From carrying the baby in the womb for nine months to taking care of the newly born thereafter, it is essential for the mother to eat healthy. Post delivery the body is weak and the new mom has to take care of the little one along with breastfeeding so it is very important to eat healthy and here are few food she must include in her diet
Green leafy veggies
Your post delivery diet is not complete unless you fill it up with leafy vegetables. All the green vegetables are a must as they carry iron, folic acid, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and also the antioxidants the body needs post delivery. These vegetables have thylakoids that promote weight loss with being healthy too. Veggies and fruits are sure to be the first one after having the baby as it has the essential fibre which promotes digestion and also prevents constipation.
More Dairy products
Choose low-fat versions of milk products like yoghurt, buttermilk etc after delivery as they contain calcium, protein and gut bacteria needed at this time.
Some whole grain cereals
As these grain cereals are a rich source of fibre and vitamin B complex, you get free from that thought of fat storage as it helps in preventing them. Whole grains are known to boost body metabolism and prevent calorie retention thus are the best choice for food post delivery.
Dry fruits like almonds are rich in carbohydrates, fibre, vitamin B12 and E and also magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium that makes them a powerhouse.
Have these seeds
Seeds like fenugreek, black and white sesame seeds, carom seeds, etc have iron, calcium, vitamin and minerals. Fenugreek is helpful in preventing back and joint pains, black and white sesame seeds help in regulating bowel movements and have much more to give to the body’s requirements after delivery.
More of protein
Proteins in your diet are not only essential during pregnancy but after delivery too. You can have chickpeas and lentils as they help in milk secretion. With this, you can also add lean meat in your meals as they too are a rich carrier of proteins.