Ghee: A Postpartum Mother’s Best Friend
Ghee is the most important food you can eat on a daily basis to ensure strong postpartum rejuvenation. Also known as clarified butter, ghee is a pure oil made from unsalted butter. Sweet cooling and digestive, it is as delicious as it is medicinal. In fact, it’s medicinal properties and uses are so numerous, ghee is a top healing food in Ayurveda. The postpartum window is no exception.
Ghee is a very pure food that nourishes the brain and promotes mental balance. This in turn, helps new mothers stay more relaxed, clear, and consequently sleep deeper. It encourages positive emotions, and helps prevent mood disorders. Ghee is an excellent nourisher and hydrator of all bodily tissues, therefore promoting healthy breast milk production and regular elimination. It also helps build up a store of vital energy, which helps maintain strong immune function and stamina.
Hard to go wrong, right? Another important fact is that pure ghee contains little to no casein and lactose, making it suitable for most people who have a sensitivity to dairy. I personally attest to this exciting fact! I have an intolerance to dairy, and I have no trouble at all eating ghee in my diet. Don’t be afraid to try!
That being said, if you are extremely allergic to dairy, contact your doctor before loading up on ghee.
I recommend making as much ghee as possible before the birth. By that, I mean gallons! Use it liberally in your postpartum diet, both while cooking, as well as adding extra garnish on top when served. The goal is to have all your internal organs and tissues coated in ghee, so don’t be stingy! Do this as a cornerstone of your postpartum care program, and I assure you that you will be happier, healthier and have a smooth move every time! 😉