Useful properties of apples
It is undeniable that apples are the source of many vitamins, minerals, as well as fiber and pectin. With all the set of such active ingredients, it should be noted that apples are considered a hypoallergenic product. Fruits of yellow and green flowers, in contrast to the red ones, are unable to cause allergies to either the mother or the child. Scientists have proved that in apples, antioxidants are contained in a considerable amount - substances that purify the body of toxins and toxins, and also prevent the development of oncological diseases. Apples can be used as part of the diet menu for many diseases. To all, it is recommended to eat fruit for preventive purposes. Rich in useful substances, fruits can enhance immunity and strengthen the body. The iron contained in the fruit helps to enrich the blood with oxygen, which significantly increases the level of hemoglobin at low levels. Thanks to the fiber, which is the flesh of the apple, you can get rid of constipation, chronic including, without the use of drugs.
Cautions when using apples in the postpartum period
A nursing woman should be cautious about red apples. Components that impart a red color to the skin may cause the baby to develop rashes on the skin. From them it is impossible to get rid of the fruit even after its peeling. Also, red apples are sweet, that is, they contain a large amount of carbohydrates and can cause fermentation in the intestines not only in the baby, but also in the mother. Therefore, if you decide to introduce apples into your diet in the postpartum period, it is better to give preference to yellow and green varieties.
You need to start with a small piece of an apple, eaten for a day. In the absence of any reaction, the amount of product can be gradually increased. When a baby reaches the age of one month, the mother is allowed to eat two apples a day. Do not forget about the observance of sanitary conditions when eating apples. Always wash them thoroughly under running water. Choose fruits grown in your area, and do not be seduced by overseas apples. For their cultivation and storage, chemicals could be used that could adversely affect the development of the child and cause diseases. But still, if an imported apple has fallen into your hands, then it must be thoroughly washed, preferably with hot water, and it is better to clean the peel and throw it out, but not to use.
Recommendations for the use of apples in food
In the diet of a nursing woman apples should be present daily. They will restore the weakened body after pregnancy, and will also be an indispensable source of substances that contribute to the development of the child. In the lactation period, baked apples and apple drying are very useful. Start baking apples separately, without honey, sugar and cottage cheese. In the absence of a negative reaction of the child's body, it is possible to add various ingredients when baking apples. With care, you need to use sugar, because this product does not benefit the child, and even vice versa, can cause bloating or rashes.
For the first time allowed to eat no more than a third of the baked apple. If your body and the baby's organism have safely taken this product, then its use can be continued with a gradual increase in quantity. Apple drying can be eaten both independently and can be used to make a knot. Regardless of the conditions under which apples were dried, they are recommended to be washed several times with water before use. Apple nectar is very useful, it is also able to influence the increase in milk production during lactation. But even when preparing a drink, you should not rely on sugar. For a volume of 1 liter of liquid, a tablespoon of sugar is sufficient.