Thursday, May 17, 2007

Red dates drink

I don’t know about the rest but I hate taking iron pills. Every time after I took it, whether on empty stomach or after meal, I will sure have a feeling of vomiting which will last for hours. Therefore in my 1st pregnancy, I only take iron pill once a week and I drink red dates drink every other day, and I didn’t have any low blood problem at all.

This time I am doing the same but I have become lazier & only manage to prepare the red dates drink once a week. But I'm planning to prepare it more often as my last blood test results showed that I'm a little bit low in blood count & haemoglobin.

To prepare the drink, just take a rice bowl full of red dates (buy the big ones) & 1/3 bowl of dong sum, boil in 2L of water for half an hour & drink it everyday. It is up to you to use the seedless red dates as some said the seeds are "heaty", but what I heard is the seeded red dates is actually better; just that you need to cut it into half before boiling it, so the lazy me just buy the seedless one la.

11 comments:

laundryamah said...

yerrr i hate red dates drink thinking of the days i had to drink during confinement sending yucky feeling down my throat!

chinneeq said...

hi laundryamah,
some of the red date drinks are very nice ler....depend wat u put.

karenyiau said...

Hi chinnee & laundryamah, I'm no big fan of that but compare to iron pills, uhhhh I rather take red dates drink. Confinement time lagi no choice la have to take.

Vien said...

Why don't you boil more and put it in a thermos? At least can keep for 2-3 days and it is warm too when you pour it out.

cairo's mommy said...

wah i love them leh... my mom made them real thick, like soup hahaha

oh karen, i tagged u for the meaning of dillion's name (u can add baby's too if u want :p)

karenyiau said...

hi vien, i didn't know that it can be kept for 2-3 days? normally I finish within a day or two. i shall try to do that. thx.

i'll do the tag on dillon's name, cairo's mummy. baby's name ar? see how first la, hehe. :)

Sasha said...

yes red dates drink is good for u. At first i hate it so much. Then after confinement i tried water and water taste YUCK! hahaha

Mommy to Chumsy said...

Hey...i'm not sure if you believe or not. My chinese sinseh said black dates are much better than the red ones. So when I was pregnant and during confinement, I only drank black dates drink. He said it's more "poh" but many people think it's the red ones that are good ;)

I trust him because I couldn't get pregnant for a few years until i started taking the herbs he prescribed :D

Malaika's mummy said...

er... I dont know have to drink red dates one during pregnancy. But had a lot during confinement. I think 5-6 cups a day. I like it.

karenyiau said...

Malaika's mummy, red dates drinks can be taken anytime, even not pregnant. It's esp good for those who had low blood problem.

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