woman eating healthy food and avoiding salt during pregnancyDuring pregnancy, it’s suggested to watch how much salt and salty foods you eat. Too much may make your body keep water, and lead to bloating. Try to get 1500-2300mg of sodium (salt) a day-your doctor can help you find out how to get in this range.

Eating foods that have a lot of potassium will help your body flush out the sodium quicker-foods like bananas and raisins. Foods to avoid include salted nuts, chips, pickles, and processed foods.

Read the labels on your food-they’ll list how much sodium is in each serving. If you’re grabbing fast food, you could look on the website of the restaurant to see nutrition facts.