Recipe of wrap with spinach and mung bean

Kids love to eat wraps. This recipe of wrap with spinach and mung bean helps to add nutrition to their favorite foods in a convenient way. Kid’s Nutrition is very important nowadays and preparing healthy food recipes for a child is not an easy task. 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!

Let’s try to make every healthy food recipe for a child more tasty and nutritious with (hidden) veggies, herbs and nuts. Try this recipe of wrap with spinach and mung bean for babies, toddlers and kids.

Recipe of Spinach Mung bean wrap by Iyurved
  • 1 cup whole mung bean (soak overnight) and blend/purée with spinach leaves (boiled or not) and enough water to make pancake like (not too runny) batter (Benefit of soaking?)
  • Or can use sprouted mung bean and follow the same procedure.
  • Add salt, pepper and carrom seeds (optional) and Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here)
  • Spread on hot iron/ non-stick pan (add drops of oil to cook). Covering the wrap helps to cook faster and better. Flip to cook on other side.
  • Take off the pan and serve with sauce (recipes of healthy spreads)
  • Stuff and roll with cheese, lettuce or salad leaves, grated carrot, mashed avocado, sliced tomato, cabbage and/ or other veggies
Benefits OF ADDING DAILY NUTRITION SAVOURY SPREAD:
  • Improves muscle strength and body weight with high protein (6g protein in 1 serving)
  • Strengthens bones and improves height being rich in calcium
  • Boosts brain due to high omega-3 and natural brain herbs
  • Builds immunity due to presence of antioxidants and proven immunity herbs
  • Increases breast milk supply for lactating moms also provides folic acid for baby development

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

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Growth And Development of Premature Infants: What to Expect?

Premature Infants

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

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

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

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

Most premature births occur in the late preterm stage.

Causes for premature delivery:

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

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

Growth and Development of Premature Infants:

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

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

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

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

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

2. Weight at the time of Birth: 

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

3.Hospital stay time:

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

4. Other medical conditions:

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

How to monitor growth and development of premature infants?

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

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

Complications associated with Preterm Birth:

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

Short-term complications

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

1.Difficulty in breathing:

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

2.Heart problems:

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

3.Brain hemorrhage:

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

4.Low body temperature:

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

5.Immature Gastrointestinal system:

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

6.Anemia and Newborn Jaundice:

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

7.Poor Metabolism:

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

8.Low Immunity:

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

Long-term complications

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

1.Cerebral palsy:

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

2.Impaired learning:

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

3.Impaired Vision:

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

4.Hearing loss:

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

5.Dental problems:

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

6.Chronic health issues:

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

How to prevent Premature Deliveries?

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

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

Recipe: COOKIES WITH SESAME AND HIDDEN NUTS AND HERBS

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Sesame Cookies Recipe by Iyurved

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

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9 Proven foods for eye health

The Eye is the lamp of the body, so if the eye is healthy your whole body will be full of light

From reading to writing, from classroom to playground, a child’s eyes are constantly at work. With the ongoing pandemic, kids are not able to attend school and they are sitting at home without friends, screen came to their complete rescue. With a sharp drop in physical movement (outdoor activities), and increased screen time due to online classes and pleasure viewing, leads to many health related concerns especially affecting eyesight. By feeding foods for eye you can protect their eyes. Bad eyesight is most commonly caused by a refractive error like nearsightedness (myopia), foresightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. Below are some reasons for weak eyesight in kids: (what are some common eye disorder in kids?)

Reasons of weak eyesight

Genetics: Kids with a family history of poor eyesight are at higher risk of weaker eyesight than those who don’t have any family history of eye issues

Lack of nutrients: Eating habits should be taken care of from an early age, as eating low nutrient food can lead to many health issues and weak eyesight is one of them

Screen time:  limitless screen time is adversely affecting the overall health including eyes of kids specially those under the age of 3 years, as their development is happening rapidly.

Sunlight: Just like UV rays affect our skin, it too affects our eyes. Photo keratitis is a type of sunburn on the surface of the eye.

Symptoms to be taken seriously:
  • Child is constantly rubbing his/her eyes
  • Poor focusing
  • Abnormal movement of eyes (after 6 months of age)
  • Redness of the eyes
  • Tearing of eyes
  • Tilting head and covering one eye
  • Sitting too close to television or keeping book too close while reading
  • Complaining of headaches or eye pain
How beta carotene help with eye health?

Beta carotene is the primary source of vitamin A in the human diet. It is a provitamin A carotenoid or you can say a nutrients that the body converts into vitamin A. Orange- colored fruits and vegetables like carrots, mangoes, apricot, and sweet potatoes are high in beta-carotene which helps your eyes to adjust them in darkness and improves night vision. It helps to strengthen eye muscles, thus is key for eye care and necessary to protect your kid from any children’s eye disease.

Foods for eye that can help in strong vision

Foods play a very important role in developing and promoting children’s eye health. These foods help in strong vision and  improve weak eyesight to a great extent.

1.Moringa

Moringa contains beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamin C and vitamin E. These nutrients can preserve eyesight and also reduce the risk of eye diseases. Moringa powder is the richest common food in lutein and zeaxanthin. There isn’t a recommended daily intake for beta-carotene. Scientific data shows that about 3-6 mg of beta-carotene per day is good. Scientists found the amount of beta-carotene in Moringa powder to be about 28.5 mg per 100g. (Which other foods are good for eye health?)

2.Carrot

Carrots are a great source of beta carotene which can be converted into vitamin A. Vitamin A promotes better eyesight. It is also rich in lutein, an antioxidant which can help in preventing eye damage caused by free radicals.

3. Sprouted moong

This is high in nutrients and believed to aid many ailments. Sprouted moong is stuffed with vitamin C, which is a natural antioxidant and helps to maintain flexibility of the retina. sprouting reduces levels of phytic acid, which is an antinutrient. Antinutrients can reduce the absorption of minerals like zinc, magnesium and calcium 

4. Spinach

Spinach contains a high volume of antioxidant lutein and zeaxanthin stored in the macula. Macula is the part of the retina that naturally protects the eye from ultraviolet rays. These nutrients also help the eye to detect contrast better. So this not only improves vision, but also maintains vision for the long term.

5.Spirulina

Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, and antioxidants that can help protect cells from damage. It contains nutrients, including B complex vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin E, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, and gamma linolenic acid (an essential fatty acid). Spirulina also contains high concentration of zeaxanthin, an important nutrient important for eye health. It helps in maintaining good eyesight as well as prevents night blindness.

6.Broccoli

Broccoli is packed with antioxidants and carotenoids like lutein and zeaxanthin. Both of them act as protective pigments in the back of the eyes. It is an excellent source of vitamin C, an antioxidant nutrient that’s involved in both creating and protecting the structure of your eyes.

7.Flax seeds

Flax seeds are very high in fiber and provide good amounts of protein. It is also rich source of omega 3 fatty acid which is essential for strengthening eye nerves.

8.Giloy

It is a shrub and an essential herb in ayurvedic medicines. Giloy is used to treat a wide range of health conditions. Giloy also contains lutein that is good for eyesight. It helps to boost vision clarity.

9.Greens:

Wheat grass: high in vitamins A, C and E, as well as iron, magnesium, calcium and amino acids. All of these support eye health.

Barley Grass: barley grass contains a good amount of vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin that regulates immune function, cell growth, and vision.

Alfalfa Grass: It contains B-Vitamins, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C for vision and teeth. Also rich in Vitamin D which is extremely crucial for bone health.

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Recipe of Palak Cookies

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Recipe of Palak cookies with hidden herbs and nuts

Kids love to eat cookies. This recipe of palak cookies helps to add nutrition to their favourite foods in a convenient way. Kid’s Nutrition is very important nowadays and preparing healthy food recipes for a child is not an easy task. 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!

Let’s try to make every healthy food recipe for a child more tasty and nutritious with (hidden) veggies, herbs and nuts. Check this recipe of palak cookies for babies, toddlers and kids.

Ingredients
  • 2 cups multigrain flour
  • 1/2 cup sorghum flour
  • 1 cup palak/spinach puree
  • 1 cup Khandsari
  • 1/3 cup oil/ butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 6 tbsp Iyurved daily nutrition chocolate spread (order here)

Procedure

Take multigrain flour, sorghum flour in bowl. Add spinach/ palak puree, Khand sari, oil/butter, vanilla essence and baking soda. Add Iyurved daily nutrition chocolate spread (order here). Mix well to make soft dough. Cover it and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll the dough into small balls and give them cookies shape. Place the cookies into baking tray. Preheat the oven and bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes at 180 degree celsius. Tasty, healthy and nutritious palak/spinach cookies are ready.

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

Ayurvedic Daily Nutrition Chocolate Spread by Iyurved

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5 Easy Pasta Recipes with Vegetables Hidden Inside

pasta recipes vegetables

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

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

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

When and how to introduce pasta to babies?

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

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

What are some ways to make pasta healthier?

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

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

Precautions to keep in mind while introducing pasta to children

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

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

Healthy pasta recipes with vegetables:

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

1. Carrot and broccoli pasta

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

Carrot and broccoli pasta recipe
Carrot and broccoli pasta

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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

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

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

2. Carrot beetroot pasta

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

Carrot beetroot pasta recipe
Carrot beetroot pasta

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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

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

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

3. Papad pasta

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

Papad pasta recipe
Papad pasta

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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

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

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

4. Red capsicum pasta

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

Red capsicum pasta recipe
Red capsicum pasta

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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

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

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

5. Spinach pasta

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

Spinach pasta recipes vegetables
Spinach pasta

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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

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

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

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

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2 Ways to add nutrition to YOUR kid’s food while travelling

Picnics and vacations are always funtastic and we make many memories along the way. There are several checklists to consider while travelling with children, particularly when it comes to food. Snacks, snacks, and more snacks are the best way of keeping children’s hands and mouths occupied on road trips. Snacks that travel well, keep kids entertained and energized for adventure on the trip. It’s challenging enough to feed nutritious food to kids at home, but it’s even more difficult when the restrictions are relaxed and fast food alternatives abound on a family vacation. Although it might be difficult to ensure your children get proper nutrition on the travel, it is certainly do-able! Here are a few simple ways to incorporate nutrients into your child’s food along the journey. (Travel foods for babies)

How to add nutrition to your child’s food in the easiest way possible?

During the exciting journey, you can add nutrition to foods consumed by children by including :

  • Kids Daily Nutrition Chocolate Spread 
  • Kids Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread 

This unique product is fortified with 5 Ayurvedic herbs, 7 Nuts and seeds, Zero preservatives and No palm oil. It provides Daily Nutrition for kids & teens to help support Immunity, Bone strength, Brain development, weight gain, digestion, lack of appetite and overall growth.

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

How to ADD them TO my child’s HOTEL/ travel foods? 

Children can eat it in most commonly consumed foods and acquire their daily nutritional benefits.

  • 1 serving of Daily Nutrition Chocolate Spread= 3.17g of protein with 122 calories for healthy weight gain, bones, brain, immunity and growth
Apply on puri, roti or paratha.
Spread it on dosa or pancake
Serve it as bun spread
Apply on the bread
Pour it on ice-cream
Mix it in milk
Eat it directly for daily nutrition
  • 1 tbsp of Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread= 6g of protein with 126 calories for healthy weight gain, bones, brain, immunity and growth

Homemade travel snacks for kids 

Kids are fussy eaters. When they are on a road trip or vacation, the last thing on their minds is nutrition; all they want is a nice snack. It is your responsibility as a parent to make sure that your child does not eat junk food. When it comes to snacks for kids, you may have to choose between health and flavour, and taste usually wins. You can try these easy snack recipes for your kids, that not only adds taste but also have good nutritional benefits. These snacks may be made and carried during the journey. (12 Ideas for Healthy Snacks that kids can make with you)

Makhana for kids by Iyurved
Roasted Makhana

Makhana for kids is an amazing seed. A perfect travel snack for kids. This food is high in vital elements such as vitamins and minerals, as well as being light and easy to digest when travelling. (Check recipe)

Pumpkin seeds crackers with millet recipe by Iyurved
Pumpkin seeds millet crackers

Crackers are always easy to munch snacks for kids. This can also be made more nutritious food for kids by adding pumpkin seeds and nuts. Pumpkin seeds are a great bunch of nutrients such as healthy fats, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, and phosphorus. (Check recipe)

Recipe of home-made protein bar by Iyurved
Home-made protein Bar

Kids are thrilled to travel, and you know how energetic kids can be! They run around and climb everywhere, which takes a lot of energy. That is why energy bars for kids are the ideal option! Improves muscle strength, strengthens bones and is an excellent storehouse of protein and also nutritious food for kids. (Check recipe)

Sesame -jaggery Laddu

There’s no doubt that laddus are always kids favourite!! They are quick-to-eat, low-mess, high-energy, and healthy snacks for youngsters. You may store it in box and can easily carry as your child can receive required nutrients in just one tiny laddu (Check recipe)

Feeding your child while travelling doesn’t have to be a stressful experience! You can carry Iyurved daily nutrition spread and assure that you and your child enjoy your vacation without worrying about meals with just a little effort on your side!!

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6 best immunity boosting drinks in winter for kids

drinks in winter

When winter comes, parents are often concerned about their children’s immunity. Children are more likely to acquire cold and fever in winter, which reminds parents to offer them immune-boosting foods. Drinks are more popular with children than meals. When the weather becomes colder, all we want to do is cuddle up under a nice blanket and sip something creamy and comforting! Hence, you may warm up your child’s tiny finger with some warm drinks in winter. These drinks are not only perfect for the wintertime, but they are also delicious in any season! (Summer drinks for kids) 

Warm drinks in winter for kids

Here are a few easy-to-make drinks in winter for kids, so get ready to prepare some delicious drinks that will make you feel like a hug in a mug!

1. Turmeric milk

Turmeric milk, also known as “haldi ka doodh”, is one of the greatest winter drinks. It has existed since the time of our forefathers. Turmeric is often known as “Golden Milk” because of the colour it imparts to milk when added to it. Turmeric also boosts your immune system. Its antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties protect us against a number of diseases. Spices like clove, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, and ginger can be added for additional health benefits. Turmeric milk is the finest choice for colds, coughs, flu, wounds, joint pain, and other ailments and is one of the best drinks in winter. ( Home remedies for cold and cough for kids)

Ingredients

  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread – ½  tbsp 
  • Water- 1/4 cup
  • Milk – ½ cup
  • Honey – 1 tsp (not recommended for babies below 1 year)

Procedure

  • Take water in a pan and heat on medium flame.
  • Add the Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread and allow the mix to boil. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add milk, honey and give a quick stir.
  • Pour the turmeric milk into a cup and serve hot.
1 cup – 60 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein). Along with turmeric, it has other immunity-boosting herbs like Ashwagandha, Brahmi, shalaki, mulethi.
Turmeric milk

2. Papaya smoothie 

Children have to build their own immunity after 6 months of age when the immunity they received from their mother fades. This pandemic has taught us to eat healthily and boost our immunity as new diseases are making their way into our lives. As the weather cools, it’s more crucial than ever to boost our immune system while also keeping our bodies well hydrated. This immunity-boosting smoothie helps you deal with each of these issues while also keeping you energised. (7 Foods to boost immunity in kids)

Ingredients

  • Ripen Papaya (Peeled)  – ½ cup
  • Iyurved’s immunity boost chocolate spread – 1  tbsp 
  • Water / Milk – ¼   cup

Procedure

  • Add papaya, Iyurved’s immunity boost chocolate spread into a blender. Blend until it is smooth and has no lumps.
  • Take water/ milk to make the smoothie as per the required consistency.
  • Blend again.
  • Serve!!
1 cup – 55.5 calories
Additional nutrition benefits
(1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Immunity boost Chocolate Spread gives 122 calories with 3.17g of protein). It has immunity-boosting herbs like Ashwagandha, amla, giloy, tulsi, curcumin, pepper. 
Papaya smoothie

3. Ragi malt health drink

Ragi, an ultimate food is also known as finger millet or nachni. Ragi is high in protein, calcium, iron and amino acids, hence it is a “Super food” with several health advantages for children, but do you know what makes it even better? Sprouting it!! It is also the most commonly used millet for making porridges for babies and infants. Ragi grains should be cleaned, soaked, sprouted, dried, and ground to a fine flour before being used to make a hot beverage.

Ingredients

  • Sprouted Ragi flour – ½ cup
  • Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp 
  • Cinnamon powder – ¼ tsp
  • Milk – ¼ cup
  • Iyurved’s immunity boost chocolate spread – 1  tbsp 
  • Water – ¾ cup

Procedure

  • In a pan, dry roast the sprouted ragi flour on medium heat until the raw smell goes away. 
  • Add water and milk to a pan and bring it to a boil in medium flame.
  • Meanwhile in a small cup. Mix Roasted ragi flour with 2 tbsp of milk without any lumps formation.
  • Now add this ragi flour mixture to the milk pan and keep mixing continuously to avoid lumps formation. 
  • Switch off the stove and add cardamom powder, cinnamon powder and Iyurved’s immunity boost chocolate spread and give a gentle mix.
  • Serve hot.
1cup – 393 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
(1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Immunity boost Chocolate Spread gives 122 calories with 3.17g of protein). It has immunity-boosting herbs like Ashwagandha, amla, giloy, tulsi, curcumin, pepper. 
Ragi malt health drink

4.Kadha 

This beverage is prevalent in many Indian homes and is the first line of remedy (gharelu nuskha) for a little sore throat or any common disease caused by the change in weather, such as cough and cold. Some people drink it on a daily basis for immunity, while others consume it as drinks in winter. It’s a strong blend of tea and spices. Typically served with honey or jaggery. (Benefits of ashwagandha for kids and teens )

Ingredients

  • Clove – ¼ tsp
  • Cardamom – 2 
  • Fennel – ¼ tsp
  • Teabag  (Optional)
  • Ginger – small slice
  • Iyurved’s immunity boost chocolate spread – ½  tbsp 
  • Water – 1 cup

Procedure

  • Add water into a pan and heat in medium flame. 
  • Slightly crush all the ingredients and add to the water.
  • Let the water boil and finally, add Iyurved’s immunity boost chocolate spread.
  • Strain the liquid through a sieve and serve warm.
1 cup – 16 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
(1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Immunity boost Chocolate Spread gives 122 calories with 3.17g of protein). It has immunity-boosting herbs like Ashwagandha, amla, giloy, tulsi, curcumin, pepper. 
Kadha

5.Warm chocolate vanilla milk

Chocolate has always been a favourite among children. When it comes to the combination of milk and chocolate, nothing beats it. Boosting immunity in children is as simple as adding some herbs, spices to their favourite drink and making it more flavorful.

Ingredients

  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Cinnamon powder – ¼ tsp
  • Vanilla essence – 3-4 drops
  • Iyurved’s immunity boost chocolate spread – 1  tbsp 

Procedure

  • In a pan, heat the milk in medium flame.
  • Once the milk starts to boil, add vanilla essence and Iyurved’s immunity boost chocolate spread and mix well.
  • Switch off the stove and add cinnamon powder and give a gentle mix.
  • Serve hot.
1cup – 269 calories
Additional nutrition benefits
(1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Immunity boost Chocolate Spread gives 122 calories with 3.17g of protein ) . It has immunity-boosting herbs like Ashwagandha, amla, giloy, tulsi, curcumin, pepper. 
Warm chocolate vanilla milk

6.Carrot blend smoothie

Carrot blend smoothie is also called a power gold smoothie since it is a great source of vitamin A, antioxidants and vitamin C, B6, Magnesium, and fibre. It serves as a powerpack for kids. It can be great drinks in winter and can also be consumed for breakfast. (7 essential nutrients for eye care for kids)

Ingredients

  • Milk – ¼  cup
  • Carrot – 2
  • Pineapple – ¼ cup
  • Iyurved’s immunity boost chocolate spread – 1  tbsp 
  • Cinnamon powder – ¼ tsp

Procedure

  • Blend the carrot with milk until it is smooth .
  • Later add pineapple and blend until they mix properly to give a smooth mix. 
  • Further, add Iyurved’s immunity boost chocolate spread and cinnamon powder and give a gentle mix. 
  • Serve.
1cup – 96 calories
Additional nutrition benefits
(1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Immunity boost Chocolate Spread gives 122 calories with 3.17g of protein ). It has immunity-boosting herbs like Ashwagandha, amla, giloy, tulsi, curcumin, pepper. 
Carrot blend smoothie

Let your child love the scents of winter. Offer these nutritious, immunity-boosting beverages instead of medications and syrups to make your child’s winter more pleasurable.

Recipe: SABUDANA KHEER WITH HIDDEN HERBS & NUTS

Let’s try to make every healthy food recipe for a child more tasty and nutritious with (hidden) veggies, herbs and nuts

Recipe for Sabudana kheer by Iyurved

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

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7 health foods for kids daily nutrition

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Taking care of kid’s nutrition from early years itself is very important. This not only keeps their present active but also ensures a dependable and disease-free future. What are the benefits of eating nutritious food? Nutritious health foods for kids and healthy diet has many benefits for children: improves mental health, stabilizes energy, builds immunity and prepares the body against diseases. You can easily develop healthy eating habits in your children from their childhood. This can be the best gift you can give them for their better tomorrow. (Healthy eating for children?)

WHAT COMPRISES A NUTRITIOUS OR HEALTHY DIET FOR KIDS?

A nutritious diet plan must provide all the essential nutrients like carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water in the required amounts. Requirements of essential nutrients vary with age, gender, physiological status and physical activity. (Why is balanced diet important for children?)

RECOMMENDED DIETARY ALLOWANCE FOR INDIAN KIDS AS PER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NUTRITION, HYDERABAD:

RDA for Macronutrients and Minerals
RDA for Vitamins
7 health foods for kids daily nutrition:
Protein:

Protein makes up building blocks of organs, muscles, skin and hormones. Our body needs protein to maintain and repair tissues. Meanwhile, children need it for proper growth in their early years too. Fish, poultry, nuts (almond, peanut, cashew, hazelnut), beans, are best choices. A balanced protein rich breakfast is always great for children to start their day. It helps them stay full for longer ideas and hence protein is a must for proper child nutrition. (How to add protein to your diet?)

Good fats:

Health foods for kids must limit fats that are high in saturated fat and avoid trans-fat. Nuts, avocado, seeds (such as pumpkin seeds, melon seeds, sunflower seeds) and few oils are the healthiest sources of unsaturated fat. It is good for eye, bones and mental health of child, helps to boost brain and nervous system development, and strengthen the immune system. Encourage your child to eat all these good fats that support kid’s nutrition. (Foods and remedies for cough?)

Calcium:

It is really important to get strong bones and teeth and we get chance to build them only once – throughout childhood and adolescence. Children who get enough amount of calcium in childhood start their adult lives with the strongest bones possible. Mostly calcium is stored in bones and teeth where it supports their structure and hardness, but the body also needs calcium for muscles to move and for nerves to carry messages between the brain and every body part. Calcium is predominately found in milk and milk based products like cheese. And is also found in smaller quantities in some nuts and seeds. (Should kids take whey protein?) Moreover, few herbs such as shallaki also contains calcium.

Carbohydrates:

Fibre, starches and sugar are very essential food for healthy diet that body turns into glucose to give energy to function. Carbs that take time to digest and have fibre in them are complex carbs which are found in naturally existing fruits, vegetables, almonds, cashews, hazelnut, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, melon seeds and whole grains. 

Vitamin and minerals:

Vitamins and minerals help us to grow, to form bones, muscles, for eyesight, for skin and organs and most importantly help us to fight against infections by building immunity. Deficiency of certain vitamins and minerals can lead to severe issues related to health. The best way to ensure that your child is getting enough vitamins and minerals for proper growth and development is to provide them with five food groups (fruit and vegetable, complex carbs, dairy, protein and fat).

Ayurvedic Herbs:

Ayurveda has the potential to not only correct imbalances in our children, but also to set them on an enduring path toward optimal health and well-being. Thus, ayurvedic herbs must be included in the list of health foods for kids. Ayurvedic herbs such as ashwagandha, mulethi, brahmi, shallaki and turmeric are great for kids development. Overall, these herbs support immunity, bone strength, brain development and overall growth.

Antioxidants:

Antioxidants are compounds produced in your body or naturally found in some foods that scavenge or neutralize the effects of cell damage by potentially harmful molecules known as free radicals. Fortunately eating a diet rich in antioxidants or antioxidant rich foods help to fight oxidative stress and reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. Turmeric, Vitamin E, cocoa, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Selenium, Beta carotene, Lycopene, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Manganese, Polyphenols show great antioxidant properties.

Foods to avoid:

Refined sugar: Sugar causes inflammation in the body which results in weaker immunity. Sugar damages the protein in our body, resulting in ageing of organs, which further compromises immunity, growth and functioning. 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.  artificial preservatives such as nitrates, benzoates, sulfites, sorbates, parabens, formaldehyde, BHT, BHA and several others can cause serious health hazards such as hypersensitivity, allergy, asthma, hyperactivity, neurological damage.

Refined oil: The high temperature involved in the refining process removes all the natural and beneficial substances from the oil, which is not good for the digestive as well as respiratory health and ultimately affects your immunity.

How to feed these essential foods to kids?

Now the question arises- how to include all these bitter Ayurvedic herbs, nuts, seeds and antioxidants in your child’s diet?

Kids and teens Daily Nutrition Chocolate Spread:
Kids & Teens Daily Nutrition Chocolate Spread

Specially designed for kids, this unique product is fortified with 5 Ayurvedic herbs, 7 Nuts and seeds,  Zero preservatives and No palm oil. Iyurved provides Daily Nutrition for kids to help support overall growth and weight gain.

Does my child need it?
Ayurvedic chocolate spread by Iyurved, Health foods for kids

Formulated with 17 nutrient-rich ingredients, Iyurved provides Daily Nutrition for kids & teens to help support Immunity, Bone strength, Brain development and overall Growth, especially for kids who typically:

  • Eat very little
  • Accept/eat only a few types of food
  • Don’t eat nuts, seeds and Ayurvedic herbs regularly
  • Eat few fruits and vegetables
  • Refuse to try new foods
  • Prolong mealtimes

What is so unique about this product?
Almond date cookies by Iyurved, health foods for kids

Never has it been so easy to feed bitter Ayurvedic herbs and nuts to children in such a convenient format. This product has the following nutrients to support complete health:

  • Carbohydrates: Provides energy
  • Protein: Helps support muscle development
  • Fats: Supports brain development
  • Fiber: Supports digestion
  • Vitamin A, E: Protects eyes and builds immunity
  • Vitamin B: Supports energy formation in the body
  • Selenium, Vitamin C and Zinc: Builds Immunity
  • Iron and Copper: Provides energy and supports brain development
  • Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin K: Supports bone development
  • Carbohydrates: Provides energy
  • Protein: Helps support muscle development
  • Fats: Supports brain development
  • Fiber: Supports digestion
  • Vitamin A, E: Protects eyes and builds immunity
  • Vitamin B: Supports energy formation in the body
  • Selenium, Vitamin C and Zinc: Builds Immunity
  • Iron and Copper: Provides energy and supports brain development
  • Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin K: Supports bone development

This product has been developed by a nutritionist in close collaboration with one of the best food technologists in India. 

HOW CAN MY CHILD EAT THIS CHOCOLATE SPREAD?

They can eat it directly or with milk, roti, bread, etc. and get their required daily nutrition without any fuss. 


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

Ayurvedic chocolate spread by Iyurved, Ayurvedic savoury spread by Iyurved

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8 Common Nutritional Deficiencies in Children

nutritional deficiencies in children

Have you ever wondered why your child gets sick or has health difficulties despite having a full plate of food? Do you think that plate provides all the essential nutrients that the child requires? Nowadays, malnutrition is most prevalent and is found to be associated with common nutritional deficiencies in children.

Most parents make the mistake of believing that just because their child eats three meals a day means he or she is getting all of the nutrients needed for growth and development. But, a well-balanced meal consisting of all the important vitamins and minerals is all that the child needs. So, let’s understand what is nutritional deficiencies, symptoms, nutritional deficiencies diseases and foods that help to overcome them. 

 What are nutritional deficiencies?

The child’s body needs a sufficient amount of vitamins and minerals to grow properly and be able to fight and avoid diseases. We refer to these nutrients as micronutrients.

While some are made naturally by the body, the majority come from the foods your children consume. Malnutrition, also known as nutrient deficiency, occurs when your child’s body does not get or is unable to absorb the necessary amount of nutrients. 

Signs and symptoms of nutritional deficiencies in children

Nutritional deficiencies cause health-related problems which can be difficult to detect while your child is young but become more apparent as they develop. Immune deficiency, stunted bone development, delayed brain growth, weariness, digestive troubles, and even early dementia are few common nutritional deficiencies symptoms.

Apart from these common symptoms, nutritional deficiencies diseases also exhibit symptoms such as :

  • Lethargy
  • Loss of attention
  • Dry skin/hair
  • Depression/ Anxiety
  • Delayed speech
  • Weight loss
  • Hyperactivity
  • Frequent cold or flu

8 Common nutritional deficiencies in children

Here is a list of some common nutritional deficiencies in children, their symptoms and dietary sources:

1. Calcium deficiency

Every cell in your body requires calcium to function properly. Calcium helps to mineralize bones and teeth, which is especially important during periods of rapid growth. Calcium is also a signalling molecule, so a deficiency can cause problems with your child’s heart, nerves, and muscles.

You should never take more calcium than you need. Calcium levels in your blood are strictly controlled, therefore any excess is stored in your bones as calcium phosphate. As a result, your bones will release calcium if you don’t get enough of it from the diet.

HeALTH CONCERNS caused due to calcium deficiency

In many cases, a calcium deficiency is not accompanied by symptoms. However, rickets in children and osteoporosis in the elderly are two prevalent forms of calcium deficiency that cause weaker and more fragile bones.

Dietary sources of calcium

Here are some of the calcium-rich foods that you should include in the diet: 

  • Milk and dairy products like cheese and yogurt
  • Moringa
  • Ragi (8 amazing benefits of Ragi)
  • Vegetables like cabbage, mustard, broccoli, lady’s finger
  • Seeds like poppy, chia and sesame
  • Almonds
  • Makhana/ Lotus seeds
  • Amaranth
2. Iron deficiency

Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in children. However, it is even more common in picky eaters and toddlers who have weaned from breast milk. (Iron deficiency in children)

Iron is a vital mineral that is found in abundance in red blood cells. Also, iron attaches to haemoglobin and aids oxygen transport between blood cells. It also aids in the production of RBCs.

There are two types of dietary iron – Heme and Non- heme iron. Heme iron is found in animal sources such as red meat and is easily absorbed in the body. Non-heme iron can be present in plant and animal foods, but it is difficult to absorb.

Vegetarians and vegans mostly consume plant sources having non-heme iron which is less absorbed. Hence they are more likely to develop iron deficiency. 

HeALTH CONCERNS caused due to iron deficiency

Anemia is the most common nutritional deficiency in children. The common symptoms of anemia include pale skin, fatigue, weakness and tiredness, poor appetite, craving for strange things like ice, dirt and paint, slower growth and development, behavioural issues, frequent infection.

Dietary sources of iron

The best sources of iron both heme and non-heme are listed below:

Heme iron sources:
  • Red meat
  • Shellfish
  • Organ meat
  • Sardines
Non-heme iron sources:
  • Beans
  • Green leafy vegetables like broccoli, spinach, kale
  • Seeds like pumpkin, sesame, flax and hemp
  • Dried fruits like raisins, prunes and apricot
  • Fruits like apple, pear and pomegranate 
  • Legumes
3. Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that acts in the body like a steroid hormone and is produced on exposure to sunlight. It aids iron, magnesium, zinc, and phosphate absorption. It also aids calcium absorption and helps in the formation of strong bones and teeth. Not just bones and teeth, vitamin D also builds immunity in the body and fights off attacking viruses and bacteria. (Vitamin D and calcium for building strong bones in kids)

HeALTH CONCERNS caused due to Vitamin D deficiency 

The deficiency of vitamin D prevents the absorption of calcium in the body. Calcium deficiency causes disorders, such as hypocalcemia and hypophosphatemia (rickets), as well as the weakening of bones, certain types of malignancies and lowered immunity. It may also cause growth delay, bone loss and there is an increased risk of fractures. 

Dietary sources of Vitamin D

Sunlight is the natural source of Vitamin D. However, other dietary sources of vitamin D are:

  • Cod liver oil
  • Fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, sardines
  • Egg yolk
  • Banana 
  • Milk and milk products
  • Fortified cereals
  • Mushroom
  • Ragi
4. Vitamin A deficiency

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is important. It aids in the formation and maintenance of healthy skin, teeth, bones, and cell membranes, as well. Also, it creates eye pigments, which are essential for vision. For Vitamin A to travel to the required parts of the body, like the retina at the back of the eye, it has to partner with another mineral- Zinc.

Dietary vitamin A comes in two forms:

  • Preformed vitamin A  (Retinol): It is derived from animal sources.
  • Pro-vitamin A (Carotenoid): It is obtained from plant sources.

HeALTH CONCERNS caused due to Vitamin A deficiency

A lack of vitamin A or vitamin A deficiency can cause both acute and chronic eye damage, leading to blindness. Vitamin A deficiency can also weaken the immune system and increase mortality, especially in children and women who are pregnant or lactating.

Dietary sources of Vitamin A

The dietary sources of vitamin A are:

  • Organ meat
  • Fish liver oil
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Carrot
  • Green leafy vegetables

Orange-coloured fruits and vegetables like carrots, mangoes, apricot, and sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, hence helps to protect your kid from any eye disease.

5. Vitamin B9-Folate deficiency

Vitamin B9, also known as folic acid or folate, is an essential component for the growth and development of the human body. Folate aids in the formation of DNA and RNA, as well as protein metabolism. Dietary folate is also necessary for the production of healthy red blood cells. And it is especially important in times of fast growth, such as during pregnancy and the development of the foetus.

HeALTH CONCERNS caused due to Vitamin B9-Folate deficiency

Folate deficiency in children and babies can cause brain and spinal cord underdevelopment, growth issues, anaemia, and congenital defects. (7 brain-boosting foods for your child) 

Dietary sources of Vitamin B9-Folate

The sources of Vitamin B9 include:

  • Green leafy veggies
  • Fresh fruits
  • Nuts
  • Beans
  • Fortified cereals and bread
  • Seafood
  • Eggs 
  • Peanuts
6. Vitamin B12 – Cobalamin deficiency

Cobalamin is important for the production of blood cells and to sustain healthy nerve cells in the body. However, vegetarians and vegans may not obtain enough vitamin B12 in their meals and may need to take a B12 supplement. (Foods with B vitamins and their importance)

HeALTH CONCERNS caused due to Vitamin B12 – Cobalamin deficiency

A vitamin B12 deficiency causes megaloblastic anemia. The diseases caused by nutritional deficiencies of Vitamin B12 can also lead to a number of symptoms including weakness, exhaustion, constipation, a decreased appetite, and weight. Failure to meet the minimum requirements can also show negative effects on the nervous system and nutritional deficiencies symptoms such as confusion, depression and dementia. 

Dietary sources of Vitamin B12 – Cobalamin

The sources of Vitamin B12 include:

  • Dairy products
  • Fish
  • Meat
  • Beef liver
  • Fortified cereals
  • Egg
7. Zinc deficiency

Zinc is an important mineral for healthy growth, digestion, sex hormone development, and immunity in children. A deficit can have an adverse effect on your child’s hair, skin, and nails, as well as his or her cognitive function and height.

HeALTH CONCERNS caused due to zinc deficiency 

Loss of appetite and decreased growth and development in babies and children are early signs of zinc deficiency. They may be angry and sluggish. The immune system of the body may be compromised, causing wounds to heal more slowly and incompletely.

Dietary sources of zinc

The sources of zinc include:

8. Magnesium deficiency

Magnesium is an important mineral in the human body. It’s not only important for bone and tooth structure but it’s also involved in over 300 enzyme processes.

HeALTH CONCERNS caused due to magnesium deficiency

The diseases caused by nutritional deficiencies of magnesium include type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, and osteoporosis. Abnormal heart rhythm, muscular cramps, restless leg syndrome, tiredness, and headaches are the most common magnesium – nutritional deficiencies symptoms. (How magnesium can help to balance hormones in teenagers?)

Dietary sources of magnesium

The sources of magnesium include:

  • Whole grains
  • Nuts
  • Dark chocolate
  • Green leafy vegetables

Almost every vitamin can be lacking in some way. However, the aforementioned flaws are by far the most prevalent. Children, young women, the elderly, vegetarians, and vegans appear to be the most vulnerable to a variety of deficits.

Eating a well-balanced diet rich in full, nutrient-dense foods is the greatest approach to avoid deficiencies. Supplements, on the other hand, maybe essential for people who cannot get enough from their food alone.

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