Cough and cold: home remedy and Foods that help

cough and cold home remedy

With every changing season, the biggest concern amongst parents around the globe is to prevent their kids from cold, cough and flu. Children start to get cold and cough after about six months of age when the immunity they received from their mom fades and they have to build up their own immunity. Cough and cold is one of the most common complaints for which parents take their children to a doctor. Some cough and cold home remedy and foods can help to cure the symptoms and build immunity in kids. Understanding different types of cough helps to treat them better.

How cold and cough affects the immunity of a child?

Children catch cold or cough, when a virus comes in contact with the lining of nose and throat. There are more than two hundred different viruses causing cold and cough in children, but the Rhinovirus is the most common offender. The symptoms include stuffy or runny nose, sneezing and coughing. However, flu symptoms are more severe than cold and include fever, headache, sore throat, congestion. Every time when kids get infected with a specific virus, their immune system develops antibodies, which help them to fight against it next time. But there are lots of different viruses, so it takes time to build an effective immune system. Many a times, taking medicines for these symptoms can give immediate relief but affect the immunity of a child negatively.

Which foods can help to boost immunity in children?

Giloy:

It is a shrub and an essential herb in ayurvedic medicines. Giloy is used to treat a wide range of health conditions. It contains important plant compounds like terpenoids, alkaloids, lignans, and steroids. Research shows that these compounds have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antidiabetic properties, among other benefits which help to boost immunity.

Tulsi:

Tulsi leaves have been scientifically proven to have medicinal properties. It also has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal effects, rich in vitamin c and zinc and thus keeps the infection at a bay and naturally boosts the immunity.

Amla:

Amla is a storehouse of antioxidants. It is one of the richest sources of vitamin C, which is known to boost immunity. It has antibacterial and astringent properties that boosts immunity.

Ashwagandha:

As an anti-oxidant, boosting immunity is one of the most popular benefits of Ashwagandha for kids. The root activates and increases the levels of enzymes and macrophages, a type of white blood cell that kills bad viruses and bacteria. It also promotes the development of antibodies, which is a major factor in improving the body’s response to a health-threatening infection.

TURMERIC:

A compound found in turmeric, Curcumin, offers therapeutic relief and is a perfect immunity booster for kids. It has a a very high antioxidant value to protect body from invading infections. It is also rich in vitamin A, Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2) and vitamin C.

Nuts:

The vitamin E found in nuts like almonds, cashews, peanuts and hazelnut help the immune system to fight against invading bacteria. They are a great source of antioxidants that keep the body healthy and disease free by neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation. Nuts are beneficial for brain development as well. (What are some proven brain foods?)

Seeds:

Seeds are an incredible source of nutrients. Sunflower seeds are rich in magnesium, vitamin E, antioxidants and good fats. Together they help to boost immunity. Pumpkin seeds are rich in Vitamin E which is necessary for immunity building and also packed with other bone-building nutrients like potassium, magnesium and vitamin K. Melon seeds are a good source of zinc. It helps to boost our immunity, helps in digestion, cell growth, and keeps your nervous system healthy.

Antioxidants:

Cocoa contains flavonoid, a naturally occurring compound found in plants which act as antioxidant and help in counteracting free radicals in the body. Also rich in zinc, iron, copper, and vitamins like A, B12 and K. Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant and has an ability to modulate host immune functions. Vitamin E is key for strong immunity and healthy skin and eyes. In recent years, vitamin E supplements have become popular as antioxidants.

COUGH AND COLD HOME REMEDY for kids:

Massage:
  • Heat mustard oil and roast garlic and carom seeds in it. Once cool, apply this oil on the baby’s head, palm, feet base, chest and back. Leave it applied and let the child sleep. It will help settle the cold and cough both. Also, any body ache the child has will be resolved. Mustard oil is a very effective cough and cold home remedy.
  • Take1 to 2 tbs of lukewarm mustard oil and mix half a teaspoon of rock salt. Then, massage this oil gently on the baby’s chest and back, cover with cotton cloth. The warmth of mustard oil helps in relieving congestion.
Mulethi:

Mix a spoon of mulethi (Licorice) powder with a spoonful of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and make your kids take this twice a day to get relief. (Which foods are good for boosting immunity in kids?)

Ginger & Honey:

Take out some ginger juice by grating it and mix it with some honey. Give this mixture to your child above 1 year twice a day for quick relief.

Warm water:

Squeeze some lemon juice in a glass of warm water and add honey for taste. This remedy is for older kids above one year. (What is the right age to give water to babies?)

Turmeric milk:

Add turmeric powder to a glass of warm milk and make your kid have it every night. This provides instant relief for an aching throat and runny nose.

 Steam: 

If your little one suffers from cold and has trouble breathing, give him/her steam inhalation. Heat water in a wide bowl and make the kid inhale the hot fumes for at least 10 to 15 minutes or use a steamer. Adding eucalyptus oil can also help soothe your child’s system.

Hydration:

Drinking lukewarm water at regular intervals will help fight the common cold and reduce the inflammation in the throat. Warm soup or a fresh juice will also help to replenish the body’s lost energy.

 Salt gargling: 

A glass of hot water with a teaspoon of salt is very beneficial to ease a sore throat. Ask your kid to gargle with salt water twice a day. The saline water helps soothe the pain.

Sleeping Position:

Keep your child’s head in an elevated position to give some relief from cough and blocked nose that perpetuates through the night. (How sleep and brain development is related?)

Black pepper:

Roasting pepper in ghee and consuming it 2-3 times a day helps in easing congestion and blocked nose. In addition, pepper is rich in vitamin C that helps to boost immunity.

Diet:

Avoid fried and spicy food to prevent acid reflux which might trigger cough and cold. Soft and warm foods like soups, daliya and khichdi are easy to eat and digest. (What are some easy khichdi recipes?) Moreover, when kids are sick, their appetite also goes down. If a child falls sick often, it might cause a drop in their weight as well. (What are some weight gain foods for kids?)

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10 AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS OF BOTTLE GOURD/ LAUKI

Right since our childhood, we have always heard that green vegetables are the healthiest and it is important to consume them every day. Amongst them, bottle gourd/lauki is one and it’s known for its nutritional powerhouse and health benefits. However, when it comes to babies and children, we always think twice before giving them any food. There are many parents who wonder if they may give their newborn bottle gourd or lauki. The answer is yes, you can totally give them. So, let’s look into the nutritional information and the amazing health benefits of bottle gourd and its juice for babies and toddlers.

WHEN CAN I GIVE MY BABY BOTTLE GOURD FOR THE FIRST TIME?

Bottle gourd is a simple to digest vegetable that can be given to kids as young as six months old. When you first start, use steamed bottle gourd puree. Begin with 1 tablespoon of bottle gourd puree and progressively increase the amount as the baby grows. Of all the vegetables, this is perhaps the least reactive. 

As it’s easily digestible, it is preferred for babies, the elderly, and the sick. The majority of the bottle gourd is water, with the rest containing important vitamins and minerals.

Bottle gourd – Nutritional facts

Bottle gourd contains 15 calories per 100 g with 96 percent water content. It is high in dietary fibre, vitamin C, riboflavin, zinc, thiamine, iron, magnesium, and manganese, and low in saturated fat and cholesterol. (Food with B vitamins and why do you need them?)

Nutritional information of bottle gourd
Nutritional information of Bottle gourd / Lauki

10 Health benefits of bottle gourd for babies and toddlers:

Here are proven health benefits of bottle gourd  for babies and toddlers:

1. Great source of vitamins and minerals

Bottle gourd is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin B, vitamin A, vitamin E and iron, folate which are important for a child’s growth and development. Parents must ensure that their children, especially infants, have a well-balanced diet to avoid nutritional deficiencies. Therefore, feeding your baby bottle gourd is an excellent option to start with. 

2. Treats constipation and diarrhea

Bottle gourd acts as a natural laxative and helps to alleviate constipation and diarrhea in babies. This is due to the vegetable’s high water and fibre content, which aids in the cleaning of the digestive tract and facilitates bowel movement. (Home remedies and foods for constipation in kids)

3. Reduces acidity in babies

The bottle gourd has long been used to treat stomach ulcers. When a baby has indigestion, they can develop acidity. In most cases, indigestion causes the stomach to create more acid than is required, resulting in acidity. Bottle gourd can help to decrease this.

4. perfect thirst quencher

It is a great thirst quencher for kids because it contains roughly 96 percent water. It also prevents fatigue and keeps the body cool and rejuvenated in summers by lowering the body’s heat. ( What is the right time to introduce water for baby?)

5.Excellent deworming food for babies

Bottle gourd seeds are one of the traditional remedies for worms in the intestine. Bottle gourd seeds can be boiled, ground into a paste, and given to babies (not more than 2 teaspoons). (Deworming foods for kids)

6. Good for urinary infection

Infections of the urinary tract are fairly prevalent in babies. One of the causes for this is because the baby’s body does not have enough water. Infections can occur if there isn’t enough water to clear the bacteria out of the urinary tract. Urinary tract infections can be considerably reduced by feeding your baby bottle gourd on a regular basis.

7.Protects liver

Infants are more likely to develop liver illnesses such as jaundice or hepatitis. Feeding bottle gourd which is rich in vitamin C to your babies helps to remove toxins and also protects the kidneys and liver from oxidative damage.

8. Good for heart health

Bottle gourd/lauki has a store of essential minerals and trace elements that help in maintaining good heart health in babies as well as adults. Its low sodium and high potassium content help to lower cholesterol levels, control blood pressure and promote adequate blood flow to the heart.

9. Great stress reliever 

One of the health benefits of bottle gourd is its inherent capacity to relieve stress. Bottle gourd has a significant quantity of choline, a neurotransmitter that aids in the improvement of brain functioning and the prevention of stress, depression, and other mental illnesses. This has a relaxing impact on both children and adults.

10. Promotes skin health

The high antioxidant – Vitamin C in bottle gourd helps to treat skin allergies and rashes in kids and create a youthful glow. Not only does including this vegetable in your diet help but putting its juice to your face offers you an instant, healthy glow. (What are the causes for acne in kids and how to treat them?)

Health benefits of bottle gourd juice for babies and toddlers:

Not just the vegetable but also its juice offers numerous health benefits. Bottle gourd meaning in hindi – lauki is quite popular for its juice.  Let’s look into the benefits of lauki juice.

  1. The benefits of lauki juice are not confined to the body and skin; it is also beneficial to the hair. Premature hair greying in children is most common these days and is mainly due to nutritional deficiencies. Early in the morning, drinking a glass of bottle gourd juice can help prevent the formation of grey hair. ( Reason for hair fall in kids)
  2. Sesame oil mixed with the juice is an excellent remedy for insomnia. It’s a good idea to massage the scalp every night with this preparation. (not recommended for babies below 1 year) 
  3. If your kids suffer from mental illness, epilepsy or stomach acidity or indigestion as well as mouth ulcers then bottle gourd juice is a great remedy.
  4. The bitter form of bottle gourd is used as a cardiac tonic, a poison antidote, and a tonic for bronchitis, cough, asthma, and liver illnesses. You can give a teaspoon of this juice to your babies. 
  5. A glass of bottle gourd juice mixed with a pinch of salt can help minimize sodium loss from the body (salt can be avoided for babies below 1 year of age).
  6. Bottle gourd juice is an alkaline mix that helps to reduce the burning feeling in the urinary tract.
  7. Benefits of lauki juice, extracted from leaves is also proven medicine for jaundice.

Steps to prepare bottle gourd/ lauki juice:

Following are the steps for making lauki juice: (Summer drinks for kids)

  • Cut off a piece of the end and taste it first, then proceed. Using a lauki that has a bitter flavour is not recommended.
  • Then, peel off the entire skin from the lauki, and cut it into little pieces. Mix them in a blender.
  • Black pepper and salt can be added to suit your tastebuds. You can also increase the flavour by adding mint leaves, ginger to your juice. ( Avoid pepper and salt for children below 1 year of age)
  • You can also add a few drops of lemon or amla to the lauki juice to enhance its flavour and antioxidant content.
  • Combining other veggies with lauki juice is not recommended because it may have a detrimental impact on your health.

Before giving your infant bottle gourd, there are several precautions to follow:

  • Baby’s age:  When a baby is about 6 months old, bottle gourd can be introduced to his or her diet. It is critical to introduce semi-solid foods during this stage for the baby’s health and development.
  • How to offer bottle gourd to your baby: Peeling the hard outer covering, cutting it into little pieces, and heating them is one of the best ways to provide bottle gourd to your baby. The vitamins in it are washed out during the boiling process, so don’t boil it. Steaming is a better option.
  • How much bottle gourd to feed: The amount of bottle gourd to use is determined by the baby’s age. When the baby is at the age of six months, only a couple of tablespoons are required. As the infant grows, you can increase the amount of bottle gourd.

More and more parents throughout the world are adopting bottle gourd into their baby’s diets as they learn about the health benefits of bottle gourd. Bottle gourd, on the other hand, should not be consumed uncooked because it might be detrimental to the stomach and intestines. (7 foods to boost immunity in kids)

In conclusion, bottle gourd is beneficial to both the physical and mental health of your children. It will make a world of difference if you incorporate it into the baby’s weekly menu.

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8 Common Nutritional Deficiencies in Children

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Have you ever wondered why your child gets sick or has health difficulties despite having a full plate of food? Do you think that plate provides all the essential nutrients that the child requires? Nowadays, malnutrition is most prevalent and is found to be associated with common nutritional deficiencies in children.

Most parents make the mistake of believing that just because their child eats three meals a day means he or she is getting all of the nutrients needed for growth and development. But, a well-balanced meal consisting of all the important vitamins and minerals is all that the child needs. So, let’s understand what is nutritional deficiencies, symptoms, nutritional deficiencies diseases and foods that help to overcome them. 

 What are nutritional deficiencies?

The child’s body needs a sufficient amount of vitamins and minerals to grow properly and be able to fight and avoid diseases. We refer to these nutrients as micronutrients.

While some are made naturally by the body, the majority come from the foods your children consume. Malnutrition, also known as nutrient deficiency, occurs when your child’s body does not get or is unable to absorb the necessary amount of nutrients. 

Signs and symptoms of nutritional deficiencies in children

Nutritional deficiencies cause health-related problems which can be difficult to detect while your child is young but become more apparent as they develop. Immune deficiency, stunted bone development, delayed brain growth, weariness, digestive troubles, and even early dementia are few common nutritional deficiencies symptoms.

Apart from these common symptoms, nutritional deficiencies diseases also exhibit symptoms such as :

  • Lethargy
  • Loss of attention
  • Dry skin/hair
  • Depression/ Anxiety
  • Delayed speech
  • Weight loss
  • Hyperactivity
  • Frequent cold or flu

8 Common nutritional deficiencies in children

Here is a list of some common nutritional deficiencies in children, their symptoms and dietary sources:

1.Calcium deficiency

Every cell in your body requires calcium to function properly. Calcium helps to mineralize bones and teeth, which is especially important during periods of rapid growth. Calcium is also a signalling molecule, so a deficiency can cause problems with your child’s heart, nerves, and muscles.

You should never take more calcium than you need. Calcium levels in your blood are strictly controlled, therefore any excess is stored in your bones as calcium phosphate. As a result, your bones will release calcium if you don’t get enough of it from the diet.

HeALTH CONCERNS caused due to calcium deficiency

In many cases, a calcium deficiency is not accompanied by symptoms. However, rickets in children and osteoporosis in the elderly are two prevalent forms of calcium deficiency that cause weaker and more fragile bones.

Dietary sources of calcium

Here are some of the calcium-rich foods that you should include in the diet: 

  • Milk and dairy products like cheese and yogurt
  • Moringa
  • Ragi (8 amazing benefits of Ragi)
  • Vegetables like cabbage, mustard, broccoli, lady’s finger
  • Seeds like poppy, chia and sesame
  • Almonds
  • Makhana/ Lotus seeds
  • Amaranth
2.Iron deficiency

Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in children. However, it is even more common in picky eaters and toddlers who have weaned from breast milk. (Iron deficiency in children)

Iron is a vital mineral that is found in abundance in red blood cells. Also, iron attaches to haemoglobin and aids oxygen transport between blood cells. It also aids in the production of RBCs.

There are two types of dietary iron – Heme and Non- heme iron. Heme iron is found in animal sources such as red meat and is easily absorbed in the body. Non-heme iron can be present in plant and animal foods, but it is difficult to absorb.

Vegetarians and vegans mostly consume plant sources having non-heme iron which is less absorbed. Hence they are more likely to develop iron deficiency. 

HeALTH CONCERNS caused due to iron deficiency

Anemia is the most common nutritional deficiency in children. The common symptoms of anemia include pale skin, fatigue, weakness and tiredness, poor appetite, craving for strange things like ice, dirt and paint, slower growth and development, behavioural issues, frequent infection.

Dietary sources of iron

The best sources of iron both heme and non-heme are listed below:

Heme iron sources:
  • Red meat
  • Shellfish
  • Organ meat
  • Sardines
Non-heme iron sources:
  • Beans
  • Green leafy vegetables like broccoli, spinach, kale
  • Seeds like pumpkin, sesame, flax and hemp
  • Dried fruits like raisins, prunes and apricot
  • Fruits like apple, pear and pomegranate 
  • Legumes
3.Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that acts in the body like a steroid hormone and is produced on exposure to sunlight. It aids iron, magnesium, zinc, and phosphate absorption. It also aids calcium absorption and helps in the formation of strong bones and teeth. Not just bones and teeth, vitamin D also builds immunity in the body and fights off attacking viruses and bacteria. (Vitamin D and calcium for building strong bones in kids)

HeALTH CONCERNS caused due to Vitamin D deficiency 

The deficiency of vitamin D prevents the absorption of calcium in the body. Calcium deficiency causes disorders, such as hypocalcemia and hypophosphatemia (rickets), as well as the weakening of bones, certain types of malignancies and lowered immunity. It may also cause growth delay, bone loss and there is an increased risk of fractures. 

Dietary sources of Vitamin D

Sunlight is the natural source of Vitamin D. However, other dietary sources of vitamin D are:

  • Cod liver oil
  • Fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, sardines
  • Egg yolk
  • Banana 
  • Milk and milk products
  • Fortified cereals
  • Mushroom
  • Ragi
4.Vitamin A deficiency

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is important. It aids in the formation and maintenance of healthy skin, teeth, bones, and cell membranes, as well. Also, it creates eye pigments, which are essential for vision. For Vitamin A to travel to the required parts of the body, like the retina at the back of the eye, it has to partner with another mineral- Zinc.

Dietary vitamin A comes in two forms:

  • Preformed vitamin A  (Retinol): It is derived from animal sources.
  • Pro-vitamin A (Carotenoid): It is obtained from plant sources.

HeALTH CONCERNS caused due to Vitamin A deficiency

A lack of vitamin A or vitamin A deficiency can cause both acute and chronic eye damage, leading to blindness. Vitamin A deficiency can also weaken the immune system and increase mortality, especially in children and women who are pregnant or lactating.

Dietary sources of Vitamin A

The dietary sources of vitamin A are:

  • Organ meat
  • Fish liver oil
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Carrot
  • Green leafy vegetables

Orange-coloured fruits and vegetables like carrots, mangoes, apricot, and sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, hence helps to protect your kid from any eye disease.

5.Vitamin B9-Folate deficiency

Vitamin B9, also known as folic acid or folate, is an essential component for the growth and development of the human body. Folate aids in the formation of DNA and RNA, as well as protein metabolism. Dietary folate is also necessary for the production of healthy red blood cells. And it is especially important in times of fast growth, such as during pregnancy and the development of the foetus.

HeALTH CONCERNS caused due to Vitamin B9-Folate deficiency

Folate deficiency in children and babies can cause brain and spinal cord underdevelopment, growth issues, anaemia, and congenital defects. (7 brain-boosting foods for your child) 

Dietary sources of Vitamin B9-Folate

The sources of Vitamin B9 include:

  • Green leafy veggies
  • Fresh fruits
  • Nuts
  • Beans
  • Fortified cereals and bread
  • Seafood
  • Eggs 
  • Peanuts
6.Vitamin B12 – Cobalamin deficiency

Cobalamin is important for the production of blood cells and to sustain healthy nerve cells in the body. However, vegetarians and vegans may not obtain enough vitamin B12 in their meals and may need to take a B12 supplement. (Foods with B vitamins and their importance)

HeALTH CONCERNS caused due to Vitamin B12 – Cobalamin deficiency

A vitamin B12 deficiency causes megaloblastic anemia. The diseases caused by nutritional deficiencies of Vitamin B12 can also lead to a number of symptoms including weakness, exhaustion, constipation, a decreased appetite, and weight. Failure to meet the minimum requirements can also show negative effects on the nervous system and nutritional deficiencies symptoms such as confusion, depression and dementia. 

Dietary sources of Vitamin B12 – Cobalamin

The sources of Vitamin B12 include:

  • Dairy products
  • Fish
  • Meat
  • Beef liver
  • Fortified cereals
  • Egg
7.Zinc deficiency

Zinc is an important mineral for healthy growth, digestion, sex hormone development, and immunity in children. A deficit can have an adverse effect on your child’s hair, skin, and nails, as well as his or her cognitive function and height.

HeALTH CONCERNS caused due to zinc deficiency 

Loss of appetite and decreased growth and development in babies and children are early signs of zinc deficiency. They may be angry and sluggish. The immune system of the body may be compromised, causing wounds to heal more slowly and incompletely.

Dietary sources of zinc

The sources of zinc include:

8.Magnesium deficiency

Magnesium is an important mineral in the human body. It’s not only important for bone and tooth structure but it’s also involved in over 300 enzyme processes.

HeALTH CONCERNS caused due to magnesium deficiency

The diseases caused by nutritional deficiencies of magnesium include type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, and osteoporosis. Abnormal heart rhythm, muscular cramps, restless leg syndrome, tiredness, and headaches are the most common magnesium – nutritional deficiencies symptoms. (How magnesium can help to balance hormones in teenagers?)

Dietary sources of magnesium

The sources of magnesium include:

  • Whole grains
  • Nuts
  • Dark chocolate
  • Green leafy vegetables

Almost every vitamin can be lacking in some way. However, the aforementioned flaws are by far the most prevalent. Children, young women, the elderly, vegetarians, and vegans appear to be the most vulnerable to a variety of deficits.

Eating a well-balanced diet rich in full, nutrient-dense foods is the greatest approach to avoid deficiencies. Supplements, on the other hand, maybe essential for people who cannot get enough from their food alone.

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7 Foods to Boost Immunity in Kids

The best gift you can ever give to your child is a healthy body and strong immunity to fight infections. Immunity plays a major role and it can be achieved by feeding some foods for immunity boost.

For the world, 2020 was all about immunity. We had never dreamt about going through such trying medical and emotional conditions. It taught us that in some situations science and medicine fail to help us as spontaneously as our own immunity can. Now the question arises: How to increase immunity in children?

How to boost immunity?

Immunity boosting is a comprehensive process which starts right from the early age. As babies grow and start preschool, they are more likely to be attacked by viruses and bacteria causing cold, cough and other infections. Building immunity becomes key at this early stage.

The food we eat plays a key role in determining the overall health and immunity. It gives the body a condition of being able to resist a particular disease.

Foods to boost immunity
Giloy:

It is a shrub and an essential herb in ayurvedic medicines. Giloy is used to treat a wide range of health conditions. It contains important plant compounds like terpenoids, alkaloids, lignans, and steroids. Research shows that these compounds have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antidiabetic properties, among other benefits which help to boost immunity.

Tulsi:

Tulsi leaves have been scientifically proven to have medicinal properties. It also has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal effects, rich in vitamin c and zinc and thus keeps the infection at a bay and naturally boosts the immunity.

Amla:

Amla is a storehouse of antioxidants. It is one of the richest sources of vitamin C, which is known to boost immunity. It has antibacterial and astringent properties that boosts immunity.

Ashwagandha:

As an anti-oxidant, boosting immunity is one of the most popular benefits of Ashwagandha for kids. The root activates and increases the levels of enzymes and macrophages, a type of white blood cell that kills bad viruses and bacterias. It also promotes the development of antibodies, which is a major factor in improving the body’s response to a health-threatening infection.

TURMERIC:

A compound found in turmeric, Curcumin, offers therapeutic relief and is a perfect immunity booster for kids. It has a a very high antioxidant value to protect body from invading infections. It is also rich in vitamin A, Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2) and vitamin C.

Nuts:

The vitamin E found in nuts like almonds, cashews, peanuts and hazelnut help the immune system to fight against invading bacteria. They are a great source of antioxidants that keep the body healthy and disease free by neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation.

Seeds:

Seeds are an incredible source of nutrients. Sunflower seeds are rich in magnesium, vitamin E, antioxidants and good fats. Together they help to boost immunity. Pumpkin seeds are rich in Vitamin E which is necessary for immunity building and also packed with other bone-building nutrients like potassium, magnesium and vitamin K. Melon seeds are a good source of zinc. It helps to boost our immunity, helps in digestion, cell growth, and keeps your nervous system healthy.

Antioxidants:

Cocoa contains flavonoid, a naturally occurring compound found in plants which act as antioxidant and help in counteracting free radicals in the body. Also rich in zinc, iron, copper, and vitamins like A, B12 and K. Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant and has an ability to modulate host immune functions. Vitamin E is key for strong immunity and healthy skin and eyes. In recent years, vitamin E supplements have become popular as antioxidants.

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Refined sugar: Sugar causes inflammation in the body which results in weaker immunity. Sugar damages the protein in our body, resulting in ageing of organs, which further compromises immunity, growth and functioning. Greatest source of sugar in the average kid’s diet are sugary snacks and beverages like cookies, cakes, candies, fruit juice, soda, and sports drinks. Everything that the child picks up to eat today has strains of added sugar in some form or the other.

Preservatives: most of the packaged food companies are adding artificial preservatives to delay spoilage and contamination in foods.  artificial preservatives such as nitrates, benzoates, sulfites, sorbates, parabens, formaldehyde, BHT, BHA and several others can cause serious health hazards such as hypersensitivity, allergy, asthma, hyperactivity, neurological damage.

Refined oil: The high temperature involved in the refining process removes all the natural and beneficial substances from the oil, which is not good for the digestive as well as respiratory health and ultimately affects your immunity.

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बच्चे की इम्युनिटी बढ़ाने वाले खाद्य पदार्थ

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आपका अपने बच्चे को अब तक का सबसे अच्छा उपहार है, एक स्वस्थ शरीर जो संक्रमण से लड़ने के लिए समर्थ है और जिसमें मज़बूत प्रतिरक्षा( इम्युनिटी) है। जीवन अब और अधिक कठिन है। बीमार होना या बीमार रहना एक बच्चे की जीवन यात्रा में सबसे बड़ी बाधा है। भोजन, जलवायु, खाने की आदतों और जीवन शैली से लेकर लगभग हर चीज में लगातार बदलाव हो रहा है । इस बदलते परिदृश्य में, प्रतिरक्षा एक प्रमुख भूमिका निभाती है और इसे इम्युनिटी बढ़ाने वाले खाद्य पदार्थ खिलाकर प्राप्त किया जा सकता है।

प्रतिरक्षा तंत्र (इम्यून  सिस्टम)

प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली कोशिकाओं (सेल्स ), ऊतकों (टिशूस ) और अंगों (ऑर्गन्स ), का एक जटिल नेटवर्क है जो न केवल आपके शरीर को हानिकारक रोग पैदा करने वाले वायरस और बैक्टीरिया से बचाती है बल्कि ऊतक ( टिशूस ) की मरम्मत और घाव भरने में भी सहायता करती है। कोरोना महामारी के संदर्भ में, हम केवल अपनी प्रतिरक्षा पर भरोसा कर सकते हैं ताकि हमें कोरोना रुपी युद्ध के मैदान से बचाया जा सके। कुछ हद तक, हमारी प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली आनुवंशिकी (जेनेटिक्स) पर निर्भर करती है और यह हमारे दैनिक विकल्पों- भोजन और जीवन शैली से भी प्रमुख रूप से प्रभावित होती है।

बच्चे की रोग प्रतिरोधक क्षमता कैसे बढ़ाएं? इम्युनिटी बूस्टिंग एक व्यापक प्रक्रिया है जो कम उम्र से ही शुरू हो जाती है। जैसे-जैसे बच्चे बड़े होते हैं और प्रीस्कूल शुरू करते हैं, उन पर वायरस और बैक्टीरिया के हमले की संभावना अधिक होती है, जिससे सर्दी खांसी और अन्य संक्रमण होते हैं। इस प्रारंभिक अवस्था में प्रतिरक्षा का निर्माण महत्वपूर्ण हो जाता है।

प्रतिरक्षा को मजबूत करने के टिप्स:

  • अपने बच्चे को स्तनपान कराएं (अध्ययनों से पता चलता है कि यह बच्चों के लिए एक प्राकृतिक प्रतिरक्षा बूस्टर है)
  • बच्चे के टीकाकरण कार्यक्रम का पालन करें
  • बच्चों को पौष्टिक और स्वस्थ आहार खाने के लिए प्रोत्साहित करें
  • उचित आराम और नींद (अध्ययनों से संकेत मिलता है कि नींद और प्रतिरक्षा सकारात्मक रूप से संबंधित हैं)
  • स्वच्छ आदतों का विकास करना जैसे हाथ धोना और शरीर तथा वातावरण  को स्वच्छ  रखना ।
  • ताजी हवा और धूप तक पहुंच (बाहरी गतिविधियां और विटामिन डी दोनों ही रोग प्रतिरोधक क्षमता बढ़ाने में मदद करते हैं)
  • एंटीबायोटिक्स से बचें (जब तक आवश्यक न हो) क्योंकि वे शरीर में अच्छे बैक्टीरिया को कम करते हैं जो प्रतिरक्षा का निर्माण करते हैं

विटामिन सी, विटामिन डी, जिंक, सेलेनियम, आयरन और प्रोटीन जैसे प्रतिरक्षा कोशिकाओं के विकास और कार्यों के लिए कुछ पोषक तत्वों की आवश्यकता होती है। पोषक तत्वों से भरपूर भोजन और संतुलित आहार पर ध्यान देना आपके बच्चे की प्रतिरोधक क्षमता को बढ़ाने का सबसे अच्छा तरीका है। इम्युनिटी बूस्टर के लिए कुछ बेहतरीन खाद्य पदार्थ नीचे दिए गए हैं:

इम्युनिटी बढ़ाने वाले खाद्य पदार्थ:

सब्जियां:

अध्ययन से पता चलता है कि सब्जियां बीटा-कैरोटीन (विटामिन ए), विटामिन सी और विटामिन ई जैसे पोषक तत्व प्रदान करती हैं जो बच्चों के लिए प्राकृतिक प्रतिरक्षा बूस्टर के रूप में कार्य कर सकती हैं। कई सब्जियां अन्य एंटीऑक्सिडेंट से भी भरपूर होती हैं जो शरीर में मुक्त कणों को कम करने में मदद करती हैं (मुक्त कण क्या हैं?) सब्जियां अक्सर प्रीबायोटिक फाइबर का अच्छा स्रोत होती हैं जो आंत में रहने वाले अच्छे बैक्टीरिया का भोजन बनकर स्वस्थ आंत और प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली का समर्थन करती हैं। अपने बच्चे को एक दिन में ब्रोकोली, पालक, बेल पेपर, टमाटर, गाजर, और चुकंदर जैसी सभी रंगों की सब्जियां खाने के लिए प्रोत्साहित करने से प्रतिरक्षा को उच्च रखने के लिए आवश्यक कई विटामिन और खनिजों का ध्यान रखा जाएगा। (बच्चों को पूरा पोषण कैसे दें?)

खट्टे फल:

बच्चों के लिए इम्युनिटी बूस्टर के लिए खट्टे फलों को सबसे अच्छे इम्युनिटी बढ़ाने वाले खाद्य पदार्थों में से एक माना जाता है। सभी खट्टे फलों में विटामिन सी एक प्रमुख घटक है। विटामिन सी संक्रमण से लड़ने वाली श्वेत रक्त कोशिकाओं के उत्पादन को बढ़ाकर आपकी प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली को बनाने में मदद करता है। संतरा, अमरूद, अंगूर, नींबू और कीवी जैसे फल विटामिन सी से भरपूर होते हैं। (बच्चों और किशोरों के लिए सर्वश्रेष्ठ फल?)

अदरक:

अदरक अपने अद्भुत औषधीय गुणों के लिए जाना जाता है | अदरक का उपयोग कई आयुर्वेदिक दवाओं में एक सक्रिय घटक के रूप में किया गया है। विटामिन बी6 और मैग्नीशियम से भरपूर अदरक में जिंजरोल (अदरक में मौजूद फोटोकैमिकल कंपाउंड जो जीभ पर मसाला रिसेप्टर्स को सक्रिय करता है) होता है जो इम्युनिटी को बढ़ाने में मदद करता है। इसमें एंटी-बैक्टीरियल और एंटी-इंफ्लेमेटरी गुण भी होते हैं, जो संक्रमण से लड़ने में मदद करते हैं। (बच्चों में सर्दी का इलाज करने का घरेलू उपाय जो वास्तव में काम करता है?)

मेवे:

पिस्ता, बादाम, काजू, अखरोट और अन्य नट्स में पाया जाने वाला विटामिन ई बैक्टीरिया से लड़ने में प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली की मदद करता है। वे एंटीऑक्सिडेंट का एक बड़ा स्रोत हैं जो मुक्त कणों को निष्क्रिय करके और सूजन को कम करके शरीर को स्वस्थ और रोग मुक्त रखते हैं। अध्ययन से पता चलता है कि कुछ भुने हुए मेवों में कच्चे की तुलना में अधिक एंटीऑक्सीडेंट स्तर होता है। (कुछ उच्च मेवे और बीज क्या हैं?)

दालचीनी:

यह सुगंधित मसाला सभी मसालों में एंटीऑक्सिडेंट का सबसे समृद्ध स्रोत है जो प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली को बढ़ावा देता है। एंटीवायरल, एंटीफंगल और जीवाणुरोधी गुणों से भरपूर, जो सर्दी और फ्लू जैसे संक्रमण पैदा करने वाले वायरस से लड़ते हैं। दालचीनी प्रतिरक्षा बूस्टर के लिए सबसे अच्छे खाद्य पदार्थों में से एक है।

मोरिंगा:

मोरिंगा एक जादुई पेड़ है जिसमें बहुत सारे स्वास्थ्य लाभ जुड़े हुए हैं। इस पेड़ का हर हिस्सा जैसे जड़, छाल, फल, फूल और पत्ते विटामिन, खनिज और एंटीऑक्सीडेंट से भरपूर होते हैं। पत्ते कैल्शियम और आयरन जैसे विटामिन ए, बी, सी खनिजों का अच्छा स्रोत हैं, जो इसे बच्चों के लिए इम्युनिटी बढ़ाने वाले खाद्य पदार्थ बनाता है। प्रतिरक्षा के अलावा यह हड्डियों के विकास, आयरन की कमी से लड़ने और मांसपेशियों के निर्माण में भी मदद करता है। (स्वस्थ दृष्टि के लिए आसान भोजन क्या है?)

बीज:

बीज पोषक तत्वों का अविश्वसनीय स्रोत हैं। सब्जा के बीज ओमेगा 3 (अल्फा-लिनोलेनिक एसिड) से भरपूर होते हैं और फ्लेवोनोइड्स से भी भरे होते हैं जो दोनों ही प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली को मजबूत रखने में मदद करते हैं। सूरजमुखी के बीज मैग्नीशियम, विटामिन ई, एंटीऑक्सिडेंट और अच्छे वसा से भरपूर होते हैं। साथ में वे प्रतिरक्षा को बढ़ावा देने में मदद करते हैं। तिल के बीज जिंक से भरपूर होते हैं जो शरीर की कोशिकाओं को बैक्टीरिया और वायरस से बचाकर स्वस्थ प्रतिरक्षा में सहायता करते हैं। कद्दू के बीज विटामिन ई से भरपूर होते हैं जो प्रतिरक्षा निर्माण के लिए आवश्यक होते हैं और साथ ही हड्डियों के निर्माण के लिए अन्य पोषक तत्वों जैसे पोटेशियम, मैग्नीशियम और विटामिन के से भी भरपूर होते हैं। (मस्तिष्क के लिए कुछ अच्छे बीज क्या हैं?)

करक्यूमिन/ हल्दी :

हल्दी में पाया जाने वाला एक यौगिक चिकित्सीय राहत प्रदान करता है। हल्दी विटामिन ए, थायमिन (बी1), राइबोफ्लेविन (बी2) और विटामिन सी से भी भरपूर होती है और बच्चों के साथ-साथ वयस्कों के लिए भी एक उत्तम इम्युनिटी बढ़ाने वाले खाद्य पदार्थ के रूप में काम करती है। यह एक समृद्ध एंटीऑक्सीडेंट है जो शरीर की कोशिका क्षति के खिलाफ समर्थन करता है। यह शरीर में बीमारियों या उम्र से संबंधित कमी को उलटने या देरी के लिए पाया गया है। प्रतिरक्षा पर वैज्ञानिक अध्ययन के बारे में यहाँ और पढ़ें।

अश्वगंधा और ब्राह्मी:

यह शरीर की कोशिकाओं की प्रतिरोधक क्षमता में सुधार करके रोग से शरीर की रक्षा में सुधार करता है। इसमें एंटीऑक्सीडेंट गुण भी होते हैं जो फ्री रेडिकल्स से होने वाले सेल्युलर डैमेज से बचाने में मदद करते हैं। ब्राह्मी में सक्रिय संघटक बैकोसाइड मुक्त कणों को बेअसर कर सकता है और वसा के अणुओं को मुक्त कणों के साथ प्रतिक्रिया करने से रोक सकता है, जिससे शरीर में उच्च प्रतिरक्षा बनी रहती है।

मुलेठी /लीकोरिस:

इसमें 20 से अधिक ट्राइटरपेनोइड्स और लगभग 300 फ्लेवोनोइड्स होते हैं और इसलिए यह एक बेहतरीन एंटी-बैक्टीरियल उपाय के रूप में काम करता है। यह एक सामान्य जड़ी बूटी है जिसका उपयोग सदियों से पारंपरिक भारतीय और चीनी चिकित्सा में किया जाता रहा है। इसके प्रतिरक्षा लाभों के बारे में यहाँ और पढ़ें।

इम्यूनिटी पाउडर इस्तेमाल करने का तरीका यहां देखें:

आइए सब्जियों, जड़ी-बूटियों और नट्स के ‘छिपे हुए’ पोषण से हर व्यंजन को स्वादिष्ट और पौष्टिक बनाते हैं।

उत्पाद/प्रोडक्ट्स:

हमें बच्चों के लिए पौष्टिक और स्वादिष्ट उत्पादों की अपनी श्रृंखला पेश करते हुए खुशी हो रही है !!

हम जानते हैं कि प्रतिदिन स्वस्थ भोजन तैयार करना और खिलाना एक बहुत बड़ा काम है, और भी कठिन है जब बच्चे अपने द्वारा चयनित भोजन खाने वाले होते हैं। बच्चे कुछ खाद्य पदार्थ और प्रारूप को पसंद करते हैं। बच्चों को हर रोज कड़वी आयुर्वेदिक जड़ी बूटियां, तरह-तरह की सब्जियां, फल, मेवा और बीज खिलाना आसान नहीं होता।

आयुर्वेदिक जड़ी बूटियों के साथ मिश्रित, यह अनूठा उत्पाद बिना किसी झंझट के बच्चों को प्रतिरक्षा(इम्युनिटी), मस्तिष्क के विकास (ब्रेन डेवलपमेंट) , हड्डियों की मजबूती(बोन स्ट्रेंथ) और समग्र विकास (ओवरॉल ग्रोथ) के लिए दैनिक पोषण (डेली न्यूट्रिशन) प्रदान करने का एक आसान उपाय है।


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छोटे बच्चों और किशोरों के माता-पिता के लिए बच्चों के पोषण और स्किनकेयर समुदाय में शामिल हों।

पोषण विशेषज्ञ द्वारा अनुशंसित खाद्य पदार्थ और उपचार।


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7 healthy Benefits of carrot for kids

Carrot is one of the most loved vegetables among kids. We all know that carrots are good for the eyes, but the health benefits of carrot are many . Carrot is a root vegetable, usually orange in color however, carrots in purple, red, yellow, white and black do exist. carrots are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Generally carrots are narrow and cone shaped. One can eat it raw or they can be boiled, steamed and cooked. Carrot has a crunchy texture and a sweet flavor which makes it a gifted vegetable.

The following is the nutritional profile for one cup chopped raw carrot.
NutrientsAmount% daily value*
Calorie41 
Protein1.2 gram2%
Total Carbohydrate12 gram4%
  Dietary fiber3.6gram 
  Sugar6.1 gram 
Fat0.3 gram0%
Sodium88 mg4%
Potassium410 mg9%
Calcium42.24 mg3%
Iron0.38 mg2%
   

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice

Vitamins

Vitamin A: Carrots are rich in beta carotene, which your body converts into vitamin A. This nutrient promotes good vision and is important for growth. One cup of raw carrot provides 430% of daily value for vitamin A. (How to retain Vitamin A in food?)

Vitamin K: Carrot is an outstanding source of vitamin K. this vitamin plays an important role in building strong bones and is also required for blood to clot. One cup of raw carrot provides 21% of daily value for vitamin K.

Vitamin C: Carrot provides Vitamin C also, which supports your immune system and helps your body to absorb iron. One cup of raw carrot provides 13% of daily value for vitamin c.

B vitamins: Vitamin B-6 helps assemble amino acids into proteins, while thiamine supports nerve and brain function. One cup serving of raw chopped carrots provides 9% of the daily value for vitamin B-6 and 6% each of the daily values for thiamine, niacin and folate.

Plant compounds in carrots: Carrots are a great source of many plant compounds, especially carotenoids, such as beta carotene and lutein.

Health benefits of carrot

Following are the benefits of carrot for kids and adults also

Boost immunity:

These root vegetables absorb lots of nutrients from the soil like phosphorus, sulfur, magnesium (how does this mineral help with stress?), calcium along with being rich in fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants that together protect against diseases and illness and make them best immunity food for kids. The antioxidants, apart from helping the body against free radical damage, guard the body against harmful bacteria, viruses and inflammation. ( Tips and foods for immunity building)

Eye health:

One of the most important benefits of carrot is for eye health. Carrot is a rich source of vitamin A, which plays a crucial role in vision by maintaining a clear cornea, which is the outer covering of your eye. Rhodopsin, a protein present in eyes that helps to see in low light, is a component of vitamin A. Carrots are a rich source of beta carotene and lutein, which are antioxidants that can help prevent eye damage caused by free radicals. ( How to improve weak eyesight?)

Good for digestive health:

Carrots are high in fiber and help in maintaining good digestive health. Fiber makes your stool bulky which helps it pass smoothly through the digestive tract and prevents conditions like constipation. (Tips and foods for constipation)

Weight loss:

The primary step to lose weight is proper digestion. If you are on diet you should include foods that are high in fiber and carrot is one of them. Eating more fibers gives you the feeling of fullness i.e., they release the satiety hormones. It also helps in digestion. This makes us eat less naturally, hence promoting weight loss. ( Natural ways to reduce weight)

Promote skin and hairs health:

Benefits of carrot also includes healthy skin and hair. Vitamin A in carrots promotes firm, elastic and healthy skin. Beta carotene that gives carrots their orange color will also brighten your skin and make it glow. It also helps in nourishing dry skin because they are packed with potassium.  It helps repair skin tissues while also protecting skin from harmful radiation. Carrots provide your hair with vital vitamins, making your hairs stronger, thicker and shinier than ever before. (How to get glowing skin and healthy hairs?)

Deworming:

Carrots are a great source of vitamin A and beta-carotene. This orange vegetable can help to deworm your kid and in other stomach disorders too. Beta-carotene has the ability to destroy the eggs of intestinal worms. Eating it raw after washing properly can be the best home remedy for deworming kids. Carrot scrapes the mucus which is home for these parasites and helps to push away these worms out of the intestine. (Why deworming in kids is necessary?)

Carrot as first baby food:

Carrots are good baby solid food to start due to its smooth texture, sweet taste and nutritional values. It is a good source of vitamin A which is important for eye health, vitamin B6 which can provide the best skin, hairs and helps in better liver functioning. Carrot is also rich in fiber thus, helps to prevent constipation in babies. Finely chop or grate carrot and boil it. Retain the water to make puree or to mash it. (Foods and recipes for 6 months old baby)

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All about coconut oil benefits: Skin, Hair, Body and Oral hygiene

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Coconut oil is widely considered as a “True Superfood”. This is because there aren’t a lot of things that coconut oil can’t do. While talking about coconut oil benefits, it can be considered as “Do it all miracle oil”.

Coconut oil is derived from the lifeline of the health tree i.e., coconut tree. It is well known for its taste, health and other versatile benefits that you may not be even aware of. Over decades, coconut oil has gained its fame as a healthiest food for skin, hair and body and the benefits are beyond your expectations.

Let’s get aware of what all this hype is about with the science-backed health benefits of coconut oil for skin, hair, body, oral health and others.

Composition of coconut oil:

Coconut oil is rich in Medium Chain Fatty acids (MCT). These MCTs are easier to burn and harder for the body to convert into fats. It is a rich source of Vitamin E and almost 100% fat.

Fatty acids found in coconut oil include –

Saturated fatty acids: Lauric acid, Myristic acid, Palmitic acids, Caprylic acid, Stearic acid, Capric acid.

Unsaturated fatty acids: Oleic acid, Linoleic acid

Types of coconut oil:

Broadly speaking, Coconut oil is classified into two: refined coconut oil and virgin coconut oil.

Refined coconut oil is produced through heat exposure. It is refined, bleached, deodorized and made from dried coconut. Moreover, it is less expensive, has a neutral scent and higher smoke point. Usually recommended for cooking and have fewer nutritional properties.

Virgin coconut oil is a pure form of oil and is produced without heat exposure. It is made from cold pressing and is unbleached. Moreover, it retains all the natural aroma and has a lower smoke point. It tastes great and has numerous health and nutritional benefits. It is recommended to consume this raw like a dressing.

Cold pressed coconut oil is extremely pure and raw. It has a higher smoke point and is considered better for high temperature cooking. This is usually priced higher since the extraction process retains all the nutrients.

Benefits of coconut oil for skin:

Apart from cooking, coconut oil has some outstanding benefits for skin too. It shines in the beauty product sector too. Read below to explore more about coconut oil benefits for skin.

Treating dry skin:

Skin hydration is an issue faced by most of us. Coconut oil helps in protecting and retaining skin hydration with the help of fatty acids present in them. If you have oily face skin, then try to avoid its use. (Home remedies for dry skin)

Protection against UV radiation: Natural sunscreen

Coconut oil protects your skin from the harmful UV radiations by acting as a barrier between your skin and the radiations. This acts as a natural sunscreen as few studies have stated that it can block about 15-20% of the sun’s UV radiation. Although this may be true but it won’t work as a complete protection. (How to apply sunscreen)

Reduces Inflammation:

The major reasons for skin inflammation include eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. Since, coconut oil possess anti-inflammatory properties, it is a quick fix that penetrates the skin easily.

Treating Pimples:

Coconut oil contains MCTs that help in reducing pimples or acne by killing the bacterias responsible for this. Therefore, application of a thin layer of coconut oil to the affected areas works. (Home remedies to reduce pimples)

Keeps you safe from infections:

As coconut oil contains lauric acid and other essential fatty acids too, it possesses antimicrobial, antifungal and antiviral properties. This helps in prevention of infection in the body. Consumption and application both work well. (Immunity boosting foods)

Heals wounds:

Coconut oil helps in wound healing by increasing the production of collagen. It is considered as an important wound healing protein.

Anti-ageing:

Apart from soothing, smoothing and nourishing the skin, coconut oil acts as an anti-ageing serum. It is rich in vitamins, vitamin A and fatty acids that reduce wrinkles, fine lines, damaged skin and hyperpigmentation. Moreover, it improves the skin elasticity to a greater extent. (How sugar affects your skin)

Stretch marks:

Coconut oil can be an effective remedy to reduce stretch marks. Application of a mixture of warm coconut oil with pure kapoor (camphor) works best.

Treats baby rashes:

Baby’s skin is quite sensitive. Rashes caused by diapers and heat can be treated with the help of coconut oil. Since coconut oil has soothing and hydrating properties, it reduces the inflammation thus giving relief from itching and irritation. (Home remedies to treat heat rash)

Benefits of coconut oil for hair:

Coconut oil is not only beneficial for the skin but also plays an important role in hair nourishment. Mentioned below are few benefits of coconut oil for hair:

Prevents damage:

Your hair is more vulnerable when wet. When the hair is wet it undergoes structural changes by absorbing water. This results in hair damage and hair fall. Applying coconut oil before and after hair wash prevents damage by reducing protein loss. If applied before, it reduces the amount of damage during washing whereas application of the same after bath prevents damage caused by friction and styling. Moreover, it keeps your hair soft and smooth. (Hair fall home remedies)

Makes your hair shine:

Coconut oil helps in hair shine as it penetrates the scalp much better than other mineral oils. It protects the hair and locks the moisture thus, providing shine to the hair strands. This is the secret of long and shiny hairs.

Protects your hair:

Coconut oil contains essential properties that are important for revamping damaged hair. The nutrient in the oil nourishes the scalp thus protecting it from damage. Its chemical structure is so superior that it helps in protecting the hair from the environmental and cosmetic damages.

Aids hair growth:

Longer, thicker and shinier hair can be obtained from coconut oil. In addition, coconut oil helps in aiding hair growth by reducing breakage, moisturizing the hair, reducing protein loss and protection against environmental damage. It also promotes hair growth by removing excess sebum from the hair follicles. For this to work best, you need to make it a regular beauty regimen. (Reasons of hair fall in kids and remedies)

Prevents lice:

The initial step of lice prevention can be usage of coconut oil. Massaging coconut oil along with tea tree oil kills the lice. Alternatively, you can use apple cider vinegar to wash off the lice eggs after the coconut oil treatment.

Protects hair from sun UV radiations:

Studies state that application of coconut oil protects the hair from the sun’s harmful radiations. It may work as a weak sunscreen.

Treats dandruff:

Coconut oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties. That is why frequent massage of warm coconut oil reduces dandruff. (Home remedies for dry and itchy scalp)

Benefits of coconut oil for oral hygiene:

Coconut oil for oral hygiene has been used since decades. Oil pulling is the natural way of preventing any oral health issues. It helps in maintaining the oral hygiene by

  • Killing the harmful bacterias
  • Reduce bad breaths
  • Prevents dental plaque
  • Prevents tooth decay (Importance of teeth brushing in kids)
  • Preventing gum disease
  • Reduce build-up of food debris
  • Prevents formation of film on tongue
How to oil pull?

It’s simple! Oil pulling is more like an oil mouthwash. Swish coconut oil in your mouth for 15-20 minutes and spit out followed by brushing. The reason behind doing this is, every time you oil pull, the fatty acids present in the oil traps the bacteria and removes them from the mouth. Isn’t it an interesting fact about coconut oil benefits?

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Boost heart health:

Coconut oil may help in boosting heart health. It contains saturated fatty acids but these work differently as compared to the other saturated fats. It increases the healthy cholesterol (HDL, good fat) in the body while lowering the harmful effects of LDL. Additionally, the MCTs present in this oil are not involved in the cholesterol transport. On the whole, it may help boost heart health.

Quick source of energy:

MCTs present in the coconut oil are easily digested and go directly from your gut to the liver. The body uses them as a quick energy source without increasing the blood sugar levels. (Power foods all kids need)

Helps in fat burning:

Coconut oil helps in the proper functioning of the thyroid and endocrine system. It boosts the body’s metabolic rates which aids weight loss. The major fats from coconut oil are converted into energy rather than being stored as a fat. (Natural ways for weight loss)

Reduce hunger:

Studies shows that coconut oil is responsible for satiety. It reduces hunger by producing ketones in the body. This aids to weight loss also as the intake of the calories reduces. (Tips to increase appetite in kids)

Improve Cognitive (Brain) Functions:

One of the lesser-known facts about coconut oil benefits is its role in improving brain function. The MCTs present in this oil break down into super rich ketones which act as an alternative energy source (fuel) for the brain. This helps in boosting memory. Moreover, it has been studied that it enhances the abilities of language and orientation in Alzheimer patients. (Foods for brain development in kids)

Controls blood sugar:

Recent work on the impact of coconut oil on the blood sugar level states that it helps in promoting insulin secretion. In addition to that, it helps in stabilizing the blood sugar levels and  encourages effective use of blood glucose.

Boost Bone Health:

Coconut oil helps boost bone health in two ways. Firstly, being a rich source of antioxidants, it neutralizes the free radicals and reduces oxidative stress. Secondly, it helps in the absorption of calcium, magnesium and other fat-soluble vitamins and minerals. In addition, it is useful in reducing the symptoms of osteoporosis and arthritis. (Bone development in kids)

Reduce stress:

The combination of two properties of the virgin coconut oil helps in relaxing the body. This oil can be used in aromatherapy which helps in body and mind relaxation. Gentle massage of coconut oil eases the stress.

Balance hormones:

Hormonal imbalance is quite a matter of concern these days. Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid. It helps in balancing the hormones and may have a good effect on the estrogen levels. It is good to consume this during menopause. (Foods to manage hormone imbalance)

Everything is okay, but how much coconut oil per day?

Even though coconut oil serves abundant health benefits, moderate use of it is required.  It should be treated like any other fat that you come across. You can enjoy all the benefits of coconut when consumed in adequate amounts.

Usually, it is best to limit yourself to about 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a day.

Health benefits of coconut water:

Not only coconut oil but also coconut water plays an important role in the body.

  • Good source of hydration
  • Great source of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium (Calcium rich foods)
  • Help in preventing kidney stones
  • Instant energy source
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Aids in digestion (Probiotic foods)
  • Healthy skin
  • Hangover cure
  • Treats flatulence, stomach ulcer and gastrointestinal issues
  • Prevention against infections
  • Eliminates worms (Deworming in kids)
Other benefits of coconut oil:

Apart from having health benefits coconut oil helps in some non-health related issues too. This makes coconut oil a whole.

  • Stain removal
  • Natural deodorant
  • Wood shine
  • Makeup removal
  • Massage
  • Base for exfoliants
  • Natural highlighter
  • Nasal drops
  • Hygiene wash

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COVID 19 vaccination of pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease that has spread rapidly throughout the world. In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. Since then the pandemic has severely impacted health systems, economic and social progress throughout the world. In this article, we will learn whether vaccination of pregnant woman or breastfeeding mothers is safe or not?

COVID-19 is caused by a newly discovered coronavirus now named as the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Coronaviruses (CoV) are zoonotic, and are transmitted between animals and humans. Coronaviruses cause diseases such as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and more mild illnesses including the common cold. (Home remedies of cold in kids)

The most common signs of infection with COVID-19 include fever, dry cough (Home remedies for cough), shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing, and tiredness or fatigue. Though most people (~80%) experience mild disease and recover without requiring hospitalization. However, globally, around 20% of people who contract COVID-19 become seriously ill and have trouble breathing. Also, in more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even lead to death. (Reference: MoHFW)

Vaccination and pregnant WOMAN:

COVID-19 infection during pregnancy may result in rapid deterioration of health of pregnant women and could also affect the foetus. Based on the recommendations from National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI), MoHFW has approved vaccination of pregnant women against COVID-19. But with the condition that the pregnant women may be informed about the risks of exposure to COVID-19 infection along with the risks and benefits associated with the COVID-19 vaccines available in the country.

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Moreover, A pregnant woman who opts for vaccination, could be vaccinated at any time of the pregnancy. Also, to help pregnant women make an informed decision to be vaccinated, they should be provided with information about the risks of COVID-19 infection in pregnancy, the benefits of vaccination, along with the likely side effects of vaccination. vaccination in India in pregnant women is showing a hike. (Reference: WHO) (World Health Organization)

Why is COVID 19 vaccine recommended for pregnant women?
  • Pregnancy does not increase the risk to COVID-19 infection, but current evidence indicates that pregnant women are at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 compared to non-pregnant women in case they get infected.
  • Additionally, pregnant women with COVID-19 are at increased risk for preterm birth and might have an increased risk of other adverse pregnancy outcomes.
  • Most pregnant women will be asymptomatic or have mild disease, BUT their health may deteriorate rapidly and that might affect the foetal outcome.
  • It is important that they take all precautions to protect themselves from acquiring COVID-19, including taking vaccination against COVID-19.
  • WHO recommends vaccination in pregnant women when the benefits of vaccination to the pregnant woman outweigh the potential risks.
  • It is therefore advisable that a pregnant woman should take COVID-19 vaccine.
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Are there any side effects of the COVID 19 vaccines that can either harm the pregnant woman or her foetus?
  • COVID 19 vaccines available are safe and vaccination protects pregnant women against COVID 19 illness/disease like other individuals. (Immunity building foods)
  • Based on current knowledge, experts believe that COVID -19 vaccines are unlikely to pose a risk to the pregnant person or foetus.
  • Like any medicine a vaccine may have side effects which are normally mild. After getting the vaccine, she can get a mild fever, pain at the injection site, or feel unwell for 1-3 days.
  • The long-term adverse effects and safety of vaccines for foetus and child is not known yet.
  • Very rarely, (one in 1-5 lakh persons) the beneficiary may, after COVID 19 vaccination, experience some of the following symptoms within 20 days after getting the injection which may need immediate attention.
Symptoms occurring within 20 days after receiving any COVID 19 vaccine:
  • Shortness of breath (difficulty in breathing)
  • Chest Pain
  • Pain in limbs / pain on pressing the limbs or swelling in the limbs (arm or calf)
  • Small pinpoint hemorrhages (petechial) or bruising of the skin beyond the vaccination site
  • Persistent abdominal pain with or without vomiting.
  • Seizures in the absence of previous history of seizures with or without vomiting.
  • Severe and persistent headaches with or without vomiting (in the absence of previous history of migraine or chronic headache)
  • Weakness/paralysis of limbs or any particular side of the body
  • Persistent vomiting without any obvious reason
  • Blurred vision/ pain in eyes
  • Any other symptom or health condition which is of concern to the recipient or the family
Are there any specific contraindications for vaccination of PREGNANT WOMAN?

As for the general population, pregnant women should avoid vaccination in the following conditions:

  • Anaphylactic or allergic reaction to the previous dose of COVID-19 vaccine (Home remedies for allergies)
  • Anaphylaxis or allergic reaction to vaccines or injectable therapies, pharmaceutical products, food-items etc.

Vaccine is temporarily contraindicated in the following conditions:

  • Diagnosed COVID-19 infection – defer for 12 weeks from infection or 4 to 8 weeks from recovery
  • Active COVID-19 infection
  • COVID-19 infection treated with anti-COVID-19 monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma.

(Reference: MoHFW)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
If a pregnant woman has already had COVID-19, when should she be vaccinated?

In case a woman has been infected with COVID-19 infection during the current pregnancy, then she should be vaccinated soon after the delivery.

What are the benefits of VACCINE?

The COVID-19 vaccines produce protection against the disease, as a result of developing an immune response to the SARS-Cov-2 virus. In addition, developing immunity through vaccination means there is a reduced risk of developing the illness and its consequences. So, this is how immunity helps you fight the virus if exposed.

Should we eat or drink differently the day or two after getting vaccinated?

The effectiveness of the vaccine is not dependent on any food or drink before or after taking the vaccine. (Reference: WHO) (World Health Organization)

Is it safe for pregnant women, those planning to become pregnant, and breastfeeding mothers to receive COVID-19 vaccines?

In the interim, WHO recommends that for pregnant women the use of the COVID-19 vaccine depends on the basis of a benefit vs risk assessment. WHO does not recommend pregnancy testing prior to vaccination. Neither does WHO recommend delaying pregnancy or terminating pregnancy because of vaccination. Vaccination with any of the vaccine products assessed by the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization can be offered to breastfeeding women. Also, WHO does not recommend discontinuation of breastfeeding after vaccination.

Claims on social media suggested that COVID-1919 vaccine could affect female fertility. Is it true?

Rumours or social media posts suggesting that COVID-19 vaccines could cause infertility are not true and totally baseless. Such rumours were floated in the past against other vaccines also e.g. polio and measles. None of the available vaccines affects fertility. All vaccines and their constituents are tested first on animals and later in humans to assess if they have any such side effects. Vaccines are authorized for use only after their safety and efficacy is assured. (Reference: MOHFW)

Should women who are on their periods take the COVID-19 vaccine?

Women can receive a vaccine at any point in their menstrual cycle

(Reference: WHO) (World Health Organization)

What are the side effects of COVID-19 vaccines?

Like any vaccine, COVID-19 vaccines can cause mild, short term side effects. Most reactions to vaccines are mild and go away within a few days on their own.

Reported side effects to COVID-19 vaccines have mostly been mild to moderate and short-lasting. They include: fever, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, chills, diarrhoea, and pain at the injection site. The chances of any of these side effects following vaccination differ according to the specific COVID-19 vaccine. (Reference: WHO)

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Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds for Kids

Most of us know pumpkin as the fruit used for decorating Jack-o’- lanterns for Halloween, but other than just being a decorative fruit or vegetable, pumpkin offers numerous health benefits to your kids. This winter squash is not a vegetable, but rather a healthy fruit that also contains nutritious edible seeds. The origin of pumpkin is not known but there is evidence that pumpkins were grown in Mexico and North America about 5000 to 7000 BC. There pumpkin seeds health benefit for kids are many. These health benefits can range from improved brain development, help in getting sound sleep, improved liver health, possesses antimicrobial properties, improved urodynamics and supply of essential vitamins and minerals.

 When can I start giving pumpkin seeds to my kids?

You can start giving pumpkin seeds to your toddler once he/she has strong enough teeth to chew regular solid food, which can usually be between 1 ½ years of age to 2 years of age. If you are worried whether or not your child can chew the seeds, then you could simply grind the seeds and give it. You can prepare and store it in a jar. An important thing to keep in mind is that when you start collecting these seeds from pumpkin fruit, make sure that before you serve the seeds to your child or if you’re trying to make a paste out of it, you need to remove the outer husk or layer that surrounds the seed. Although this is a time-consuming process, considering the benefits your child can get, it is worth the effort.

 Pumpkin seed Health benefit for kids:

Improves Brain Development:

Pumpkin seed benefits for health are that it is a great source of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. These fatty acids are highly recommended for kids because of brain development. Brain development in children is as essential as the development of the rest of the body and this is one of the most important health benefits of pumpkin seeds. (Foods for your child’s brain development?)

Promotes sound sleep:

Another pumpkin seed benefits for health is that they promote proper sleep in kids and adults. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid which helps in producing serotonin and this in turn gets converted into melatonin which is a hormone that helps in getting better sleep. If your kid has trouble sleeping, having a few pumpkin seeds before bed with small amounts of carbohydrates such as a piece of fruit, may be beneficial in providing the body with tryptophan needed for melatonin production, which can lead to better sleep. For younger kids, powdered pumpkin seeds can be an option. (Why is sleep so important for your child’s brain development?)

Possesses Antimicrobial Properties:

Pumpkin seeds also possess antimicrobial properties. Studies suggest that pumpkin seeds are effective in controlling bacteria such as S. aureus, E. coli and P. aeruginosa.

Improves Urodynamics:

Traditionally, pumpkin seeds have been used for regulating passage of urine. Recent studies have confirmed that pumpkin seed oil can reduce bladder pressure, increase bladder compliance and reduce urethral pressure.

Rich in antioxidants:

Antioxidants are compounds produced in your body or naturally found in some foods that scavenge or neutralize the effects of cell damage by potentially harmful molecules known as free radicals. Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of antioxidants. (What are antioxidants?)

High in magnesium:

Magnesium is one of the top four abundant minerals in the body. So, any deficiency of this mineral will easily reflect in daily life. Magnesium is key in formation of bones, maintaining blood flow and keeping stress low. It also brings relief to girls who suffer from menstrual cramps, leg cramps and irritable mood. For kids who deal with Asthma, which is on a rise due to hazardous air quality levels, magnesium can help. This marvelous mineral has calming effects and hence aids in reducing hyperactivity and lack of focus in kids. Daily intake of magnesium is necessary to maintain stock of the mineral in the body. Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of magnesium, with 150 mg in a 1-ounce (28-gram) serving. (Puberty in girls)

Strengthens the liver: 

The unsaturated fats present in pumpkin seeds are good for strengthening the liver. Studies suggest that a mixture of pumpkin and flax seeds can reduce liver damage. (How to prevent liver disease in kids?)

Loaded with zinc:

Zinc is considered an essential nutrient which means that the body cannot produce or store it. For this reason, it is very important to add zinc in your daily diet. Zinc is required for numerous processes in the body like gene expression, growth and development, immune function, protein synthesis, wound healing to name a few. Pumpkin seeds are a good source of zinc. (How can zinc help with hair and skin health?)

Rich in phosphorus:

The health benefits of Phosphorus include supporting bone growth, aiding healthy digestion, eliminating toxins from the body, combating fatigue and weakness, preventing arthritis and osteoporosis and ensuring a healthy brain function.Phosphorus is found in high amounts in pumpkin seeds. 

High in Potassium:

Potassium is one of the seven essential macro minerals. The human body needs potassium to support the heart, the muscles, and the transmission of messages through the nervous system. Pumpkin seeds are rich in potassium. Potassium basically acts as an electrolyte and it is less harmful than sodium which is also an electrolyte. In most of our diets and also in our children’s diets, the presence of potassium is becoming very less and the presence of sodium is increasing rapidly which needs to be corrected. (How can potassium rich food help the bones?)

 Pumpkin Seed Nutrition Facts:

In addition to this, other pumpkin seeds health benefit for kids are that they contain various other nutrients required by the body. They are a great source of healthy fats, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, and phosphorus. Here’s a better look at the overall nutrition provided by one ounce (28 grams) of dried, roasted seed kernels. 

According to The National Nutrient Database, the nutritional profile of Pumpkin Seeds includes:

NutritionValue per 100 gNutritionValue per 100 g
Protein30.23 gCarbohydrates10.71 g
Fat49.0 gDietary Fiber6.0 g
Calories559 kcalWater5.623 g
Calcium46 mgCopper1.3 mg
Iron8.82 mgMagnesium592 mg
Manganese4.54 mgPhosphorus1233 mg
Potassium809 mgSodium7 mg
Zinc7.81 mgNiacin4.98 mg
Vitamin B60.143 mgCholine63 mg
Folate58 mcgVitamin C1.9 mg
Vitamin A16 IUVitamin E2.18 mg
Vitamin K7.3 mcgThiamine0.273 mg
Riboflavin0.153 mgPantothenic Acid0.75 mg
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