Giving birth is one of the most traumatic life events for any woman in terms of the amount of stress that your body has to go through.
Having a baby can affect the way you feel physically and emotionally, and the birthing process – whether you have a vaginal birth or a caesarean section – can take a long time to recover from.
But there are a number of foods that contain numerous vitamins and minerals that can actually boost your recovery time, helping your body to heal, meaning that you can get on with the job of being a mum.

Probiotic Yoghurt

Yoghurt is a fantastically healthy food product – it’s packed with vitamins and nutrients, making it a great food product for general health, but it’s also a low fat dairy product – and this means that it can actually boost weight loss.
Yoghurt that contains active cultures will boost your general health by nourishing the healthy bacteria within your gut, letting it flourish. The more healthy bacteria in your gut, the fewer bad bacteria there are, meaning that your overall health and in particular, the health of your digestive tract will improve.

Salmon & Oily Fish

Salmon contains a wide range of healing properties, but one of the most important healing properties in salmon is omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are anti-inflammatory, meaning that they reduce any inflammation within your body – reducing the risk of infection and localised pain.
Omega-3s also lower your cholesterol, which in turn reduces your risk of heart disease. Wild salmon also contains lots of naturally-occurring vitamins, so be sure to choose wild salmon over farmed.
You can get omega-3s from other sources, too: try sardines, herring and anchovies. Nuts and seeds are also great sources of omega-3s, as are healthy oils, like avocado oil, extra-virgin olive oil and walnut oil. These food products are healthy, but they are fairly high in calories – so just keep an eye on your intake if you’re watching your weight. We also include the Healthy Mummy Fish Oils on our 28 Day Challenges.
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Fruits & Veggies
We can’t really stress this one enough – to boost health and wellbeing and to aid recovery time, you need to eat a wide range of fruits and vegetables in a wide range of colours.
The colour of the fruit or veggie gives you an indication of which vitamins and nutrients it contains and eating fruit and veggies in lots of different colours means that you get the most possible vitamins and nutrients. Dark green veggies contain lots of antioxidants, as do bright red fruits – so add plenty of these to your diet to boost healing.

Fresh Herbs and Spices

Fresh herbs and spices will not only add plenty of flavour to your meals, but they generally are very anti-inflammatory in nature.
This means that they’ll protect your body against all kinds of illnesses and they’ll reduce any existing inflammation within your body. Some great choices are turmeric and ginger, as they contain bioflavonoids which will protect your body from potentially damaging free radicals.
Other herbs and spices to try include rosemary, oregano and parsley. Fresh herbs will always give you the most nutrients, so why not buy a few herb pots for your windowsill or grow them in your garden?
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Organic Protein Products

There is lots of evidence to suggest that organic protein products, such as free range eggs or grass-fed beef contain more anti-inflammatory properties than non-organic protein products.
A smaller portion of organic protein will be much better for you than a huge portion of non-organic, battery-reared protein – so if you’re worried about the cost, simply lower your portion size. Plenty of lean protein will boost your muscle mass and will help damaged muscles to recover – which is essential following the birth of your baby.
If you don’t eat meat, get your protein from other sources – beans, legumes, nuts and seeds are all excellent sources of protein too.
Above all, look after yourself. You’ll heal more quickly following the birth if you give your body time to chill out and to just relax with your baby. Try not to do everything at once and ask for help if you need it. With time, and with eating the right foods, your body will heal.

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Results from mums on the 28 Day Challenge

Mums lose an average of 4-6kg (8-13 pounds) on our 28 Day Challenge and below are some of the amazing results from mums JUST LIKE YOU who are already using the 28 Day Challenge and losing tummy fat – make the change and join them today too!
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Ash Loses 26kgs (57 pounds) on 7 Challenges
Lose Baby Weight 26kg Loss
Ash says: The 28 Day Challenges have changed my life. This was never a diet but a complete lifestyle change for me, and I committed to it 100% I’ve never experienced such a positive experience as I have with this plan IT WORKS. It’s perfectly put together for mums and so manageable.
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