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Before we begin, please excuse our excitement whenever we talk about this particular dish! Whether you’re following the tradition of Chinese confinement period or not, you will love the variety of confinement foods we serve for you! Our menu comprises both traditional and fusion cuisines to keep your early postnatal journey interesting.
Seared Salmon with Cauliflower Cream and Tri-Colour Grains is one of the highly-favoured dishes not only among our Fusion selections but within our menu in general! The tri-colour grains consist of three different staples that are all equally tasty and important in providing you with enough energy to recover and go about your day.
Why do moms love our Seared Salmon with Cauliflower Cream and Tri-Colour Grains?
It’s pretty simple – they are both tasty AND healthy! Apart from the three staples alone, the precious salmon is also covered with soft cauliflower cream that balances all flavours. Pureed up to perfection, this cream complements the whole meal entirely by bringing together the fresh taste of salmon as well as the staple combo.
Health benefits you may not know about it:
According to nutritionists and dietitians alike, fish is one of the best sources of protein you could have, even on op of others like poultry. It offers various important nutrients such as vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, zinc, and iron. Compared to other meats, fish has less saturated fat and cholesterol. No wonder it’s one of the most recommended proteins!
Why Salmon Is Excellent for New Mothers
Certain oily fish such as salmon and tuna are even better for new mothers who breastfeed. It is loaded with a type of fat called DHA, which is crucial to the development of your baby’s nervous system.
Also ideal as a meal when recovering from birth, salmon has been incorporated into confinement food for mothers due to its amazing nutritional value, as it improves cardiovascular health, help to correct muscles, enhance tissue development, boost overall ocular well-being, and provides efficient metabolism. It contains multi-vitamins, proteins, and essential minerals that mothers recovering from childbirth need. Amino acids and fatty acids like Omega-3 are proteins that promote hair growth and are easily digested proteins.
Salmon fish is also believed to prevent new mothers from postpartum depression. Consuming plenty of healthy fats like Omega-3 fatty acids can offer protection against depression. It can also help to improve the mood of those who are already in depression.
How Salmon Helps Breastfeeding Mothers
If you breastfeed your little one, what you eat can be passed down to your little one. This is why it is important that you choose the best foods to eat, especially in confinement.
Salmon is mainly recommended for nursing moms because it is high in EPA and DHA. it is evident through studies that sufficient intake of EPA and DHA can help in reducing the risk of perinatal depression in new mothers as well as increasing the concentration of EPA and DHA in your breast milk.
On top of that, it can also support optimal visual and cognitive development in your breastfed baby. Another benefit you may not have heard before is that it can also help prevent asthma in babies. With all these benefits that can be easily obtained by feeding yourself with the right foods, how can one say no to them?
Importance of Carbohydrates for Breastfeeding
As a new mother, you need to upkeep your energy levels by consuming nutritious food for confinement period, especially when you need to immediately start producing milk for your newborn.
To have sufficient milk supply for your newborn, you would need energy because breastfeeding can be pretty exhausting. It is widely known that nursing can make you burn up to 500 calories per day. To help you maintain and gain enough energy, carbohydrates are your best and quickest source for that. Whole grains such as quinoa provides you the energy without the excess calories that is commonly found in simple sugar.
Benefits of Quinoa
In this particular dish of salmon Tian Wei cooks up, Quinoa has been added as the main ingredient because it is largely filled with two flavoring, Quentin and kaempferol. These important molecules have been proven to have anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-cancer and anti-depressant properties. Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich food that we are able to consume during confinement.
Quinoa is also high in fiber, gluten-free, contains all essential amino acid. The low glycemic index can help to control blood sugar levels. High magnesium and iron properties can also be found in quinoas. It has been a dietary food for many individuals, it increases the metabolism and reduces appetite with the high amount of fibre that leaves you feeling sated for a longer period of time.
All of our meals are served with two cups (1 litre in total) of red dates tea so you can end your meal refreshingly with them! Every fusion set comes with a refreshing dessert – now who wouldn’t want that? Interested to know more about other fusion foods we serve? Tian Wei is just a phone call away and we are available to assist you every day!