Benefits and harm of zucchini during pregnancy
Zucchini is a relative of a pumpkin, its home is Mexico. Zucchini is 95% water, and carbohydrates in it only 4, 5%.
In its pulp contains vitamins B1 and B2, B3 and B6, A and PP, C and H. The vegetable contains many mineral salts. They support the metabolism in the body. These are salts of calcium and potassium, phosphorus and magnesium. There are zinc and lithium, molybdenum and titanium in the vegetable.
Zucchini - an assistant in the removal of excess fluid from the body. That is why it is useful to introduce the menu to pregnant women in the third trimester, when the legs swell and already overweight is gained. After all, 23 calories in 100 grams of vegetable allow zucchini to be included in dietary food.
A significant amount of carotene and vitamin C in zucchini helps normalize the water balance. Vegetable is recommended for women with cholecystitis and pyelonephritis, urolithiasis.
In addition, zucchini will be useful in the menu of those expectant mothers who are under pressure, because the diuretic effect of vegetables helps to reduce it.
The high content of potassium and magnesium in this vegetable is very useful for the development of the baby's cardiac system, and iron contributes to the formation of its hemopoietic system.
It should be noted that for pregnant women there is no significant difference in what kind of zucchini to use. All of them are almost identical in composition. But many women prefer zucchini to taste. The most useful and rich in the above substances are young fruits 15-25 centimeters in length, which should be prepared with the skin. Young zucchini are recommended for those pregnant women who have problems with the gastrointestinal tract, as well as those suffering from diabetes.
Despite the richness of the staff, zucchini in the menu need more satisfying partners, for example, potatoes, aubergines, legumes.
There is very little protein in the zucchini, so eating only one zucchini to keep the weight of a pregnant woman is not recommended. You need to combine zucchini with stewed fish, lean boiled meat, if it comes to controlling weight.
Nutritionists recommend stewing zucchini for dinner to those pregnant women, whose weight needs correction. Their combination with carrots, onions, vegetable oil is an excellent option for a dietary evening meal.
You can also use the seeds of mature zucchini, which is dried in the oven or fried in vegetable oil. Seeds of zucchini are more caloric than flesh, so it is not recommended to use them for excess weight in pregnant women.
Possible use of zucchini during pregnancy
In addition to the main purpose of zucchini - a component of the menu - these vegetables are still suitable for skin care.
Masks from zucchini have an excellent moisturizing effect. They tone up the skin and improve the processes of exchange in it. It should be noted and similar to the cucumber properties zucchini - whitening. You can use it to women who during pregnancy suffer from the appearance of pigmentation on the face. Masks from the pulp of zucchini will help cope with changes in skin condition. You can grate zucchini and slightly wrung out the pulp layer on the face. Another option of using a squash for bleaching is wetting gauze in the juice of a squash. It must be soaked with filtered juice, to which to add a couple drops of hydrogen peroxide or a spoonful of lemon juice and put on the face.
If there is no problem with the appearance of pigmentation on the skin of a future mother, then it is possible to apply the pulp simply as a moisturizer for the skin. Adding honey to it will only give silky skin and healthy radiance to the skin. In addition, the zucchini-honey mask helps to smooth fine wrinkles, refreshes the complexion.
When oily skin in a pregnant woman zucchini should be combined with oatmeal in the form of a mask. Equal proportions of pulp of zucchini and flour help to remove greasy shine and contamination of pores.
With regard to the use of zucchini for hair, its juice, thanks to its rich composition, perfectly strengthens the hair. Many pregnant women tend to hair loss and deterioration of their general condition. Masks from juice of a vegetable marrow will help to cope with a problem.
So, zucchini is a friend for the stomach of the future mother, and for her face, and for her hair.