Low in calories, rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber, cucumber is one of your allies to feed you well pregnant. Attention, consumed raw, it will always wash well! Discover the advantages of cucumber and our recipe ideas.
Why cucumber during pregnancy?
- Cucumber is a good source of vitamins, including vitamin K or B vitamins or folates that play a valuable role in the development of your baby's nervous system. His skin contains vitamins A and C as well as antioxidants. Of course, clean it well before consuming it.
- Cucumber tones the body, helps digestion and also contains fiber and many minerals: magnesium, potassium, calcium, zinc, iron, copper ...
- Low caloric (12 calories per 100 g), it has 95% water and helps to provide a feeling of satiety. It is a thirst-quenching vegetable and participates in the proper hydration of the body.
- Did you know ? Cucumber helps to get rid of bad breath. Place a slice of cucumber at the top of your palate for 30 seconds.
Our future mom recipes around cucumber
Grilled chicken with cucumber-tomato salsa
Cucumber white cheese verrine
Beet mousse on apple cucumber tartar
Cream of mint cucumber soup
Cucumber, tomato and feta salad
Cucumber salad with basil
Cucumbers stuffed with lentils