A lot of women wonder if it’s safe to eat spicy food during pregnancy. Fortunately for women who love spicy food, it is a myth that it must be avoided by expectant mothers.
In countries like India and Thailand, where spicy food is part of the culture, women do not change their diets drastically when they become pregnant. They continue to eat spicy foods with no detrimental effect to the developing fetus.
According to experts, the only reason for pregnant women to avoid spicy foods is if it gives them digestive discomfort or heartburn.
The important thing to remember is to eat a variety of foods during pregnancy and to make sure you get all the nutrients necessary for your growing baby.