Q: Good Evening Dr, please can a pregnant woman take food or drink that contains vinegar inside it. Thanks Dr
A: Thanks for writing in.
Vinegar is acidic and because of the heart burn associated with pregnancy, vinegar may potentially worsen a bad situation. For more on the heart burn and other symptoms of pregnancy, please click on this link:
Having said that, a splash of vinegar on thoroughly washed salad greens is okay and shouldn’t cause any problems. This is certainly a better option than soaking up the calories with the very ‘sinful’ salad dressings available everywhere! Remember that moderation in all things is key. If you do experience a worsening of heart burn, please stop.
Have a good night, people