Parenting can be a tough gig.
Especially for new mums.
For many of us, those first few months of parenthood can be an emotional rollercoaster and, at times, a sharp learning curve. Suddenly we’re juggling the needs of our little ones with our own, particularly as we nourish our bodies and begin to recover.
Amongst the late nights, early mornings and endless nappy changes, we try to stock the fridge and pantry with wholesome foods that will help care for us and our new baby.
When we find the time, that is!
Used medicinally for thousands of years, ghee is a superfood that is both time-effective and packs a healthy punch. It’s an easy substitute and effortlessly slides into your current diet – leaving you the time and energy to navigate life with your new baby.
So, what is ghee?
Sometimes referred to as ‘clarified butter’, ghee is essentially pure butter fat which undergoes a process where all the water and casein (or milk protein) is removed.
The result is a lactose-free, low in carbohydrate alternative to butter, suitable for those on a dairy-free diet.
Ghee is nothing new; many cultures have long benefited from this superfood. In fact, ghee was a staple in Indian Ayurvedic medicine for centuries before western medicinal concepts came into vogue.
Why is it so good for postnatal mums?
Ghee is full of nourishing nutrients for both pregnant and breastfeeding women.
It’s high in fat-soluble vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and essential fatty acids (such as omegas 3 & 6), which are important for healthy brain development of your baby and nourishing for postnatal mums.
Ghee also supports your immune system at this critical time and helps make it stronger. By washing away toxins, ghee helps boost the immune system with its antimicrobial properties – along with a host of other benefits!
It’s gheelicious for the gut and eases constipation (because you’ve done enough pushing!)
It’s particularly gentle and nourishing on your gut, helping to alleviate one of the most common issues facing new mums – constipation.
Ghee contains Butyric acid, which is a fatty acid created when the good bacteria in your gut break down dietary fibre.
Introducing ghee into your diet helps heal your intestine by providing much-needed sustenance for those good bacteria.
A much-needed energy boost
What were we saying about time and energy?
Fatty acids help provide energy.