If you are not doing this, you are not absorbing Vitamin-A from food

Vitamin A can be derived from animal source (retinol) or plant source (carotenoid). It is stored mainly in the liver, which is why consuming fish liver oil has been in practice since ages and ancients observed that consuming this animal source of Vitamin A (retinol) helped their retina. When a plant source of Vitamin A (carotenoid) is consumed, it is first converted into Retinol during digestion process before the body can use it.

To enhance the absorption of Vitamin A, it is important to consume it with fat (oil). For example, Palak (Spinach) is a great source of Vitamin A (carotenold). However, it has to be lightly cooked in some fat/oil for maximum absorption of Vitamin A. When you gently heat the food, the carotenoid gets released in the fat/oil, helping in better absorption of the Vitamin A. Even when you are taking any Vitamin A supplement, it has to be taken with a fat containing meal. It is important that all sources of vitamin A are not overcooked, as this can reduce the vitamin A content. Study reveals that when any Vitamin-A food is cooked without oil, the absorption of Vitamin A is 60% lesser.

  • In other cultures too, salad leaves and carrots have always been consumed raw along with olive oil (Fat) dressing. This enables much better absorption of the Vitamin A.

For the Vitamin A to travel to the required parts of the body, like Retina at the back of the eye, it has to partner with another mineral- Zinc. Zinc is absolutely necessary for transporting Vitamin A stored in liver to different parts of the body. Any deficiency in Zinc will hinder with this process and will impact Eyesight.

Vitamin A also maintains the health of our body cells and is the first defense agent against infection. Respiratory issues and skin dryness are common signs of Vitamin A deficiency in children. Kids need a diet that is rich in vitamin A (carrot, dark green leafy vegetables, orange sweet potato) plus a little bit of fat to aid absorption. They are always at a higher chance of fighting an infection and hence end up using more of this Vitamin A. While its always good to consume a moderate amount of Vitamin A food source everyday, the upside of this Vitamin is that it is fat-soluble and hence stocked-up in the body for much longer.

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spinach is a very effective eye health food

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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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Healthy foods for child: Kids meal in a day

Kids go through major physical and mental growth and eating healthy is utmost important at this stage of life. The daily meals of the kids should be planned in such a way that it includes all the required nutrients and healthy foods for child. Following is the list of some major nutrients that a child should take daily.

Nutrients for kids

Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates are also known as energy giving foods. It provides glucose, which is converted to energy and further used in body functioning and physical activities.. Foods rich in carbohydrates are an important part of a healthy diet.

Protein: protein is the body’s building block and repair agent. It also helps them to build a strong immunity system.  It’s also integral in forming enzymes and hormones in the body. (What are some easy sources of protein for kids?)

Iron: Iron is an important dietary mineral which is essential for the growth and development of kids- both physical and mental growth. Iron helps form hemoglobin that is found in the blood cells of the body . (foods to fight Iron deficiency)

Calcium: one of the most important minerals in our body is CALCIUM. Bones are 70% calcium and it is only calcium which gives bones their hardness for protection and support. Bones also serve as the calcium bank of the body.

Vitamin:Vitamins help the body grow and work the way it should. There are 13 essential Vitamins — Vitamins A, C, D, E, K, and Vitamin Bs. Some help in eyesight and energy production, while others support healthy nerves and cells and in fighting infection. (importance of different vitamins for kids)

Healthy fats: healthy fats are crucial to brain and eye development, and can help stabilize mood. Also help with healthy metabolism, blood clotting and letting the body absorb vitamins.

Fiber: Fiber is the non-digestible carbohydrate. It is responsible for keeping our digestion healthy and regular. Lack of fiber rich food in diet may cause constipation, which is a nutrient deficient disease. (Fiber rich foods for constipation)

healthy foods for child:

A child should take at least 3 meals and 2 to 3 snacks every day. Following are some foods that you must include in your kid’s daily meal for complete nutrition.

Vegetables: Almost all vegetables are a rich source of fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It improves kids’ gut health which promotes absorption of necessary nutrients for growth. Green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale helps in brain development of kids.

Fruits: Fruit provides vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and many phytonutrients (nutrients naturally present in plants), which helps kids’ bodies to stay healthy. Fruits being rich in antioxidants boost a child’s immunity and give sustainable energy.

Dairy products: Main dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt are the main source of calcium for small kids. also contain potassium, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin B12, Vitamin D, riboflavin and other essential nutrients. 

Nuts: Nuts and seeds are among the best foods with protein to meet the daily requirement of the body. They are packed with antioxidants, protein, calcium, fiber, potassium, healthy fats like omega 3 and 6. Considered super healthy for brain development in children, nuts also help keep their immune system strong.

Whole grain: rich in carbohydrates, protein, iron, fiber, iodine, magnesium, zinc, folate, riboflavin and vitamin E. All these nutrients help in overall growth and development of kids.  Whole grains are a great way to start the day for a toddler or young child.   They are nutrient- dense, energy rich foods which make them ideal food for busy school going children.

A Whole meal is one which covers daily nutrition of Vitamins and Minerals required for a child’s Muscle growth, Eyesight, Brain development, and Immunity.


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Daily Nutrition Food for Kids

If you’re a someone who constantly thinks of finding the best daily nutrition food for kids, packed all in one, this meal is perfect for you. This simple meal delivers 50% daily requirement of Protein and Calcium for your child along with 15 vitamins and minerals and also adds good bacterias to their gut for smooth digestion.

Most of the times we know what is good for our kids daily nutrition. However, in today’s pressing times, and/or reliability on house-help, we tend to forego or forget the traditional purpose and recipe of any dish. Juggling between ‘what nutrition to feed my child and how to include it my child’s routine’ we tend to lose track of the core method of preparation.

NUTRITION FOOD FOR KIDS

Buttermilk is a great example of this. Traditionally, butter milk was prepared after extracting butter from curd, fresh, everyday. The water (whey) left behind after churning the curd was the true buttermilk. This is a painstaking process but worth it! Agricultural workers still drink this before hitting the fields everyday. Nowadays, and even at my place, I have been served buttermilk which was simply a high speed churn of curd in the mixer, topped with salt and roasted jeeras (cumin). While this is not bad, but it is not what it was meant to be.

Whey is a Superfood. It’s a powerhouse of Protein along with gut healing bacterias.

Spinach is one food which has a never-ending list of benefits, densely packed with over 15 vitamins and minerals– vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, folate, copper, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, vitamin C, calcium, zinc, fibre, phosphorus, choline and antioxidants. Don’t be overwhelmed, this is just to give you an idea of how nutritious this is!

Without such superfoods in our meal itinerary, it becomes difficult to meet daily nutrition.

Buttermilk, Palak Puri with Magic Chutney

If your luck works, and your child agrees, you can top up the meal with a magic chutney made by grinding yoghurt (½ cup), freshly grated coconut (½ cup), almonds and peanuts (½ cup) and garnish with a mix of roasted flax seed powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. This chutney will further increase the protein, calcium and fibre content of the meal.

Iyurved is happy to share lots of children’s food recipe ideas which are not only innovative but also very tasty. The recipes shared here are Kids approved!


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