I first want to congratulate all Israelite couples worldwide, especially those of True Nation’s congregation. Family is a beautiful thing, a GREAT blessing from our father in heaven!
“Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.”
Baby has arrived!! And they are going to need all of the attention! But mommy too, will require attention in seeing that her body recuperates and heels so that the bonding experience with the bundle of joy will be healthy and nothing short of AMAZING. Ten months of being one with each other, the feeling of this innocent presence growing within, and excitement of that very day till you two meet eyes and fall in love. How blessing makes the hard work, effort, pain, sweat, and tears all worth it, umm…… sounds familiar?! BIRTH, a traumatic and taxing force on a women’s body. But, Most High willing more joyous than emotionally traumatic. It’s a big event that will change the couple’s lives and mommy’s body forever. So it’s imperative she gets the proper nutrition so her body can heal quickly.
Calories While Breastfeeding
A 1700 calorie intake is the least that our mommy should be consuming daily, so no worries about dieting at this time! Make good decisions, so you’ll receive the nutrients that will aid in your healing. Just eat a rainbow! A variety of colorful fruit and vegetables is best, and baby will love you for it! Being that they too will be sharing all of the vitamins and minerals with you! Also know the difference between bad fat and good fat foods. It is best to consume a mixture of these fats, but more good than bad. Saturated and trans fats are known as the “bad fats” because they increase your risk of disease and elevate cholesterol. Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are known as the “good fats” because they are good for your heart, your cholesterol, and your overall health. New studies are even showing that “good fat” helps rebuild brain cells. The Most has created the human body to be incredible, IF, one was to eat up right (righteous dietary laws) your body actually has the ability to heal itself. I tell ya…the Most High is amazing!!!! Following is a list of super foods that benefits mommy during the pregnancy and after the baby is born:
BAD FAT FOODS
◾High-fat cuts of meat (beef and lamb)
◾Chicken with the skin
◾Whole-fat dairy products (milk and cream)
◾Palm and coconut oil
◾Commercially-baked pastries, cookies, doughnuts, muffins, cakes, pizza dough
◾Packaged snack foods (crackers, microwave popcorn, chips)
◾Fried foods (French fries, fried chicken, chicken nuggets, breaded fish)
GOOD FAT FOODS
◾Nuts (almonds, peanuts, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, pecans, cashews)
◾Sunflower, sesame, and pumpkin seeds
◾Fatty fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring, trout, sardines)
Eggs: Hard boiled is best. They are an excellent source of inexpensive protein with the ideal balance of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. They also are a great source of choline, a mineral which is a key component of all cell membranes, and is very important during pregnancy due to its role in brain development of the fetus.
Sweet potatoes: These yummy vegetables are an excellent source of vitamin A, potassium and fiber. They are easy to digest and are also beneficial since they do not tend to increase the blood sugar levels significantly in spite of their high carbohydrate/starch content.
Blueberries: These berries are bursting with good nutrition and are high on the list of super foods.
Beans: They also are an excellent source of inexpensive protein, as well as fiber, iron and B vitamins. They contribute lots of antioxidants and have been shown to reduce risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Give the body a break from meat.
Kale: Contains more than 45 different flavonoids, which have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Kale contains high amounts of vitamin K (more than any other vegetable), calcium, vitamin A, and fiber.
Yogurt: Yogurt is considered a live food due its high bacterial content. It is associated with increased life expectancy in the countries where it is eaten regularly. It has great immune-enhancing properties and prevents yeast infections, which can commonly occur during pregnancy. Best of all, it is an excellent source of calcium, needed for strong bones and teeth.
Almonds: These nuts provide a variety of nutrients for the body, including vitamin E and essential fats that are important in brain development. They also provide protein and calcium for the bones and teeth.
Avocadoes: They are high in fat but mainly monounsaturated fat (good fat), which is very beneficial for preventing heart disease. They also contain a wealth of all kinds of carotenoids. A very interesting fact is that when avocadoes are served in salads, or with other Vitamin A-rich vegetables, the absorption of that nutrient is increased by 200 to 400 percent. They also provide a good amount of Vitamin K, fiber, folic acid and potassium
Water + Fiber = Happy Bowel Movement’s
Both milk and juice are both good for you once or twice a day, but water is the best! It helps with during pregnancy, and the postpartum stage in reducing that unpleasant constipation. We must think about those awful hemorrhoids constipation causes!!!! H2O will become your best friend!! Fiber enriched foods we must add to the team as well if we want to cut that invisible cork that can keep us from handling our natural business…