Lactating mothers need to be extremely careful about their diet. Apart from the standard balanced diet, Indian sesame seeds exporters would like to tell you some great food ideas that you can consider if you are breastfeeding your baby. The list includes top nutritious seeds that can be included by lactating mothers in their diet for amazing overall health and better breastfeeding. Let’s talk about these seeds in detail-
1. Fenugreek seeds
Fenugreek seed is the most popular food that helps in enhancing breast milk production. The seeds are rich in calcium, iron, essential vitamins and minerals. Breastfeeding mothers can consume fenugreek seeds to increase lactation. The best way to consume them is sprouted.
How to sprout fenugreek seeds?
- Soak the seeds in water overnight
- Drain the water then pack seeds in muslin cloth
- Keep the seeds packed in the cloth for 10-12 hours until you notice them sprouted.
- Store the sprouted seeds in fridge for 3-4 days.
Sprouted fenugreek seeds have more nutrition. Moreover the taste of seeds become mild and you can easily consume them. You may simply stir them or toast them into sandwich or salad. You must remember that sprouted fenugreek seeds are healthy for everyone, but try not to give them to your kids (below 14 years of age). The reason behind this is the blood sugar regulating property of fenugreek seeds. Since kids need more energy to do their routine tasks, feeding them sprouted fenugreek seeds may lower their glucose level and make them fatigue.
For lactating mothers, sprouted seeds are one of the best foods for healthy breastfeeding.
2. Fennel seeds
Fennel seeds or saunf is a natural herb used as a mouth freshener. Fennel seeds are rich source of vitamin C and help in enhancing digestion.
They help in increasing breast-milk production and controlling colic in babies. You can simply eat them raw or add them to dishes and desserts as a flavoring spice. You can even roast some fennel seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds and add some coriander seeds splits to the mix. Grind this mix and add little sugar to taste. Store the powder into air tight jar and have a spoon of it after meals.
3. Cumin seeds
Lactating mothers should not only focus on enhancing breast milk production and quality. They need iron and fiber-rich diet to get relief from acidity and constipation that is common with pregnancy. You can add cumin seeds to recipes or prepare dry roasted cumin seed powder. Use the powder in soups, curries, fried veggies or rice.
4. Sesame seeds
Sesame seeds are superb source of calcium and are known for their qualities and benefits to breastfeeding mothers. Sesame seeds enhance lactation. Sweets made from sesame seeds can be eaten as snacks by new moms.
Your new born is dependent on you for now. Eat well, and give him/her the best nutrition! Indian sesame seeds exporters wish good health for everyone!
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