Confinement Food Menu vs Healthy Eating?
Is confinement meal planning as easy as eating healthy or do you have to put more care into what you are eating? What makes confinement food different from ordinary healthy eating?
You can ask yourself — in confinement, it is common for mothers, especially those who are practising Chinese confinement, to consume red dates tea every day instead of drinking plain water. Why? Because red dates are known to replenish new mothers blood and Qi. But, do you take red dates tea every other day?
Yes, eating healthy is important during confinement, but during this period it is also critical for you to take extra care in ensuring that you are consuming the right food that helps in your postpartum recovery. Your postpartum meal is more than just normal healthy food.
It is not just about eating more vegetables and property. There are certain food that are more appropriate to be consumed than others, however healthy they may be.
Ginger is one ingredient that is commonly used during the postpartum period. But, it is important to know when and how much ginger should be used at each phase of this period. At PopoMama, we avoid using too much ginger at the beginning of the postpartum period as it may hinder the recovery process. We increase the ginger amount gradually over time.
Another common ingredient is black vinegar. Similarly, we can’t introduce vinegar in huge amounts right after delivery. We only introduce vinegar in Week 3 of postpartum. Why do we do that? Because each ingredient used in PopoMama’s meal has a well-researched reason behind it. Proper postpartum recovery involves using the right ingredients at the right time. That’s what we do at PopoMama to support your optimal recovery.