After pregnancy and delivery, most mothers consider following a proper nutritional diet that will grant them a healthy living, help them lose the extra weight they gained during pregnancy, and provide their babies with the benefits they need through breastfeeding.
And the world is full of beneficial foods that can help mothers build up the nutritional quality of their diets and lower their risks of diseases, due to their high content of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and their low levels of saturated fats, sodium and other unhealthy properties. Here is a detailed list of top super foods we prepared just for you:
This type of food includes beef meat, chicken and turkey. It strengthens the mother and provides her with the energy she needs to take care of her baby and recover from delivery.
Low-fat dairy products:
If you’re a breastfeeding mother, you certainly need lots of Calcium to strengthen your baby’s bones, teeth and protect him from blood thrombosis. And dairy products are a great source of Calcium along with Vitamins D and B, and a mother can choose between yogurt, milk or cheese.
Fruits high in vitamin C:
Whether you had a natural delivery or a c-section, your body needs the greatest amount of vitamin C it can get to recover from labour endurance, repair its tissues and maintain them. Vitamin C is mainly present in citrus fruits like orange, grapefruit, kiwi and strawberries that play an extra role in stimulating the body to absorb the iron.
Foods rich in Iron:
Green veggies come on top of iron-rich foods that every mother needs postpartum, in order to compensate the amount of blood she lost during delivery, increase her iron storage and help her child grow and stay away from Anaemia.
Blueberries have the most antioxidants, along with a good amount of fibres, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates that provide your body with the energy it needs to take care for the new baby.
Whole grain products:
Whole grain products are the best source of Folic Acid like whole grain or whole wheat bread, pasta and cereals. It is one of the most important and necessary nutrients for mother and baby, during pregnancy and after delivery.
Eggs are an important source of protein that keeps the mother full and helps her get back in shape.
Salmon has lots of beneficial properties as it contains Protein, Iron, Omega 3 and DHA that promotes the growth of the baby nervous system. Plus, Salmon is low in calories and doesn’t include large amounts of pollutants. It helps build muscles and get rid of the fats accumulated in the abdomen.
Legumes and on top of them black beans and lentils, are a great source of nutrition for breastfeed mothers, as they contain large amounts of Iron and non-animal sources of protein.
It is important for a mother to add brown rice to her daily diet, which is rich in carbohydrates, as it will provide her with energy and give her body the calories it needs to breastfeed the child and provide him with the necessary nutrients for his growth.
But if you are one of the mothers who think that their nutrition after pregnancy is no longer a priority... you better think again! All the above mentioned foods and other healthy nutritional choices are vital and primary for you to be a happy mother!
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