“Zuo Yue Zi”, a tradition that has been practiced by the Chinese for over 2000 years, is exactly that, an opportunity to pamper the newly mom. “Zuo Yue Zi” literally translates to “Sit the month”, and during this month, JingMommy takes care of the newly moms by providing delicious, convenient, and nutritious meals prepared with Chinese herb specifically designed to aid the recovery process.
Before western culture started to study how food consumption benefits the human body, Chinese has been studied food ingredients for thousands of years. Chinese identify ingredients into four categories: Cold, Cool, Warm and Hot. This does not mean whether the temperature of your food is piping hot or icy cold. This refers to the effect it has on the human body. By the similar idea, a person’s body condition can be categorized into Hot or Cool according to your health. The idea of food therapy is to compensate your body condition with different ingredients to achieve harmony. Postpartum body is considered very weak and cold, thus a series of Hot and Warm ingredients are needed to heat it back up.
Because the postpartum body has gone through a lot during pregnancy, it reckless to introduce ingredient with strong heat right away. We want to introduce the Warm and Hot ingredient slowly by implementing a 3-stage process (Mild, Warm, Heat) to aid the recovery process. We also include the 3 major elements of Yue Zi into our meal, which is ginger, sesame oil, and rice wine.
Ginger: get rid of coldness and humid in the body
Rice Wine: Heat up body, enhance circulation, higher metabolism
Sesame Oil: In traditional Chinese medicine, sesame oil will help uterus contracts nourish liver and kidney.
We also use all kinds of Chinese herbs, such as Red Dates, Dried Longan, Gou Gi, Dong Guai, Huang Se, and Eucommia Ulmoides bark. All the ingredients we use in our postpartum meal are aim to help you recover faster and more effectively than eating the wrong things during pospartum.