Why Do We Recommend Mothers to Choose our Soy Chips?
PopoMama’s Protein Soy Chips are made of tofu and turmeric — two powerful ingredients that have many health benefits for mothers recovering from childbirth. This oil-free snack is also a guilt-free snack for mothers in between meals. For vegetarian mothers, our protein soy chips are a perfect addition to your confinement meal.
Tofu is an excellent source of protein, an alternative for animal-based protein. Mothers can increase their extra protein intake by consuming it as snacks to produce more breastmilk. Moreover, adequate protein intake is crucial to nourish and support the growth of the baby. Most importantly, it can be consumed by everyone, including vegetarian and non-vegetarian mothers!
Turmeric has long been used in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine as an anti-inflammatory substance, to relieve digestive and liver problems, skin diseases, and wounds. The curcumin in turmeric is a powerful antioxidant that scavenges damaging particles in the body known as free radicals.
Furthermore, turmeric also helps to regulate the female reproductive system and purifies the uterus and breast milk.
However, turmeric in amounts higher than those found in foods as a flavouring should probably be avoided during breastfeeding for mothers who are on warfarin and anti-platelet drugs because turmeric may increase the risk of bleeding.
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