Postpartum Nutrition

All About Warm Foods

During the 30 days post-delivery you want to ensure that you consume only warm, nourishing foods to replenish and restore your body. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is essential to eliminate the wind in your body post-delivery, promote blood circulation to get rid of stale blood, strengthen your joints, and promote adequate milk production. After giving birth, your body is very yin. Warm foods have the effect of raising your yang energy and dispelling cold.

Nutrient Dense Foods

After childbirth, it is critical to replace lost nutrients and restore balance in your body by consuming only nutrient dense foods. You should avoid dieting and reducing your food consumption because your body is weak and it needs to be replenished with nutrient dense foods that can aid in your recovery and also build and enrich your breast milk.

Essential Foods and Herbs

Sesame Oil

Sesame oil is very nutrient dense and is packed with a combination of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. It is also rich in Vitamin E. Sesame oil is a key ingredient during your postpartum recovery period due to its warming effect on your body. It also improves your overall health and well-being by improving your blood circulation.

Foods to Avoid

Cold foods and drinks

Avoid raw salads, raw fruit, ice cream, soda, cold milk, cold juice, and ice water

Hard to digest foods

Fried foods, sour cream, excessive amounts of cheese

Excessively spicy foods

Postpartum Recipes

Goji Berries and Longan Chicken Soup

Ingredients:

1 whole free range chicken

10 dried longans

¼ cup of dried goji berries

6 cups of water

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