We get this question a lot because of different family practice or culture when it comes to confinement. Some asked if consuming chicken will make them itchy. Here’s what — everyone reacts to foods differently — so you do you, whatever you’re comfortable with, and do not let your family impose on you 🙂.
Protein makes up the building blocks of organs, muscles, skin, hormones and pretty much everything that matters in your body. It is important for postpartum recovery and for the growth and repair of your cells. If you are breastfeeding, you have to ensure a healthy daily intake of protein because your baby will need protein for cell growth and immune function.
Since protein is what makes up hair itself, you’ll also want to ensure you are eating 50 to 75 grams daily depending on whether you’re breastfeeding. And fill up on vitamin C-rich foods (bell peppers, spinach and broccoli, citrus fruits and berries), which your body uses to form collagen — the protein that makes hair strong.
Good protein sources include yogurt, milk, lean beef, chicken, fish, eggs, tofu, beans and nuts.
- Zara Agnes
- Founder, HCCF