Why do I need to eat warm healthy meals after giving birth?
The Traditional Chinese way believe the body is naturally cold when you give birth. Blood and Qi (energy) are an essential part in proper healing. During pregnancy the womb is filled with the love and warmth (yang energy) of the mother’s baby; after childbirth, it is empty and cold so it needs to be balanced again. After giving birth the body loses a number of nutrients that need to be replaced. Ways that can support this are nutrient dense warming foods, sleep, rest, hydrate and support. Bringing warmth back to the body after birth helps flush toxins, body aches, increasing milk supply and strengthening your immunity. Meals like green seaweed soup, broth based pumpkin soup, ginger turmeric congee and warming tonic tea is a few of our choices of balanced meals for warming during this time.