Health Care for Mothers and Babies: ZUM News


To commemorate ‘Pregnant Women’s Day’, Hwang In-cheol, obstetrician-gynaecologist

Hanwoo Jajogeum-Hwang In-cheol, Expert, Presents Health Management Methods for Mothers and Babies on Pregnant Women’s Day

Simple and nutritious ‘Korean beef tender pot rice’ recipe for essential nutrients for pregnant women

Provided with Korean beef.

As the fetus goes through the stages of differentiation and maturation after implantation, from fertilisation, there are nutrients that must be taken special care of at each stage of pregnancy. In addition, nutrition after birth is important, such as breastfeeding to provide nutrition to newborn babies, and the postnatal period to return to the pre-pregnancy. In recent years, postpartum obesity has become a problem due to an excess supply of calories due to changes in eating habits. Obesity is the cause of adult diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure, and can lead to various diseases of the cardiovascular system. On the occasion of ‘Pregnant Women’s Day’ on the 10th, the Korean Beef Control Committee (Chairman Min Kyung-cheon, hereinafter referred to as Hanwoo Jajogeum) will present health management methods for mothers and babies together with Hwang In-cheol , in honor of ambassador for Korean beef (chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Seoul Medical Center).

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◆ Early pregnancy, when cell division is active, folic acid intake is important to prevent neural tube defects

Folic acid is the first nutrient that comes to mind when you think of pregnancy, although you usually don’t pay attention to it. As you can see from the meaning of folic acid leaves, vitamin B9 found in green vegetables, dairy products, and nuts is called folic acid. Folic acid is absorbed from the mucosa of the small intestine and enters the blood through a metabolic process to help red blood cells synthesize DNA.

As an adult, if a woman before pregnancy takes 400 μg or more of folic acid daily and after pregnancy, taking 600 μg, neural tube defects can be reduced by 70%. Folic acid, a water-soluble vitamin, is easily destroyed during the cooking process, so it is best to wash fruit and vegetables without using heat. In addition, Korean beef is rich in vitamin B12, which is involved in the production of red blood cells, and helps with the activity of folic acid to prevent anemia.

◆ During pregnancy, carbohydrate intake for an energy source is like this!

During pregnancy, the metabolic capacity of carbohydrates is reduced, and women with low carbohydrate metabolism due to heredity or overweight can lead to gestational diabetes, so you should be more careful about carbohydrate intake. When you eat carbohydrates, you feel good because when you eat them, serotonin, the ‘hormone of happiness’, increases. Serotonin provides satisfaction and comfort that improves the body and mind that was difficult during pregnancy, and for this reason, it is easy for pregnant women to become addicted to carbohydrates.

Although carbohydrates are the cause of obesity, they are also an important source of energy, so it is important to eat carbohydrates correctly in order to spend a healthy period of pregnancy. It is best to eat carbohydrates with a low GI (glycemic index) which are absorbed as slowly as possible, such as beans, pumpkin, brown rice, and oats. In addition, it is recommended to reduce carbohydrate intake by 30% and make a diet that focuses on protein Korean beef also contains tryptophan, which is a raw material for serotonin, which helps to prevent and relieve depression during pregnancy as well as manage a delicious diet. .

◆ High quality Korean beef protein source, helps fetal brain development and maternal health

Protein is an essential nutrient that is needed not only for the regeneration of cells in our body, but is also used as a source of energy. Normally, you need 30-40g of protein per day during pregnancy, and you need 70-80g of protein per day during pregnancy. Protein has a major influence on the creation and differentiation of various tissues and the placenta of the fetus during the early stages of pregnancy, and it contributes to the development of the body’s organs and fetal muscles from the middle stage. In addition, it can be said that it is a particularly essential nutrient for the mother and the foetus, such as affecting the development of the mother’s breast and uterus, and the increase in the amount of body fluid.

Hanwoo, a source of high-quality protein, is rich in zinc, which helps to strengthen immunity, recently emphasized, and contains a lot of oleic acid, an unsaturated fatty acid, which has a positive effect on the health of vessels blood During pregnancy, DHEA, an unsaturated fatty acid in Korean beef, helps brain development and the health of the fetus in the womb, and the abundant mineral is effective in preventing fatigue and dizziness in the mother.

Introducing a simple and nutritious ‘Korean beef tender bottle rice’ recipe that allows pregnant women to eat the nutrients they need right away without any side dishes. It’s easy to cook at home using a rice cooker or a rice cooker, so let’s try it.

[한우 안심 솥밥 레시피]

Ingredients (per serving): 300g Korean beef tenderloin, 2 cups of rice, 2 cups of water, some chives, 1 kelp, 1 stick of butter, 2T soy sauce (commercially available), salt, pepper, olive oil

1. Remove the pork loin and sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper.

2. Wash the rice and soak it for 30 minutes on a sieve, and cut the chives into pieces.

3. Put the soaked rice, the water, the seaweed, the butter and the seasoned soy sauce in a pot and boil over a medium heat for 5 minutes. When it comes to the boil, mix gently, close the lid of the pot, and cook on low. heat for 10 minutes.

4. Roast the marinated tenderloin on high heat for 2 minutes on both sides and cut into small pieces.

5. Top the cooked rice with finely chopped chives and grilled tenderloin to finish.

Senior Reporter Ji Chasoo [email protected]

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