You have heard many “Dos” and “Donts” even before you give birth! Enough on that, let’s focus on what to eat!
Vegetables and fruits are classified according to their natural properties. In TCM, Food with warm and neutral properties are often recommended during confinement period. While food with cooling properties are least recommended or best, avoided.
Eating vegetables is good during confinement being fiber-rich food which may help digestive system during confinement period.
Here are some food choices to consider besides the herbs:
1. Choy Sum/ Chye Sim
Rich in carotene (pro-vitamin A), calcium and dietary fibre, potassium and folic acid, high in vitamin K
2. Green papaya
Rich in potassium, magnesium, and vitamins like A, C, B and E and and enzymes. It helps to boost Milk supply
This is NOT recommended while pregnant
Rich in Vitamin C, K,Calcium and good antioxidant food
4. Lotus Root/ Seed
Improves digestion, immune, rich Vitamin B6, C
and good for lung
5. Lily Bulb
rich in Folate (folic acid), has calming effect and good for lung
Known for being Super Vitamin A, promote healthier skin
Very rich in Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin A, B6, C and many more
8. Kau Kee Leaf
Rich in Vitamin C and E and known to be good for eyesight
9. Sweet Potato Leaf
Rich in Vitamin B6, C, D Magnesium, Iron as well as potassium
Always known as best relief to digestive problems, nausea, loss of appetite,expel wind and keeping blood well circulated
11. Wood Ear (black/ white fungus)
Clearing blood clot, nourishes “Yin”, lowers cholesterol, rich in collagen
Powerful antioxidant and rich in vitamins
Rich in vitamins and good antioxidant
rich in vitamin C and anti inflammatory
Well-known for its anti-inflamatory properties
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