What is Bird’s Nest?
Edible Bird’s Nest is the saliva of swiftlets commonly found in Southeast Asian Countries e.g. Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Swiftlets are tiny insectivorous birds that catch insects during flight from dawn till dusk. Amongst the several swiftlet species, only the nests produced by Black-Nest Swiftlet, Germain’s Swiftlet and Indian Swiftlet are commercially imported for human consumption.
A common belief is that the quality of Bird’s Nest is measured by its dry weight and the time spent by the swiftlets in building nests. The bowl-shaped Bird’s Nest is the most popular one in the market compared to other shapes e.g. triangle (corner nest), broken pieces, etc. However, studies have shown that Bird’s Nest of different shapes share the same fat and protein content, if they are of equal weight.
Bird’s Nest is particularly prized in Chinese culture due to its rarity, high nutritional value and restorative features. Despite being so popular, many pregnant mothers do not know that the recommended consumption period is prenatal. Consumption of Bird’s Nest starts at the 4th or 5th month of pregnancy and lasts until 1 week before delivery. Prenatal consumption creates the best opportunities for the foetus to absorb the most nutrients from the mother. Due to the human body’s digestive system, it is best to continuously drink a small portion of Bird’s Nest every day, rather than to drink a large amount in one sitting.
Benefits of Bird's Nest
Promoting Healthy Growth to the Foetus
Bird’s Nest have restorative properties that can help stimulate cell growth and increase blood supply. Bird’s Nest is also rich in antioxidants, which can help eliminate free radicals in an expecting mother’s blood flow. Regular consumption of Bird’s Nest can also give birth to a baby with reduced risk of lung disease. With restorative properties, a bird's nest can stimulate cell growth and increase blood supply while providing rich antioxidants to help eliminate free radicals. The foetus can absorb most of the nutrients before delivery.
A Way to Relieve Stretch Marks As a pregnant mother, it is normal for stretch marks to appear during the pregnancy period. Bird’s Nest has natural collagen which will make the mother’s skin more smooth and supple. By consuming Bird’s Nest before delivery, the expecting mother can prevent the upcoming stretch marks during pregnancy. Mothers can also relieve stretch marks and smoothen her skin post pregnancy.
A Natural Solution to Pre-Eclampsia Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy disorder caused by high blood pressure. Pre-eclampsia often results in a significant amount of protein in the urine. The condition is usually detected after 20 weeks of pregnancy. This coincides with the consumption period of Bird’s Nest before delivery. Glycine substances in Bird’s Nest is a natural solution to pre-eclampsia.
Reduce Stress, Anxiety, And Fatigue Prenatal & Postpartum Depression are a common occurrence in expecting mothers. We wrote an article about it here. Tryptophan is a precursor of Serotonin and Melatonin and is a common antidepressant found in Bird’s Nest. Drinking Bird’s Nest before delivery will produce antidepressant effects that can help reduce stress and anxiety in expecting mothers.
Does This Mean I Should not Drink Bird’s Nest After Delivery? These are all the following benefits of Bird’s Nest consumed before delivery. However, it does not mean that mothers should refrain from consuming Bird’s Nest after delivery. Bird’s Nest also has a large amount of proline, which can speed up the recovery process of the mother’s muscles, tissue, and skin after delivery. With many specialists and Chinese Traditional Medicine advisors supporting the benefits of Bird’s Nest, there comes a new challenge to this Chinese delicacy – the preparation. Preparing and cleaning the Bird’s Nest requires a lot of time, effort, and attention to detail.
At Byond28, our chefs hand pick and clean raw Bird’s Nest and double boil it on the day itself, served fresh to your room. The recipe is simple, as the Bird’s Nest is served without preservatives or any additions, to maintain its nutrients and proteins. This can allow both the mother and baby to enjoy the full effect of its natural restorative properties. Make an appointment now to learn more about the benefits of consuming Bird’s Nest. Have a taste of our own home-made Bird’s Nest in Byond28.
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