For Chinese, confinement period is believed to be a crucial time where the new mother’s health and vitality must be properly replenished to prevent ailments like premature ageing or rheumatism from setting in.
One must avoid taking "cool element" food which may unnecessarily induce “wind” in the body during confinement period.
If you are curious about what I ate throughout my confinement, SCROLL DOWN to find out more.
I only took milk, cereals, mee suah and mee hoon for my breakfast. Strictly NO breads, cakes and biscuits.
Red bean & oat - Source of fibre and red bean works well to reduce water retention problem.
Mee suah with chicken, black fungus & pig's kidney soup
Mee suah with sliced ginger and chicken soup
Mee suah with sliced ginger, chicken, Chinese wolfberries and angelica soup
Mee suah with minced pork, sliced ginger and sweet potato leaves soup
Mee suah with rice wine chicken and black fungus
Mee hoon with black fungus, chicken and sliced ginger
Ginger chicken porridge
Milk and cereals
Red dates drink with boxthorn fruit and Codonopsis pilosula (党参)
Black bean drink - helps to reduce water retention problem
Ginger and dried longan drink - to dispel “wind” from the body.
American ginseng tea - for vitality and general well-being
Rice tea - the best thirst quencher that dispel wind from the body. Love this a lot because it tastes similar to sky juice
Bird nest - Beauty drink that I love most.
Snow fungus papaya sweet soup
Snow fungus and egg sweet soup - For radiant & moisturized-complexion
Besides this, I also took a lot of red bean sweet soup. That's my favourite all the time!
I'll try to post my lunch and dinner menu ASAP. See you all soon!