Sugarcane juice may be your favourite drink at the hawker centre, but if you’re pregnant, you should stop taking it.
That’s because it can be easily contaminated, says Dr Kang Wee, senior consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Kang Clinic for Women at Mount Alvernia Medical Centre.
“This may occur if hygiene standards are not maintained during transportation and storage, or during preparation, especially if the roller-drum crushers, chopping knives, filters and juice collection containers are not washed regularly,” she explains.
“Its high sugar content also attracts flies that may contaminate the juice.”
So if you want to drink it during pregnancy, make sure it’s freshly prepared, and extracted in a hygienic and extremely clean environment, she advises.
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