The cranberry is one of the best-known superfoods and rightly so: rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, it has a recognised effect on urinary tract infections. With its sweet and sour taste, the cranberry also strengthens your immune system.
Rich in fibre, flaxseeds are excellent for digestion, improving intestinal transit and constipation problems. With a good content of omega 3, flaxseeds increase good cholesterol and decrease bad cholesterol. These seeds are also highly valued for their positive effect on cardiovascular health.
Hazelnuts to accompany you throughout your pregnancy
In addition to its characteristic taste, the hazelnut is also a real nutrient bomb! Rich in minerals, vitamins B6 and B9 (essential for your baby’s growth) and iron, they will be your ally throughout your pregnancy.
Oatmeal to prevent hunger pangs! Oatmeal is a whole grain cereal and is particularly rich in fibre. They will help against constipation, which many pregnant women suffer from. Unrefined, they retain their nutritional benefits and are satiating to avoid hunger pangs.
Sunflower seeds to protect the heart.
Ideal as a snack, sunflower seeds without their shells and without salt are very nutritious. Their mild flavour is suitable for everyone! Rich in vitamins and minerals, sources of fatty acids essential to the proper functioning of our body, they stimulate the immune system and protect the cardiovascular system.
Sesame seeds to improve transit.
Very popular in Asia, sesame seeds are highly appreciated for their taste and nutritional benefits. Ideal for use as a condiment, they are rich in fibre and help to improve intestinal transit, which is often disturbed during pregnancy!
DHA-rich microalgae oil to help my baby grow well
We use this oil for our entire “pregnancy and breastfeeding” range for its exceptional richness in DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid). It is extracted from the micro-algae Schizochytrium sp, which naturally contains 40% DHA, an Omega-3 that is involved in almost every organ in the body, including the heart and blood vessels. Numerous studies (1) have confirmed the role played by DHA during pregnancy and lactation, especially in the development of the brain, retina and nervous system of the foetus and the breastfed child.
(1) Susan E. Carlson and John Colombo, “Docosahexaenoic Acid and arachidonic Acid Nutrition in Early development”, Advances in pediatrics, vol.63, June 2016, P. 453-471.
Acerola berries for energy!
Acerola is an extraordinary little red berry from Brazil, which contains 20 times more vitamin C than an orange! Widely consumed in the Caribbean for its numerous nutritional properties, it is mainly known for strengthening the immune system and stimulating physical and intellectual performance.
Rice syrup for all-day health
A natural sweetener made from the fermentation of rice, rice syrup is ideal for sweetening foods more naturally. Low in gluten, this syrup contains glucose, which is absorbed quickly, and complex sugars which are absorbed more slowly. Thanks to these different absorption rates, rice syrup delivers energy in a regular and prolonged way.
Rich in vitamin E and vitamin C, blueberries are also known to treat digestive problems, especially if you are prone to constipation due to pregnancy. This fruit is also useful for fighting infections and improving your immune system.
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At La fabrique des mamans, we can’t imagine life without chocolate! A pleasure ingredient par excellence, dark chocolate has many benefits: It is rich in magnesium and iron, which will give you energy to fight against fatigue during your pregnancy.
Native to India, ginger is known for its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is particularly effective for heartburn and the various pains caused by pregnancy. It is also an excellent remedy for nausea and vomiting. Its subtle blend with dark chocolate in our Energy Bar makes it a gourmet favourite.
The date is a berry grown mainly in Middle Eastern countries. We use organic dates from Tunisia for our balls. Daily consumption of this fruit is traditionally recommended at the end of pregnancy as it facilitates natural childbirth and shortens the duration of labour. They contribute to more efficient uterine contractions by better preparing the cervix, saving energy. It increases your sensitivity to oxytocin, a hormone that prepares the body for childbirth.
After giving birth, date bites are a healthy, nutrient-rich energy boost for new mothers.
A plant of the apiaceae family, it has been used since antiquity for its spasmolytic and digestive-stimulating properties. It also has benefits for relieving infantile colic and stimulating lactation in nursing mothers. We use organic fennel seed extract for our energy balls.