Postpartum nutrition: Fight the “baby blues” with these tips

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Did you know that you can fight the so-called "baby blues" with healthy food? Here are some helpful postpartum nutrition tips.

It’s totally normal to feel a little moody right after giving birth. With your body recovering from labor, your hormones going haywire, and your newborn demanding attention all throughout the day, who can blame you? Anyone would be cranky.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is probably the farthest thing on your mind right now, but it’s especially vital that you take care of your body during this period. Fight the so-called “baby blues” by eating healthy food.

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Avoid processed food

First of all, if you haven’t been avoiding processed food, now’s the best time to start. Processed foods are not just bad for your physical health; studies have also found that diets rich in processed foods lead to higher rates of depressive illness, including postpartum depression.

Stay away from quick fixes

Caffeinated drinks, chocolates, and simple carbohydrates may energize you quickly, but when you come down from the rush you might feel even worse. Try adding a teaspoon of honey to some hot water instead.

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