Cooked ham in pregnancy? Yes, you can! Thanks to the high temperature production process, cooked ham is a safe product for moms-to-be. This treatment removes bacteria and protozoa, including toxoplasma. The main problem for women’s consumption of ham during pregnancy is precisely due to the contract of toxoplasmosis, an infectious disease generally harmless to the mother, but can have serious consequences on the health of the unborn child. Toxoplasmosis can also be contracted through the consumption of fresh meats or poorly seasoned sausages. The consequences can be very serious.
In addition to high temperature, salt, dehydration and long aging processes, cooked ham ensure the elimination of the toxoplasmosis agent. During pregnancy, eating well is essential: the demand for energy and nutrients, especially protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron and vitamins is much higher.
A varied diet during pregnancy
All moms-to-be know that nutrition in pregnancy should be treated with care and cooked ham is a great snack. The ideal diet is a varied diet: meat, fish, eggs, milk, legumes, cereals and, of course, fruits and vegetables, which are always good for you. But especially during pregnancy, you need to pay more attention to the hygiene of vegetables to reduce the risk of contracting toxoplasmosis and at the same time avoid uncooked meat.
All Veroni cooked hams are prepared using top-quality raw materials that are subject to careful production processes and restrictive hygiene standards to guarantee maximum safety. Roasted cooked ham is also a valid alternative for those who don’t want to give up the taste of cured meats.
Along with cooked and roasted ham, mortadella is also another safe cured meat to eat during pregnancy. Did you know that cold cuts can be combined with fruits? Create your chopping board playing with the combinations you like the most: here are some tips.