Food For Birthdays And New Babies

Food for New Mothers and New Babies: For the first three weeks after childbirth, mothers in Korea drink seaweed soup (miyuk gook). When I gave birth to my first child, my mother-in-law came to the hospital to visit me carrying a thermos filled with miyuk gook.
The Ultimate Health Food: Koreans believe that seaweed helps produce breastmilk and that the soup holds medicinal qualities that aids post-partum healing. I don’t know the science behind this, but it’s well-known that seaweed is one of the most nutrient-rich foods on earth, full of vitamins A and C as well as calcium, iron, and protein. Naturally low in calories and fat, it is an amazing bowl of good things.
Food for Birthdays: Miyuk gook is also called the “birthday soup” in Korea, and most Koreans will have it with at least one meal on their birthday every year. Some will say that this is because it’s the first soup that they’ve ever had (through their mother’s breastmilk) and others claim it’s to remind you of the pain your mother went through to bring you into the world. Either way, all agree that cooking miyuk gook is a must when planning a true Korean birthday meal.

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