लड़कियों में यौवन में होने वाले शरीरिक बदलाव 

Puberty in girls

पैरेंटिंग के दौरान आप अपने बच्चों को बढ़ते हुए देखने के साथ साथ कई चीजों का अनुभव करते हैं। शिशु (0 से 1 वर्ष), बच्चा (1 से 3 वर्ष), प्रारंभिक बचपन (4 से 8 वर्ष), मध्य बचपन (9 से 11 वर्ष) और किशोरावस्था (12 से 18 वर्ष), प्रत्येक चरण के रूप में आप अपने बच्चे में कुछ मानसिक और शारीरिक विकास का अनुभव करते हैं।

पहले तीन चरणों (शिशु, बच्चा और प्रारंभिक बचपन) के दौरान बच्चे आमतौर पर विकास के कई प्राकृतिक शारीरिक परिवर्तनों से गुजरते हैं। बच्चों के ये पहले 8 साल उनके स्वस्थ विकास और आजीवन सीखने के लिए बेहद महत्वपूर्ण हैं। इस दौरान संज्ञानात्मक, सामाजिक, भावनात्मक, भाषा और शारीरिक विकास उनके जीवन में महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाता है। प्रत्येक चरण में एक बच्चे को आपके द्वारा सिखाई गई सीखों और परिवर्तनों को समझने की आवश्यकता होती है जो वे अपने आसपास अनुभव कर रहे हैं। जैसे ही वे यौवन (puberty) के चरण में प्रवेश करते हैं, उनके साथ रहना अधिक महत्वपूर्ण हो जाता है। यह कुछ प्रमुख शारीरिक और हार्मोनल परिवर्तनों का समय है, जो कुछ प्रश्न उत्पन्न कर सकते हैं, जिनका ठीक से उत्तर दिया जाना है, लेकिन मुख्य प्रश्न यह है कि यौवन क्या है और किस उम्र में यौवन शुरू होता है?

यौवन क्या है? यह किस उम्र में शुरू होता है?

यौवन वह समय है जब एक लड़का या लड़की जैविक और शारीरिक परिवर्तनों की एक श्रृंखला से गुजरते हैं। जीवन में इस चरण का अनुभव सभी ने किया है। यह बचपन से किशोरावस्था तक का संक्रमण है। इस चरण के दौरान किशोर अपने शरीर और हार्मोन के स्तर में कुछ बदलावों से गुजरते हैं।

लड़कियों में यौवन अक्सर 8 से 13 साल की उम्र के बीच  शुरू हो जाता है । हालांकि हर लड़की की अपनी अनूठी यात्रा होती है और प्रत्येक लड़की में यौवन का समय अलग होता है, यह निश्चित रूप से लड़कियों में कुछ हार्मोनल, शारीरिक और भावनात्मक परिवर्तन लाता है जो बिल्कुल सामान्य हैं। किसी भी शारीरिक परिवर्तन को देखने के लिए 8 वर्ष की आयु वास्तव में युवा लगती है। इसलिए, अपनी युवा लड़कियों के साथ यौवन के चरणों और महिला प्रजनन प्रणाली पर चर्चा करना थोड़ा अजीब है, लेकिन उन्हें सबसे अच्छी तरह से तैयार करने के लिए परिवर्तन होने से पहले इन विषयों पर उन्हें शिक्षित करना महत्वपूर्ण है। इससे उन्हें परिवर्तनों को समझने और स्वीकार करने में अधिक सुविधा होगी।

लड़कियों में यौवन के संकेत :

स्तन विकास:

यह ज्यादातर लड़कियों में यौवन का पहला दिखाई देने वाला संकेत है। “ब्रेस्ट बड्स”, निपल्स के नीचे छोटे-छोटे उभार, दिखने लगते हैं । बाएं और दाएं स्तन का अलग-अलग गति से बढ़ना सामान्य है। ब्रेस्ट बड्स का कोमल या दर्द होना भी सामान्य है, आमतौर पर समय के साथ इसमें सुधार होता है। इस स्तर पर पहनने के लिए स्पोर्ट्स ब्रा एक अच्छा विकल्प हो सकता है।

शरीर के बाल(प्यूबिक हेयर):

लगभग 15-20% लड़कियों में प्यूबिक बाल यौवन का पहला संकेत हो सकते हैं। ये बाल बाहों के नीचे, जननांग क्षेत्रों के आसपास और पैरों पर बढ़ने लगते हैं। यह लड़कियों में यौवन का एक और संकेत है।

योनि स्राव(वैजिनल डिस्चार्ज):

यह शरीर में एस्ट्रोजन हार्मोन की बढ़ती संख्या का संकेत है। लड़कियों को थोड़ी मात्रा में स्पष्ट या सफेद योनि स्राव का अनुभव होता है जो उनकी पहली माहवारी से लगभग 6-12 महीने पहले शुरू होता है। इसे लड़कियों में यौवन का संकेत माना जाता है।

पीरियड्स (माहवारी):

लड़कियों को आमतौर पर ब्रेस्ट बड्स के विकसित होने के 1-2 साल के भीतर पहली बार पीरियड्स आ जाते हैं। यह जानना जरूरी है कि पीरियड्स बड़े होने की एक सामान्य प्राकृतिक प्रक्रिया है। पहले कुछ महीनों के दौरान यह अनियमित हो सकता है क्योंकि शरीर कुछ तेज शारीरिक परिवर्तनों के अनुकूल हो रहा होता है। सामान्य मासिक धर्म चक्र 21 दिन से 35 दिन तक का हो सकता है। (मासिक धर्म के दौरान कौन से खाद्य पदार्थ मदद कर सकते हैं?) माहवारी के साथ ऐंठन और दर्द सामान्य है। चिंता करने की कोई बात नहीं है। लेकिन अगर मासिक धर्म में ऐंठन गंभीर है और स्कूल और सामान्य दिन-प्रतिदिन की गतिविधियों को प्रभावित कर रही है, तो स्त्री रोग विशेषज्ञों से बात करें।

यौवन चरण के दौरान कुछ अन्य परिवर्तन:

मस्तिष्क

जाहिर तौर पर लड़कियों को यौवन के दौरान तेजी से बदलाव का सामना करना पड़ता है और इस तरह उनके मस्तिष्क को समायोजित होने के लिए समय की आवश्यकता होती है। (बच्चों की दिमागी शक्ति बढ़ाने के लिए शीर्ष 10 खाद्य पदार्थ) यह उनके व्यवहार और सामाजिक कौशल को प्रभावित करता है। 

हड्डियाँ 

यदि लड़कियां अधिक उम्र में यौवन में प्रवेश करती हैं तो उनकी हड्डियों का घनत्व कम हो सकता है और जीवन में आगे भी हड्डियों की समस्या का सामना करना पड़ सकता है। इसलिए, हड्डियों के स्वास्थ्य में निवेश करने का यह आदर्श समय है। अपने आहार में कैल्शियम और विटामिन डी से भरपूर खाद्य पदार्थों को शामिल करने से उन्हें जीवन भर के लिए मजबूत हड्डियां प्राप्त करने में मदद मिल सकती है। (विटामिन डी कैल्शियम को अवशोषित करने में कैसे मदद कर सकता है?)

वजन

वजन में वृद्धि हो सकती है। (वजन की समस्याओं का प्रबंधन कैसे करें?) यौवन के दौरान मस्तिष्क अंडाशय को महिला हार्मोन एस्ट्रोजन बनाने का निर्देश देता है। यह हार्मोन एक लड़की के शरीर के आकार और आकार में बदलाव के लिए जिम्मेदार होता है। ऊपरी बाहों, जांघों और पीठ के आसपास चर्बी देखी जा सकती है। कूल्हे (हिप्स) चौड़े और सुडौल हो जाते हैं। उनके पेट, आंत जैसे अंग भी इस चरण के दौरान आकार में बढ़ जाते हैं। इस समय अपने आहार में प्रोटीन, खनिज, कैल्शियम और आयरन युक्त अधिक स्वस्थ और पौष्टिक खाद्य पदार्थों को शामिल करना चाहिए।

ऊंचाई

यौवन के दौरान लड़कियां लंबी हो सकती हैं। युवावस्था में प्रवेश करते समय लड़कियों की ऊंचाई में प्रति वर्ष 7-8 सेमी की वृद्धि देखी जा सकती है। लड़कियों की हाइट में पीक ग्रोथ उनके पीरियड्स शुरू होने से 6-12 महीने पहले देखी जा सकती है।

नींद के पैटर्न

यौवन के दौरान बच्चों में देर रात तक जागने और सुबह अधिक देर तक सोने का एक पैटर्न विकसित होता है। (कौन से खाद्य पदार्थ स्वाभाविक रूप से बेहतर नींद लेने में मदद कर सकते हैं?) ऐसा इसलिए होता है क्योंकि उनके शरीर को मेलाटोनिन, नींद को बढ़ावा देने वाले हार्मोन का उत्पादन करने में समय लगता है। नींद के शोध से पता चलता है कि एक किशोर को कम से कम 8 से 9 घंटे की नींद लेनी चाहिए। लेकिन उनमें से ज्यादातर को सिर्फ 6-7 घंटे ही मिलते हैं।

त्वचा और बाल

यौवन अवस्था के दौरान तेल ग्रंथियां अधिक सक्रिय हो जाती हैं। इससे लड़कियों को मुंहासों की समस्या का सामना करना पड़ता है। (बच्चों के मुंहासों का इलाज कैसे करें?) कभी-कभी यह केवल एक सामयिक दाना होता है जो प्रत्येक मासिक धर्म से ठीक पहले होता है। लेकिन कुछ किशोरों के लिए यह एक स्थायी स्थिति हो सकती है जिसे मुँहासे के रूप में जाना जाता है। ज्यादातर तैलीय त्वचा और मुंहासों की समस्या साथ-साथ चलती है। कई किशोर लड़कियों को हथेली, पैरों के तलवों, बाहों के नीचे और खोपड़ी पर अत्यधिक पसीने का सामना करना पड़ता है। कुछ किशोर लड़कियों के यौवन में प्रवेश करते ही बालों के झड़ने का अनुभव होता है। (बच्चों में बाल गिरने का मूल कारण क्या है?) हालांकि यह इलाज योग्य है और स्वस्थ आहार का पालन करके इसे प्रबंधित किया जा सकता है।

किशोरों में पीसीओएस (PCOS)

पीसीओएस का मतलब पॉलीसिस्टिक ओवरी सिंड्रोम है। यह आजकल की टीनएज लड़कियों में एक आम बात हो गई है। महिलाएं एक महिला हार्मोन एस्ट्रोजेन बनाती हैं । लेकिन वह पुरुष हार्मोन टेस्टोस्टेरोन भी कम मात्रा में बनाती है। पीसीओएस वाली लड़कियां इन पुरुष हार्मोनों का थोड़ा अतिरिक्त उत्पादन करती हैं। हालांकि यह स्पष्ट नहीं है कि पीसीओएस का वास्तव में क्या कारण है, ऐसा कहा जाता है कि आपको अपने परिवार से जो जीन विरासत में मिला है, वह इस हार्मोन असंतुलन का मुख्य कारण है। अगर मां को पीसीओएस है, तो बेटियों को इसके होने का खतरा अधिक होता है।

संकेत और लक्षणों में शामिल हैं: अनियमित मासिक धर्म, बहुत भारी और दर्द पूर्ण मासिक धर्म, चेहरे पर बालों का बढ़ना, मुंहासे और वजन की समस्या। अगर आपकी लड़की को इनमें से कोई भी समस्या है, तो अपने स्त्री रोग विशेषज्ञ से सलाह लें। पीसीओएस इलाज योग्य है और आहार और व्यायाम के मामले में जीवनशैली में कुछ बदलाव करके इसे ठीक किया जा सकता है।

पोषक तत्व (nutrients) जो यौवन के दौरान मदद कर सकते हैं:

प्रोटीन

लड़कियों को यौवन के दौरान पर्याप्त मात्रा में प्रोटीन के साथ संतुलित भोजन की आवश्यकता होती है। यह मांसपेशियों और ऊतकों की वृद्धि और मरम्मत में मदद करता है। यह एंजाइम और हार्मोन भी उत्पन्न करता है। प्रोटीन युक्त आहार उन्हें पूरे दिन ऊर्जावान महसूस करने में मदद करते हैं। (मैं अपने बच्चों को आवश्यक प्रोटीन कैसे प्रदान कर सकता हूँ?)

आयरन 

कई लड़कियों को आयरन की कमी और एनीमिया हो जाता है। (आयरन की कमी को कैसे दूर करें?) असंतुलित आहार के कारण आयरन की कमी हो सकती है । आरडीए (अनुशंसित आहार भत्ता) दिशानिर्देश 2020 के अनुसार, एक लड़की के लिए आयरन  की जरूरत 28-30mg/d के बीच होती है। एक लड़की को अपने मासिक धर्म के नुकसान को बहाल करने के लिए यौवन के दौरान अधिक आयरन की आवश्यकता होती है। यह मांसपेशियों की वृद्धि में मदद करता है और रक्त की मात्रा भी बढ़ाता है।

कैल्शियम

लड़कियों को प्रतिदिन कम से कम 800-1000mg कैल्शियम की आवश्यकता होती है। (कैल्शियम कैसे मजबूत हड्डियों के निर्माण में मदद करता है?) उन्हें मजबूत हड्डियों के निर्माण के लिए इसकी आवश्यकता होती है जो बाद में जीवन में उनकी मदद कर सकते हैं। कैल्शियम की कमी से ऑस्टियोपोरोसिस होने का खतरा बढ़ सकता है (ऐसी स्थिति जिसमें हड्डियां कमजोर हो जाती हैं और आसानी से टूट सकती हैं)। विटामिन डी का सेवन भी उतना ही जरूरी है क्योंकि यह कैल्शियम के अवशोषण में मदद करता है।

ज़िंक 

किशोर लड़कियों के लिए के लिए आरडीए 9-12 मिलीग्राम / दिन ज़िंक उच्चतम है। जिंक की कमी से लड़कियों में विकास मंदता हो सकती है। यह यौवन के दौरान अस्थि खनिज करण (bone mineralization)  को भी बढ़ावा देता है और हड्डियों के घनत्व (bone density ) को बढ़ाने में मदद करता है।

विटामिन ए

यह एक लड़की के आहार में शामिल करने के लिए सबसे आवश्यक पोषक तत्व है। यह यौवन के दौरान गर्भाशय को मजबूत करने में मदद करता है। इसके अलावा यह स्वस्थ त्वचा और विकास को बढ़ावा देता है। यह ऊतक (tissues) की मरम्मत करता है और दृष्टि में भी मदद करता है। (हम खाद्य पदार्थों से विटामिन ए को कैसे अवशोषित कर सकते हैं?)

उपयोगी जड़ी बूटियां/ हर्ब्स :

मंजिष्ठा

आयुर्वेदिक जड़ी बूटियों को उनके उपचार और उपचार गुणों के लिए सदियों से जाना जाता है। मंजिष्ठा अपने रक्त शुद्ध करने वाले गुणों के लिए जानी जाने वाली जड़ी-बूटियों में से एक है। इसके अलावा यह पिंपल्स के इलाज के लिए जाना जाता है, मूड को बढ़ाता है, इस दौरान सुचारू रक्त प्रवाह विकसित करता है और मासिक धर्म के दर्द को कम करता है और पीरियड्स को नियंत्रित करने और पीसीओएस के इलाज में मदद करता है।

नीम

नीम मुंहासों की समस्या के इलाज में अविश्वसनीय रूप से प्रभावी है। जैसे-जैसे लड़कियां किशोरावस्था में प्रवेश करती हैं, उनकी तेल ग्रंथियां अधिक सक्रिय हो जाती हैं और मुंहासों का कारण बनती हैं। नीम के एंटी-बैक्टीरियल और एंटी-इंफ्लेमेटरी गुण किसी भी तरह के पिंपल्स, ब्लैक या व्हाइट हेड्स पर सकारात्मक प्रभाव डालते हैं। यह मुंहासे पैदा करने वाले बैक्टीरिया के हानिकारक प्रभावों को नियंत्रित करता है। इसमें एंटीऑक्सिडेंट और औषधीय गुण भी होते हैं जो रक्त को शुद्ध करने में मदद करते हैं और नियमित अवधि को बढ़ावा देते हैं। नीम के पत्तों का सेवन करने से पीरियड्स के दर्द को ठीक करने में मदद मिल सकती है क्योंकि यह एक बेहतरीन दर्द निवारक है। (हमें एंटीऑक्सीडेंट की आवश्यकता क्यों है?)

हल्दी

हल्दी (हल्दी) के औषधीय लाभ हैं जो कई चिकित्सीय स्थितियों का इलाज करने में मदद करते हैं। यह हार्मोन को संतुलित करने और लड़कियों में मासिक धर्म चक्र को विनियमित करने में मदद करता है। हल्दी विटामिन ए, थायमिन (बी1), राइबोफ्लेविन (बी2) और विटामिन सी से भी भरपूर होती है और किशोर लड़कियों के लिए एक उत्तम प्रतिरक्षा बूस्टर भोजन के रूप में काम करती है। करक्यूमिन पित्ताशय की थैली में पित्त (bile in gallbladder ) के उत्पादन को उत्तेजित करता है, इसका उपयोग यकृत (liver ) द्वारा विषाक्त पदार्थों (toxins ) को खत्म करने और रक्त को शुद्ध करने के लिए किया जाता है जो पीसीओएस को ठीक करने में मदद करता है। (बच्चों के लिए इम्युनिटी पाउडर)

मेवे और बीज

मेवे और बीज प्रोटीन, एंटीऑक्सिडेंट, फाइबर और विटामिन और खनिजों से भरे होते हैं। इनमें स्वस्थ वसा भी शामिल हैं जिनमें सूजन-रोधी प्रभाव होते हैं और शरीर की कोशिकाओं को स्वस्थ संरचना प्रदान करते हैं। ये सभी पोषक तत्व हार्मोन को संतुलित करने के लिए आवश्यक और फायदेमंद होते हैं। अलसी के बीज, कद्दू के बीज, सूरजमुखी के बीज, बादाम और हेज़लनट्स को नियमित रूप से खाने से पीसीओएस के लक्षणों को कम करने में मदद मिल सकती है।

अश्वगंधा

अश्वगंधा एक एडाप्टोजेन जड़ी बूटी है। यह एक उत्कृष्ट तनाव निवारक है और किशोर लड़कियों के लिए बेहद मददगार हो सकता है। शोधकर्ताओं का सुझाव है कि इसकी जड़ में नींद पैदा करने वाले यौगिक होते हैं जो स्वाभाविक रूप से बेहतर नींद लेने में मदद कर सकते हैं। यह एसिटाइलकोलाइन के स्तर को बढ़ाने के लिए भी प्रेरित करता है, जो मस्तिष्क की शक्ति को बढ़ाने से जुड़ा सबसे महत्वपूर्ण न्यूरोट्रांसमीटर है। (बच्चों के लिए अश्वगंधा के स्वास्थ्य लाभ)

पकाने की विधि: छिपी जड़ी बूटियों और नट्स के साथ गेहूं बेरी कुकीज़ (Recipe of Wheat Berry Cookies)

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

Recipe of Wheat Berry Cookies by Iyurved

Iyurved के गुप्त स्वास्थ्य घटक- डेली न्यूट्रिशन स्प्रेड से बनी रेसिपी देखें।

बच्चों द्वारा पसंद किए जाने वाले अधिक स्वस्थ व्यंजनों की जाँच करें।

उत्पाद/प्रोडक्ट्स:

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

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

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


Teens Hormone Balance Chocolate Spread

आयुर्वेदिक जड़ी बूटियों के साथ भारत का पहला स्वादिष्ट किड्स न्यूट्रिशन।

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बच्चों के लिए दैनिक पोषण: प्रतिरक्षा, मस्तिष्क विकास, हड्डियों और समग्र विकास के लिये

(शिपिंग केवल भारत और सिंगापुर में )


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

पोषण विशेषज्ञ द्वारा अनुशंसित खाद्य पदार्थ और उपचार।


और ब्लॉग पढ़ें:

6 Yummy Calcium Rich Recipes for Kids

calcium rich recipes

From being in the womb to enjoying your retirement, this one mineral is incredibly vital to our overall health. Especially important for adolescents who are building bones rapidly. Teens are growing fast and gaining height so their Calcium needs are also high.  While this is true, especially for youngsters, calcium has other functions too. It also promotes healthy nerve and muscle function, including that of the heart. It is essential to get calcium in the early years of life because it lays the scene for healthy bones, muscles, and other organs and systems later in life. Hence, they badly need calcium-rich foods in their diet to meet the required amount of this mineral.

Not getting enough calcium through the diet can lead to a deficiency in calcium known as hypocalcemia. This illness is all the more serious because it may not have any symptoms in its early stages. However, it can cause dental problems, osteoporosis, and even impaired brain function in the long run.

Here’s a simple way to add calcium to your child’s food. You may include Iyurved’s Kids & Teens Daily Nutrition Savoury spread and Kids & Teens Daily Nutrition Chocolate spread into these 6 simple and easy recipes to make it calcium-rich.

How much calcium do children require?

Here’s a brief rundown of calcium requirements per age group:

  • 6 – 11 months: 260 mg
  • 1 – 3 years: 700 mg
  • 4 – 8 years: 1,000 mg
  • 9 – 18 years: 1,300 mg

Breast milk or formula provides all of the calcium that babies under the age of six months require, and they do not require a supplement. However, after infants reach the age of six months, we must ensure that they get an adequate calcium-rich diet. Cow’s milk or dairy products are the most evident calcium-rich foods.

However, some youngsters may be unable to consume dairy owing to lactose sensitivity/intolerance. But don’t worry, there are lots of calcium sources that aren’t dairy! Here are some calcium-rich foods to help your child grow strong and healthy. (Calcium containing foods for strong bones)

1 simple food available in 2 variAnts to add calcium, vitamin D AND VITAMIN b12 to your child’s diet

This unique product is fortified with 5 Ayurvedic herbs, 7 Nuts and seeds, High in Calcium, Vitamin D and Vitamin B12, Zero preservatives and No palm oil. It provides Daily Nutrition for kids & teens to help support Immunity, Bone strength, Brain development and Overall growth.

You can add this preservative-free health food to your child’s food to make sure your child attains their daily nutrition. All you need to do is – take a spoon of this spread and mix or spread them on your kid’s foods. It’s so simple. 

It can be added to roti / pizza dough, dosa / idli / cheela / cake batter, curries / veggies / daal / pasta, omelette, oats, soup, cerelac or eat directly

6 Yummy calcium rich recipes for kids

Making recipes for children requires a lot of creativity. Make kid-friendly dishes that are also nutritionally balanced. Here are 6 yummy calcium-rich recipes that may be served in a tasty format that kids love!! (1 simple food that helps with Weight gain, lack of appetite and Digestion)

1. Ragi cake
Calcium rich recipes - Ragi cake
Ragi cake

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups – Ragi flour
  • 1 cup – Wheat flour
  • 1.5 cups – Jaggery powder
  • 1 tsp – Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp – Baking powder
  • 2 tbsp – Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp – Vanilla essence
  • 1.5 tbsp – Oil/ butter
  • 1 cup – Milk/Nut milk
  • 2 tbsp – Iyurved’s Daily nutrition Chocolate spread (order here)
  • Pinch of salt

Procedure

  • Mix ragi flour and wheat flour in a bowl.
  • Add jaggery powder, cocoa powder, vanilla essence, baking powder, baking soda, Iyurved’s Daily nutrition chocolate spread (order here), salt and mix well.
  • Add milk/nut milk to adjust the consistency and beat well to make a thick and fluffy batter.
  • Fix butter paper in the cake mould, grease and dust it. Pour the batter into the mould.
  • Preheat the oven at 175 degree Celsius and place the loaf pan inside. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • Cake must be cooled at room temperature before slicing it.

1 Ragi cake – 105 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily nutrition Chocolate spread gives 122 calories with 3.17g of protein and is high in Calcium, Vitamin D and Vitamin B12).

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2. Spinach pasta
Spinach Pasta

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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

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

1 cup –  160 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein and is high in Calcium, Vitamin D and Vitamin B12).

3. MORINGA paratha
Calcium rich recipes - Moringa paratha
Moringa Paratha

Ingredients

  • 5 tbsp Moringa powder or spinach puree (for green)
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour or jowar (sorghum flour)
  • 3 tbsp Psyllium husk
  • Carom seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp Nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • For Green dough: Take moringa powder or spinach puree and add wheat flour, salt to make dough.
  • To the dough, add rest of the ingredients and Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here), yeast, husk, caromseeds. Make firm doughs.
  • Divide the dough into equal portions.Take a small ball and roll the paratha evenly.
  • Heat the tawa , spread oil, cook on a medium flame for few seconds.
  • Once one side is done, flip it over. Apply oil till it turns golden brown.
  • Drizzle some ghee on both sides and serve hot.

You may add Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread to the paratha dough or spread 1 tbsp over the paratha while serving.

1 Moringa paratha – 85 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein and is high in Calcium, Vitamin D and Vitamin B12).

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4. MOONG DAL FRIED IDLI
Moong dal fried Idli - CALCIUM RICH RECIPES
Moong Dal Fried Idli

Ingredients

  • 2 cup moong dal/mung bean
  • 1 tsp – Ginger
  • 7-8 cloves garlic
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 1 tbsp lemon
  • Hand full of coriander leaves
  • Curry leaves
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

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

You may add Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread to the idli batter or add 1 tbsp while frying.

1 cup – 130 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein and is high in Calcium, Vitamin D and Vitamin B12).

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5. ROASTED MAKHANA
Calcium rich recipes - Roasted makhana
Roasted Makhana

Ingredients

  • 1 bowl makhana/foxtail
  • 1/2 tbsp desi ghee
  • 1 tsp mint powder
  • 2 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Warm desi ghee in skillet/Kadhai.
  • Put makhana and roast them for 7-10 minutes on low flame. Sprinkle salt, mint powder, chaat masala and black pepper powder over makhanas.
  • Add Iyurved Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here) and mix well.
  • Easy, crispy and healthy snack is ready for kids.

1 cup – 216 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein and is high in Calcium, Vitamin D and Vitamin B12).

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6. PEANUTS MAKHANA LADDU
Peanuts makhana laddu - calcium rich recipes
Peanuts – Makhana Laddu

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanuts (Roasted)
  • 1/2 cup almond
  • 1 cup makhana (Roasted)
  • 1/2 cup coconut powder
  • 1.5 cup jaggery powder
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp desi ghee
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)

Procedure

  • Grind roasted peanuts, makhana and almond separately to make powder.
  • Add all three of them in a bowl.
  • Add Iyurved Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here), jaggery powder, cardamom, and desi ghee.
  • Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Apply ghee on palm, take small portion of mixture and make laddus.

1 cup – 72 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein and is high in Calcium, Vitamin D and Vitamin B12).

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If you include calcium-rich foods in your child’s diet, be sure they’re also getting adequate vitamin D. Vitamin D is required for the absorption of calcium by the body, and youngsters require at least 400 IU every day. Exposure to the sun produces vitamin D, so allow your children to spend time outside every day.

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5 tips and foods to manage PCOS in Teens and Adults

PCOS in Teens

Just like hormonal changes, PCOS in teens and adults ( a type of hormonal imbalance) are part of normal puberty and quite common these days. Actually acne and irregular periods are part of pubertal development. So when does it become PCOS?

Lots of girls who are misdiagnosed with PCOS are actually just in normal puberty, and later go on to have completely normal hormones. On the other hand, many girls or women still go undiagnosed, even with clear signs, as there’s so much confusion as to what is normal. With PCOS, it’s better to intervene earlier because this can make a huge difference in their overall health for life. In this article, you will understand about PCOS, its causes, symptoms, signs and tips to manage PCOS in Teens and Adults.

What Is PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)?

PCOS, which stands for polycystic ovary syndrome, is a common health problem that can affect teen girls and young women. It can cause irregular menstrual periods, make periods heavier, or even make periods stop. It can also cause a girl to have excess facial hair and acne.

What Causes Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?

Doctors can’t say for sure what causes it, but PCOS seems to be related to an imbalance in a girl’s or woman hormones . For most women, it’s probably a combination of factors, including the genes you inherit from your family. For example, women with PCOS are more likely to have a mother or sister with PCOS.

PCOS is usually caused when in addition to estrogen (the main female hormone), women also make small amounts of testosterone (the main male hormone). In PCOS, girls and women make a little extra testosterone than normal. Research also suggests that the body might make too much insulin, signaling the ovaries to release extra male hormones. The higher amounts of these male hormones can interfere with egg development and release. Due to the presence of extra male hormones (testosterone), sometimes cysts (little sacs filled with liquid) develop, instead of the eggs maturing. This results in the cysts build up in the ovaries instead of an egg being released during ovulation as in a normal period. Eventually, these Polycystic ovaries can become enlarged. Girls/women with PCOS might not be ovulating or releasing an egg each month. (How to manage period pains?)

What are the Signs and Symptoms of  Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?

The signs and symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) are as mentioned below:

  • Irregular menstrual periods, which means having your period more than once a month or every few months
  • Missed periods
  • Very heavy or very light periods
  • Unwanted hair growth on your face, chest, back, hands, upper arms and legs, or around your nipples (a condition called hirsutism)
  • Acne or clogged pores
  • Thinner hair on your head (alopecia)
  • Patches of dark, thickened skin on your neck, armpits, or between your breasts (called acanthosis nigricans), which is a sign of insulin resistance
  • Weight gain or obesity (Foods to manage obesity)

Teens and women with PCOS also are at higher risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and/or high cholesterol.

Girls who show signs of puberty early, such as developing underarm or pubic hair before age 8, may be at greater risk for PCOS later on.

What Problems Can Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Cause?

Girls/women with PCOS are more likely to:

  • Face infertility or have difficulty conceiving. However, this is treatable when a woman decides she wants to become pregnant.
  • Have excessive hair growth on places such as the face, chest, or belly
  • Get acne or have their acne get worse
  • Gain weight or difficulty maintaining a normal weight
  • Develop diabetes, heart disease, or high blood pressure
  • Have obstructive sleep apnea (Which foods help to manage sleep issues?)

How Is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Diagnosed?

If your doctor thinks you might have PCOS, he or she may refer you to a gynecologist or an endocrinologist for a diagnosis. To make the diagnosis, the doctor might  perform any or some of the following actions:

  • Ask about your concerns and symptoms, your past health, your family’s health, any medicines you’re taking, any allergies you have, and other issues. 
  • Ask you lots of questions specifically about your period and its regularity. 
  • Do a physical exam, which includes checking your weight, and looking for physical signs such as acne, hair growth, and darkened skin. 
  • Do a gynecologic exam to rule out other possible causes of your symptoms.
  • Order blood tests to diagnose PCOS and or to see if the symptoms are caused by other conditions, such as thyroid or other ovarian or gland problems.
  • Order a pelvic ultrasound (a safe, painless test that uses sound waves to make images of the pelvis) to check your ovaries for cysts or other problems. 

How THeSE 5 TIPS AND FOODS CAN HELP TO TREAT PCOS in Teens or adults?

There’s no cure for PCOS, but there are several ways to treat and manage it.

1. Diet and Exercise

If a girl/woman is overweight or obese, a doctor will recommend lifestyle changes. Weight loss can be very effective in easing many of the health conditions associated with PCOS, such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

Your doctor or a registered dietitian can look at your food intake and your exercise and activity to create a weight-loss program for you. Exercise is very important to improve your body’s sensitivity to insulin and prevent progression to diabetes.

2. Medicines

Sometimes doctors prescribe medicines to treat PCOS.

  • Birth control pills to help control androgen levels in the body and regulate menstrual cycle. They may also help control acne and excessive hair growth in some girls, but they don’t work for everyone.
  • Antiandrogens also are sometimes used to treat PCOS in teens. These medicines counter the effects of excess androgens and help clear up skin and hair growth problems.
  • A diabetes medicine called metformin can lower insulin levels. In some girls with PCOS, it can help control ovulation and androgen levels which can make menstrual cycles more regular.

Medicines should always be combined with the recommended lifestyle changes.

3. Dietary changes to maintain hormone balance in body

Though all of the nutrients are beneficial for the overall health of the body when it comes to maintaining hormone levels, some of them are extremely important to include in the diet. Here is the list of the major nutrients that you should include in your diet. (Foods that help to manage hormones?)

  • Magnesium: whole grain, cereals, nuts, dairy products, bananas and chlorophyll rich vegetables
  • Zinc: Foods such as brown rice, whole wheat, nuts, pumpkin seeds, oats, millets, dried beans and lentils, leafy greens, yams and sesame seeds.
  • Calcium: Dried fig, milk and milk products, beans, pulses, seeds and nuts
  • Vitamin D: Exposure to sunlight and vitamin D rich foods like egg yolk.
  • Vitamin K: Green vegetables, cereals and meat.
  • Manganese: Cereals, brans, nuts and tea.
  • Phytoestrogens: Flax seeds, fennel seeds, licorice, alfalfa and aloe vera.

4. Lifestyle changes to maintain the hormonal levels

Along with the dietary changes in your routine, a few lifestyle changes could bring out the best of the best results. Following these tips and routines on a daily basis, would help to stay away from all kinds of health issues. 

  • Avoid alcohol consumption and smoking to the most extent. Also, avoiding junk food to the maximum will show great results.
  • Sleep well and make sure you get good and sound sleep every night.
  • Stress is undoubtedly your worst enemy and you should do every single effort to keep it away from you.

5. Ayurvedic Herbs and Remedies for PCOS:

PCOS or Artavakshaya is classified as Kapha Dosha imbalance. Kapha is the dynamic energy of growth and structure. Ayurveda prescribes specific herbs, therapies, yoga, exercise and diet to balance the Dosha.

Herbs that help to give relief from Acne and Hirsutism:

Manjistha: Manjishtha is extremely useful to balance hormones and help in PCOS. It is a herb known for its blood purifying properties and ability to restore uterine health. It is also well known for treating pimples, excessive facial growth, hair fall, improving moods, controlling heavy bleeding and aiding in the regulation of periods as well as treating PCOS in teens and adults.

Neem: Neem is extremely effective in treating acne. The anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of neem are beneficial to any type of pimple, whether black or white heads. It reduces the negative effects of acne-causing bacteria. It also contains antioxidants and medicinal properties that aid in blood purification and promote regular menstruation. (Why do we need antioxidants?)

Turmeric: Turmeric (Haldi) has medicinal properties that aid in the treatment of a variety of medical conditions. It aids in hormone balance and menstrual cycle regulation in females. Curcumin ( a compound found in Turmeric) stimulates the production of bile in the gallbladder, which is then used by the liver to eliminate toxins and purify the blood, resulting in regular periods. (Immunity powder for kids) 

Amla: Amla has detoxifying qualities which helps to reduce cholesterol levels. In addition, it has anti-inflammatory properties which removes free radicals and helps to restore hormonal balance in the body.

Red Clover: Red clover is a rich source of phytoestrogens (estrogen rich foods from plants) and thus it acts as a natural source of estrogens which helps in purifying blood and treating acne.

Tulsi: Tulsi helps to relieve hyperandrogenism (excess male hormones) that comes with PCOS and thus helps to control hirsutism( unwanted hair growth) and anovulation ( a condition when an egg doesn’t release from your ovary during your menstrual cycle).

Licorice: Licorice or Mulethi is a sweet tasting root that helps to balance hormones. In addition, it helps to reduce high estrogen and high androgen levels and thus reduces the growth and spread of unwanted hair.

Herbs for Insulin Resistance:

Insulin resistance is the situation in which your body cells resist the action of insulin (sugar regulator) which results in too much sugar in your bloodstream.

Pumpkin Seeds: They are a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids which helps to manage cholesterol and insulin levels and also treat weight gain, hirsutism and acne by dealing with androgens. (What are some other benefits of pumpkin seeds?)

Triphala: Triphala is a powerful Ayurvedic Rasayana which deeply cleanses our body and helps to flush out wastes and toxins. Moreover, it has powerful antioxidants to rejuvenate, inhibit inflammation, promote healthy cells and purify blood.(How Triphala helps to improve eyesight?)

Cinnamon: Scientific studies suggest that giving cinnamon to women for eight weeks significantly reduces insulin resistance.(What are some other benefits of Cinnamon?)

Green Tea: Green tea has antioxidant properties that helps to regulate hormones including insulin and also can help with weight loss.

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ON INGREDIENTS FOR HORMONE BALANCE:

Manjistha: There is convincing scientific evidence that a Manjistha helps in making the skin complexion even, cure acne and lighten dark spots. Read here.

Neem: There is wide research on the role of Neem in reducing acne and hair fall. Read here.

Turmeric: There is scientific evidence that supports the claim that turmeric helps in reducing acne. Read here.

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6 Foods for Period Pain in Teens

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As an adult, you may recall puberty, a period in your life when your body underwent significant changes. You’re now the parent of a youngster who is going through these changes. As your child enters puberty it becomes more important to be with them and support them. This is the time for some major physical and hormonal changes in your teen along with emerging period pain.

Girls usually get their first periods within 1-2 years after the development of breast buds. It is important to be aware that periods are a normal natural process of growing up. It can be irregular during the first few months as the body is adapting to some fast physical changes. Normal menstrual cycle can be from 21 days to 35 day. (Which foods can help during menstruation?) Cramps and period pain are normal with periods. There is nothing to worry about. But if menstrual cramps are severe and affecting school and normal day to day activities, talk to gynecologists’.

You may be concerned about your daughter’s major physical change, ‘Periods,’ and the usual problems that come with it. It is critical to understand what an adolescent means when she complains about menstruation. Let’s have a look at the various menstrual issues that teenagers confront and the foods that can aid them.

Some common problems faced by teens:

Periods are entirely hormonal. Some of them may have regular periods, minimal pain, and normal bleeding, while others may be the polar opposite. This could be caused by hormonal imbalances in the body.

  • Irregular periods
  • Excess period pain or cramps
  • Acne breakouts
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Excess sweating
  • Mood swings
  • Stomach bloating or loose stools
  • Disturbed sleep patterns or insomnia
  • Breast pain
  • Prolonged periods (more than 7 days)
How can you help your teen overcome this?

These foods, together with a healthy lifestyle that includes yoga, meditation, exercise, and good eating, will aid your teen in overcoming their concerns.

1. MANJISHTHA

Ayurvedic herbs have long been known for their healing and treatment properties. Manjishtha is a herb known for its blood purifying properties and ability to restore uterine health. Aside from that, it is well known for treating pimples, improving moods, controlling heavy bleeding, reducing foul odour during periods, developing smooth blood flow during periods, reducing menstrual pain, and aiding in the regulation of periods as well as treating PCOS.

2. NEEM

Neem is extremely effective in treating acne. As girls enter adolescence, their oil glands become more active, resulting in acne. The anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of neem are beneficial to any type of pimple, whether black or white heads. It reduces the negative effects of acne-causing bacteria. It also contains antioxidants and medicinal properties that aid in blood purification and promote regular menstruation. Consuming neem leaves, which are an excellent pain reliever, can help to alleviate period pain.  (Why do we need antioxidants?)

3. TURMERIC

Turmeric (Haldi) has medicinal properties that aid in the treatment of a variety of medical conditions. It aids in hormone balance and menstrual cycle regulation in females. Turmeric is also high in vitamin A, thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), and vitamin C, making it an excellent immunity booster for adolescent girls. Furthermore, it helps to calm the teen, reduces bloating, and alleviates period cramps by relaxing the muscles. Curcumin stimulates the production of bile in the gallbladder, which is then used by the liver to eliminate toxins and purify the blood, resulting in regular periods. (Immunity powder for kids) 

4. NUTS AND SEEDS

Nuts and seeds are packed with protein, antioxidants, fiber and vitamins and minerals. They also contain healthy fats, which have anti-inflammatory properties and help to maintain the structure of body cells. All of these nutrients are necessary and beneficial for hormone balance. They aid in the reduction of menstrual cramps. Regular consumption of flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, and hazelnuts can help induce regular periods and improve digestion.

5. Cocoa solids:

Yes, you read that correctly! Cocoa solids help to reduce stress and increase happy hormones in the body. It also contains magnesium, which aids in muscle relaxation and thus alleviates period pain.

6. ASHWAGANDHA

Ashwagandha is a plant that acts as an adaptogen. It is an excellent stress reliever and can be extremely beneficial for adolescent girls. Researchers believe that its root contains sleep-inducing compounds that can help people sleep better naturally. It also causes an increase in the level of acetylcholine, the most important neurotransmitter linked to increased brain power. (Health benefits of ashwagandha for kids)

FOODS TO AVOID:
REFINED SUGAR:

Refined sugar and carbs can cause substantial hormonal imbalance. Sugar causes the body’s most critical hormone, Insulin, to malfunction. Insulin interacts with a number of other hormones in the body, including estrogen and testosterone. Furthermore, it depletes vitamin B levels in the body, leading to anxiety and sadness over time.

Greatest source of sugar in the average kid’s diet are sugary snacks and beverages like cookies, cakes, candies, fruit juice, soda, and sports drinks. Everything that the child picks up to eat today has strains of added sugar in some form or the other.

PRESERVATIVES: 

Most of the packaged food companies are adding artificial preservatives to delay spoilage and contamination in foods.  To clearly define, artificial preservatives such as nitrates, benzoates, sulphites, sorbates, parabens, formaldehyde, BHT, BHA and several others can cause serious health hazards. Hormone imbalances, hypersensitivity, allergy, asthma, hyperactivity, neurological damage are some hazards.

REFINED OIL: 

Broadly speaking, all natural and useful elements are removed from oil during the refining process. This is bad for your hormones, digestive system, and respiratory system, and ultimately has a negative impact on your general health.


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  • Get prolonged period
  • Have excess flow

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  • Carbohydrates: Provides energy
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  • Fats: Supports brain development
  • Fiber: Supports digestion
  • Vitamin A, E: Protects eyes and builds immunity
  • B Vitamin: Supports energy formation in the body
  • Vitamin C, Selenium and Zinc: Builds immunity
  • Iron and Copper: Provides energy and supports brain development
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5 Top Ayurvedic Herbs that are Safe for Kids

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

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

Ashwagandha

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

Health Benefits of Ashwagandha for kids:

Improves brain power:

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

Boosts immunity:

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

Reduces stress & anxiety:

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

Promotes better sleep & relaxation:

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

Brahmi:

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

Health Benefits of Brahmi for kids:

Considered a brain tonic:

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

Boosts Immunity:

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

Reduces Stress:

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

Improves respiratory health:

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

Supports Digestion:

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

Treats Epilepsy:

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

Turmeric/Curcumin:

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

THE Health Benefits of TURMERIC for kids:

Fights infections:

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

Boosts immunity:

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

Improves digestion:

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

Supports brain development:

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

Relieves congestion and cold:

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

Acts as an antioxidant:

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

Mulethi/Licorice:

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

Health Benefits of Mulethi for kids:

Treats dry cough:

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

Promotes digestion:

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

Improves brain functions:

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

Boosts Immunity:

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

Increases stamina & energy levels:

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

Treats skin infections:

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

Improves oral health:

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

Shallaki:

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

Health Benefits of Shallaki for Kids:

Supports bone health:

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

Good for digestion:

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

Helps in respiratory problems:

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

Supports healing:

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

Promotes healthy skin:

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

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10 amazing health benefits to include honey in kids diet

Benefits to honey

Honey is a delicious and healthy natural ingredient that everyone knows about. It is one of nature’s most wonderful gifts, and it can benefit a child’s health in a number of ways. It is a natural sweetener, thus it is preferable to refined sugar. Most parents have switched from refined sugar to honey and jaggery as alternatives. It has a good nutritional value, as well as a high amount of phytochemicals and flavonoids. It has long been utilised in Ayurvedic medicine for a variety of purposes.

When can I give honey to the baby?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions by parents to their paediatricians. Honey has excellent therapeutic properties that can really help us, however, it is not recommended for newborns under the age of one year. It is, of course, natural and beneficial, but your baby is not yet ready for it. This is to prevent infant botulism, a disease that can be caused in children under the age of one year consuming honey.
Clostridium botulinum, a spore-forming bacteria found in honey, can proliferate in the intestine. Because newborns have an immature digestive system that cannot fight off clostridium spores, the bacteria releases toxins that might irritate the little one’s gut. However, is safe for children over the age of one since their digestive systems are mature enough to eliminate bacteria from the body.

Honey nutritional value:

It provides numerous health benefits as well as a high nutritional value. It also has trace levels of vitamins and minerals.

Health benefits of honey for kids

Some of the amazing health benefits to include honey in a kid’s diet for growth and development are: 

1. Serves as an excellent nutrient storehouse

Honey’s nutritive value is remarkable, as it contains the majority of vital nutrients. Because children are fussy eaters, they often skip out on many of these nutrients, which honey might help to fill. Honey is high in calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, niacin, and riboflavin, all of which aid in the prevention of nutritional deficiencies. (7 health foods for kid’s daily nutrition)

2. Helps in digestion

Honey is an excellent food for boosting digestion in children and treating digestive problems. It is a good prebiotic that aids in the maintenance of healthy gut flora. It also aids in the treatment of constipation and speeds up the process of digestion. In addition to preventing stomach ulcers, honey can help with indigestion, bloating, and flatulence.

3. Treats sore throat/ cough

One of the most common honey benefits for health is – its cure for sore throat /cough. It has been used in Ayurveda and other natural therapies to treat a sore throat in various forms. Honey is antimicrobial in nature and can help soothe a dry, sore throat. It coats the throat and helps sick children sleep easier, especially if they have a nighttime cough. (7 foods to boost immunity in kids)

4. Relieves constipation and diarrhea

Honey can aid with constipation and improve digestive function, but it can also be used as a home treatment for diarrhea. Honey has been shown in studies to improve the recovery process by delaying bowel movements. It’s also a more appealing alternative for kids. (Foods rich in fibre to treat constipation)

5. Relieves gastric reflux

Honey can be used to relieve acid reflux symptoms in children. Honey helps to treat this problem by lining the oesophagus and stomach wall. This limits the upward flow of food and stomach fluid, providing relaxation.

6. Helps in healing 

Honey is well-known for its healing properties. It is used to treat lesions, bug bites, burns, boils, and sores due to its antibacterial and wound-healing characteristics. In kids, a mixture of honey, and olive oil may aid in the treatment of damaged skin and disorders such as psoriasis or atopic dermatitis.

7. Heals mouth ulcers

Mouth ulcers can be extremely painful, especially in children. Applying little honey mixed with turmeric on the mouth ulcer helps in healing faster. 

8. Heals toothaches

When you have a bad toothache, honey is an excellent pain reliever. Honey, combined with a pinch of cinnamon, is an effective toothache remedy. Make a paste with one teaspoon of cinnamon and 2-3 teaspoons of honey and apply it immediately to the painful teeth. (Home remedies for tooth decay)

9. Alleviates muscle pain

Honey can aid kids with muscle pain and even growing pains. Drinking a glass of warm water with a teaspoon of honey will help greatly.

10. Treats asthma

Honey can aid children with asthma, especially if they experience symptoms in the middle of the night. It has the ability to relieve congestion and allows for easier breathing.

Honey use for colds and coughs in kids:

It has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties, which is why it is used as a natural cold and cough relief. Giving pasteurized honey before sleep provides some relief from cough and cold symptoms in children over the age of one year. (Home remedies and foods for cough and cold )

Honey is used in various ways, especially during sickness. Adding honey to warm water with a pinch of tulsi has proven to be effective, and it is also the most usual method of use. This combination will help the child’s throat feel better, boosts immunity while also increasing his or her metabolism. 

How much honey can my child consume?

Avoid giving honey to children below one year of age. For, children with the age of 

  • 1- 2 years: 2 tsp honey
  • 3- 6 years: 2 ½ tsp honey
  • Above 6 years : 3 tsp honey

Ways to include honey in your child’s diet :

Honey should be progressively introduced into a child’s diet. This will allow you to check for any potential allergic reactions. However, you can add honey to milk, spread it on bread, drizzle on pancakes and can use it as an alternative to refined sugar in baked goods. 

Follow these precautions while giving honey to your child

Here are few things you can keep in mind while giving honey to your child. 

  • Honey should not be given to children in excess. It is high in calories and contains free sugars like fructose, which can lead to unwanted weight gain, dental caries, and gastric issues. 
  • Check the manufacturing date and ingredients listed on the label.
  • Do not leave it open without a lid, as it may get contaminated by insects and dust.
  • Store the honey bottle in a cool place.
  • Honey can sometimes lead to breathing difficulty in children caused due to allergic reactions. So, if you identify any such problem, it is better to reach out to your pediatrician immediately.

Raw honey or processed honey: which is better?

Raw honey has nutrients in its natural state, but it also includes natural poisons which can induce honey poisoning showing symptoms such as low blood pressure, nausea, and vomiting. When honey is processed, the toxins are diluted and may not have a negative impact on the body. Honey that has been processed is also devoid of pollen grains and dust particles. This implies that processed honey has fewer hazards than raw honey, but raw honey has a higher nutritional value than processed honey.

Honey contains nutrients such as vitamins and minerals that are often lacking in simple sugar, making it a healthier alternative to refined sugar. Remember to gradually introduce honey so that your child gets familiar with the flavour and their body adjusts to the new dietary item. Once your child has developed a taste for honey, you may incorporate it into his or her balanced diet to make it more healthy.

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हॉर्मोन असंतुलन को प्रबंधित करने के लिए भोजन

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भोजन के विकल्प सीधे शरीर में हार्मोन को प्रभावित कर सकते हैं। मैदा , ब्रेड, पास्ता, पिज्जा, सफेद चावल जैसे रिफाइंड या प्रोसेस्ड कार्ब्स का सेवन सीधे शरीर में ब्लड शुगर को बढ़ा सकता है और अंततः हार्मोन असंतुलन का परिणाम होता है। इसके विपरीत, साबुत अनाज जैसे अमरंथ, जौ या अन्य उच्च फाइबर खाद्य पदार्थ रक्त शर्करा में वृद्धि को नियंत्रित कर सकते हैं और हार्मोन स्वास्थ्य को ठीक करके तनाव का प्रबंधन कर सकते हैं। फाइबर युक्त खाद्य पदार्थ तनाव को दूर करने के लिए उपयुक्त होते हैं क्योंकि वे शरीर में सेरोटोनिन नामक मस्तिष्क को शांत करने वाला रसायन छोड़ते हैं। हॉर्मोन असंतुलन के लिए भोजन मदद कर सकते हैं | 

फाइबर के अलावा, शोध में पाया गया है कि मैग्नीशियम का सेवन बच्चों में तनाव, चिंता और हार्मोन असंतुलन को प्रबंधित करने में मदद कर सकता है। हॉर्मोन असंतुलन के लिए भोजन में मैग्नीशियम सबसे उत्तम है | मैग्नीशियम तंत्रिका संचरण और तंत्रिका-मांसपेशियों के समन्वय के लिए जिम्मेदार है। यह एक बच्चे में अत्यधिक उत्तेजना से बचाता है (जो दर्दनाक हो सकता है)। इस बात पर पर्याप्त शोध चल रहा है कि कैसे मैग्नीशियम तंत्रिका संबंधी विकारों और हार्मोन असंतुलन को ठीक करने या रोकने में मदद कर सकता है।

हार्मोन को संतुलित कैसे रखें?

परंपरागत रूप से, यदि हम सदियों पहले पीछे मुड़कर देखें, तो सेंधा नमक या एप्सम नमक का उपयोग शरीर की नसों को ठीक करने, आराम करने और शांत करने के लिए किया जाता रहा है। एप्सम नमक वास्तव में नमक नहीं है बल्कि मैग्नीशियम सल्फेट नामक खनिज है। इस खनिज में शरीर या पैरों को भिगोने से त्वचा के माध्यम से अच्छी मात्रा में अवशोषण होता है जिसके परिणामस्वरूप नसों और मांसपेशियों को आराम मिलता है।(हॉर्मोन असंतुलन को प्रबंधित करने के लिए भोजन)

अध्ययनों से संकेत मिलता है कि लगभग 50% बच्चे दैनिक मैग्नीशियम की आवश्यकता को पूरा नहीं करते हैं। मैग्नीशियम शरीर में पाए जाने वाले चार प्रचुर मात्रा में खनिजों में से एक है। तो, इस खनिज की कोई भी कमी दैनिक जीवन में आसानी से दिखाई देगी क्योंकि इसके परिणामस्वरूप हार्मोन असंतुलन होता है। मैग्नीशियम हड्डियों के निर्माण, रक्त प्रवाह को बनाए रखने, तनाव को कम रखने और हार्मोन के स्वास्थ्य के लिए  महत्वपूर्ण है। यह उन लड़कियों को भी राहत देता है जो मासिक धर्म में ऐंठन, पैर में ऐंठन और चिड़चिड़े मूड से पीड़ित हैं। (लड़कियों में यौवन)

अस्थमा से पीड़ित बच्चों के लिए, जो खतरनाक वायु गुणवत्ता स्तरों के कारण बढ़ रहा है, मैग्नीशियम मदद कर सकता है। इस अद्भुत खनिज का शांत प्रभाव पड़ता है और इसलिए यह बच्चों में अति सक्रियता और ध्यान की कमी को कम करने में सहायता करता है। शरीर में मिनरल का भंडार बनाए रखने के लिए मैग्नीशियम का दैनिक सेवन आवश्यक है। आहार में मैग्नीशियम युक्त खाद्य पदार्थों को शामिल करना हार्मोन को संतुलित करने का सबसे अच्छा तरीका है। (हार्मोन असंतुलन को ठीक करने वाले फल)

हार्मोन असंतुलन को प्रबंधित करने के लिए भोजन:

पालक, बीन्स, चिया सीड, सूरजमुखी के बीज, जीरा, साबुत गेहूं का आटा, दूध, दही, बादाम, मूंगफली, काजू, क्विनोआ हॉर्मोन असंतुलन के लिए भोजन हैं | सिर्फ 1 साबुत गेहूं की रोटी / पराठा इस खनिज की 15% दैनिक आवश्यकता को पूरा कर सकता है। साथ ही 10 बादाम या काजू 10% और 1 कप पालक 20% देंगे। 

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  • मैग्नीशियम हमारे शरीर में विटामिन-डी को अवशोषित करने में भी मदद करता है, जो बदले में हमारी हड्डियों में कैल्शियम को अवशोषित करने में मदद करता है। इसलिए, इस शक्तिशाली खनिज की कमी से सीधे हड्डियां, दांत, बाल और नाखून कमजोर हो जाएंगे। कमजोर हड्डियां (सुस्ती) बच्चों में जलन और तनाव को और बढ़ा देती हैं।
  • माइग्रेन सबसे आम न्यूरो विकारों में से एक है जिसमें मैग्नीशियम के सेवन से भी सुधार हुआ है।
  • चिंता और अवसाद ने दुनिया भर में करोड़ों लोगों को प्रभावित किया है। चिकित्सा के अलावा, मैग्नीशियम के आहार सेवन को संभावित उपचार के रूप में पेश किया गया है।

इसलिए हां! मैग्नीशियम हर बच्चे के लिए जरूरी है। अगली बार जब आपके बच्चे की मांसपेशियां थकी हुई हों या ऐंठन हो, तो पानी के साथ मैग्नीशियम साल्ट का इस्तेमाल करके उनके पैरों को डुबोएं और टेबल सॉल्ट को टेबल पर ही रहने दें!

क्विनोआ मटर खाने की रेसिपी:

आइए हर भोजन को जड़ी-बूटियों और मेवों से स्वादिष्ट और पौष्टिक बनाने का प्रयास करें।

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बच्चों द्वारा पसंद किए जाने वाले अधिक स्वस्थ व्यंजनों की जाँच करें।

उत्पाद/प्रोडक्ट्स:

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

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

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


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

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How to treat face with blackheads- 7 Home remedies and foods

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Life isn’t perfect, but your skin can be! Blackheads are no fun. They come in abundance and are hard to hide. This read will help you to stay away from the horrors of having those black spots (blackheads, of course). Also, will help you treat your face with blackheads with the easy kitchen superstars. (Home remedies for hyperpigmentation)

Our skin has oil glands all over the body and face too. They tend to accumulate all kinds of dirt, sebum and dead cells. If not cleaned on a timely basis they can cause blackheads and whiteheads. Blackheads are most commonly seen on and around the nose, cheeks and forehead. But they can also appear on the other part of the body.

People having oily skin (Home remedies for oily skin) are prone to black heads but unfortunately, the beauty is that it can affect everyone, lol. One thing that I would like to highlight here is STOP SQUEEZING YOUR BLACKHEADS! It will make them worse.

Wait, what exactly are blackheads?

In simple terms, tiny bumps appear on the skin when the pores are clogged with dead skin cells, sebum and debris. These, when exposed to the surface of the skin, get oxidized (with the oxygen in the air) followed by the formation of black or grey colour. These black bumps are known as blackheads. Scientifically called as comedo or comedones.

Blackhead causes:

A lot of people have a misconception that poor body hygiene causes blackheads. Well, there are many underlying causes that lead to blackhead formation. Here are some.

  • Excess oil production
  • Hormonal changes (Foods to manage hormone imbalance)
  • Pregnancy
  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Heavy sweating
  • Dead cell or bacteria build up
  • Oil based products
  • Certain medication (such as steroids)
  • High humidity
  • Avoid actions and tools that open up pores
How to get rid of blackheads? Home remedies:

Don’t wish to have expensive treatments for blackheads? NO worries. We are here with 7 effective ways to treat face with blackheads! Home remedies are safe to use and are natural solutions.

Steaming:

Face steaming is an effective way to clean blackheads. In fact, it is considered as a first step to treat face with blackheads. It helps by opening up the pores and softens the stubborn blackheads. Moreover, it helps to clear toxins from the face.

Baking Soda:

Apart from its use in baking, baking soda acts as an excellent home remedy for blackheads. It has antibacterial properties. In addition, it is a great exfoliator and balances skin pH too.

Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 2 tablespoons of water. To it add a few drops of lemon. Make a paste. Apply to the affected areas. Scrub and rest for 15-20 minutes and wash with lukewarm water. If this suits you, use it every day for better results.

Green tea:

Antioxidant properties of green tea are well known. Besides, it helps in removing excel oil, impurities from the skin and unclog the pores.

Mix 1 tablespoon of dry green tea leaves with 2 tablespoons of water to make a not too smooth paste. Gently scrub on the blackheads. Leave for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. Use this once or twice a week.

Egg and honey mask:

face with blackheads need a good mask. Great ingredients give great output. Eggs are known for its properties of tightening pores, eliminating excess dirt, dead skin and facial hair. While honey keeps the skin hydrated.

Mix egg white with 1 tablespoon of honey. Apply on the blackheads. Let it dry. Peel off or wash with lukewarm water. Repeat this once or twice a week for better results.

Coconut oil scrub:

Coconut oil, turmeric and sugar works well to eliminate blackheads. Oil soothes and hydrates the skin whereas turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Sugar acts as an exfoliator.

Mix 2 tablespoons of coconut oil along with 1 tablespoon of turmeric and sugar. Scrub gently and rest it for 10-15 minutes. Using this on alternative days shows good results.

Cinnamon and lemon:

Great remedy for blackheads out there. Cinnamon improves the blood circulation and helps in tightening the pores. Lemon on the other hand, is rich in vitamin C and is responsible for fighting blackheads by reducing the oil content.

Mix 2 tablespoons of cinnamon powder and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Make a smooth paste. Rest it for 15-20 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water. Use honey to moisturize after. Use this on alternative days for better results.

Tomato:

If you have oily skin then this remedy will suit you best. Tomato absorbs oil and shrinks the pores. Moreover, it brightens the skin.

Take a slice of tomato. On it add some sugar. Scrub gently and let it rest for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Tips to prevent blackheads:

It’s always better to prevent than cure. Few tips to prevent the blackhead formation that doesn’t cost you a penny.

  • Wash your face twice a day (and even after heavy workout)
  • Avoid over scrubbing or over exfoliation
  • Use oil free sunscreen
  • Use good quality cosmetic product or oil free one and alcohol free (prefer non-comedogenic products)
  • Get enough rest
  • Drink good amount of water
  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • Avoid squeezing, popping, pricking and touching
  • Avoid tight clothes
  • Try to avoid excess hot or cold water on the skin
  • Keep your skin well hydrated
  • Remove makeup before sleeping
Pro tip: How to make your own pore strip at home

Pore strips are used to peel off the blackheads. Here’s how you can make it at home.

What you need: Milk, honey and cotton strip

How to make: Mix 1 tablespoon of whole milk with 1 tablespoon of honey. Microwave for 10-12 seconds. When warm apply on the affected areas and place a cotton strip on it. Let it dry or rest for 15-20 minutes. Gently peel off and rinse.

Foods to reduce blackheads:

Certain foods when consumed affect our skin in a positive manner. Few of them are-


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Parent’s guide for the Anger Management in Kids

the anger management in kids

Are you shocked by your child’s anger? You are worried and do not understand what to do further? Relax!!!! Anger is a common and healthy human emotion. We all experience it at times in different situations. The kids also come across this. Before they face trouble and lose control, it is important to teach kids ways to identify their emotions; and express and manage them without harming their own personalities. In this article, we will understand anger in child, the anger management strategies, tips to control anger and foods that can help.

What is Anger in Child?

Anger is a strong emotion that the child experiences when something goes wrong or when someone wrongs them. Stress, frustration, and irritation are common feelings associated with it. Anger is something that everyone experiences from time to time. It’s a totally typical reaction to challenging or stressful conditions.

Anger becomes a problem only when it is shown excessively and begins to interfere with daily functioning and relationships. Anger can range from mild irritation to rage in intensity. It can be difficult to keep your child’s emotions under check in these situations, which may lead them to act in ways they wouldn’t normally.

Reasons for anger in child:

Multiple factors can contribute to the child’s anger. The common reasons that bring out anger in a child:

  • Disappointment: Kids don’t get what they want
  • Helplessness: Kids are forced to do something which they might not feel like doing
  • Sadness: Kids feel sad due to poor performance in academics or rejections by their peers
  • Fear: Kids fear losing something or someone like fear of losing parent when forced to go to school for the first time
  • Impatience: Kids lose their patience easily and this might cause anger
  • ADHD or learning disability
  • Lack of sleep (How sleep & brain development is connected?)

HELP kids to identify their anger:

Firstly, the most important thing in managing anger for kids is to help them understand their feelings. The child should be able to communicate their anger, depression or frustration. But how do you help them identify anger? Well!! You can play games such as “Displaying emoji faces” with your kids. Say, for example, you can ask your child to show a happy, sad, or angry face and then ask them the reason why someone might have that feeling. Apart from this, you can encourage them to read stories about emotions and have open discussions about the good and bad feelings that they possess. (How to improve concentration in kids?)

Help them to differentiate between anger & aggression:

Anger is a human feeling or emotion while aggression is the behavior shown as a result of anger and is often expressed in the form of destruction or violence. Explain the difference between angry feelings and aggressive behavior. Aggressive behavior like temper tantrums, disrespect, fighting, spitting, throwing things, slamming doors, etc., are the result of anger and frustration. Teach them, “ Getting angry is fine but showing the above aggressive behavior is totally unacceptable”. Help them to make sure they are in control of their behavior when they are angry. Also, try to understand the reasons behind their anger or frustration. (Foods that help in brain development?)

The anger management strategies for children:

It’s never too early to educate your child on how to manage his/her anger rather than allowing it to control him/her. However, keep in mind that mastering these anger management strategies is challenging for young children. They will require your assistance – as well as a great deal of practice:

  1. Put an end:  The child who is angry and out of control, should be separated and taken away from the other person with whom he/she is angry.  It is better to walk out of the place.
  2. Keep cool: Teach your child how to utilize calming techniques/strategies when he/she is experiencing bodily signs of anger. Taking deep breaths, drinking a glass of water, playing with toys, distracting with songs or stories can help the child. 
  3. Think and act: Explain to your child to question herself/himself in situations that provoke their anger, like “ What does this bring to me?” Help them understand that actions taken in anger and frustration are worthless. Understanding and making right decisions are useful. 
  4. Respect other’s feelings: You can help your child to show empathy to others. Teach your child to respect others’ feelings as he/she wants his/her feelings to be respected. 
  5. Identify potential solutions: Always find possible solutions that help both parties to compromise. Accepting the mistakes and apologizing can often bring peace between them.

How to control anger in child?

The anger in child must be controlled and kids must learn appropriate ways to cope up with their anger. Instead of saying “Don’t do that”, teach them other healthy ways to express their anger. 

Some tips to control anger in child:

  • Going for a walk
  • Deep breathing
  • Blowing bubbles
  • Playing with toys
  • Counting numbers and alphabets together, say 1-A, 2-B,3-C, and so on. 
  • Visualising happy moments
  • Drawing and colouring 
  • Listening to soothing music
  • Reading storybooks
  • Singing a song

You should also remain calm when your child is angry. When your child is in angry mode, you don’t shout or take a lecture. Rather calm your child by speaking in a low and neutral tone. They can’t process information in anger, so keep repeating the same phrases like “ I understand”, “Let me help you”, “It’s OK” etc. If you show anger or shout at them during this situation, it teaches them it is alright to yell or raise the voice in anger. Take them to a calm place and recognise or identify their triggers. Understand what’s making them angry and help them practice coping skills.

Set the anger management rules:

You have to set the anger management rules and list out the pleasant and unpleasant behaviors that are acceptable when the child is angry.  Unpleasant behaviors such as slamming the doors, raising the voice, destroying property, and using foul language should not be encouraged.

Teach kids to use anger in a healthy manner:

As the saying goes “ Home is the first school and parents are the first teachers”, it’s you who have to set an example by showing them how to deal with your emotions when you are angry. Kids usually follow the actions of their parents. If you lose your temper, they will likely follow the same. Instead, if you handle your anger in a kind and gentle manner, they get the hang of that too. Refer to the situations when you got frustrated and explain to them how you dealt with it. Expressing your feelings verbally will teach kids to talk about their emotions.

You should also apologize to your kids when you lose your temper. Explain to them the reason and discuss what you should have done instead of yelling or screaming. 

Offer rewards for their behaviours:

You can follow a reward system to encourage your kids to follow the anger rules. Consider a sticker/ star reward chart and put a sticker /star each time your child follows anger rules. On the other hand, you can remove a sticker/ star when they do not follow the rules. And based on the stars/ stickers earned, you can gift them their favorite toys or color pens. This inculcates healthy and positive anger management skills in kids. 

TAKE IT SLOW AND Be patient:

It is not easy to teach children new ways to cope up with anger and it takes time. Keep repeating and practising things. Take it slow and work on one behaviour at a time. Observe the changes and reward them. 

Foods that can help to control anger in child:

Magnesium:

In our body, Magnesium is responsible for nerve transmission and nerve-muscle coordination. In other words, it protects against the excessive excitement in a child (which can be traumatic). There is enough research going on how Magnesium can help in fixing or preventing neurological disorders. Banana, avocado, pumpkin seeds and spinach are some food sources of magnesium.(What are some disorders in which magnesium can help?)

Complex carbohydrates:

Having whole grains and less processed food and flours reduces risk of blood sugar spikes, also they feel full for longer, this will prevent them from unnecessary snacking. It also enhances mood and encourages better sleep. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and lentils are carbs rich foods.(Importance of good carbs for kids)

Banana:

Bananas contain dopamine that helps in enhancing mood. They also contain vitamin B, A, C & B6 which helps nervous system and also aids sleep. Bananas are also a good source of magnesium which enhances mood and tryptophan which is used in cure of anxiety and depression.

Dark Chocolate:

A study showed that eating cocoa for five days improved blood flow to the brain. A small part of dark chocolate helps the brain to discharge endorphins and boost serotonin levels. It helps in lowering stress hormones and decreasing anxiety levels. What better to give child than this favorite food. (Check this recipe for Hazelnut Dark Choco Balls)

WALNUTS:

Walnuts look like human brain’s shape and can help brain health. It contains omega3s, vitamin E, melatonin and antioxidants which are helpful for the human brain. It decreases the enhanced vulnerability to oxidative stress. And it offers the mixed mood-boosting elements of omega-3 fatty acids, tryptophan, and vitamin B6. Walnuts can not only boost happiness but also help with the anger management in child. (What are other benefits of walnuts?)

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