Walnut: 5 reasons why kids should consume everyday

Survey of 150 parents reflected on the top concerns they had for their kids. Some of the concerns, mentioned below, can be improved with the consumption of just a single nut- Walnut! Consuming 2-5 walnuts for kids aged 3 to 15 years is enough to aid daily nutrition.

Brain: Walnut a high source of good fat Omega-3 which aids in brain development and maintaining good blood flow to the brain. The vitamin Bs present in the nut increase memory and cognition.

Immunity: High in Vitamin E antioxidant, walnut helps to fight of virus that attack the body and reduce free radicals.

Bones: Walnuts are rich in Magnesium and manganese which is crucial for bone development & strength and absorption of calcium in bones.

Anxiety/ Stress: Vitamin B, Omega3 and magnesium in walnut contribute towards a healthier nervous system, and keeping the stress levels and irritability low. Antioxidant Vitamin E also reduces the anxiety levels in kids.

Overall Growth: Walnut is a complete source of nutrition. The variety of vitamins and minerals present in the nut contribute to keeping high level of energy and good blood flow in the body. As a rich source of Biotin (Vit B7), walnuts are excellent for hair growth and health. Vitamin E in the nut supports healthy eyesight and supports formation of collagen resulting in younger and healthier looking skin.

Recipe for Chocolate Walnut balls

Let’s try to make every food tasty and nutritious with herbs and nuts. 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.

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  • In a grinder take
  • 3 soft dates without seed,
  • 1 small banana,
  • 2 handful walnuts,
  • 2 tablespoon coco powder,
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder,
  • 2 tablespoon peanut butter or Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts spread (order here)
  • pinch of salt
  • Grind them well in a paste and add some shredded coconut or almond flour to make a soft dough mix well.
  • Apply oil on your palm and make small balls and coat them with some finely chopped nuts. Eat this healthy snack for sweet cravings.

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Ayurvedic Diet : Boosting Immunity by eating right

According to Ayurveda, the human body comprises physical, mental and emotional aspects. All these aspects are supremely connected. Everyone has a different composition of body, just like everyone has a unique face or unique fingerprints. Let us understand how ayurvedic diet can help in boosting immunity for kids.

Ayurveda states that any physical discomfort, what we most often call a disease, is nothing but an imbalance in the body’s constitution, called Dosha. The disease is rather a body not at ease and begins with a root cause, that is, an imbalance of Doshas.

  • Three types of Doshas:

Vata: Vata dosha implies the imbalance of air and space elements in the body. It includes voluntary movements like blinking eyes, breathing, movement of hands and legs.

Pitta: Pitta comprises basic elements of both heat (fire/agni) and moisture (fire/agni). It includes all activities which our body incurs from ingestion of food to metabolism.

Kapha: Kapha contains the elements of earth and water and acts as glue to hold the cells of body together. Movement of assimilated food to different parts of the body falls under the Kapha aspect.

Boosting immunity is not a curative disease. You cannot boost immunity overnight, it’s a long-term health investment. It needs time, patience and mostly immunity-boosting foods supplementing your diet.

  • Just like machines break down when they over-work or miss overhauling, similarly, the body also breaks down when there is lack of right fuel and/or lack of activity.

Understanding Immunity

Needless to say, most of us understand immunity as the protection agent of our body. If a foreign infection/ virus enters our body, the immunity system identifies it and begins to fight against it. However, sometimes our body is not correctly able to distinguish between harmful virus and the good virus in our body and it gets confused. In such a case our Immune system begins to attack the body itself.

According to Ayurveda, such scenarios (and diseases) where the immune system attacks the body itself, is a result of heavy imbalance of Doshas. The root cause of this can be attributed to the lifestyle we lead or predominantly the food we eat.

Understanding food for BOOSTING Immunity

On an everyday basis, we need to consume proteins, carbs and fats, as they are the essential macronutrients needed for the functioning of the body. But sadly, 83% of the population lacks meeting their requirement of protein or good fats, as most of the food we consume is carb-heavy.

immunity booster food for kids
  • In earlier times, food was fresh, wholesome and consumed in its most natural form. There were combinations of foods preferred purely on the basis of health and experience (and are now supported by scientific research). For example, ghee was prepared using fermented curd which retained good bacteria. Whey was made fresh everyday and consumed for protein in early hours (and also to support metabolism, something which is now called the intermittent fasting). Potato was roasted with skin and not boiled or peeled as that results in massive mineral loss. Food and milk was stored in a dark place to secure certain vitamins in wholegrains. Vegetables were paired such as to maximise nutrient absorption.
  • In a striking contrast today, there is consumption of processed food or refined ingredients in at least two meals every day.

Foods to BOOST Immunity in child naturally

The food we eat plays a key aspect in determining our overall health and immunity. Adding a variety of immunity booster food for kids in their diet will go a long way in building their immune system. Replacing carb-heavy food with a good balance of nuts, veggies and fruits adds Vitamin A, C, D, E which are high antioxidants and prepare the body to fight infections.

foods for boosting immunity

Oranges: Oranges are one of the most easily available foods to increase immunity in child naturally that kids love to eat. They are the best source of Vitamin-C which is known to boost immunity. Just one orange can meet 100% vitamin C requirement for daily nutrition. Guava, Gooseberry (Amla), Garlic are other good sources of this vitamin.

Nuts: Full of Vitamin E, they are a great source of antioxidants that keep body healthy and disease free by neutralising free radicals and reducing inflammation. Study presents that some roasted nuts appear to have an increased antioxidant level compared with raw ones.

Dairy: Dairy products are also a good choice for immunity booster food for kids. Every single cell in the body requires Vitamin D to stay strong and protect against infection. Ghee, cow milk are a good source of this. Body can also produce this through cholesterol exposure to sunlight.

Ayurvedic Herbs TO BOOST IMMUNITY:

Curcumin: A compound found in turmeric, offers therapeutic relief. Turmeric is also rich in vitamin A, Thiamine(B1), Riboflavin (B2) and vitamin C and works as a perfect immunity booster food for kids as well as adults.

Ashwagandha & Brahmi: It improves the body’s defense against disease by improving the body cell immunity. It also possesses antioxidant properties that help protect against cellular damage caused by free radicals. 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. Read more about the scientific study on immunity here.

Licorice: It contains more than 20 triterpenoids and nearly 300 flavonoids and hence works as a great anti-bacterial remedy. It is a common herb which has been used in traditional Indian and Chinese medicine for centuries. Read more about its immunity benefits here.

Giloy: Giloy is a shrub and an essential herb in ayurvedic medicines and is used to treat a wide range of health conditions. Giloy 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.

How to give bitter Ayurvedic herbs to kids?

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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 product is an easy solution to feed daily nutrition for Immunity, Brain development, Bone strength and overall-growth to kids without any fuss.

Let’s try to make every food a child wants to eat more tasty and nutritious with (hidden) veggies, herbs and nuts.

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Pistachios: 7 reasons to feed your child everyday

Survey of 150 parents reflected on the top concerns they had for their kids. Some of the concerns, mentioned below, can be improved with the consumption of just a single nut- Pistachio! Consuming 15-40 pista for kids aged 3 to 15 years is enough to aid daily nutrition and this is one of the reasons to feed your child Pistachios everyday.

A common snack today and used in multiple cuisines, Pistachio became popular only after WWII. It had been growing in the Middle East for several thousand years before its introduction to wider Europe and Asia. It is not a nut originally but a seed of the Pistachio tree.

  • Strong Muscles: This nut has 7g protein in just a handful. It is one of the best nuts to consume in a large quantity since its low in calories yet loaded with good fat. Protein accounts for approximately 21 percent of the total weight of the nut, making it a good source for vegetarians and vegans and this is another reason to feed your child Pistachios everyday.

Healthy Weight: Pistachios are very low in sugar which will help to keep the tab on child’s sugar consumption. Due to high fibre content it digests slowly and helps in keeping the child full for longer duration. In a study people who ate 1.87 ounces of pistachios over a 12-week period experienced twice the reduction in their body mass index as people who ate pretzels (Junk) instead of pistachios. Both groups consumed roughly the same amount of calories.

Brain: This nut is rich in vitamin E, B6 and healthy fats which are useful for cognitive development of the brain. A research conducted across multiple nuts showed that pistachio consumption produced the greatest gamma wave response which is necessary for learning, memory and cognition in the brain.

  • Immunity: Antioxidants are substances that play a critical role in health. They reduce the risk of diseases by preventing damage to the body’s cells by safeguarding against the free radicals. Pistachios are high in antioxidants compared to other nuts and seeds and this is one of the important reasons to feed your child Pistachios everyday.
  • Strong Muscles: This nut has 7g protein in just a handful. It is one of the best nuts to consume in a large quantity since its low in calories yet loaded with good fat. Protein accounts for approximately 21 percent of the total weight of the nut, making it a good source for vegetarians and vegans and this is another reason to feed your child pistachios everyday.
  • Eyesight: Pistachios are a rich source of both antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin which support healthy vision and protect against weak eyesight in future.
  • Digestion: Pistachios are a great source of fibre which support the rise in good bacterias in the gut. This encourages healthy digestion and prevents constipation in kids

Sleep: Packed with protein, vitamin B6, and magnesium, this nut has all that contributes to better sleep. It is a natural source of melatonin which induces sleep. Just a few pistachios an hour before bedtime can do the trick for kids as well as adults.

Recipe for Banana Pista Chocolate Mousse

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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 product is an easy solution to feed daily nutrition for Immunity, Brain development, Bone strength and overall-growth to kids without any fuss.

Let’s try to make every food a child wants to eat more tasty and nutritious with (hidden) veggies, herbs and nuts.

Banana Pista Chocolate Mousse

  • 1 ripe banana pieces (frozen for a few hours)
  • ½ avocado
  • ½ cup soft tofu or less than ½ cup nut milk (almond or coconut)
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp roasted pistachio powder
  • Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts choco spread (order here)
  • Honey/ jaggery as per sweetness or other sweetener
  • vanilla essence (optional)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder

Mix all in a blender. Keep refrigerated in a bowl for some time. Serve.

My younger one LOVES this!

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Peanut: Your kid’s source of over 30 Vitamins and Nutrients

Survey of 150 parents reflected on the top concerns they had for their kids. Some of the concerns, mentioned below, can be improved with the consumption of just a single nut- Peanut! Consuming 15-30 peanuts for kids aged 3 to 15 years is enough to aid daily nutrition.

Strengthening Muscles: Peanut is high in Protein which is vital for growing kids. Protein is key to building tissues required by every organ of the body, repair and maintain body cells, hormones and supply energy.

Stronger Bones: Calcium, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorous and Protein together work on making the bones strong. Osteoporosis is a common bone disease that begins early in life and manifests in adulthood.

Improved Digestion: Handful of peanuts can meet 15% of fibre and 25% of Vitamin B3 requirement for the day, both of which help in improving digestion.

Immunity: Peanuts have saturated fat that stay inside the body cells to build a defence system and attack viruses and bacterias.

Eyesight: Being a nut high in Vitamin E, they help to protect the eyes from degeneration and keep the eye cells young and active.

Brain Development: Peanuts carry essential fats and Vitamin B9 for the brain and also memory. Brain, that is just 2% of our body mass but consumes 25% energy of the body, needs fat to perform efficiently for life and maintain cognitive ability.

High Energy: Peanuts contain high amount of Vitamin B2 and B3 which plays a vital role in maintaining the body’s energy supply.

An interesting study on peanut revealed that between two groups of kids under age five, peanut allergy developed in 1.9% of children who ate peanut butter early in their lives, compared with 13.7% of those who didn’t eat peanuts at an early age. One explanation for this difference is that the children who ate peanuts early developed what is called immune tolerance to them. Their young immune systems adapted to the proteins in peanuts so that they did not react to them.

Recipe for Chocolate Peanut Balls

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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 product is an easy solution to feed daily nutrition for Immunity, Brain development, Bone strength and overall-growth to kids without any fuss.

Let’s try to make every food a child wants to eat more tasty and nutritious with herbs and nuts.

  • Recipe video on the left
  • Ingredients: Peanut butter or Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts savoury spread (order here), honey, coconut flour or almond flour/ meal, pinch salt, melted dark chocolate, sea salt (optional)

Taste the sweetness of the mixture before making balls and dipping them in chocolate.

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Top 6 Benefits of Almond for Child Growth & Development

Survey of 150 parents reflected on the top concerns they had for their kids. Six of them, mentioned below, can be improved with the consumption of just a single nut- Almond! Consuming 4-8 almonds for kids aged 3 to 15 years is enough to aid daily nutrition.

BRAIN: Almond contains brain boosting elements- Vitamin B2 and L-Cartinine which are the two essential nutrients responsible for the nervous system, development of the brain and enhancement of memory.

DIGESTION: Kids suffering from constipation is very common nowadays primarily due to the food choices being high in sugar and sodium. 50% of any quantity of Almond is just fibre which helps in relieving constipation.

ENERGY: Manganese, copper, Iron and Vitamin B2 present in Almond helps in keeping the energy levels high in kids.

IMMUNITY: The vitamin E found in almonds acts as a great antioxidant that counters the free radicals (villains) of the body thereby keeping the diseases at bay. Almond also has zinc which activates the body cells to kill viruses and bacterias to keep immunity of the body high.

BONES & TEETH: The calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous present in almonds help in maintaining the strength of bones and teeth that is most important during the growth years of kids. Osteoporosis is a problem that manifests in adulthood but can be avoided by consuming the right food in the early years of life.

SKIN & HAIR: Almonds are rich source of Vitamin E and protein which helps to regenerate cells (of skin and hair), keeping the damage of cells minimum. It is also a source of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids which promote healthy skin and hair growth.

There are many ways Almond nut can be consumed by a child. Kids love to eat chocolate. Roasting almonds and dipping them in chocolate makes a great snack for kids to eat any time during the day. And it also takes away the urge to eat something chocolatey or sweet. Almonds can also be made into a butter for spreading on bread. Or grind into a flour to be used to make cookies or added to cake batter. Roasted almond powder can also be added to hot or cold porridge. Roasting Almonds do not impact the nutrition value of the nut.

Kids who are picky eaters usually tend to miss on their daily nutrition. Just a minor tweak of adding Almonds to their daily diet can help them meet daily requirement of several vitamins and minerals. Almonds have high quality of calories which not only adds nutrition but also helps in managing weight of a child. They tend to make the child feel fuller faster than other foods resulting in reduced urge to consume comfort-food or over-eat meals.

Research suggests that just by eating nuts regularly for five or more days a week, a person can increase life span by two years. This is one of the easiest and tastiest way of extending life. Another study states that not eating enough nuts and seeds was the third leading dietary factor for disability in the world. Isn’t it just amazing how a handful of nuts and seeds can do us so good.

Let’s try to make every food tasty and nutritious with herbs and nuts. 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.

We are happy to introduce our range of nutritious & tasty products for kids!!

Mixed with Ayurvedic herbs, this unique product 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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How to Store your food right to get the Vitamin B2?

Vitamin B2 is responsible to keep high levels of energy in the child by producing more red blood cells. It also supports healthy eyes and better digestion.

Dairy products, Green leafy vegetables, Soy products, Mushroom, Almond and Whole-grains are some great sources of Vitamin B2 commonly found around us.

Food Items% Daily Requirement for kids (~1mg)
Milk 1 glass45%
Almonds 1035%
Yogurt 1 cup35%
Mushroom 4 pieces35%
Spinach ½ cooked25%
Just a combination of these food items can help meet 100% daily requirement of Vitamin B2
  • Food items high in Vitamin B2 must be stored in a dark place, preferably in opaque containers.
  • Vitamin B2 depletes due to exposure to lightwonder why the milkman use to deliver milk in those huge opaque containers unlike glass bottles now.
  • Unlike other Vitamins, this Vitamin can be cooked at higher temperatures without much loss.
  • Being a water soluble Vitamin, it is best to not boil or soak food items high in this Vitamin as it may evaporate or drain out.
  • This Vitamin should be consumed everyday, since it cannot be stored in the body and any additional intake gets flushed from the body
  • Body needs Vitamin B2 to activate other vitamins (Vitamin B6, B9) and minerals (Iron), which are responsible for brain development and immunity.

Read more about Vitamin-A foods, Whole-meals, Brain snack and much more below.

Complete Daily Nutrition Meal

This meal meets 100% nutrition for Immunity and over 50% for Muscle and Bones, Brain development and Healthy eyesight.

Just ONE MEAL goes a long way in covering the daily nutrition required for your child’s: Immunity (Vit A, Iron), Muscles and Bones (Vit K, Protein, Calcium, Manganese), Energy levels (Iron, Vit B), Brain Development (Vit B1 and Vit B9) and Healthy Eyesight (Vit A).

Ingredients: Asparagus, Spinach tofu curry, rice and mixed whole grain chapati

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food to boost Immunity – Orange

Oranges is the food to boost immunity. They are not only nutritious and rich in Vitamin-C but also loved by kids. Just one orange can meet 100% vitamin C requirement for the kids daily nutrition. Kids should consume the whole fruit and not the juice. The pith (white after between peel and fruit) of orange has 30% fiber of the fruit and this particular fibre (called pectin) is good for kid’s gut which builds immunity and supports digestion.

Our body does not produce Vitamin C and hence it becomes necessary to consume it through food. Best is to offer food to boost immunity that kids will easily eat without any fuss. (More foods to boost immunity)

Orange:
  • Kids should consume sufficient amount of Vitamin C during growing years to support development of bones and teeth
  • Vitamin C helps heal the wound of a child whenever he/she falls
  • It also aids in developing communication system of the child- speaking, swallowing, walking, learning
  • Vitamin C keeps the immunity of the child high and safeguards from unwanted bugs and germs
  • Lastly, it also helps to absorb Iron. A child deficient in iron will have lower energy and be irritable.

Don’t worry if kids take more Vitamin C in a day than required. Vitamin C is water soluble. Whatever extra Vitamin-C is in the body will be released through urine.

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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 product is an easy solution to feed daily nutrition for Immunity, Brain development, Bone strength and overall-growth to kids without any fuss.

India’s First Tasty Kids Nutrition fortified with Ayurvedic herbs.

If your child is a picky eater or does not take enough nutrition for the day, you can give ‘5 Ayurvedic herbs and 7 Nuts’ chocolate or savoury spreads to meet daily Nutrition ORDER | 0% preservative

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