After delivery, it is natural for you to put all your attention on your baby. But you should look after yourself also by eating best food after pregnancy. Eating right can go a long way in helping you get back your strength and energy. After all, your baby needs a strong and healthy mom. And if you are breastfeeding, what you eat passes on to your baby through your milk. So all the more reason to eat well.
Some of The Best food After Pregnancy
We have rounded up a few foods traditionally given after pregnancy that is rich in minerals and vitamins that a woman needs to recover from childbirth.
Oats are an excellent source of iron, calcium, fiber, carbohydrates, and proteins. As oats are high in fiber, they can also help to cure constipation. The most common way to have oats is to cook it in a pan and have it with milk, nuts, and dry fruit. You can add chopped fruits like bananas, apples or mango to increase the nutritional value or make savory versions like oats upma.
There are also several quick cooking varieties that you can choose while using oats.
Turmeric contains vitamins B6 and C, fiber, potassium, magnesium and manganese. So, it is full of essential vitamins. Not only is it a standard ingredient in Asian cooking, it has been used for centuries to heal external and internal wounds. There are some evidences which suggest that turmeric also helps to reduce inflammation. It may also help in healing post pregnancy wounds and cure stomach disorders, although evidence are rare to support this. You can use about half a teaspoon of turmeric with a glass of warm milk.
Dry ginger powder
Dry ginger powder contains fiber, vitamins B6 and E, iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium and manganese. It is a commonly available ingredient which contains many health benefits including anti-inflammation. You can choose to add just a little dry ginger powder to your meals after delivery to cure post pregnancy inflammations.
It is traditionally believed that carom seeds are a good source of thymol, not only reduces pain from gas and indigestion, but also pretty much helpful to cleanse the uterus. There is much evidence to support this belief that thymol is known to have antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic properties. You can make a range of dishes with carom seeds or you could simply add it to your food as an extra seasoning.
Almonds are extremely rich in carbohydrates, fiber, vitamin B12 and E and contain minerals like magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, and zinc. As they are full with so many nutrients, it’s an ideal food to have while you recover after childbirth. If you aren’t in the mood to cook, they make a great snack that you can enjoy at anytime.
Green vegetables are a great source of iron, which you will need the most to help you recover from childbirth. Consider eating spinach, beans, lotus stem, fenugreek leaves, apple gourd pointed gourd or other such green seasonal vegetables.