6 Super Healthy Sprout Recipes for Kids

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Proteins are known to be the body’s building blocks, and growing children require a high protein diet on a daily basis. Sprouts are the greatest protein meal that can be found anywhere and are extremely easy to prepare.
Sprout breakfast/snack recipes are often regarded as the ideal meal for children’s healthy development. Sprouts have 30 times the nutritional value of the prepared meals you feed your children. They are pure, natural, and nutrient-dense. They are the most affordable and practical kind of healthful meal. Continue reading to discover the health benefits of sprouts and super easy sprout breakfast or snack recipes for kids.

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Sprouting
8 HEALTH BENEFITS OF SPROUTING:
1. IMPROVES NUTRIENT CONTENTS:

Almost all the whole grains, nuts and legumes are high in fiber, B vitamins, iron, zinc and magnesium and protein. Studies show that sprouting may increase these nutrient contents even more.

2. HELPS IN DIGESTION

The concentration of fiber increases in sprouted grains. Fiber is one of the most important components for maintaining gut health. Fiber nourishes the good bacteria in the gut and promotes elimination and detoxification of the colon. (How to improve gut health?)

3. BREAKs DOWN ANTINUTRIENTs:

Antinutrients are compounds that reduce the absorption of certain nutrients within your body. Enzymes created during sprouting also break down the phytic acid present in some seeds. Phytic acid is also called ‘anti-nutrient’ because it makes it difficult for humans to absorb certain vitamins and minerals from food sources. By sprouting, the phytic acid of the seed breaks down and it becomes easier for humans to absorb more vitamins and minerals from the sprouted seed.

4. AIDS IN WEIGHT LOSS:

Sprouts are one of the best foods if you are looking for some weight loss. They are high in nutrients with very low calories. Sprouts contain a high amount of fiber that keeps you full for a long period of time. It also reduces the release of ghrelin, a hunger hormone, that tells our brain to eat more. (How to tackle obesity?)

5. BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY:

Consuming sprouts allow the body to absorb all the vital nutrients and antioxidants that protect and boost the immunity system. Sprouting process promotes the level of vitamin C and other antioxidants that make it easy for white blood cells to fight off infections and free radicals and hence builds strong immunity. (What are some more foods that boost immunity?)

6. IMPROVES HEART HEALTH:

Some sprouts contain omega 3 fatty acids which help to control the cholesterol level in the body. The presence of potassium in sprouted grains helps reduce blood pressure levels, which also reduces the risk of any cardiac problem.

7. IMPROVES EYESIGHT:

Because of the presence of Vitamin A in sprouts, they help in improving eye health. Also, the high antioxidants properties of sprouts protect the eye cells from free radicals. (What are common Eye concerns and foods to improve eye health?)

8. GOOD FOR SKIN AND HAIR:

Sprouts prevent premature ageing. The antioxidants present in the sprouts help combat cell damage due to free radicals that can cause premature ageing. Sprouts contain many components that help hairs to grow healthy like selenium in sprouts fights dandruff, zinc promotes the production of sebum in the scalp, vitamin A stimulates hair follicles and helps them to grow thicker and longer and the presence of biotin helps in overall hair health. (Some foods for skin and hair)

6 EASY AND HEALTHY SPROUT BREAKFAST/SNACK RECIPES

Sprouts are high in protein and contain antioxidants. Sprout breakfast/snack recipes are light and refreshing, as well as simple and quick to prepare. It can be made quickly and easily with just a few ingredients. Check out these 6 easy sprout breakfast/snack recipes for your kids.

1.MIXED SPROUT CHAT
Mixed sprout chat recipe
Mixed Sprout Chat

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Mixed sprouts (Mung bean, moth beans, Black chana)
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition weight healthy savoury spread (order here)
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped Red capsicum and cucumber
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 2 tsp Chat Masala
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Take mixed sprouts (mung bean, moth beans, black chana etc).
  • Add some finely chopped veggies of your choice (cucumber, onion, coriander, tomato, red capsicum etc), Iyurved’s daily nutrition weight healthy savoury spread (order here), lemon juice, salt to taste and some chaat masala. Mix well.
  • This tangy and super healthy snack is ready to rock!

1 cup – 150 calories
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2.SPROUTED CHICKPEA KABAB
Sprouted Chickpea Kabab
Sprouted Chickpea Kabab

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups sprouted chickpea
  • 1 cup peas
  • 2 tbsp gram flour
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 4 cloves garlics
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition weight healthy savoury spread (order here)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 cup diced/grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup oil
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Coarsely grind sprouted chickpea and pea in mixer. Put them in bowl.
  • Add gram flour, chili flakes, oregano, grated ginger-garlic and salt. Put Iyurved’s daily nutrition weight healthy savoury spread (order here). Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Take small balls, roll it out lightly. Place the cheese filling and seal it on top.
  • Roll it evenly and flatten them to give kabab shape. Air fry or shallow fry or deep fry the kababs.
  • Healthy Sprouted chickpea kabab are ready to serve!!!

1 Sprouted Chickpea Kabab – 65 calories
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3.SPROUT Toast
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Sprout Toast

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Boiled mixed sprouts (Mung bean, chickpea)
  • 6 whole wheat bread slices
  • 1.5 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp Chat masala
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • 3 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition weight healthy savoury spread (order here)
  • 4 tbsp grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup diced/grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp butter
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Combine the boiled mixed sprouts (Mung bean, chickpea), chili powder, chat masala, cumin seeds, lemon juice, Iyurved’s daily nutrition weight healthy savoury spread (order here), salt in a bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  • Now, cut the whole wheat bread into round or rectangle shapes.
  • Apply butter on the top of the bread, place a small piece of lettuce, a portion of mixed sprouts stuffing.
  • Sprinkle cheese and grated carrot on top. Arrange them on a baking tray and bake at 180 degree celsius for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Healthy Sprout toast are ready to serve!!!

1 Sprout Toast – 70 calories
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4. Sprouted MOONG DAL CHEELA/PANCAKE
sprout breakfast recipes - Sprouted Moong Dal cheela / Pancake
Sprouted Moong Dal cheela / Pancake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Sprouted Moong dal/mung bean
  • 1 Capsicum, Onion, Tomato
  • 2 tsp Grated ginger
  • 1 tsp Chilies (Optional)
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Soak moong dal overnight, let it sprout and grind it to make paste.
  • In a bowl, add curd, chopped onion, capsicum, tomato, ginger and chilies(optional), salt, Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here) and mix well.
  • Pour the batter on hot pan and cook it for 2 minutes on low flame. Drop oil on edges and flip it to cook on other side till it turns golden.
  • Serve!!

1 cheela – 128 calories
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5. Sprouted MOONG DAL FRIED IDLI
Sprout breakfast recipes - Sprouted Moong dal Fried Idli
Sprouted Moong dal Fried Idli

Ingredients

  • 2 cup Sprouted moong dal/mung bean
  • 1 tsp – Ginger
  • 7-8 cloves garlic
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 1 tbsp lemon
  • Hand full of coriander leaves
  • Curry leaves
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Soak moong dal overnight, let it sprout.
  • Grind it with chilies, ginger, garlic and 1/2 tbsp salt. Keep aside for 20 minutes.
  • Add curd and whisk for 5-7 minutes. The moong dal batter is ready.
  • Grease the idli stand and pour the batter in each mould. Let it cook in steam for 15 minutes. Fluffy moong dal idli is ready.
  • Cut the idli into 4 equal pieces. Heat oil in a pan. Put mustard seeds, curry leaves, grated ginger, turmeric and idli pieces. Add Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here) over it.
  • Fry on low flame for 3-5 minutes. Squeeze lemon over it and garnish with coriander leaves. 

1 cup – 130 calories
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6. Sprouts Frankie
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Sprouts Frankie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Boiled mixed sprouts (Mung bean, Chickpea)
  • 2 tbsp grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1.5 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp chat masala
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp coriander leaves
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Prepare the roti and keep aside.
  • Combine all the ingredients like boiled mixed sprouts, grated carrot, onion, grated carrot,chat masala, chili powder, lemon juice, coriander leaves, Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here) and mix well.
  • Spread the boiled mixed sprouts stuffing in a single row at the centre of the roti.
  • Roll it up tightly and cut into pieces.
  • Healthy and nutritious sprouts frankie is ready to serve!!!

1 Sprouts frankie – 171 calories
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One of the most important aspects of our life is the health of our kids. Instead of relying on store-bought packaged foods, always opt for homemade and healthful dishes. Dieticians recommend offering your kid tasty and nutrient-rich sprout breakfast/snack recipes every day, or at least three times per week.

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Growth And Development of Premature Infants: What to Expect?

Premature Infants

Premature infants/babies or Preemie means that the baby is born more than three weeks before the baby’s estimated due date (EDD). This means that the premature infants are born anytime before the start of the 37th week of pregnancy.

Premature babies, especially those born very early, often have medical problems. The earlier your baby is born, the higher the risk of complications.

Depending on how early a baby is born, he or she may be:

  • Late preterm, born between 34 and 36 completed weeks of pregnancy
  • Moderately preterm, born between 32 and 34 weeks of pregnancy
  • Very preterm, born at less than 32 weeks of pregnancy
  • Extremely preterm, born at or before 25 weeks of pregnancy

Most premature births occur in the late preterm stage.

Causes for premature delivery:

Although there is no specific cause for premature birth, but it might happen due to one or more of the following reasons:

  • Having a history of premature delivery
  • Twin, triplet or multiple pregnancy
  • Less gap between two pregnancies, usually less than 6 months of gap
  • Issues with uterus, cervix or placenta
  • Infection of amniotic fluid or lower genital tract
  • Conceiving through In Vitro Fertilization
  • Smoking cigarettes or using illicit drugs
  • Chronic conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure
  • Multiple miscarriages or abortions
  • Stressful life events such as death in family, divorce or domestic violence
  • Being underweight or overweight before pregnancy ( How to reduce weight?)
  • Physical injury or mental trauma

Growth and Development of Premature Infants:

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), development is not a race, and babies develop at their own pace. Even premature infants will gradually reach their developmental milestones and will be on track with full term babies by age 3 or so. But a premature baby’s initial growth and development is slightly different from a full term baby. Therefore, parents of preemies will need to adjust their baby’s age to get a true picture of where their baby should be in his/her developmental stage.

How to calculate your baby’s adjusted/correct age?
  • Identify the number of weeks your baby was born earlier than the Estimated Due Date(EDD)
  • Subtract this number from your baby’s actual age in weeks (number of weeks since the date of birth). 
  • This is your baby’s adjusted age (also called corrected age).​​

For example: Suppose your baby’s EDD was 8th December but she arrived on 10th November(4 weeks earlier), then her corrected age on 10th June will be 28 weeks-4 weeks=24 weeks. 

Factors that affect the growth and development of Premature Babies:
1.How early they were born?

The earlier the baby is born, the more likely he or she is to face health issues which can impact their growth and development. Extremely preterm babies are more prone to serious complications as compared to late preterm babies who tend to catch up to full-term babies sooner.

2. Weight at the time of Birth: 

Another important factor that affects the growth and development of premature infants is their birth weight. Lower birth weight of a baby means that the baby is at risk of facing health complications.

3.Hospital stay time:

Extremely preterm babies usually spend some weeks in the hospital. If your baby spent a long time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and needed a lot of special care, they are likely to need extra time to develop.

4. Other medical conditions:

Preemies are more likely to have medical issues like heart, lung infections or intestinal conditions at the time of birth since they have missed out on a lot of crucial development in the final months of pregnancy. This slows down their development and hence premature babies have developmental delays as compared to full term babies.

How to monitor growth and development of premature infants?

Weight, height and head circumference are the key parameters to track the growth and development of babies(Tips to increase height?). But for premature babies, their weight, height and head circumference vary depending on the gestational week of their birth and their overall health at birth. The following are some key points to remember:

  • Premature infants have to stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) where they start gaining weight within a few days after birth.
  • Healthy premature infants are likely to show improvement first in the head circumference, followed by weight and then height.
  • How much weight a premature baby will gain per day depends on how early he/she was born. For example, a baby with a gestational age of 24 weeks (born after the 24th week of pregnancy) may attain five grams per day while those born at 33 weeks or later can put on as much as 30 grams per day.
  • The desirable weight gain in babies who are born with a birth weight of more than two kilograms is 20-30 grams per day.
  • The height of preterm babies increases by about 1.1 centimeters every week until the completion of the ideal gestational age, which is about 40 weeks.

Complications associated with Preterm Birth:

While not all premature babies experience complications, being born too early can cause short-term and long-term health issues. Generally, the earlier a baby is born, the higher the risk of complications. Birth weight plays an important role too.

Short-term complications

In the first few weeks, the complications of premature birth may include:

1.Difficulty in breathing:

A premature baby may have trouble breathing due to an immature respiratory system. If the baby’s lungs lack surfactant (a substance that allows the lungs to expand),he or she may develop respiratory distress syndrome because the lungs cannot expand and contract normally. They may also develop a lung disorder known as bronchopulmonary dysplasia. In addition, some preterm babies may experience prolonged pauses in their breathing, known as apnea.

2.Heart problems:

Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) and low blood pressure (hypotension) are the most common heart problems that premature babies face. PDA is a persistent opening between the aorta and pulmonary artery. Usually this heart defect closes on its own, but if left untreated, it can lead to a heart murmur, heart failure as well as other complications.

3.Brain hemorrhage:

The earlier a baby is born, the greater is the risk of bleeding in the brain, known as an intraventricular hemorrhage. Most hemorrhages are mild and generally resolve with little short-term impact. But some babies may have larger brain bleeding that may cause permanent brain injury.

4.Low body temperature:

Since premature babies don’t have the stored body fat of a full-term infant, they can’t generate enough heat to maintain a normal body temperature. This might result in an abnormally low core body temperature also known as hypothermia. Hypothermia may cause breathing difficulties and low blood sugar levels. Moreover, a premature infant may use up all of the energy gained from feedings just to stay warm. This is the reason why premature infants require additional heat from a warmer or an incubator until they are able to maintain body temperature without assistance.

5.Immature Gastrointestinal system:

Premature infants are prone to have immature gastrointestinal systems, which might result in complications like necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). This potentially serious condition, in which the cells lining the bowel wall are injured, can occur in premature babies once they start feeding. However, premature babies who receive only breast milk have a much lower risk of developing NEC. (Which foods help to increase breast milk supply?)

6.Anemia and Newborn Jaundice:

Premature babies are at higher risk of anemia (low count of red blood cells) and newborn jaundice. Newborn jaundice is a yellow discoloration in a baby’s skin and eyes that occurs because the baby’s blood contains excess bilirubin(yellow-colored substance) from the liver or red blood cells. (How Iron rich foods help in Anemia?)

7.Poor Metabolism:

Premature babies often have problems with their metabolism. Some premature babies may develop an abnormally low level of blood sugar (hypoglycemia). This happens because premature infants typically have smaller stores of stored glucose than full-term babies. They also have difficulty converting their stored glucose into more-usable, active forms of glucose.

8.Low Immunity:

An underdeveloped immune system is quite common in premature babies which can lead to a higher risk of infection. Infection in a premature baby can quickly spread to the bloodstream, causing sepsis. (Foods that help to boost immunity?)

Long-term complications

In the long term, premature birth may lead to the following complications:

1.Cerebral palsy:

Cerebral palsy is a disorder of movement, muscle tone or posture that can be caused by infection, inadequate blood flow or injury to a newborn’s developing brain either early during pregnancy or while the baby is still young and immature.

2.Impaired learning:

Premature babies are more likely to lag behind their full-term counterparts on various developmental milestones. This is the reason why a premature child is more likely to have learning disabilities. ( How some foods can help with learning difficulties?)

3.Impaired Vision:

Premature infants may develop retinopathy of prematurity, a disease that occurs when blood vessels swell and overgrow in the light-sensitive layer of nerves at the back of the eye (retina). Sometimes the abnormal retinal vessels gradually scar the retina, pulling it out of position. When the retina is pulled away from the back of the eye, it’s called retinal detachment, a condition that, if undetected, can impair vision and cause blindness. (Foods that help with eye health?)

4.Hearing loss:

Premature babies are at a higher risk of hearing loss. As a routine, all babies have their hearing checked before going home from the hospital.

5.Dental problems:

Premature infants who have been critically ill are at increased risk of developing dental problems, such as delayed tooth eruption, tooth discoloration and improperly aligned teeth.

6.Chronic health issues:

Premature babies are more likely to have chronic health issues, some of which may require hospital care. Infections, asthma and feeding problems are more common amongst them. (Tips to avoid frequent infections in kids?)

How to prevent Premature Deliveries?

Although the exact cause of preterm birth is not known, some preventive measures can be taken to help women, especially those who are at a higher risk of preterm deliveries.

  • Progesterone supplements: Progesterone supplements may help to reduce the risk of preterm birth in woman who have a history of premature deliveries, short cervix or both issues.
  • Cervical cerclage: Women with short cervix or a history of cervical shortening might need this procedure during pregnancy. In this procedure, cervix is stitched closed with strong sutures to provide extra support to the uterus.

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How to Avoid Frequent Infection in Kids?

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Our body is constantly communicating with us in its own language. We need to observe and understand the sign language that our body speaks to us. Come let’s understand. The collection of bacteria that resides in the gut is called the gut microbiome and has positive effects on behaviour, appetite, immunity (avoiding frequent infection in kids), digestive health and metabolism. Although most people think of bacteria as a bad word, human cells and bacteria live in close proximity and have a mutually beneficial connection.

Probiotics are live bacteria naturally occurring in food that are good for you, your digestion and your GUT. These are those good bacteria that help you fight off diseases causing bad bacteria and restore the balance of both. Food habits, lifestyle and antibiotics, all of them impact the gut health of your body. Your body loses good bacteria when you fall sick and take antibiotics. At this time probiotics can help to maintain the amount of good bacteria in the gut again.

Benefits of probiotics –
  • Balance the friendly good bacteria in the gut and improve digestion.
  • Helps in stomach discomforts such as gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn and stomach ache. It reduces the risk of severity of diarrhea from a number of different causes.
  • Research shows that taking probiotics on a regular basis improves the symptoms of mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, stress etc. (More foods to manage stress and body ache?)
  • Probiotics may reduce the symptoms of eczema, by restarting the disrupted immune system. (Foods and remedies to manage skin rashes?)
  • Probiotics build your immunity by boosting immune cells and reduces the risk of infection in kids. (More foods that build immunity?)

Now coming to prebiotics, these are a type of dietary fiber that humans cannot digest but the gut bacteria can. Prebiotic is a source of food for your gut’s friendly bacteria.It is a food which does not get fully digested in the body and reaches the large intestine (commonly known as GUT). The good bacteria in the large intestine eat this food and flourishes.

Prebiotics should not be confused with probiotics. Each have their separate role in the battle for better gut health, where probiotics are the friendly bacteria, prebiotics in foods are food for these bacteria. (What are some foods for healthy gut?)

Benefits of prebiotics:
  • Consumption of prebiotics increases the useful gut flora, which synthesize the B complex vitamins.
  • Positive effect on calcium and other mineral absorption, by increasing their solubility.
  • Prebiotic may help reduce inflammation, especially in your intestines, and thereby strengthen the immune system.
  • Prebiotics in foods reduces constipation by maintaining the regularity of bowel movement.
  • It also may help with allergy prevention and symptoms of eczema.
  • Helps in maintaining healthy hormone levels. Prebiotics help your body absorb essential nutrients that help in building hormones.
  • Prebiotic are fiber and eating lots of fibrous food keeps you full for a long time, thus prebiotics in foods are great for weight loss.
Signs of unhealthy gut:

There are many factors that affect kids gut health such as eating too much processed and high sugar food, stress, too little sleep and taking excessive antibiotics. All of these lead to damage to kids gut health which results in many health issues. Here are some common problems that may occur due to unhealthy gut:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating
  • Craving for sugar
  • Skin irritation
  • Improper sleep or sleep disturbances
  • Frequent infection in kids
  • Undefined weight changes
How gut health helps in reducing frequent infection 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?

Your GI tract houses a large amount of your immune system. The gut contains approximately 70% of the immune system. According to the studies, it is critical for the body’s health to maintain a delicate balance in the immune system by eliminating invading pathogens while also maintaining self-tolerance to avoid autoimmunity.

What is the immune system?

Our immune system is critical in protecting our bodies from harmful invaders. Immune cells serve as your body’s first line of defense, identifying and neutralizing harmful substances that enter the body. When this system in the body is functioning properly, your kid’s bodies do not feel anything. However, if this system is not robust, your child is likely to become ill on a regular basis.

Gut health and immunity:

The immune system’s job is to keep the body healthy and protect it from viruses and bacteria. What about gut microbes (prebiotics and probiotics), and how do they play a role?

The immune system shapes the bacteria variety, and the gut has an impact on the immune system’s strength and growth. Other factors, such as nutrition, environment, and lifestyle behaviours, affect the composition of the gut flora throughout time. When everything is in order, the stomach sends out signals that encourage the development of good immunological function, which modulates immune responses. In exchange, the immune system aids in the proliferation of health-promoting bacteria in the microbiome. When you acquire an infection, it’s a symptom that your system is out of balance due to nasty germs. At this moment, good bacteria assists in the elimination of the bad bacteria and the restoration of the good bacteria equilibrium. Thus, overall gut health improves children’s ability to fight infections and reduces the frequency of infection in kids.


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Most Effective Home Remedies And Foods For Pneumonia

Pneumonia is the most common cause of serious illness in young children worldwide. Pneumonia is the infection of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi. When a child is infected, his lungs are filled with fluid and it becomes difficult to breathe. Later in the article, will share home remedies and foods for pneumonia that may help in recovery.

The lungs are made up of small sacs called alveoli, which fill with air when a healthy person breathes. When an individual has pneumonia, the alveoli are filled with pus and fluid, which makes breathing painful and limits oxygen intake.Children are more likely than adults to develop pneumonia because their airways are smaller and their immune systems are not yet fully developed.

In general, pneumonia is not contagious, but the upper respiratory viruses and bacteria that lead to it are. It can be spread in a number of ways. The viruses and bacteria that are commonly found in a child’s nose or throat can infect the lungs if they are inhaled. They may also spread via air-borne droplets from a cough or sneeze. Sharing drinking glasses and eating utensils, and touching used tissues or handkerchiefs of an infected person also can spread pneumonia. Childrens with the following conditions are more likely to get this illness.

  • Weaker immune system
  • Chronic diseases issues like asthma
  • Lung or airway problem
Symptoms of pneumonia:

Symptoms of pneumonia may differ from person to person depending upon what is causing illness ( bacteria or virus).  The symptoms of pneumonia caused by bacteria may include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Tiredness and fatigue

If pneumonia is caused by virus, along with the above mentioned symptoms the child may also suffer from:

  • Fast and hard breathing
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Fussiness

If you notice any of the above symptoms in your child make sure your child sees his or her healthcare provider for a diagnosis

Diagnose of pneumonia

The Doctor will examine the child and may ask about the health history and symptoms. They will check the breathing pattern and chest congestion. Child has to undergo some physical exams and tests like chest x-rays and blood tests, to diagnose pneumonia.

Treatment for pneumonia

If the child has viral pneumonia, treatment options are limited as antibiotics don’t work against viruses. In that case doctors generally recommend taking rest and medication for fever if the child has one.

However if the child has bacterial pneumonia, antibiotics can be effective. If your doctor prescribes antibiotics to treat your child’s pneumonia, you should give them the recommended dosage as often as your doctor directs you to. Along with medicine the child should

  • Take plenty of rest
  • Eating nutritious foods
  • Drinking lots of fluids
Home remedies and Foods for pneumonia
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.

Turmeric:

A compound found in turmeric, Curcumin offers therapeutic relief. It works as a mucolytic. Which means it helps in removing mucus and leads to easy breathing and relief from chest pain. It has a very high antioxidant value to protect the body from invading infections. It is also rich in vitamin A, Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2) and vitamin C. You can offer a cup of warm milk with turmeric to your child for quick recovery. This is one of the best foods for pneumonia

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. With its antibiotic properties, it is very effective in bringing the fever down.  Add a few leaves of tulsi to boiling water, allow it to boil for 2 minutes, strain the water and make your child drink this multiple times a day to lower their temperature.

Giloy:

Giloy is used to treat a wide range of health conditions and one of the foods for pneumonia. This boost immunity which helps in fighting infection effectively. Research shows that these compounds have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antidiabetic properties, among other benefits which help to boost immunity. You can make giloy juice by boiling two small stems of a giloy plant in a glass of water. Drink this warm for better results.

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.

GINGER

Ginger roots have been used for centuries for health benefits in Asian cultures. Research shows that ginger has medicinal properties, both antiviral and antibacterial, that could help ease the symptoms of stuffy nose or sore throat. 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 (What are other Ayurvedic herbs that are good for kids?)

LEMON:

Lemons, like saltwater and honey, are beneficial for sore throats as they help clear up mucus and provide pain relief. Furthermore, lemons are high in Vitamin C, which can aid to strengthen the immune system and give it more capacity to battle your infection. For quick treatment, mix one teaspoon of lemon juice into a glass of warm water and consume.

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.
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Do your children often fall sick with fever, cold and cough? 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. By adding foods, like Nuts, Seeds, Ayurvedic herbs like Tulsi, Giloy, Turmeric, Amla, Ashwagandha and Antioxidants like Cocoa and Vitamin E to your kid’s diet you can prevent them from falling sick again and again by boosting their immunity.

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10 Effective Home Remedies and Foods for Throat Pain in Kids

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Sore throats are a frequent illness, especially in the winter. While the most frequent kid complaint is a sore throat, it may be extremely stressful for newborns, toddlers, and their parents. Crying, irritability, exhaustion, difficulty to eat or speak correctly, and even breathing difficulties might accompany it. A sore throat is an unwelcome guest, and while it is generally not a serious problem, it is vital to understand what causes it and how to care for your kid if they are suffering from one. Here are some foods for throat pain along with the best home remedies. (7 Foods to boost immunity in kids)

What is a sore throat?

Sore throat is a common ailment that affects individuals of all ages, including newborns, all over the world. It has a variety of reasons, but the most frequent is a typical cold or flu virus infection. Other more dangerous viral infections, including measles, chickenpox, and croup, can also produce a sore throat. The mucous lining of the throat and upper respiratory tract is irritated primarily or secondary to a bacterial or viral throat infection in the majority of these disorders. Teething can also cause sore throat in some babies. 

Allergies to pollen from plants and flowers, smoke in the home (including cooking odours and tobacco), dust mites, and cat or dog hair can potentially cause a throat infection in newborns. Allergy rhinitis is the medical term for this illness.

Causes of sore throat:

Your baby’s sore throat might be caused by a variety of factors. The following are the most prevalent reasons:

Sore throat symptoms in babies:

In general, a baby or toddler’s throat infection is a sign of an underlying infection or body response that is causing it. Depending on what caused the sore throat, the symptoms might differ.

  • Throat redness: The mucous lining of the throat may be swollen. In newborns and infants, this is difficult to notice. Toddlers can be taken to a light area and asked to open their mouth to examine the state of the throat and see whether there are any other symptoms such as ulcers, yellowish layer on the tongue, or enlarged tonsils, all of which can suggest particular conditions underlying the sore throat.
  • Irritable and restless child: The infant is irritable and agitated as a result of the infection and inability to feed. Frequently, irritation and restlessness are exacerbated by a lack of sleep and hunger.
  • Difficulty swallowing food: In newborns, a sore throat causes swelling of the mucosal membranes, making swallowing food and even saliva painful. Due to the discomfort, the infant may scream and refuse to eat even though they are hungry.
  • Enlarged lymph glands: An infected sore throat may be accompanied by inflamed lymph glands, indicating that the body is combating the infection.
  • Foul or Bad breath: Because the infant has been unable to feed, he or she will have a dry mouth and, as a result, bad breath. This is particularly noticeable in situations of gingivitis, thrush, or hand, foot, and mouth illness.
  • Strep throat symptoms: Strep throat symptoms include red and white spots in the throat as well as swollen tonsils in toddlers. As a result, swallowing becomes more difficult. Fever, painful or enlarged glands and lymph, headache, and stomach discomfort are all possible symptoms.

Best sore throat/ Throat pain Home remedies:

Medicines and medical visits may be required in rare cases for throat pain, although it may be treated with home remedies. Here are some natural ways to help you get rid of it.

1. Saltwater

Saltwater is a good remedy for bacteria removal, mucus release, and pain relief. Though it may not provide immediate relief, gargling with a half teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of warm water will benefit. 

2. Soups

A warm soup might be an easy natural remedy for throat pain along with home remedies in newborns. This will help them stay hydrated while also soothing their sore throat. Make sure the soup is warm but not hot enough to scorch his mouth. (6 quick and healthy recipe of soups)

3. Honey

This is one of the finest age-old treatments for a sore throat because of its natural antibacterial characteristics, which allow it to serve as a wound healer, providing instant pain relief while also acting to reduce inflammation. It can also destroy germs and aid in the battle against viral diseases. If your child has a nasty cough, nasal congestion in addition to your sore throat, honey may be an excellent cough suppressor. 

Stir together two teaspoons of honey and a warm glass of water or tea. Consume this two times a day. Honey, on the other hand, should not be given to newborns under the age of one. 

4. Lemon

Lemons, like saltwater and honey, are beneficial for sore throats as they help clear up mucous and provide pain relief. Furthermore, lemons are high in Vitamin C, which can aid to strengthen the immune system and give it more capacity to battle your infection. 

For quick treatment, mix one teaspoon of lemon juice into a glass of warm water and consume.

5. Garlic

Garlic has antiseptic characteristics that can aid with bacterial or viral infections, and it may also help reduce sore throat symptoms. When raw garlic is crushed, it produces allicin, a chemical with antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral activities.

Bring a few garlic cloves, coarsely smashed, to a boil in water. Once it has cooled, use a dropper to provide a few drops of the liquid to the baby.

6. Ghee

You may give your kid ghee with a pinch of crushed black pepper once he/she is 6 months old. This will help to relieve his/her throat pain along with other home remedies. Ghee contains anti-inflammatory qualities that aid in the reduction of throat irritation.

7. Mustard oil

Massages are most effective for children under the age of two. Massage your baby’s chest, back, and throat with a mixture of mustard oil and some crushed garlic. For fast relief, apply the oil on the baby’s palms and feet as well.

8.Soft diet

Taking foods that are easy on your tummy will be beneficial. Along with this, foods that will not irritate your throat will be helpful. For the greatest effects, consume mashed bananas, steamed apple or mashed khichdi or dal with crushed veggies.

9. Steaming

If your little one suffers from a sore throat, 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. This will open up the nasal and throat areas helping in pain relief. Adding eucalyptus oil or ajwain or tulsi leaves can also help soothe your child’s system.

10. Breast milk

For babies, breast milk functions as an immune booster. Antibodies found in milk aid in the fight against germs, bacteria, and viruses of all kinds. As a result, babies under the age of six months do not require any further medicine. A sore throat in a newborn is best treated with mother’s milk. (How to increase breast milk: 7 Foods to eat)

Foods and herbs that can help to cure sore throat

1. 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.

2. Mulethi

It is commonly known as “Sweet Wood,” is an Ayurvedic herb that can help with a sore throat. Mulethi powder can help with mouth ulcers, coughs, and mucus production in the lungs. Mulethi is an expectorant. The mucus in the airways is thinned and loosened by it. A sore throat will be relieved, and congestion will be reduced.

3. 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 immunity.

Tulsi is a herb that might help you get rid of a sore throat, cough and cold. According to a study, boiling water containing tulsi leaves soothed sore throat symptoms.

4. 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 and antioxidant properties, among other benefits which help to boost immunity.  It reduces the inflammation in the glands and cures sore throat.

5.Turmeric

A compound found in turmeric, Curcumin, offers therapeutic relief and is a perfect immunity booster for kids. It has a very high antioxidant value to protect the body from invading infections. Turmeric fights sore throats by reducing inflammation and relieving symptoms such as burning, itching (or that scratchy feeling), discomfort, and swelling in the throat. 

6.Cinnamon

One of the numerous health advantages of this woody fragrant spice is relief from colds, coughs and throat infections. It not only relieves a common cold but also soothes a sore throat. Cinnamon has been shown to be antiviral. This aids in the battle against the virus that causes the common cold. It also has anti-inflammatory qualities, which can aid with sore throat treatment.

Despite the fact that your child will be suffering for days, a sore throat is nothing to be concerned about. Make sure it doesn’t get any worse. During this time, make every effort to keep the child as relaxed as possible. You can prevent throat pain with these home remedies in the future and take care of their immune systems.

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11 Effective Home Remedies for Ear Infections in Kids

Ear infections can be really uncomfortable and painful for children and seeing your child in pain is something no parent wants. Though ear infections are more common in younger children, grown up kids and adults can also have it. Good thing is that for most of the ear infections or ear pain, your child might not even need medications. In this article, you will know about the best and most effective home remedies for ear infections.

What is an Ear infection?

An ear infection is an infection of the middle ear, the air-filled space behind the eardrum that contains the tiny vibrating bones of the ear. It might be caused by a bacteria or virus in the ear. Ear infections often happen as a result of allergies, colds, or upper respiratory problems. When the tubes inside the ear fill up with fluid and mucus, this causes an infection. Acute Otitis Media (AOM) is the most common ear infection.

Signs and symptoms of ear Infections in Children:

  • Ear pain, especially when lying down
  • Tugging or pulling at an ear
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Crying more than usual
  • Fussiness
  • Trouble hearing or responding to sounds
  • Loss of balance
  • Fever of 100 F (38 C) or higher
  • Drainage of fluid from the ear
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite (Tips to improve appetite?)
  • Sore throat

When to see a Doctor?

 It is important to get an accurate diagnosis and rule out any other severe conditions. You should call your child’s doctor if:

  • Symptoms last for more than a day
  • Your baby is less than 6 months old with any of the above symptoms
  • Ear pain is severe
  • Your infant or toddler is sleepless or irritable after a cold or other upper respiratory infection
  • You observe a discharge or fluid from the ear

Your doctor will advise medications or suggest going with the home remedies depending on the severity of the infection. The latest guidelines from the American Association of Pediatrics suggest that doctors should focus on pain management, not antibiotics, for ear infections. This is because ear infections often go away on their own, and the overuse of antibiotics could lead to antibiotic-resistant infections.

Causes of Ear Infections in Children:

Many times, ear infections are caused from another illness like cold, flu or allergy, that results in congestion and swelling of the nasal passages, throat and eustachian tubes. (What are some foods & remedies for cough and cold?)

Other possible causes for an earache or ear infection are mentioned below:

11 Home Remedies for Ear Infections in Children:

1.Cold or Warm Compresses

One of the best home remedies for ear infections in children is using warm and cold compresses. Hold either a hot pad or cold washcloth against the ear for 10 to 15 minutes or alternate between hot and cold.   

2. Neck exercises

Ear infections cause pressure in the ear canal which can be relieved by Neck exercises. Here’s how to do neck-rotation exercises:

  1. Sit or stand up straight.
  2. Rotate your neck to the right, so it’s parallel with your right shoulder. Hold for five to 10 seconds.
  3. Repeat this exercise on the left side.
  4. Raise your shoulders high like you’re trying to reach your earlobes with them. Hold for five to 10 seconds.
  5. Repeat these exercises throughout the day. 

3. Olive oil

Though there is no solid scientific evidence to prove that drops of olive oil in your ear canal can soothe ear pain. However, according to the American Association of Pediatrics, putting a few warm drops of olive oil in the ear is safe and could be moderately effective.

For young children, it is advisable to consult a doctor before giving oil. Another important point is to make sure the olive oil is no warmer than your body temperature so as to avoid burning the eardrum.

4. Mullein

Oil made from the flowers of the mullein plant is an effective pain reliever for ear infections. Mullein is available at most health food stores as a stand-alone tincture or as an ingredient in herbal ear drops. 

5.Vitamin D 

Vitamin D may seem unrelated to ear infections, but it is known to boost immunity. And a healthier immune system is less likely to be susceptible to ear infections. (How some foods can help to boost immunity?) According to a 2017 study, the risk of ear infections might be reduced by increasing serum levels of vitamin D through food consumption, supplementation, and direct sunlight.

6. Garlic oil

Due to its antimicrobial, antiviral, and antifungal properties, garlic oil ear drops can be applied to the ear canal to help kill bacteria or viruses that might be causing an ear infection. You can also soak crushed garlic cloves in warm olive oil to make your own garlic oil ear drops. Hence, garlic oil is one of the best home remedies for ear infections.

7.Chiropractic

Chiropractic adjustments may help relieve tight muscles around the ear, which will allow trapped fluid to drain. According to this study where 46 children aged 5 & below participated, 93 percent of them showed improvement following chiropractic adjustments. 43 percent of the children felt better after only one or two sessions.

8. Hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide can help keep ears clean and prevent dirt or additional bacteria from entering the middle ear. It is especially useful for preventing swimmer’s ears. Swab a tiny amount of hydrogen peroxide onto the ear canal, but be careful that too much doesn’t get into the ear itself.

9.Ginger

Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and thus applying ginger in juice form or as infused oil to the outer ear canal can help to relieve the ear infection. But never put it directly into the ear.

10.Sleep positions

Resting or sleeping sitting upright rather than lying down can encourage fluid in your ear to drain. This could ease pressure and pain in your middle ear. Prop yourself up in bed with a stack of pillows, or sleep in a reclining armchair. (Foods for sound sleep?)

11.Distraction

Sometimes distraction helps to take your child’s mind off the pain or discomfort they are suffering.

You may want to:

  • Put on their favorite movie
  • Engage them in colouring or drawing activity
  • Allow them a bubble bath with lots of toys
  • Let them play a game on your phone or tablet
  • Give them their favorite snack (Healthy recipes for kids?)
  • Find other things for them to focus on

If your child is of teething age, offer cooled teething toys for chewing.

These home remedies for ear infections should help to relieve your child from any discomfort or ear pain. But if the problem continues, it is advisable to see a pediatrician.

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Causes of Nasal Congestion in kids: 8 Ways to Relieve

Baby’s stuffy or runny nose is a matter of concern for every parent but also unavoidable due to their still maturing immune system. Stuffed-up noses are caused by inflammation of the sensitive membranes that line the nasal cavity, and they’re usually nothing to worry about. Nasal obstruction is when the nasal passages are blocked, or there is difficulty breathing from the nose. This is very common in babies and toddlers. Especially it is troublesome for newborns younger than 2 months, as they don’t know how to sniff or blow their nose while adults and older children can blow their noses to help clear their nasal passages. The most common causes for nasal congestion and runny nose in infants and children are infections, mainly of viral origin, or allergies

Symptoms of nasal congestion

A child with nasal congestion may also have these symptoms

  • Stuffy or Runny nose
  • Sneezing or coughing
  • Itchy eyes, nose, mouth and throat
  • Reduced sense of smell or taste
  • Has difficulty breathing or is unable to breathe
  • Noisy breathing
  • Body aches
  • Recurrent, severe respiratory infection
  • Problem in falling asleep. (some foods that help in sound sleep)
  • Difficulty in feeding
Causes For nasal congestion

Nasal congestion can be caused by any of the following causes:

Cold and flu

Children catch colds when a virus comes in contact with the lining of the nose and throat. There are more than two hundred different viruses causing colds in children, but the Rhinovirus is the most common offender. The symptoms for cold include stuffy or runny nose and sneezing. (Home remedies for cold and flu)

Infection of the sinuses:

Sinuses are moist air spaces within the bones of the face around the nose. When they get infected and swell or become irritated, this is called sinusitis (or a sinus infection).  This infection usually causes nasal congestion.

Allergic rhinitis:

These are the symptoms that occur when you breathe in something you are allergic to, such as dust, animal dander, or pollen. Symptoms can also occur when you eat a food that you are allergic to. (What are some common food allergies in kids?)

Presence of irritants: 

Another prominent cause of blocked nose due to cold in children is the presence of irritants such as dust, smoke, or perfumes around the little one.

Foreign object in nostril:

Nasal congestion in toddlers can also be because of the insertion of small objects like a bead or a peanut by mistake, which make it difficult to breathe properly and need to be taken out immediately.

Large adenoids

When the tissue in the back of the nose in children is enlarged, this may also cause nasal congestion in kids.

When to see a doctor?

In most of the cases nasal congestion is minor and clears up within a few days. If you notice any of the following symptoms, please seek help from your baby’s doctor.

  • Have fever (How to control fever at home?)
  • Nasal discharge persists for more than 10 to 14 days
  • Greenish or bloody nasal discharge
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Your child is eating or drinking less or seems to be having trouble with feeding
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Your child is peeing less than normal
  • Ear pain.
  • A blue tint to skin around lips and nostrils.
Home remedies for nasal congestion

Taking proper care at home can help your baby to recover fast from nasal congestion. Below are some home remedies and foods that can help your baby.

Plenty of fluid:

Keep your child hydrated, this will help in thinning the mucus clogged in their nasal passage. If the baby is under 6 months, feed more breastmilk or formula milk and if the child is above 6 month you can offer warm water or other fluids. Give a small amount of fluid at a time but multiple times in a day. Apart from this you can also offer hot homemade soups, which are full of essential vitamins and minerals and are easy to digest. Avoid drinks with caffeine, including colas and tea, because they can make dehydration worse by increasing urination.

Saline solution:

This is the most important home remedy for a stuffy nose. Mix a teaspoon of table salt in warm water and pour the solution into your kid’s nostrils with the help of a dropper. This will directly impact the thinning of the mucus.

Warm  compress:

Warm compress is one of the traditional and proven remedies to open up the nasal passage. Soak a soft washcloth in the warm water, squeeze it well. Now place this over the nose. This will help your child in passing the mucus and eases the clogged nose. Repeat this in a regular interval.

Steam:

If your child has nasal congestion then giving them steam is the best thing to do. For small kids who can’t inhale steam themselves, turn on the shower up to its hottest setting and close the door and let the steam build up. Turn off the shower once the bathroom is full of steam, now sit there with your baby for sometime. Your baby will automatically inhale the steam. This will help in thinning of mucus and give your baby relief from nasal congestion.

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 is sleep and brain development related?)

TURMERIC

Due to its antibacterial and anti-viral properties turmeric is one of the best foods for cold and flu season, known to treat viral infections. Adding turmeric powder to a glass of warm milk can offer relief in the aching throat and runny nose.

GINGER

Ginger roots have been used for centuries for health benefits in Asian cultures. Research shows that ginger has medicinal properties, both antiviral and antibacterial, that could help ease the symptoms of stuffy nose or sore throat. 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 (What are other Ayurvedic herbs that are good 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.

Prevention is better than cure

Do your child often fall sick with fever, cold and cough? 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. By adding foods, like Nuts, Seeds, Ayurvedic herbs like Tulsi, Giloy, Turmeric, Amla, Ashwagandha and Antioxidants like Cocoa and Vitamin E to your kid’s diet you can prevent them from falling sick again and again by boosting their immunity.

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Mixed with Ayurvedic herbs, this unique Ayurvedic spread is an easy solution to feed daily nutrition for Immunity, Brain development, Bone strength and overall-growth to kids without any fuss.


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5 Top Ayurvedic Herbs that are Safe for Kids

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Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems. Ayurvedic medicine can prevent and cure many ailments. Ayurveda suggests that exercise, diet, and herbs are the primary factors behind good health. These 5 top ayurvedic herbs have many health benefits for kids as well as adults.

Giving these herbs to kids on a daily basis can support the overall health of the child and prevent many ailments in the long run. However, feeding these herbs to kids in the form of tablets or capsules is not easy. Iyurved brings to you these herbs along with the goodness of selected nuts and seeds in the form of healthy Ayurvedic spreads (available in savoury and chocolate flavours) which the child can happily eat on a daily basis.

Ashwagandha

Withania somnifera or Indian ginseng, winter cherry or Ashwagandha is one of the top Ayurvedic herbs that has been used for good health and medicinal purposes over centuries. The Sanskrit word ashwa means horse and gandha means aroma which technically represents a fragrant root which when consumed can provide the strength and power of horses. 

Health Benefits of Ashwagandha for kids:

Improves brain power:

Health benefits of Ashwagandha also include raising the level of acetylcholine, the most important neurotransmitter associated with boosting brain power. In addition, studies suggest that impaired cognitive function including inability to learn are associated with decreased levels of acetylcholine. Research on children with ADHD indicates Ashwagandha raises acetylcholine by inhibiting the activity of the enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine. Furthermore, Ashwagandha root also contains choline, a substance necessary for the formation of acetylcholine.

Boosts immunity:

Improving our children’s immune system is something all parents want to achieve especially during this pandemic. That is why as an anti-oxidant and immunomodulator, boosting immunity is one of the most popular benefits of Ashwagandha for kids. 

Reduces stress & anxiety:

Ashwagandha is an adaptogen herb. Adaptogens are herbal supplements that work to counteract the effects of stress in the body. Amongst many benefits of Ashwagandha, the most important is that it is a natural way to enable our kids’ bodies to handle and tolerate stress way better. Studies have shown that Ashwagandha is an excellent stress reliever and thus can be extremely helpful for our children and teenagers. 

Promotes better sleep & relaxation:

This herb can help children to improve sleep and thus helps in improving overall well-being. Moreover, research also suggests that ashwagandha root contains natural sleep-inducing compounds which are not addictive by nature.

Brahmi:

Brahmi, also known as ‘Bacopa monnieri’, is a perennial herb which is popular as a traditional medicine all around the world. It is regarded as a mental tonic that increases memory power, focus, concentration and improves mental alertness which are very important for growing children. There are many other health benefits of Brahmi for kids and that is why it is one of the top ayurvedic herbs.

Health Benefits of Brahmi for kids:

Considered a brain tonic:

Brahmi is a superfood for the brain and is believed to sharpen the brain by protecting cells and increasing chemicals associated with learning and memory. It has shown to improve spatial learning and retaining power in kids.  Studies have shown that the active components in Brahmi have very positive effects in maintaining brain health. That is why in older times, kids were often given Brahmi powder with ghee/honey. This would increase their focus and attention, while keeping them calm and relaxed. (Brain development food for children?)

Boosts Immunity:

Regular consumption of this herb can strengthen your child’s immune system. Bacosides, the active ingredient in Brahmi, can neutralise free radicals and prevent fat molecules from reacting with the free radicals, thereby maintaining high immunity in the body.

Reduces Stress:

Eating brahmi decreases the levels of cortisol in the body, which is a stress hormone. Also, it lowers the effects of stress and makes one feel relaxed and calm.

Improves respiratory health:

Brahmi has been used in many ayurvedic treatments for congestion, bronchitis, sinus, and cold. It can help to clear excess mucus and phlegm and decrease the inflammation in the respiratory tracts and throat thereby providing you instant relief.

Supports Digestion:

Brahmi improves the digestive strength and aids proper digestion of food. It helps in treating AMA Dosha (As per Ayurveda, AMA dosha is related to undigested food caused by weak digestion.)

Treats Epilepsy:

For thousands of years, the leaves of the herb have been used to treat epilepsy. Brahmi capsule sharpens the brain by protecting cells, increasing learning and memory power. Studies suggest that it is very helpful in preventing epileptic fits and other forms of mental diseases such as neuralgia and bipolar disorder. (What is epilepsy?)

Turmeric/Curcumin:

Turmeric is a a very common root that is used as a seasoning in many Indian recipes. There are many health benefits of turmeric milk for kids and turmeric in general.

THE Health Benefits of TURMERIC for kids:

Fights infections:

Children have a tendency to develop fevers and illnesses caused by bacteria and viruses. The antimicrobial property of turmeric helps keep these diseases at bay and can speed up the recovery process. 

Boosts immunity:

Young children have a developing immune system that may not be strong enough to ward off potent germs. Curcumin in turmeric fortifies the immune system’s response to foreign bodies that attack the system. (What are some other foods for immunity?)

Improves digestion:

Children often complain of stomach aches and upset tummies. Turmeric helps with the process of digestion by increasing bile production and regularizing bowel movement. Turmeric milk helps to cleanse the system.

Supports brain development:

Curcumin has a protein known as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) which is found in the brain and spinal cord. This plays a key role in keeping nerve cells healthy, as well as regulating communication between nerve cells, which is critical for learning and memory for kids. Research has proven a positive impact of curcumin supplementation on BDNF levels.

Relieves congestion and cold:

Warm turmeric milk is a great beverage for kids to treat the common cold and a sore throat. One glass before bedtime can temporarily help clear out the nasal passage and let your child sleep peacefully. (What are some home remedies for cough and cold?)

Acts as an antioxidant:

Curcumin is a compound found in turmeric that offers therapeutic relief. It is a very strong antioxidant which supports the body against cell damage. And helps to delay or reverse diseases. In addition, it also lowers the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative diseases.

Mulethi/Licorice:

Mulethi is also called Yashtimadhu in Ayurveda. It is also one of the top ayurvedic herbs well-known in Indian treatment. It is used for several purposes, especially for kids. Also, the roots are the main part of the plant and used in several health issues.

Health Benefits of Mulethi for kids:

Treats dry cough:

Mulethi works as a great therapy for cough, sore throat, bronchitis and throat irritation. Due to antibacterial properties, it also reduces infection of the upper respiratory tract.

Promotes digestion:

Mulethi is an excellent digestive herb. Its anti-flatulent property reduces the formation of gas in the alimentary canal, thus reducing flatulence, bloating and abdominal discomfort. It also increases appetite, reduces indigestion and promotes better absorption of nutrients in the body. The high fibre content also makes it a potent remedy for constipation and other digestive issues. (What are some easy recipes for digestion?)

Improves brain functions:

Mulethi is extremely beneficial for boosting brain development in kids. The powerful antioxidants and flavonoids present in the sweet root of the licorice plant improve the memory capacity, concentration, focus, calmness, and alertness of an individual. In addition, it also improves reasoning, problem-solving, and other cognitive abilities. The neuroprotective elements in the plant prevent loss of memory and relieve the mind from stress and tension. It also helps in preventing the risk of several psychotic diseases like epilepsy, dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Boosts Immunity:

The antimicrobial properties of mulethi helps to bolster immunity and shields the body from various microbial infections. It also improves the function of the liver, kidney and adrenal glands which in turn helps in reducing the stress levels. As per recent studies, glycyrrhizin, an active ingredient found in Mulethi were shown to help with reducing the severity of COVID-19 symptoms.

Increases stamina & energy levels:

This traditional ayurvedic herb also helps in improving the general stamina and energy level of the body. Moreover, the bio-active ingredients in mulethi reduce weakness and fatigue and improve the vitality of the body.

Treats skin infections:

A powerhouse of antioxidants and healthy nutrients, this rejuvenating herb plays an important role in treating various skin issues. Also, it efficiently scavenges free oxygen radicals from the body and diminishes oxidative damage. Additionally, mulethi treats various skin infections like eczema, acne, pimples, rashes, boils, etc. 

Improves oral health:

Its strong antimicrobial and anti-bacterial properties reduces the growth of bacteria within the oral cavities and helps in combating bad breath, reducing plaque, preventing tooth cavities, and keeping the gums and teeth healthy and strong. 

Shallaki:

Shallaki or Boswellia Serrata mostly grows on the dry hills of India. This traditional Indian herb is packed with multiple nutrients and exerts beneficial medicinal properties. In addition, Gum-resin extracts of Boswellia serrata have been traditionally used in folk medicine for centuries to treat various chronic inflammatory diseases.

Health Benefits of Shallaki for Kids:

Supports bone health:

Shallaki is rich in carbohydrates and calcium, thus helping in bone growth and improves appetite. Therefore, it helps to strengthen the bones and improve the mobility of joints. It also helps in reducing the symptoms of arthritis and osteoarthritis pain. 

Good for digestion:

Shallaki also has strong anti-inflammatory properties which helps to fight against inflammatory disorders of the digestive tract including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis etc.

Helps in respiratory problems:

Boswellia serrata or Shallaki may reduce the contraction of bronchial muscles and thus may reduce the onset of respiratory problems such as Asthma. Additionally, it also helps to reduce cough and congestion in the chest and thus it is very beneficial to combat respiratory problems.

Supports healing:

Shallaki has cooling, healing and rejuvenating properties, which may help with the natural process of healing. Additionally, according to the research, it helps to rejuvenate the cells and resolve external wounds and bruises. 

Promotes healthy skin:

Shallaki has blood purifying properties which helps to refresh the skin cells and thus helps to make skin look radiant. Moreover, it helps to fight with the wrinkles and signs of aging and help you to look young for a longer period. Therefore, regular use of the Shallaki powder may offer you a naturally glowing and radiant skin tone.

HOW TO FEED ALL THESE Top Ayurvedic Herbs TO KIDS?

Now the question arises- how to include all these bitter Ayurvedic herbs in your child’s diet conveniently on a daily basis?


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We know that preparing and feeding healthy foods everyday is a huge task. Even more tough when kids are picky eaters. Kids prefer certain foods and formats. It is not easy to feed kids bitter Ayurvedic herbs, variety of vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds everyday.
Mixed with Ayurvedic herbs, this unique Savoury spread and Chocolate spread is an easy solution to feed daily nutrition for Immunity, Brain development, Bone strength and overall-growth to kids without any fuss.

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5 Easy Pasta Recipes with Vegetables Hidden Inside

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When you have a picky eater in the house, it can be tough to come up with fresh and exciting meal ideas. However, when it comes to satisfying both flavour and nutrition in your child’s diet, pasta may be the greatest option. Easy, classic pasta recipes with vegetables are an excellent way to include nutrition into your child’s favourite meal. It may be carried in a lunch box or offered as an after-school snack while your child is watching his or her favourite TV show or the T20, IPL live. 

Pasta is one of the most popular foods among children because of its smoothness, variety of forms, and ability to be prepared in a variety of ways while retaining the majority of its original flavour. It is made from whole grains and has its own set of health benefits. Some parents, though, maybe concerned about adding carbohydrates to their child’s diet too soon. While there is no need to be concerned because newborns require carbohydrates for growth and development, parents should be aware that when served in moderation and in combination with other nutritious meals, pasta recipes with vegetables may be a nutritious meal option for their children. ( 10 easy dinner recipes in India for kids of all ages)

This article will explain the benefits of pasta and provide a few nutritious pasta recipes with vegetables for kids.

When and how to introduce pasta to babies?

Pasta is best offered during the solid food phase, which begins when your baby has hit the age of 6 months and has been introduced to purees (Baby’s first foods). When making pasta for newborns, keep in mind that it should be thoroughly cooked so that it may be mashed if necessary. You can be creative and make meals exciting for the infant by using different types of pasta, such as stars, bows, or elbow-shaped pasta. (5 recipes for easy digestion in kids)

It is also a typical dish served during baby-led weaning. If you have not already introduced egg or wheat into your baby’s diet, be cautious while introducing pasta because it frequently contains both of these major food allergies.

What are some ways to make pasta healthier?

Here are a few suggestions for making pasta dishes healthier: (Healthy snacks in the evening – Roasted Makhana)

  • You may choose pasta produced from legume flour (black bean pasta, chickpea pasta, lentil pasta) which is often higher in nutrients than pasta prepared from rice or wheat flour.
  • Enriched pasta will also provide additional nutrients such as iron and B vitamins.
  • Moreover, you may make your child’s favourite food healthy by including extra vegetables in hidden forms, such as vegetable sauce.

Precautions to keep in mind while introducing pasta to children

Getting to know your pasta is essential, especially if it is not a common meal in your region. Here are some things to keep in mind while giving pasta for your child –

  1. Pasta should be consumed in moderation and as part of a well-balanced diet.
  2. Before you buy pasta, be sure you know what the base component is. Make sure the pasta you choose is not processed, or prepared with all-purpose flour or maida. Pasta for newborns should be made from whole wheat, durum wheat, or rice flour.
  3. Make sure there are no additives or artificial flavours in your baby’s food since they might harm his or her health.
  4. When serving pasta as finger food, keep an eye out for choking hazards. Give them tiny pasta or chop regular pasta into smaller pieces.
  5. If your baby does not appear to enjoy the texture of pasta, you can stop feeding it for a few days and reintroduce later.

Healthy pasta recipes with vegetables:

As already said, pasta must be cooked in a specific manner in order for the babies to digest it easily. However, these pasta recipes with vegetables, like many pasta dishes with a base sauce, include a hidden vegetable sauce, which is an excellent way to improve a child’s vegetable consumption.

1. Carrot and broccoli pasta

Pasta with carrot and broccoli sauce is a creamy, gently sweet, and flavorful dish that is ideal for children. Broccoli is high in vitamin K and calcium, both of which are essential for keeping strong, healthy bones. It also includes phosphorus, zinc, vitamins A and C. Carrots are a great source of vitamin A and help in eye health and digestion. (7 health benefits of carrot for kids)

Carrot and broccoli pasta recipe
Carrot and broccoli pasta

Ingredients

  • Pasta – 1 cup
  • Carrot puree – ½  cup
  • Broccoli puree – ½ cup
  • Onion – 1
  • Chopped garlic – 3-4 cloves
  • Pepper/Oregano  – 1 tsp
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here) – 2 tbsp
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Other veggies (optional) – ½ cup
  • Schezwan sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Heat oil in a pan and saute the garlic, onion.
  • Add carrot, broccoli puree andIyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here) and cook for 5- 8 minutes.
  • Add other veggies (optional ) and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • When the sauce becomes thick, add salt, pepper or oregano, schezwan sauce and pasta.
  • Finally, add water, cover the pan and cook on low flame.
  • Once the pasta is cooked, turn off the flame and serve!!

You may add 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread to the pasta while it is being cooked or to the cooked pasta when serving your child.

1 cup –  209 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

2. Carrot beetroot pasta

It is one of the pasta recipes with vegetables like beetroot and carrot that are complete, nutrient-dense superfoods, also rich in vitamins and fibre. Also, aids in relieving constipation by boosting the metabolic system. Along with the phytonutrients, beets are high in iron, while carrots are fibre-rich and keeps the gut healthy. (7 Proven health benefits of beetroot for kids and adults)

Carrot beetroot pasta recipe
Carrot beetroot pasta

Ingredients

  • Pasta – 1 cup
  • Beetroot puree – ½  cup
  • Carrot  puree – ½ cup
  • Onion – 1
  • Chopped garlic – 3-4 cloves
  • Pepper/ Oregano – 1 tsp
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here) – 2 tbsp
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Tomato pasta sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Heat oil in a pan and saute the garlic, onion.
  • Add carrot, beetroot puree and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here) and cook for 5- 8 minutes.
  • Add salt, pepper or oregano, tomato pasta sauce and pasta.
  • Then add water, cover the pan and cook on low flame.
  • Once the pasta is soft and cooked, turn off the flame 
  • Serve!!

You may add 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread to the pasta while it is being cooked or to the cooked pasta when serving your child.

1 cup –  240 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

3. Papad pasta

Traditionally, papad has been served as a side dish with our meals. You could also try transforming ordinary papad into a fast pasta meal for a creative and delectable variation. So the next time you are wanting a bowl of delicious pasta but don’t have any, grab a package of papad and follow this recipe to make quick and easy pasta recipes with vegetables for your kids. (12 ideas for healthy snacks that kids can make with you)

Papad pasta recipe
Papad pasta

Ingredients

  • Papad  – 5
  • Chopped tomato, onion, medium-sized capsicum – 1
  • Chopped garlic – 3-4 cloves
  • Grated ginger – 1 tsp
  • Schezwan sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)- 2 tbsp
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Cut the papad into stripes. 
  • Bring water to a boil in a pan and when it begins to boil, add half teaspoon of oil and papad stripes.
  • Let it boil on low flame for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, strain the papad stripes and keep it aside. 
  • In another pan, add grated ginger-garlic, finely chopped onion, capsicum and saute till onion become translucent. 
  • Then add chopped tomato, salt, schezwan sauce andIyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here). Sauté well and switch off the gas flame.
  • Put boiled papad stripes, mix well.
  • Healthy papad pasta is ready to serve!!!

You may add 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread to the pasta while it is being cooked or to the cooked pasta when serving your child.

1 cup –  225 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

4. Red capsicum pasta

They are a good source of iron and vitamin C, which helps iron absorption from the stomach and enhance the body’s immune system. (7 foods to boost immunity in kids)

Red capsicum pasta recipe
Red capsicum pasta

Ingredients

  • Pasta – 1 cup
  • Red capsicum puree – ½ cup 
  • Tomato puree – ½ cup
  • Chopped Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here) – 2 tbsp
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Pepper or oregano – 1 tsp
  • Basil leaves 
  • Jaggery/ sugar- a pinch
  • Cheese (Optional)
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • In a pan, add water, half a teaspoon of oil, salt, pasta and cook well.
  • Once it is cooked, strain the water and place the pasta aside.
  • In another pan, add half a teaspoon of oil and chopped garlic. Then add tomato puree and saute well. 
  • Add Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here), salt, pepper or oregano and cook for 5-8 minutes.
  • To the above sauce, add red capsicum puree and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Finally, add jaggery or sugar, basil leaves.
  • To this sauce, now add the cooked pasta and mix well.
  • Add cheese on the top and serve hot!!

You may add 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread to the pasta while it is being cooked or to the cooked pasta when serving your child.

1 cup –  230 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

5. Spinach pasta

Vitamin K and magnesium are abundant in spinach, both of which are essential minerals for bone health. Spinach also contains vitamins and minerals that strengthen your immune system, such as vitamin E and magnesium. Also, check the recipe for spinach smoothie.

Spinach pasta recipes vegetables
Spinach pasta

Ingredients

  • Pasta – 1 cup
  • Spinach puree – ½ cup
  • Chopped onion – 1
  • Chopped Garlic – 3-4 cloves
  • Grated ginger – 1 tsp
  • Sorghum millet – 2 tbsp 
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here) – 1 tbsp
  • Schezwan sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Chilli flakes – 1 tsp
  • Milk – ¼ cup
  • Oregano – 1 tbsp
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Initially, add some water, pasta to a pan and cook the pasta and keep it aside.
  • In another pan, add oil, grated ginger, garlic, chopped onion and saute well. 
  • Now add schezwan sauce, oregano, chilli flakes andIyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here).
  • To this, add sorghum millet and cook on low flame for few seconds.
  • Now, add spinach puree, salt and mix well. 
  • Pour milk and add the cooked pasta, stir well, cook for a minute.
  • Spinach pasta is ready to serve!!

You may add 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread to the pasta while it is being cooked or to the cooked pasta when serving your child.

1 cup –  160 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

They’re simple to prepare and will quickly become your child’s favourite. However, pasta, like any other whole grain food, is beneficial for your health if prepared properly. Try these pasta recipes with vegetables and also use your ideas to create them more healthful for your child.

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We know that preparing and feeding healthy foods everyday is a huge task. Even more tough when kids are picky eaters. Kids prefer certain foods and formats. It is not easy to feed kids bitter Ayurvedic herbs, variety of vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds everyday.
Mixed with Ayurvedic herbs, this unique Ayurvedic spread is an easy solution to feed daily nutrition for Immunity, Brain development, Bone strength and overall-growth to kids without any fuss.

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