Yin Nourishing Foods


yin nourishing foods

We all know postpartum healing is an important part of being a mother. Traditional Chinese Medicine prescribes postpartum nutrition to help new moms restore their health and well-being. To that end, here’s a list of yin nourishing foods to help you in postpartum recovery:

  • Soups and stews made with slow-cooked vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, celery and root vegetables
  • Nourishing broths such as chicken or beef broth simmered for several hours with garlic and ginger
  • Mung beans cooked into soups or braised dishes with warming herbs like star anise, cinnamon and fennel
  • Leafy green vegetables such as spinach and bok choy
  • Brown rice or millet cooked with dates, sesame oil and other herbs for added postpartum nourishment
  • Almonds and walnuts, soaked overnight in water to reduce phytic acid and increase mineral absorption
  • Nourishing herbal teas such as ginger tea or jasmine green tea
  • Fruits such as apples, pears, apricots and lychee.

Eating these yin postpartum nourishing foods can help restore your energy levels and provide essential vitamins and minerals that new mothers need during postpartum healing. Remember to enjoy a variety of healthy dishes every day! At the same time, give yourself plenty of rest and take care of yourself from the inside out.

Best wishes for a smooth postpartum recovery!

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