Did you know it can take up to 2 years for your postnatal wounds to heal?
This INCLUDES the birth canal, C-Section wounds, Pelvic Floor muscles and healing Diastasis!
This is why we need to focus on healing nutrition after childbirth and it doesn't have to be difficult. By including the following into your diet and by simply eating real food you can create a healing environment on the inside so that your cells can regenerate and rebuild the damage.
Scroll down to see what food you need to be including into your healthy eating...
To deliver oxygen to wounded tissues & rebuild collagen (muscles, tendons, ligaments are mostly made of collagen).
The building blocks of our bodies! Vital for rebuilding collagen, tissues and skin.
DITCH THE CEREAL - Stay full for longer and avoid the sugar roller coaster with these breakfast choices:
ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS
The ones our bodies can't produce so we MUST get them from foods.
- Coconut Water - on its own as a refreshing drink, it is massively hydrating. If that's not for you then check out our gorgeous juice recipe here.
BIOFLAVANOIDS, ANTI-OXIDANTS, VITAMINS & MINERALS
Break down allergens, viruses and carcinogens. Protect against free radical damage.
- Blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, cherries, cinnamon, red grapes, red onions, red cabbage.
A simple fruit salad with Orange, Blueberries, Blackberries, Almonds & Dark Chocolate with a sprinkle of Cinnamon will be bursting with goodness!!!
Tuna & avocado salad
- Salmon, spinach & grapefruit salad - Free recipe download
- Cod, sweet potato wedges and minted peas - Free recipe download
- Black pepper prawn stir fry - Free recipe download
- Tuna on sweet potato jacket with leafy green salad
ESSENTIAL FATS / HEALTHY FATS
Provides energy, helps us absorb vitamins and by taking good fats in it means the protein we take in can be used to heal wounds. If these were avoided then it may affect wound healing and also play a role in postnatal depression!
- Avocado (tasty with every meal!)
- Olive Oil (use for cooking and on salads)
- Coconut Oil (use for cooking)
- Whole Eggs
- Chia Seeds
- Nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts) easily added to porridge and salads.
- Salmon & Mackeral