Confinement Ingredient Mothers Should Include in Their Meal
Planning your confinement now? Not sure what to have in your confinement menu to store your body back to prenatal condition? Looking for diet for new mom? Here are some top 3 ingredients in confinement meals you must have and its benefit!
Red dates are rich in Vitamin B and iron, well-known in blood-building and replenishing red blood cells. In Traditional Chinese Medicine encourage women to consume red date or boil red dates tea regularly to help restore monthly blood loss and prevent anemia. Having red dates tea in confinement period will assist mothers not only prevent anemia but also restore the iron lost in deliver and help to regulate the blood pressure. The high level of potassium is also helpful in maintaining the blood vessels to improve blood pressure.
2. Green Papaya
Green papaya is an excellent source of Vitamin C, high in fibre and water content and also well-known as a big helper for digestion. However, green papaya is also a cure for menstrual pain for women and also boost the quality and quantity of breast milk. Intake of green papaya can boost the oxytocin hormones, which regulate the production of breast milk, in mother’s body hence increase the milk flow. Women are encouraged to have green papaya or dishes with green papaya such as Green Papaya Fish Soup in confinement for increase lactation.
Salmon is high in protein, extremely helpful for body restore especially after injury. Having salmon in your confinement menu will help with wound healing and restore in confinement body. The zinc in Salmon also good for boosting postnatal emotion and prevent post-baby blues. Salmon also contains the brain-boosting DHA, a healthy fat which can past from your breast milk for the baby. Recommend to steamed, baked or stir-fried salmon to prevent overcook and keep the nutrition of salmon in the cooking process.
It’s recommended to have these ingredients in your confinement meal in order to restore the nutrition you lost while in pregnancy and deliver. If there’s too much trouble to cook yourselves in your confinement, you can also pre-book your confinement food delivery service beforehand and have a hassle-free confinement period.