10 easy dinner recipes In India for kids of all ages

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Most parents are often confused as to what to feed their babies for dinner. Unlike breakfast and lunch, dinner has an impact on a child’s sleep too. As a result, extra care must be taken while choosing dinner recipes for babies because putting your baby to sleep is one of the most difficult chores you must accomplish every day. If your kid is breastfed and has been introduced to solid meals, then he/she most likely eat a range of items for dinner. Purees, cereal, rice, fruits, and so forth. As a result, make sure his/her dinner is nutritious, filling, and easy to digest while still maintaining his sleep cycle. Here are few tips and easy, healthy dinner recipes in India for babies and toddlers.

Some tips to keep in mind before feeding dinner for babies:

  1. It is better to introduce new foods at breakfast or lunch rather than at dinner time. This helps to identify any food allergies in babies.
  2. Avoid snacks and processed foods – baked goods, ready to eat meals which are high in refined carbs, sodium, and transfat.This not only makes them feel full, but also has long-term health consequences.
  3. Choose foods that can be easily digested by babies at night.
  4. Make sure to feed them dinner at least two or three hours before their bedtime.
  5. Always prepare and store baby foods in clean and sterilized steel or glass containers and avoid containers made up of plastic.  
  6. Use steel cups to introduce water rather than a feeding bottle to bring out the transition in growing babies.

Dinner recipes in india for babies and toddlers:

6 Months Baby Dinner Recipes:

Solids are introduced to the babies at this stage after indicators of physical development such as adequate head and neck control, curiosity in meals are observed. Digestive enzymes are also produced at this stage, which helps digestion. At this age, babies are exclusively breastfed, with solids introduced once or twice a day. As a result, introducing solids around dinner time is not recommended for a six-month-old baby which may lead to colic, digestion related issues and allergies. (6-month baby food chart)

7-9 Months Baby Dinner Recipes:

Solid feeding was limited to only twice a day in the sixth month. However, by the seventh month, the infant has tried a variety of foods and is ready to go up to three solid meals each day including dinner. The frequency of breast milk can be reduced and solids can be increased at the end of the ninth month. (7 Foods to increase breast milk )

You may have noticed that your kid is easily bored these days and prefers to play with her meals. That’s your cue to start introducing a lot of diversity into her diet. It is important to make wise dinner choices for babies which are easy on their stomachs. Look at few 7-9 month babies dinner recipes in India.

 1. Apple khichdi recipe:

Ingredients

  • Apple -1/2 cup
  • Rice – 1/4 cup
  • Cinnamon – 1/4 tsp
  • Water – 3/4 cup

Procedure

  • Prepare apple puree.
  • Soak the rice in water for 15 minutes, rinse. 
  • In a pressure cooker, add rice and water and cook for 2-3 whistles. 
  • Once it cools down, add apple puree and cinnamon powder and mix well. Serve!!
2. Carrot oats porridge recipe:

Ingredients

  • Oats – 1/4 cup
  • Carrot puree – 1/4 cup
  • Jeera/ pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Water – 2 cups

Procedure

  • In a pan, add water and bring it to a boil.
  • Add oats and cook well.
  • Once cooked, add carrot puree (grind grated carrot with 5 tsp of water) and mix well.
  • Finally, add jeera/pepper powder along with turmeric and stir well. Serve!!!
3. Ragi porridge recipe:

Ingredients

  • Sprouted ragi flour – 1/4 cup
  • Water – 1 cup

Procedure

  • In a pan, add water and sprouted ragi powder and mix well without any lump formation.
  • Place the pan on the stove and cook well.Keep stirring to prevent sticking to the bottle of the pan.
  • Once it is thick, turn off the stove.
  • Cool and serve!!

Also, check 8 amazing health benefits of Ragi.

10-12 Months Baby Dinner Recipes:

As your baby moves through this stage, you may notice that he or she becomes less interested in food as mealtime approaches. Most moms interpret this as a symptom of decreased appetite. The truth is that it isn’t the baby’s appetite that has reduced – it’s his/her interest in foods.  ( Baby feeding schedule for 9-12 months old)

By now, your child has tried nearly all of the foods you prepare at home and has expressed an opinion about the ones they like or dislike. Hence, adding spices also helps in boosting the flavour of the baby’s food. The babies also develop an interest in self-feeding. So choose foods which help them to self-feed. 

4. Plain masala khichdi recipe:

Ingredients

  • Rice- 1 cup
  • Toor dal – ¼ cup
  • Ghee – ½ tsp
  • Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs savoury spread – ½  tbsp
  • Jeera, cinnamon, clove – ¼ tsp
  • Sliced onion – 1
  • Water – 4.5 cups
  • Salt ( Not recommended for babies below 1 year of age)

Procedure

  • Wash the rice, toor dal. Soak rice and dal in water for 30 minutes. Drain the water.
  • In a pressure cooker, add ghee, jeera, cinnamon, clove and onion followed by Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs savoury spread and saute. 
  • Then add rice, dal and water to the pressure cooker.
  • Cook in the medium flame for 5-6 whistles (depending upon the consistency that you prefer)
  • Cool, remove spices like clove, cinnamon, mash well and feed your child.

1cup – 300 calories
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5. Beetroot idli with chutney recipe:
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6. Jowar dosa recipe:

Ingredients

  • Rice- ½ cup 
  • Jowar –  ¼ cup
  • Urad dal – ¼ cup
  • Ghee – ½ tsp
  • Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs savoury spread – ½  tbsp
  • Water – 4.5 cups
  • Salt ( Not recommended for babies below 1 year of age)

Procedure

  • Soak rice, jowar and urad dal for 3-4 hours. Grind it to make a thick paste. Keep it for rest overnight for fermentation. 
  • Add Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts savoury spread (order here). Mix it well.
  • Take a dosa pan and pour the batter.
  • Cook both the sides until it’s crisp and serve!!

1 dosa – 49 calories
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1-2 years Baby Dinner Recipes:

Reaching the age of one is a huge milestone for both the infant and the parents. As your child continues to develop, his or her life will change, and the most significant change will be in the area of food. Except for those restricted foods, your baby should be eating most household meals by now, and you can feed him or her whatever you make for the rest of the family, with less salt and spices. It is during this stage that babies become more picky eaters and are at risk of nutritional deficits. As a result, it’s critical to ensure that the baby’s nutritional needs are met on a daily basis.

7. Vermicelli Pulao recipe:

Ingredients

  • Vermicelli – 1/2 cup 
  • Chopped onion, tomato – 1
  • Grated ginger – 1 tsp
  • Grated carrot – ½ 
  • Chopped Capsicum – ½ tsp
  • Garam masala – 1 tsp
  • Ghee – ½ tsp
  • Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs savoury spread – 1  tbsp
  • Pepper powder – ½ tsp
  • Water –  ¾ cup
  • Salt – a pinch

Procedure

  • In a pan, add water and bring it to a boil.
  • Add ghee, salt and vermicelli and cook it.
  • Meanwhile in another pan, add ghee, ginger, onion and saute well.
  • Add  Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs savoury spread, then tomatoes, carrot, capsicum and cook for some time.
  • Now add garam masala, pepper and cooked vermicelli and mix.
  • Serve!!

1 cup – 165 calories
Additional nutrition benefits ( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

8. Pumpkin pancakes with millet recipe:
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2+ year Baby Dinner Recipes:

At the age of two, your child’s appetite will most likely rise, and you will notice him consuming whatever is placed in front of him. As this is a period of growth and development, it is your responsibility as a parent to ensure that his nutritional needs are met.

9. One-pot veggies rice recipe:

Ingredients

  • Rice – ½ cup 
  • Chopped onion -1
  • Chopped Capsicum – ¼
  • Cauliflower – ¼ cup
  • Soy chunks or tofu – ¼ cup 
  • Garlic – ½ tsp
  • Grated ginger – 1 tsp
  • Ghee/ olive oil – ½ tsp
  • Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs savoury spread – 3  tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Salt – 1 tsp

Procedure

  • Heat ghee/olive oil, add cumin seeds, ginger and garlic.
  • Then add onion, veggies and saute well.
  • Add Iyurved’s 7 nuts & 5 herbs Savoury spread (order here) and mix well. Once done for 5 min, add rice and Sauté for two more minutes. 
  • Add water and cook in the medium flame for 3-4 whistles.
  • Serve!!

1 cup – 215 calories
Additional nutrition benefits ( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

10. Cheese paratha with millet recipe:
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Common FAQ’s related to dinner for babies and toddlers:

1. What is the right time to introduce dinner to babies?

You may need to experiment with the time schedule to ensure that your kid is getting enough to eat. Dinner should preferably be served two to three hours before the nighttime bottle and her usual bedtime.

2. What are the foods to avoid for babies during dinner?

Avoid foods high in sugar and salt, such as canned foods, processed meats (such as sausages, hot dogs, and ham), and frozen dinners should be avoided. Give foods that are cooked properly. Avoid fresh vegetables and high-protein foods such as meat, egg, and spinach for dinner because they take longer to digest and may interrupt your child’s sleep.

3. When to introduce water or breastmilk to babies after dinner?

Water can be given to the babies: 10-15 minutes after dinner. Babies who are still breastfed or bottle-fed can be fed with milk one hour after dinner or 30 minutes before bedtime. (Right time to introduce water for the baby)

4. Is it true that introducing solids at dinnertime causes constipation in children?

When a baby first starts eating solid foods, he may become constipated (hard stools). It could be induced by high-starchy foods like rice, unripe bananas, apple sauce and potatoes etc. If your baby becomes constipated, change to whole wheat or barley cereal instead of rice cereal, and avoid unripened bananas and sweet potatoes. And, of course, moderation is a golden rule as an excess of any food might cause indigestion. (10 foods that help constipation in kids)

Dinner time is crucial, and adequate care should be taken when feeding them, as the consequences might be seen as late as midnight. So, don’t force the child to eat something if they don’t like it, even if it is highly nutritious. Choose foods that are easy to chew and swallow. Make sure the food is cool before serving. 

You can try these 10 dinner recipes in India for babies and enjoy your journey of motherhood and try more varieties of foods for your baby which is not only tasty but also nutritious and wholesome. 

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10 AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS OF BOTTLE GOURD/ LAUKI

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

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

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

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

Bottle gourd – Nutritional facts

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

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

10 Health benefits of bottle gourd for babies and toddlers:

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

1. Great source of vitamins and minerals

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

2. Treats constipation and diarrhea

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

3. Reduces acidity in babies

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

4. perfect thirst quencher

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

5.Excellent deworming food for babies

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

6. Good for urinary infection

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

7.Protects liver

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

8. Good for heart health

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

9. Great stress reliever 

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

10. Promotes skin health

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

Health benefits of bottle gourd juice for babies and toddlers:

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

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

Steps to prepare bottle gourd/ lauki juice:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Health Benefit of Massage for Babies

Massaging the baby every day is a kind of old aged ritual in India. We have always heard from our elders that massaging newborns with oil is important for their overall growth and development. This is a practice which has been followed from ages. Massaging is a great way to relax babies. It is not just a simple way to nurture a baby but also the best time for a mother to develop a connection with the baby. In this whole process massage oil plays an important role. The oil you have chosen has to be gentle and with some super healthy properties. Then only your baby will get the benefit of massage, such as nourished healthy skin and strong bones and muscles.

Benefit of massage for newborns

Connection

After breastfeeding, massage plays a great role to promote a lovely bond between mother and child. A delicate and calming massage helps a mother to convey her emotions to baby. (How to boost up breast milk production?)

Skin

A gentle baby massage helps to retain the moisture of the skin. It provides the required nourishment to baby’s skin and promotes healthy, soft and supple skin in babies. (How to prevent dry skin issue in kids?)

Sleep

Massaging helps to promote better sleep patterns in babies. A proper soft massage improves blood circulation and relaxes the baby. If the baby is getting irritable, he/she can get a better sound sleep after massage. (Why rest and sleep is important for babies?)

Growth and development

Massage helps the baby skin to get stimulated and nourished. It promotes all round growth and development of the baby by improving blood circulation, nervous system and body functions. (Growth and development of infants)

Strengthen bones and muscles

Babies used to stretch their body. After coming out of the womb they get space. Their bodies grow a little bit every day. A good Ayurveda massage oil ensures to develop strong bones in babies that strengthens muscles too. (Which foods can help to build strong bones and muscles in kids?)

Digestion

Massaging the infant helps in easing the digestion. It prevents gas and stomach torment issues in babies. It actually helps in relieving colic in babies too. (Some foods and recipes to introduce solids to babies)

How to do a baby massage?

Set the mood

Start connecting with the baby by singing a lullaby. Dim the lights and make the room warm. You can turn on some soft calming music too while massaging. Keep talking to the baby. It will make a lovely bond and understanding between you and baby.

Surface

The surface on which you are placing the baby for massage has to be comfortable. It should be flat. This can be your bed or floor. (Never leave the baby alone or unattended). Put a towel or two and place the baby carefully over it.

Undressing baby

Undress the baby and remove the diaper. Left the baby naked for some time. Let the body get direct air. Babies often get diaper rash or heat rash. This airtime is beneficial for their skin and especially for bums.

Gentle touch

Newborn’s skin is very soft. You cannot rub it. Give a soft handed gentle massage. It should be as smoothing as your baby’s skin. The process should be calming and relaxing for your baby. You can use firm strokes for toddlers but for infants strokes should be soft and gentle.

Hygiene

Use a clean towel or clothes for the baby every time you give a massage. Wash your hand properly before picking up the baby for massage. If you have a midwife (Dai), do insist that she clean up herself thoroughly before handling the baby as she visits several houses and can easily carry germs that may cause infection.

What to avoid?

  • Avoid Massaging face of the baby. He/she is too small and the possibility of dripping oil into eyes or mouth is non-avoidable.
  • Baby’s soft spot on the head still needs time to close. So avoid massaging on the head.
  • Never use oils for baby massage with artificial fragrance and paraben. Avoid harsh Ingredients.
  • 5-10 minutes massage would be enough for infants. Give a soft and gentle massage to your little one.
  • If the baby is crying, falling asleep stops the massage.
  • Hold the baby carefully after massage. Massage oil makes the grip slippery.

Best oil for baby massage

Coconut oil

As coconut oil contains lauric acid and other essential fatty acids too, it possesses antimicrobial, antifungal and antiviral properties. It helps to nourish the baby’s skin and at the same time protect it from any kind of skin infections too. It improves the moisture and prevents skin dryness. Baby’s skin is quite sensitive. Rashes caused by diapers and heat can also be treated with the help of coconut oil. Since coconut oil has soothing and hydrating properties, it reduces the inflammation thus giving relief from itching and irritation. It is one of the best oils which can provide maximum benefit of massage to babies. (Benefits of coconut oil)

Mustard oil

Mustard oil has been used by mothers to massage babies from ages. It has antifungal and antibacterial properties that makes it the best choice for baby massage. Baby’s skin is very sensitive and is more prone to skin infections. Mustard oil protects it from any kind of fungal infections. It has a strong and pungent smell which helps to keep insects and mosquitoes away from babies. Mustard oil is very popular in cold regions because it is very effective to keep the body warm by retaining heat. Benefit of massage from mustard oil are very high during winters.

Olive oil

Olive oil contains Vitamin E and Vitamin K. It is also loaded with antioxidants which can help to prevent skin inflammation. It can be used to massage the baby in any season. Olive oil acts as a great moisturizer and also improves skin tone. As it is loaded with healthy fats, oleic acids and squalene, it has a regenerative effect on skin tissues. Olive oil effectively treats diaper rash. Take two tbsp. of olive oil and 1 tbsp. of water, mix well and give a gentle massage to the baby’s bum.  

Almond oil

It is important to choose the best oil for your baby’s skin. Benefit of massage doubles if you choose best oil. Almond oil is among one of the top choices by parents for using it to massage their babies. It is enriched with vitamin A, vitamin E, fatty acids and with some minerals too. All these qualities make it a desirable choice for taking it for a baby massage. There are two types of almond oil- sweet and bitter. Sweet almond oil is absolutely safe to use as it is edible. No harm if the baby puts his/her hands in mouth. (How almond can help in growth and development of kids?)


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7 healthy Benefits of carrot for kids

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

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

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

Vitamins

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

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

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

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

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

Health benefits of carrot

Following are the benefits of carrot for kids and adults also

Boost immunity:

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

Eye health:

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

Good for digestive health:

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

Weight loss:

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

Promote skin and hairs health:

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

Deworming:

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

Carrot as first baby food:

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

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

about coconut oil benefits

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

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

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

Composition of coconut oil:

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

Fatty acids found in coconut oil include –

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

Unsaturated fatty acids: Oleic acid, Linoleic acid

Types of coconut oil:

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

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

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

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

Benefits of coconut oil for skin:

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

Treating dry skin:

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

Protection against UV radiation: Natural sunscreen

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

Reduces Inflammation:

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

Treating Pimples:

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

Keeps you safe from infections:

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

Heals wounds:

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

Anti-ageing:

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

Stretch marks:

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

Treats baby rashes:

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

Benefits of coconut oil for hair:

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

Prevents damage:

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

Makes your hair shine:

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

Protects your hair:

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

Aids hair growth:

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

Prevents lice:

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

Protects hair from sun UV radiations:

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

Treats dandruff:

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

Benefits of coconut oil for oral hygiene:

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

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

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

Coconut oil drinking benefits: Body care
Boost heart health:

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

Quick source of energy:

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

Helps in fat burning:

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

Reduce hunger:

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

Improve Cognitive (Brain) Functions:

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

Controls blood sugar:

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

Boost Bone Health:

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

Reduce stress:

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

Balance hormones:

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

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

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

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

Health benefits of coconut water:

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

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

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

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

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Soaking and Sprouting of seeds: 8 Proven Benefits

Soaking

In traditional diets of our ancestors, soaking and sprouting of seeds was key to preparing food. Dal, rice, beans, nuts, seeds and other whole grains contain phytic acid. Soaking for a few hours before you cook helps to break down the phytic acid which makes it easy for the body to absorb all the nutrients and also digest the food better. Study shows that our grains contain arsenic, a compound found in earth‘s crust. By soaking the grain prior to cooking, the arsenic level can come down by 25-30%. Soaking grains also release compounds called lower order inositols – specifically myo- and d-chiro-inositol. And these compounds help support blood sugar regulation, metabolic and hormonal health (PCOS).Soaking of rice and dal can be done up till 4 hours. ( why eating lentils is important?) For oats and most nuts, soaking overnight is good.

Soaking in different culture

Traditionally In India, rice and lentils are fermented for at least two days before they are prepared as idli and dosas, or flour is fermented to make Bhatura; Africans soak corn overnight before adding it to soups and ferment corn for days to prepare a traditional dish; Welsh prepared similar dish by soaking oats overnight. Latin Americans ferment rice for long before cooking; Ethiopians make their distinctive bread by fermenting a grain called teff for several days; (Recipe of teff bread) Mexican corn cakes are fermented for two weeks in banana leaves; Americans and Europeans used fermented starter to Bake bread, cookies and cake. The Chinese were the first people to carry moong dal (mung bean) and sprout for consumption as they sailed on voyages overseas.

Sprouting of seeds

Sprouting involves soaking seeds, draining water and leaving them until they germinate. This germination process usually begins with the seeds being soaked for several hours. The soaked seeds are then exposed to the right combination of temperature and moisture, and allowed to grow for two to seven days. The end product is sprout. During sprouting, the seed releases enzymes that lays the nutritional foundation for it to become a plant. So, just when the seed sprouts and is sufficiently loaded with nutrients and enzymes, we consume it. These enzymes also help in our digestion process.

Soaking and sprouting of seeds are gaining popularity because of their highly concentrated nutritional benefits. Sprouts are low in calories and rich in fiber, enzymes, protein and other micronutrients. Following are some health benefits, after knowing them you wouldn’t stop yourself from adding sprouts to your daily diet.

Health benefits of Soaking and Sprouting:
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.

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?)

Break down anti nutrient contents:

Anti nutrients 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.

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?)

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?)

Improves heart health:

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

Improves Eyesight:

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

Good for skin and hairs:

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

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How to potty train and what is the right age for potty training?

Seeing your baby doing their things independently is such an overwhelming experience, but it takes a lot of effort to make them independent. Out of many developmental milestones, baby potty training is one of the thing which might require lots of attention and time.Many parent are finding the answer or how to potty train their baby ad what is the right age for potty training So get ready and don’t get frustrated, if things are not working as per your expectations, don’t put pressure on the baby by turning it into a battle.

When your baby is ready

Every child has his/her own pace to reach milestones like sitting, walking, teething and talking (what are expected Growth and development in babies). Some do things early, while some take a little more time. There is no perfect age for potty training, it all depends upon many physical, emotional and environmental factors. Generally the age for potty training is between 18 months to 24 months. But before starting baby potty training ask yourself the following questions.

  • Is my baby able to sit on a potty seat without support and get back up?
  • Do they tell, when it’s time to go?
  • Is my baby ready to follow my instructions?
  • Does he/she seem interested in using the toilet seat?
  • Is my baby ready to pull down diapers, pants or underwear without any help?
  • Do they keep the diaper dry for at least two hours?
  • Do dirty diapers bother them?
Tips for potty training

If most of the answers are yes then you can potty train your baby or its the right age for potty training your baby. Usually girls learn this quickly than boys. Try baby potty training when there is no big disruption or change to your child’s or your family routine such as travelling or shifting, as it is important to stay consistent. It may be possible that some of your initial attempts go on vein, but don’t lose the hope, what all you need is patience, patience and patience and keep on trying to potty train your baby with these tips:

Introduce the concept:

The first step towards baby potty training is to start mentioning the concept occasionally. Show some videos and keep some children’s books about potty training to read with your child. Also bring up the subject of potty in the conversation by saying things like: “I have to go pee or poo ”or“ need to go to the toilet to pee”. The idea is to make them aware of the potty training concept.

Choosing a potty seat:

Choose a seat which is apt according to your baby’s age and have built in footrest to push against during bowel movement. Go for a durable seat, as a shaky seat can put a child back into the diaper for weeks. If possible take your child with you while shopping for a potty seat, this will make him/her more connected and excited to use it.

Placing of potty seat:

The most appropriate location for a potty seat is your bathroom. This will make your baby understand that the bathroom is the right place to do potty. But as you start using a potty seat for the baby, place it according to the convenience of the baby so that they can use it as and when required.

Get a routine:

Following a schedule is always a good idea. Make your baby sit on the potty first thing in the morning, whether they need to go or not. Also encourage your kid to use the toilet after every meal, before nap time and after getting up from sleep . This will help your baby to understand that going potty is a routine work, just like eating and sleeping.

Make potty time fun:

If your child is nervous about using a potty seat, make it fun with help of some music or rhyme. Sing a song or rhyme along with your baby during this process to divert his/her mind. This will make them comfortable.

Always praise your child:

Never punish your child for wetting or soiling their pants, as they are still learning and can’t sometimes control it. Instead every time when your baby attempts to use a toilet even if nothing happens, praise them by giving a high five, a hug or by telling them that they are doing a great job that will keep them motivated.

Comfortable clothes:

Avoid clothes that are hard to pull off, kids who are under potty training are required to wear comfortable clothes, so that they can easily undress themselves.

Teach hygienic habits:

Teach your child every time to wash their hands when they go to the toilet even if nothing happened, also gradually teach them to flush and clean after doing potty.

For boys:

Start with teaching your son to sit down for both pee and poo. Once your baby is comfortable doing sitting position, he can try standing position. Any male member in the family can teach better.

Foods for regular bowel movement

As soon as the age for potty training starts, also take care of their diet by offering foods that are easy to digest and make their bowel movement easy and regular, as constipation can lead to pain and interrupt in potty training. Following are some foods that help in regular bowel movement.(what to do if kids have constipation?)

Apple: Apples are an easy way to boost the fiber content of your diet and cure constipation. According to a study, pectin in apples can accelerate the movement of the stool through the intestine and aid in constipation. (Apple and banana muffins recipe)

Prunes:  Prunes also known as dried plums are commonly used for treating constipation because of its high fiber contents. Prunes also contain sorbitol and phenolic compounds that maintain gut health and may provide gastrointestinal benefits.

Yogurt: Yogurt contains living microorganisms known as probiotics (What is probiotics?) which are also called good bacteria and helps to improve gut health and soften stool. The good bacteria produce short chain fatty acids and lactic acid that may improve bowel movement. It helps to regulate a child’s digestive system and decreases bloating, diarrhea, and constipation.

Nuts: Nuts are another fiber powerhouse, which help ease constipation.  Choose nuts that are dry roasted, rather than roasted in oil. Also high in healthy fats, potassium, sodium, calcium, protein and antioxidants these nuts (Excellent source of protein) contribute towards, getting a healthy body.

Sweet potatoes: The high fiber content of the sweet potatoes help in preventing constipation and promotes a well-functioning digestive tract. According to a study, dietary fiber found in sweet potatoes (Sweet potato fries in baked format) such as cellulose, lignin and pectin helps in maintaining gut health and improves digestion. It also contains vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, and calcium that helps in the overall health of your baby.

Whole grains: Whole grain delivers a variety of important nutrients that includes fiber, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, zinc and iron. Whole grain (Importance of balanced diet for kids) includes oats, brown rice, whole wheat, quinoa, barley and rye. All of these are high in fiber and a great choice to prevent constipation.

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7 proven Health benefits of Beetroot for kids & Adults:

Beetroot belongs to the same family as spinach which means that both the leaves and root of beetroot may be eaten. The leaves have a bitter taste whereas the root is sweet. The health benefits of beetroot for children as well as adults are many and that is why kids should eat beets. It should be among your children’s favorite vegetables and for good ‎reasons! Beetroots are highly nutritious and extremely delicious. 

What are the 7 Proven HEALTH benefits of beetroot?

The following is the nutritional profile for one cup of cooked, sliced beetroot:

NutrientAmount% Daily Value
Protein2.8 grams (g)6%
Carbohydrate17 g8%
Fat0.3 g0
Fiber3.4 g12%
Calories744%
Folate136 micrograms (mcg)34%
Manganese0.55 milligrams (mg)24%
Copper0.13 mg14%
Potassium518 mg11%
Magnesium39 mg9%
Phosphorus64 mg9%
Vitamin C6 mg8%
Iron1.34 mg7%
Vitamin B60.11 mg6%
The health benefits of Beetroot for children

These are just some of the vitamins and minerals you will find in beetroot. There are many more health benefits of beetroot for children including valuable phytonutrients (substances found in plants which are good for health & helps prevent diseases).

1.Beetroots are superfoods:

A superfood is a food which is rich in nutrients and very beneficial for the overall wellbeing and health of an individual. Superfood contains essential vitamins, antioxidants, micro & macro nutrients and fiber and for this reason, beetroots can definitely be called a superfood as it contains all these nutrients. Beetroots are rich in B vitamins, iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, potassium and also contain betalains (a class of antioxidants), that helps in reducing free radicals and inflammation in the body. (What are free radicals?)

2.Improves digestion:

Another health benefit of beetroot is that it is high in fiber and thus helps to improve digestion. If your child suffers from constipation, you should include beets in his/ her diet. One cup of beets contains 4 grams of fiber, most of which is insoluble fiber which aids in regular bowel movements. (Check home remedies for constipation here)

3.Loaded with iron:

Iron is required in the body to make new blood cells which help to carry oxygen to different parts of the body. There are two types of iron: heme-iron which is found in animal products and non-heme iron which is found in beets, grains & legumes. Thus, another reason why your kids should eat beets is that it can prevent anemia in children by increasing their iron levels. Anemia is a condition in which one lacks enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to the body’s tissues. Having anemia can make your child feel tired and weak. Studies suggest that drinking 500ml of beetroot juice a day can reduce the risk of anemia in kids. Therefore, any time of the day is the best time to drink beetroot juice. (Which other foods can help to increase iron levels?)

4.Boosts Immunity:

Beetroots are a natural antioxidant storehouse and they are essential to enhance ‎your kids’ immune system. Moreobers, beets can help to enhance the immunity of babies & young kids whose immune system is still developing and this is another reason why your kids should eat beets. (Foods to boost immunity?)

5.Helps in cleansing the body:

Combining cucumber, carrot juice & beetroot juice can help to cleanse the body, especially the gallbladder and the kidneys. If your child enjoys lots of junk food like chips, pizza, burger etc., including this juice in his/her diet will help to cleanse the system. (Why is cleansing or detox important?)

6.Increases stamina and energy levels:

There are many health benefits of beetroot for children who are engaged in any types of sports or athletic games. Studies suggest that when athletes add beetroot juice to their regime, it may support exercise endurance and improve performance. It also aids recovery because when muscles are in a resting state, the nitrates present in beetroot helps to bring more oxygen to the muscle cells helping muscles to recover more efficiently. In general, including beetroot in your child’s diet can give the energy boost his/her body needs. 

7.Improves blood circulation:

Betanin is responsible for the red color of beetroots. When you think beetroot, you think red, Blood red! This is the reason why this vegetable can do wonders for your blood circulation. The presence of iron and magnesium helps in blood production, thus helping to prevent anemia. Research suggests that drinking 500ml of beetroot juice a day significantly lowers blood pressure and it was found that blood pressure was reduced in healthy volunteers within an hour of drinking the juice.

Is beetroot safe for babies? 

You can give beetroot for infants just like any other vegetable. Beetroot is safe for infants and can be introduced when he/she has turned 6 months old and started consuming solid foods. Moreover, they are loaded with nutrients which support development in infants and can be easy on their palette as well. Start with small quantities and give the beets in a form that your baby will easily be able to digest. (food ideas for 6 months old babies)

For older kids, you can either give them beets in juice form or raw as slices or puree them and mix in their food. There are many beetroot recipes for kids to choose from. (Beetroot wrap recipe)


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Why Deworming in kids is necessary?

Every parent wishes to give their child a better environment and a healthy life. But Presence of worms in the stomach or intestine of your kid can shatter this wish of yours. Deworming in kids is necessary as these worms badly affect the growth and development of kids.(How to help your baby in growth and development?) The main cause behind this issue is unclean environment which takes a serious toll on the kids’ health. The World Health Organization stated that “soil transmitted helminth (STH)  infections are among the most common infections in humans, caused by a group of parasites commonly referred to as worms, including three main types that are roundworms, whipworms and hookworms.

These intestinal worms can severely affect the child’s nutrition and growth. ”For food and survival, these worms reside in the human intestine where they produce thousands of eggs every day. Consumption of vegetables grown in contaminated soil and drinking or washing hands with polluted water or playing in ground where soil carries these worms and pets with infections are some of the potential sources from where your child can get these worms.

Awareness

There is an increased number of awareness worldwide about deworming for children. It is important to identify the symptoms in children so that you can prevent growth deficiency and infant mortality. Certainly from the age of two, you should deworm your child regularly. At least once every six months deworming in kids is important. Children with worm infestations need repeated deworming because this can help your child to increase his/her nutritional uptake. (Nutrition for kids) If it is ignored, these worms are able to form cysts in the liver and lungs which can lead to pneumonia and some neurological disorders. (How to take care of your kids liver health?) So, it is really important to keep a close check on your kids to figure out the symptoms as early as possible and start deworming kids accordingly.   

Why deworming in kids is important?
  • It helps in boosting immune system
  • Helps control infections
  • Keep the child active and healthy
  • Boost growth and development
Symptoms that your child is affected by these worms
  • Feeling hungry every time
  • Complaining sore tummy
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss in weight and loss of appetite
  • Anemia
  • Itching in anal region
  • Constipation
  • Blood in stool
  • Frequent urination
  • Irritating itchiness, Rashes in buttocks
  • Fatigue and lethargy
  • Coughing
Effects of worms on kids overall well being

These intestinal worms affect kids in several ways. Anemia is the most common effect as these worms feed on host tissues, including blood which results in loss of iron and protein. (How to overcome iron deficiency?) Children often suffer from malnutrition because these worms interrupt the process of absorption of nutrients through the small intestine. (What is the required nutrition for kids?)

Some safety measures

Children who are exposed to an unclean environment and are in direct contact with soil are more likely to have these intestinal worms. In addition to that dirty hands, toys, and tools are easy instruments for transmission of these parasites through hands to mouth and at the end they enter the body and intestine. Some precautionary measures should be taken to prevent your kids from these worms such as:

  • Keep the surroundings clean
  • Develop cleaning habits among kids
  • Don’t allow kids to play barefoot in grass and mud
  • Ensure that kid is using clean swimming pool
  • Wash fruits and vegetables properly before consumption
  • Never use Fruit and vegetable that has infested part
  • Don’t allow your child to drink water from contaminated tank
  • Never serve semi cooked meat and vegetables.

10th February is celebrated as National Deworming Day in India. It aims at eradicating the intestinal parasites and to prevent malnutrition among children in the age group of 1- 19 years. There are some medications provided to deworm kids and all of them are safe to use. But it’s always better if one could find some natural ways to get rid of these worms. There are some foods and fruits that may help in deworming kids naturally.

Foods to get rid of intestinal worms
Pumpkin seeds:

Pumpkin seeds are used as a traditional remedy to treat intestinal parasites. They are rich in an amino acid called cucurbitacin. It is also anti parasitic in nature and  helps to paralyze worms in the digestive tract. After that they easily get eliminated through stool. Recent study has also shown that pumpkin seeds can help in parasite removal- especially tapeworms. (Pumpkin seeds millet crackers recipe) So, pumpkin can help to deworm your kid.

Papaya seeds:

Papaya seeds contain a variety of essential micronutrients. It has strong anthelmintic and antiamoebic properties which mean they have the ability to kill intestinal parasites in your digestive tract. A study found that papaya seeds with honey have a positive impact on removal of intestinal parasites. You can mix papaya seeds powder with honey in warm water and can give the child empty stomach in the morning for better results. (Importance of liver health) Therefore, not only papaya but its seeds are also very useful.

Garlic:

Garlic has some very effective antiseptic and anti parasite properties that helps to destroy intestinal worms and their eggs. It not only kills the existing eggs but also prevents female pin worms from laying more eggs. Regular use of garlic can help to prevent oxidation caused by parasite toxins. (How to increase breast milk production?) Thus, Garlic plays an important in the process of deworming in kids.

Turmeric: 

Turmeric is well known for having antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. These qualities help in eliminating any of the intestinal worms. Drinking buttermilk with a tsp of turmeric daily can help in deworming your children. (Foods to boost your kids immunity?)

Carrots:

Carrots are great source of vitamin A and beta-carotene. This orange vegetable can help to deworm your kid and in other stomach disorders too. Beta-carotene has ability to destroy the eggs of intestinal worms. Eating it raw after washing properly can is best home remedy for deworming kids. Carrot scrapes the mucus which is home for these parasites and helps to push away these worms out of the intestine. (Foods and recipes for 6 months old baby) Therefore, carrot is considered as one of the best foods for deworming kids.


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