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Diets That Combat Postpartum Stress

In Thomson Chinese Medicine, the condition of experiencing fatigue, stress and moodiness is known to be related to the well-being of our liver. When we are constantly subjected to stress, it will affect our liver to the extent that it hinders our liver from performing to its optimal. This is also known as “肝郁气滞”.

It is vital to bring equilibrium to our body to allow it to handle stress and mood swings more effectively.  So here are some of the suggested diets from Physician Gee Swee Sien, Thomson Chinese Medicine, that you might find useful in relieving stress. Consume them two to three times per week to reap the best results.

TCM-Recipe

  1. Kiwi fruit

    Consuming kiwi fruit on a daily basis can enhance your emotional stability and bring tranquility to your mind.

  2. Lotus seeds and dried lily porridge


    Ingredients:

    Lotus seeds 30g
    Dried lily 60g
    White grain 250g
    Rock sugar (as required)

    Methods:
    a. Put all these ingredients in a pot and brew for 20-30 min.
    b. Add in the rock sugar to enhance the taste.

    Efficacy:
    Nourish “Yin” and clear away “heatiness” from our body. Tranquilize our mind.

  3. Longan and lotus seeds porridge


    Ingredients:

    Dried longan 20g
    Lotus seeds 30g
    White grain 100g

    Method:
    Put all these ingredients in a pot and brew for 20-30 min.

    Efficacy:
    Enhance our digestive system and increase blood flow to our heart. Tranquilise our mind.

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