In Hey Mama Kitchen every ingredients has a purpose.
We believe that food should come from the most natural sources. When meals are prepared fresh, made from organic ingredients, without any chemical additive, we reap the most health benefits from it.
These are ingredients we use in our kitchen to make our products which we hope not only can be enjoyed because of its taste, but also because it makes our body feel good and giving benefits for our overall wellness.
Organic Rolled Oats
From breakfast oatmeal to a good old oatmeal cookie, rolled oats are one of the healthiest grain in the world. They are great source of vitamins, minerals, fibers, and anti-oxidant. They can lower high blood sugar, anti-oxidant agent to prevent cancers, high in fiber to prevent constipation, and contains essentials minerals for our body.
Oats contain saponins. Saponins are a substance that may have a positive effect on the hormones related to breast milk production.
Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, flax seeds have phytoestrogens that aid in breast-milk production. The amazing diet fibres of flax seeds help aid digestion, they also can lower cholesterol, anti-inflammatory, it can help prevent certain cancers like breast cancer and colon cancer, and it also may help prevent heart disease.
Brewer's yeast is a highly nutritious dietary supplement that contains protein, iron, and B vitamins, as well as chromium, selenium, and other trace minerals. Brewer's yeast is believed to be a galactagogue, it's a supplement to support lactation, and make more breast milk. They combat fatigue and increase energy, and may help lower cholesterol level.
Chia seeds are rich in protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. They are high in fiber to aid digestion due to hormonal changes, they provide iron and calcium, lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Adding chia seed in your daily routine give you nutritious value to your body while taking care of your precious one.
In the book Mother Food, Hilary Jacobson dates are amongst some foods revered as the sacred plants of women in ancient times. She goes on to say that milk production removes sugar from the blood, which we need to replenish. (Which is why, mamas, we crave sweet things so much, and can’t stop eating chocolate bars!) However, we should stay away from refined sugars, and revert back to traditional systems of medicine from India and China. These say that naturally sweet food is particularly lactogenic and healthful, such as dates. They are source for calcium, iron, and potassium, they are also contains Tryptophan, one of 10 essential amino acids that the body uses to create proteins needed. On top of that, dates also contains Serotonin, which help increasing hormone prolactin, to increase milk supply.
Raisins are packed with energy, rich in fibers, contains vitamin C,K, B-6, and minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium. We add raisins in our oatmeal cookie bites and in our breakfast jar, because even though they are high in sugar but they are low in glycemic index, which means that they are slowly to digest so doesn't increase blood sugar level.
Pumpkin seed are nutritional powerhouses wrapped up in a very small package. They are good source antioxidant, magnesium, zinc, and fatty acids, they are high in magnesium for healthy bones, high in fiber, and can lower blood sugar levels. Who knew that these little seed have giant nutrients value!
This super plant is full of protein and omegas. They have 10 essentials amino acids, and also contains Omega-3 and 6 which we need to help with cholesterol, inflammation, balancing hormones, and a healthy heart. You can simply add hemp seed with your yogurt, cottage cheese, or in our breakfast jar.