!), they may also help calm a queasy stomach, and taste good and while being very affordable, too.

Things to keep in mind if you eat maggi during pregnancy

You have to keep in mind that eating maggi during pregnancy, may be tasty and even safe, but i tis certainly not nutritious. It is not a balanced food. It only contains starch, excess salt and sometimes monosodium glutamate (MSG). Thus, eating salty noodles day after day can possibly lead to hypertension and dehydration. They are also nutrition-deficient and lack vital nutrients such as protein, vitamins, minerals, and fibre. Therefore, they are hardly a meal on their own.

Anything in moderation is fine. So, if you do feel like eating Maggi occasionally, consider these tips:

- Reduce your salt intake for the rest of the day or by adding only half or less than half of the flavouring provided in the pouch. Consider making your own masala mix.

- Make it more healthy by adding nutrient rich foods such as hard-boiled eggs or cooked chicken, vegetables such as spinach, beans, carrots, mushrooms, cauliflower, peas, spring onion, capsicum or cabbage.

Like anything else, make sure it’s in moderation and you don’t make it a habit of having it too often. However if it’s a very far and few in between, go ahead and fulfil it!