Tangy Paratha: Healthy Amla Recipe

Paratha recipe with amla and hidden herbs and nuts

Kids love to eat paratha. This recipe of paratha with amla 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 paratha with amla for babies, toddlers and kids.

Ingredients
  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 4 gooseberry/Amla
  • Handful of Coriander leaves
  • 2 Chillies (optional)
  • 3-4 cloves garlics
  • small piece ginger
  • 1 teaspoon carom seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 3-4 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp iyurved’s Daily Nutrition savoury Spread (order here)
Procedure

Put amla, coriander leaves, chillies and ginger-garlic in mixer to make thick puree. Take wheat flour. Put amla puree in it. Add carrom seeds, salt and Iyurved savoury spread (order here). Bind it to make soft dough. Keep at rest for 15-20 minutes. Take a small ball and roll the paratha evenly. Put on tawa/skillet. Cook for sometime and flip over. Drop oil on edges and cook on both sides till it turns golden. Tasty and healthy amla paratha is ready to serve.

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  • 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.
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Foods That Can Help In Cerebral Palsy (CP)

Cerebral palsy is the group of disorders that affects muscle tone, movements and coordination.  In CP the brain is not fully developed to properly send messages to different parts of the body or the movements are not well coordinated. This  affects a person’s ability to control his or her muscles. According to a study, it affects at least 1.5 to 4 out of every 1,000 children worldwide.

The symptoms of CP vary from person to person, but generally all have problems with movement and posture. Some people have severe symptoms and few have mild symptoms. Some common symptoms are as follows

Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

Developmental delay: Early signs of cp include delay in development like rolling, crawling, sitting and walking.

Movements and coordination: Lack of balance and muscle coordination. Muscles are either too stiff or too floppy. The child might also use one side of the body more than the other when reaching, crawling, or moving. Also they might have Difficulty with fine motor skills, such as buttoning clothes or picking up utensils.

Speech: Delayed speech is one of the most common symptoms of CP. speech is not clear or difficult to  speak. (Some foods that can help in speech delay)

Eating: Some people may also face difficulty in sucking, chewing or eating. Excessive drooling  or problems with swallowing

Other neurological problems: Vision loss and impairment, such as blurred vision, hearing loss, sleep disorder, learning difficulties, behavior problems and seizure are some of the disorders that can affect the person with cp. (Foods that can help in epilepsy and seizures)

Cerebral palsy does not get worse with time. However it takes time to realise the exact symptomes.

Different types of cerebral palsy

There are mainly 4 different types of Cp with slightly different symptoms. 

1. Spastic cerebral palsy:

It is the most common form of CP. 80 % of people suffering from CP has this type. The muscles of people with spastic cerebral palsy feel stiff and their movements may look stiff and jerky. Spasticity is a form of hypertonia, or increased muscle tone. This results in stiff muscles which can make movement difficult or even impossible. It can affect the entire body or just one part of the body.

2. Dyskinetic cerebral palsy:

People with dyskinetic CP have trouble controlling muscle movements. The movements can be slow and writhing or rapid and jerky. They can make it difficult for the affected person to walk, sit, swallow, or talk.

3. Ataxic cerebral palsy:

It is the least common type of Cp. People with ataxic cerebral palsy have trouble with balance and coordination. They may have difficulty walking and performing fine motor functions, such as grasping objects and writing.

4. Mixed cerebral palsy:

Few people have a combination of all the types of cerebral palsy. This is called mixed cerebral palsy.

Causes of cerebral palsy

Though a clear cause of cerebral palsy is not known, the most common cause is an injury to the brain. Other causes include:

  • Infections or other medical problems during a woman’s pregnancy
  • Premature birth
  • Low oxygen during birth
  • Infections such as meningitis and encephalitis
  • Brain tumor
  • Untreated jaundice
  • Stroke
  • Any kind of brain damage
  • Prenatal injury
  • Genetic conditions resulting in brain injury such as tuberculosis
Diagnosis

Initially, your doctor will review symptoms and medical history of the patient and run several tests to diagnose this condition:

Neurological examination: To review patient’s behavior, motor abilities, mental function and the type of CP

Blood tests: To diagnose the signs of infections, genetic conditions, or other conditions that may be associated with CP

Electroencephalogram(EEG): These electrodes record electrical activity of the brain and help to diagnose the type of CP.

Functional MRI (fMRI): To measure the change in blood flow that occurs in specific parts of the brain and to detect the exact locations of critical functions such as speech and movement.

Computerized tomography scan (CT): To check the cross sectional images of the brain which helps to reveal abnormalities in the brain which are responsible for CP.

If the CP is confirmed, the doctors may also perform test for neurological problems that are often associated. Like vision impairment, speech delay, deafness, learning and movement difficulties.

Treatment

Medication: Anticonvulsant drugs and  muscle relaxants are commonly used for treating CP. However, it sometimes takes a while to find the one that works best for each child. Your clinician will determine if medication is safe and recommended for your child

Surgery: Orthopedic surgery may be used to relieve pain and improve mobility. It may also be needed to release tight muscles or to correct bone abnormalities caused by spasticity.

Other therapies: Other types of treatment for CP may include therapies like speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy and counselling.

Foods and herbs that can help in CP
VITAMIN B6:

Protein rich foods like chicken, fish, nuts, seeds, beans, rice and green leafy vegetables are very good sources of vitamin B6. This vitamin supports the critical functions of the nervous system. In addition, it also boosts the metabolism of various neurotransmitters required for normal brain function.

VITAMIN B3 (NIACIN):

Fish, lean meats, nuts & poultry are high in vitamin B3. Vitamin B3 improves circulation and is very helpful in treating brain related disorders. Moreover, it enhances the treatment of CP when used with anticonvulsants.

VITAMIN B9 (FOLIC ACID):

This nutrient is very important for a healthy nervous system. But in CP patients, folic acid gets depleted and hence should be taken in the form of foods after consultation with a doctor. Lentils, liver, soy flour, black eyed peas, kidney beans and peanuts are rich in this vitamin.

VITAMIN D & CALCIUM:

People with cp require more of calcium and vitamin D. Milk, cheese, yogurt, dark leafy greens like spinach, kale etc. are few good sources of these nutrients.

MAGNESIUM,MANGANESE & ZINC:

Nuts like almonds, peanuts, cashews and pumpkin seeds are rich in magnesium. They are also antioxidants which protect against cell damage. Manganese plays an important role in cerebral functions and hence an important nutrient for CP patients. Nuts, whole grains, and legumes are rich in this mineral. In addition, zinc is required for bone growth. Adding meat, eggs, nuts and legumes in your child’s diet is important.

AYURVEDIC HERBS FOR cerebral palsy

According to ayurveda cerebral palsy is the condition known as phakka which means inability to walk or move. As per ayurveda there are three  main energies- vata, pitta and kapha. Vata dosha is responsible for controlling motor and sensory activities of brain. According to ayurveda Imbalance of vata dosha is responsible for cerebral palsy. Now let us understand how some Ayurvedic herbs help with cp.

BRAHMI:

For thousands of years, the leaves of this herb have been used to treat many health conditions. Brahmi sharpens the brain by protecting cells, increasing learning and memory power. It is very helpful in reducing the pain and stiffness in the affected area. 

ASHWAGANDHA:

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

SHALLAKI:

Some side effects of CP medicines include decreased bone mineral density. This condition is called osteoporosis. Shallaki, also known as Boswellia Serrata, is very beneficial to support bone health and also stress management. Maintenance of bone stability is a difficult task but is also essential for the maintenance of overall health and well being of a person. Bones not only work as the frame for body structure but also help maintain the nervous systems in the anatomy. Shallaki helps maintain bone health and stress management.

MULETHI:

Also known as Licorice or Glycyrrhiza glabra L, Mulethi is a perennial herb that has traditionally been used to treat many diseases. Being a natural product, these herbs have fewer side effects and improved efficacy as compared to the modern medicines.

HOW TO FEED ALL THESE foods TO KIDS?

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


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10 Foods and Home Remedies for UTI in Kids

cure UTI at home

Time goes so quickly — your little pleasure is becoming older. I’m sure you’ve had a lot of fun with your baby on this amazing adventure. Every milestone and connection with your child is memorable, and every illness is a reason for worry. Ill health is the biggest hurdle in a child’s life journey. Children’s immune systems are sensitive, making them susceptible to a variety of health issues, one of which is urinary tract infection (UTI). This article highlights foods and remedies to cure UTI at home. (7 Foods to boost immunity in kids)

Urinary TRACT infection (UTI) in kids

An infection of the urinary system is known as a urinary tract infection (UTI). Bacteria are the most common cause, however, fungus and other parasites can also play a role. Infection in the urinary system develops when bacteria travels via the urine or enters the circulation from the skin surrounding the genitals or rectum.

The kidneys produce urine and transport it to the uterus. The ureters transport urine to the bladder and store it until the urethra allows it to exit the body. Cystitis refers to an infection of the bladder, pyelonephritis refers to an infection of the kidney(s), and urethritis refers to an infection of the urethra. (5 Home remedies and foods to cure Bedwetting in kids)

Cure UTI at home
Urinary tract infection (UTI)
Types of urinary tract infection (UTI) in kids:

There are two types of urinary tract infections:

  • Lower urinary tract infection (UTI): An infection in the bladder.
  • Upper urinary tract infection (UTI): A kidney infection (one kidney, or both).

Causes of urinary tract infection (UTI):

UTIs are more common in females, especially when toilet training begins. Girls are more vulnerable since their urethras are shorter and closer to the anus. This makes it easier and faster for germs to enter the urethra.

  • When wiping from back to front, the stool comes into touch with the urethra, especially in girls.
  • Bubble baths are a risk for UTI since germs may easily spread through them.
  • Another cause of a UTI is wearing tight-fitting clothing.
  • The dirty diapers can also spread faeces into the urethra causing UTI. 

Due to issues with bladder emptying, children are sometimes more susceptible to UTIs. Some of these factors include:

  • Constipation can cause swelling in a section of the large intestine, putting pressure on the bladder and preventing it from emptying.
  • Dysfunctional elimination syndrome is a disorder in which a youngster refuses to empty his or her bladder despite having a strong desire to do so. If bacteria are present, they are ejected out of the urinary system during urination, and failing to do so encourages germs to thrive.
  • Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is a congenital defect in which urine travels backwards from the bladder to the ureter and kidneys. This is caused by a problem with the valves in the ureters.

Symptoms of UTI in kids:

The symptoms of a UTI vary depending on the severity of the infection and the age of your child. Infants and young children may not show any signs or symptoms. Symptoms in younger children might be general. Fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, irritability, and other symptoms may occur.

Depending on which part of the urinary system is affected, additional symptoms may appear. The following are examples of possible symptoms:

  • Urine with a hazy appearance and a terrible odour
  • Blood in the urine
  • Consistent irritation or fussiness
  • Crying when urinating owing to pressure or discomfort in the lower pelvis or lower back, below the navel
  • Frequent urination
  • Diarrhea

10 Foods and home remedies for UTI in kids

Here’s a list of foods and remedies to treat UTI at home in kids:

1. Hydration:

Encourage your youngster to drink as much water as he or she can. Urinating often will aid in the faster removal of toxins. If your kid is under the age of six months, breast milk should be given instead of water. (What is the right time to introduce water for the baby?)

2. Fruit juices:

Cranberry, blueberry, and pineapple juice are the finest alternatives for babies over the age of six months. These fruits are suggested because they prevent dangerous germs from growing and multiplying in the urinary system. Also, dilute it before giving because some fruit juices might make the urine more acidic. (Healthy and creamy recipe of smoothies and milkshakes)

3. Probiotics:

Good bacteria are essential for preventing the proliferation of harmful pathogens. Probiotics aid in the treatment and prevention of urinary tract infections (UTIs) by restoring the body’s natural flora and increasing bacterial resistance. (What are probiotic foods?)

4. Vitamin C rich foods:

Vitamin C maintains bladder health by acidifying the urine. As a result, after consulting with a doctor, administering Vitamin C-rich foods or Vitamin C pills to children is an effective strategy to cure UTI.

5. Cucumber:

Cucumber is not only tasty finger food, but it also helps to cure UTI at home. It is a diuretic and contains alkaline-forming minerals that inhibit germs in the urinary system. As a result, frequent urine aids in the elimination of microorganisms. Cucumbers also have anti-inflammatory qualities, which can aid with UTI inflammation and discomfort.

6. Coconut water:

A urinary tract infection can be improved by drinking coconut water for a few days. Because coconut water cools and calms the inflammation produced by the unfavourable bacteria. 

7. Pineapple:

Bromelain, a protein-degrading enzyme found in pineapples, helps to reduce inflammation. It becomes an effective technique of treating UTI when combined with Trypsin, another enzyme. As a result, offering your kid pineapple strips as finger food is an effective and simple strategy to cure UTI at home.

8. Garlic:

Garlic’s therapeutic properties are ascribed to the presence of allicin, a sulfur-containing compound. It has potent antibacterial properties against a wide range of microorganisms that cause UTIs. Garlic may be eaten whole and raw, although supplementary amounts are often marketed as extracts and taken as capsules.

9. Place a warm towel on the lower abdomen:

Wrap a hand towel over a pot of boiling water. The heated cloth should next be placed on your baby’s lower belly. It’s a good idea to do it several times during the day. This will help him/her feel better. Before placing the towel on your baby’s abdomen, make sure it’s at the right temperature.

10. Put on loose-fitting clothes:

Wearing loose-fitting garments and cotton underwear will enable air to move through and keep the child’s private regions dry. Because bacteria cannot multiply in dry areas, this will treat and prevent UTI in the future.

Herbs that help to cure UTI at home in kids:
1. Turmeric:

When germs invade the bladder, it causes irritation and inflammation. A urinary tract infection can be painful and uncomfortable. Since Turmeric is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent, it can be used to relieve inflammation in the bladder.

2. Ashwagandha:

Ashwagandha is a potent diuretic that helps in treating urinary tract infections (UTI). (Health benefit of ashwagandha for kids and teenagers)

3. Mint:

Teas made from peppermint and other wild mint species are also used as a natural therapy for UTIs. In vitro studies have revealed that mint leaves have antibacterial properties against a variety of UTI-causing bacteria such as E. coli.

Urinary tract infection is not a serious health risk for children. However, if it continues for an extended period of time, it might harm your child’s kidneys and cause serious health problems. So, try the above-mentioned home remedies to cure UTI in your child, and if they don’t work, get medical treatment as soon as possible.

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6 Super Healthy Sprout Recipes for Kids

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Proteins are known to be the body’s building blocks, and growing children require a high protein diet on a daily basis. Sprouts are the greatest protein meal that can be found anywhere and are extremely easy to prepare.
Sprout breakfast/snack recipes are often regarded as the ideal meal for children’s healthy development. Sprouts have 30 times the nutritional value of the prepared meals you feed your children. They are pure, natural, and nutrient-dense. They are the most affordable and practical kind of healthful meal. Continue reading to discover the health benefits of sprouts and super easy sprout breakfast or snack recipes for kids.

Sprouts
Sprouting
8 HEALTH BENEFITS OF SPROUTING:
1. IMPROVES NUTRIENT CONTENTS:

Almost all the whole grains, nuts and legumes are high in fiber, B vitamins, iron, zinc and magnesium and protein. Studies show that sprouting may increase these nutrient contents even more.

2. HELPS IN DIGESTION

The concentration of fiber increases in sprouted grains. Fiber is one of the most important components for maintaining gut health. Fiber nourishes the good bacteria in the gut and promotes elimination and detoxification of the colon. (How to improve gut health?)

3. BREAKs DOWN ANTINUTRIENTs:

Antinutrients are compounds that reduce the absorption of certain nutrients within your body. Enzymes created during sprouting also break down the phytic acid present in some seeds. Phytic acid is also called ‘anti-nutrient’ because it makes it difficult for humans to absorb certain vitamins and minerals from food sources. By sprouting, the phytic acid of the seed breaks down and it becomes easier for humans to absorb more vitamins and minerals from the sprouted seed.

4. AIDS IN WEIGHT LOSS:

Sprouts are one of the best foods if you are looking for some weight loss. They are high in nutrients with very low calories. Sprouts contain a high amount of fiber that keeps you full for a long period of time. It also reduces the release of ghrelin, a hunger hormone, that tells our brain to eat more. (How to tackle obesity?)

5. BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY:

Consuming sprouts allow the body to absorb all the vital nutrients and antioxidants that protect and boost the immunity system. Sprouting process promotes the level of vitamin C and other antioxidants that make it easy for white blood cells to fight off infections and free radicals and hence builds strong immunity. (What are some more foods that boost immunity?)

6. IMPROVES HEART HEALTH:

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

7. IMPROVES EYESIGHT:

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

8. GOOD FOR SKIN AND HAIR:

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

6 EASY AND HEALTHY SPROUT BREAKFAST/SNACK RECIPES

Sprouts are high in protein and contain antioxidants. Sprout breakfast/snack recipes are light and refreshing, as well as simple and quick to prepare. It can be made quickly and easily with just a few ingredients. Check out these 6 easy sprout breakfast/snack recipes for your kids.

1.MIXED SPROUT CHAT
Mixed sprout chat recipe
Mixed Sprout Chat

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Mixed sprouts (Mung bean, moth beans, Black chana)
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition weight healthy savoury spread (order here)
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped Red capsicum and cucumber
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 2 tsp Chat Masala
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Take mixed sprouts (mung bean, moth beans, black chana etc).
  • Add some finely chopped veggies of your choice (cucumber, onion, coriander, tomato, red capsicum etc), Iyurved’s daily nutrition weight healthy savoury spread (order here), lemon juice, salt to taste and some chaat masala. Mix well.
  • This tangy and super healthy snack is ready to rock!

1 cup – 150 calories
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2.SPROUTED CHICKPEA KABAB
Sprouted Chickpea Kabab
Sprouted Chickpea Kabab

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups sprouted chickpea
  • 1 cup peas
  • 2 tbsp gram flour
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 4 cloves garlics
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition weight healthy savoury spread (order here)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 cup diced/grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup oil
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Coarsely grind sprouted chickpea and pea in mixer. Put them in bowl.
  • Add gram flour, chili flakes, oregano, grated ginger-garlic and salt. Put Iyurved’s daily nutrition weight healthy savoury spread (order here). Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Take small balls, roll it out lightly. Place the cheese filling and seal it on top.
  • Roll it evenly and flatten them to give kabab shape. Air fry or shallow fry or deep fry the kababs.
  • Healthy Sprouted chickpea kabab are ready to serve!!!

1 Sprouted Chickpea Kabab – 65 calories
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3.SPROUT Toast
Sprout breakfast recipes - Sprout Toast
Sprout Toast

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Boiled mixed sprouts (Mung bean, chickpea)
  • 6 whole wheat bread slices
  • 1.5 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp Chat masala
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • 3 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition weight healthy savoury spread (order here)
  • 4 tbsp grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup diced/grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp butter
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Combine the boiled mixed sprouts (Mung bean, chickpea), chili powder, chat masala, cumin seeds, lemon juice, Iyurved’s daily nutrition weight healthy savoury spread (order here), salt in a bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  • Now, cut the whole wheat bread into round or rectangle shapes.
  • Apply butter on the top of the bread, place a small piece of lettuce, a portion of mixed sprouts stuffing.
  • Sprinkle cheese and grated carrot on top. Arrange them on a baking tray and bake at 180 degree celsius for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Healthy Sprout toast are ready to serve!!!

1 Sprout Toast – 70 calories
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4. Sprouted MOONG DAL CHEELA/PANCAKE
sprout breakfast recipes - Sprouted Moong Dal cheela / Pancake
Sprouted Moong Dal cheela / Pancake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Sprouted Moong dal/mung bean
  • 1 Capsicum, Onion, Tomato
  • 2 tsp Grated ginger
  • 1 tsp Chilies (Optional)
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Soak moong dal overnight, let it sprout and grind it to make paste.
  • In a bowl, add curd, chopped onion, capsicum, tomato, ginger and chilies(optional), salt, Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here) and mix well.
  • Pour the batter on hot pan and cook it for 2 minutes on low flame. Drop oil on edges and flip it to cook on other side till it turns golden.
  • Serve!!

1 cheela – 128 calories
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5. Sprouted MOONG DAL FRIED IDLI
Sprout breakfast recipes - Sprouted Moong dal Fried Idli
Sprouted Moong dal Fried Idli

Ingredients

  • 2 cup Sprouted 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 Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Soak moong dal overnight, let it sprout.
  • 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’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here) over it.
  • Fry on low flame for 3-5 minutes. Squeeze lemon over it and garnish with coriander leaves. 

1 cup – 130 calories
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6. Sprouts Frankie
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Sprouts Frankie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Boiled mixed sprouts (Mung bean, Chickpea)
  • 2 tbsp grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1.5 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp chat masala
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp coriander leaves
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Prepare the roti and keep aside.
  • Combine all the ingredients like boiled mixed sprouts, grated carrot, onion, grated carrot,chat masala, chili powder, lemon juice, coriander leaves, Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here) and mix well.
  • Spread the boiled mixed sprouts stuffing in a single row at the centre of the roti.
  • Roll it up tightly and cut into pieces.
  • Healthy and nutritious sprouts frankie is ready to serve!!!

1 Sprouts frankie – 171 calories
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One of the most important aspects of our life is the health of our kids. Instead of relying on store-bought packaged foods, always opt for homemade and healthful dishes. Dieticians recommend offering your kid tasty and nutrient-rich sprout breakfast/snack recipes every day, or at least three times per week.

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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
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  • 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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11 Foods that Provide Daily Nutrition for kids

Investing in early childhood nutrition is a surefire strategy. The returns are incredibly high.

Taking care of a daily nutrition for kids from early years itself is very important. This not only keeps their present active but also ensures a dependable and disease-free future. Kids who are fed healthy foods grow up loving healthy foods. Nutritious 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?)

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.

Nutrition 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 a balanced diet important for children?)

The child’s body needs a sufficient amount of vitamins and minerals to grow properly and be able to fight and avoid diseases.  These are some foods that you should add to their daily diet for complete nutrition of kids

Carbohydrates:

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

Protein:

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

Iron:

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

Calcium:

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

Vitamin:

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

Healthy fats:

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

Fiber:

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

Foods to provide daily nutrition for kids
1.Bitter gourd:

Bitter gourd is a rich source of vitamins and minerals. It contains iron, magnesium, potassium and vitamins like A and C. It contains twice the calcium of spinach and beta-carotene of broccoli. Various antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds are present in bitter gourd.

2.Sprouted black chana:

Sprouts are low in calories and rich in fiber, enzymes, protein and other micronutrients. Black Chana contains a wide range of phytochemicals including carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, flavonoids, iron, phosphate, chloride etc

3.Beetroot:

Beetroots are rich in B vitamins, iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, potassium and also contain betalains (a class of antioxidants), that helps in reducing free radicals and inflammation in the body. It helps in proper digestion, boosts immunity and improves blood circulation.

4.Giloy:

 It is a shrub and an essential herb in ayurvedic medicines. Giloy is used to treat a wide range of health conditions. It contains important plant compounds like terpenoids, alkaloids, lignans, and steroids. Research shows that these compounds have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antidiabetic properties which not only helps in boosting immunity, but Giloy stem can also help improve digestion, reduce constipation, acidity, gas and bloating. It works well for people with a weak digestive system.

5.Shallaki:

Shallaki is rich in carbohydrates and calcium, thus helping in bone growth and improves appetite. It also has strong anti-inflammatory properties which help to fight against inflammatory disorders of the digestive tract. Shallaki has cooling, healing, rejuvenating properties and blood purifying properties.

6.Sendha namak:

sendha namak is higher in minerals than table salt. Also known as rock salt, it is unrefined salt. The magnesium and potassium present in rock salt help balance the sodium levels to maintain the body’s natural mineral proportion. Rock salt also contains iodine naturally,

7.Sprouted moth bean:

It has highly nutritional content.  Rich source of protein, carbohydrates, calcium, Iron, potassium, Magnesium and B vitamins; it should be a part of your daily diet plan. Soaked and sprouted increases its nutritional value and makes it more digestible.

8.Black pepper:

Black pepper is an outstanding source of vitamin K and manganese. Studies show that it is also rich in calcium, Iron, zinc, Copper, Chromium and dietary fiber. Apart from this it contains many health promoting components such as flavonoids, terpenes, tannins and alkaloids.

9.Rice protein:

Rice protein is protein that has been taken from rice. Provides the body with nutrients called amino acids. It helps in muscle strength and muscle soreness and is good for skin and hairs too.

10.Tapioca starch:

Tapioca is a delicious starch extract derived from the cassava plant. High in dietary fiber tapioca helps in digestion and constipation. Fiber bulks up the stool, which may help move it through the digestive tract, thereby eliminating constipation, bloating, and intestinal pain. It is also rich in protein, calcium iron and vitamin K, all of these supports the overall growth of kids.

11.FOS:

Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are composed of short fructose chains. They are a type of carbohydrate called oligosaccharides. FOS occurs naturally in many plants. They are prebiotic fibers that support the growth of healthy bacteria in the digestive tract. FOS is a good source of soluble dietary fiber and has been shown to reduce, or eliminate constipation.

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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.

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Most Effective Home Remedies And Foods For Pneumonia

Pneumonia is the most common cause of serious illness in young children worldwide. Pneumonia is the infection of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi. When a child is infected, his lungs are filled with fluid and it becomes difficult to breathe. Later in the article, will share home remedies and foods for pneumonia that may help in recovery.

The lungs are made up of small sacs called alveoli, which fill with air when a healthy person breathes. When an individual has pneumonia, the alveoli are filled with pus and fluid, which makes breathing painful and limits oxygen intake.Children are more likely than adults to develop pneumonia because their airways are smaller and their immune systems are not yet fully developed.

In general, pneumonia is not contagious, but the upper respiratory viruses and bacteria that lead to it are. It can be spread in a number of ways. The viruses and bacteria that are commonly found in a child’s nose or throat can infect the lungs if they are inhaled. They may also spread via air-borne droplets from a cough or sneeze. Sharing drinking glasses and eating utensils, and touching used tissues or handkerchiefs of an infected person also can spread pneumonia. Childrens with the following conditions are more likely to get this illness.

  • Weaker immune system
  • Chronic diseases issues like asthma
  • Lung or airway problem
Symptoms of pneumonia:

Symptoms of pneumonia may differ from person to person depending upon what is causing illness ( bacteria or virus).  The symptoms of pneumonia caused by bacteria may include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Tiredness and fatigue

If pneumonia is caused by virus, along with the above mentioned symptoms the child may also suffer from:

  • Fast and hard breathing
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Fussiness

If you notice any of the above symptoms in your child make sure your child sees his or her healthcare provider for a diagnosis

Diagnose of pneumonia

The Doctor will examine the child and may ask about the health history and symptoms. They will check the breathing pattern and chest congestion. Child has to undergo some physical exams and tests like chest x-rays and blood tests, to diagnose pneumonia.

Treatment for pneumonia

If the child has viral pneumonia, treatment options are limited as antibiotics don’t work against viruses. In that case doctors generally recommend taking rest and medication for fever if the child has one.

However if the child has bacterial pneumonia, antibiotics can be effective. If your doctor prescribes antibiotics to treat your child’s pneumonia, you should give them the recommended dosage as often as your doctor directs you to. Along with medicine the child should

  • Take plenty of rest
  • Eating nutritious foods
  • Drinking lots of fluids
Home remedies and Foods for pneumonia
SALT GARGLING: 

A glass of hot water with a teaspoon of salt is very beneficial to ease a sore throat. Ask your kid to gargle with salt water twice a day. The saline water helps soothe the pain.

Turmeric:

A compound found in turmeric, Curcumin offers therapeutic relief. It works as a mucolytic. Which means it helps in removing mucus and leads to easy breathing and relief from chest pain. It has a very high antioxidant value to protect the body from invading infections. It is also rich in vitamin A, Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2) and vitamin C. You can offer a cup of warm milk with turmeric to your child for quick recovery. This is one of the best foods for pneumonia

Tulsi:

Tulsi leaves have been scientifically proven to have medicinal properties. It also has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal effects, rich in vitamin c and zinc and thus keeps the infection at a bay and naturally boosts the immunity. With its antibiotic properties, it is very effective in bringing the fever down.  Add a few leaves of tulsi to boiling water, allow it to boil for 2 minutes, strain the water and make your child drink this multiple times a day to lower their temperature.

Giloy:

Giloy is used to treat a wide range of health conditions and one of the foods for pneumonia. This boost immunity which helps in fighting infection effectively. Research shows that these compounds have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antidiabetic properties, among other benefits which help to boost immunity. You can make giloy juice by boiling two small stems of a giloy plant in a glass of water. Drink this warm for better results.

BLACK PEPPER:

Roasting pepper in ghee and consuming it 2-3 times a day helps in easing congestion and blocked nose. In addition, pepper is rich in vitamin C that helps to boost immunity.

GINGER

Ginger roots have been used for centuries for health benefits in Asian cultures. Research shows that ginger has medicinal properties, both antiviral and antibacterial, that could help ease the symptoms of stuffy nose or sore throat. Take out some ginger juice by grating it and mix it with some honey. Give this mixture to your child above 1 year twice a day for quick relief (What are other Ayurvedic herbs that are good for kids?)

LEMON:

Lemons, like saltwater and honey, are beneficial for sore throats as they help clear up mucus and provide pain relief. Furthermore, lemons are high in Vitamin C, which can aid to strengthen the immune system and give it more capacity to battle your infection. For quick treatment, mix one teaspoon of lemon juice into a glass of warm water and consume.

MASSAGE:
  • Heat mustard oil and roast garlic and carom seeds in it. Once cool, apply this oil on the baby’s head, palm, feet base, chest and back. Leave it applied and let the child sleep. It will help settle the cold and cough both. Also, any body ache the child has will be resolved. Mustard oil is a very effective cough and cold home remedy.
  • Take1 to 2 tbs of lukewarm mustard oil and mix half a teaspoon of rock salt. Then, massage this oil gently on the baby’s chest and back, cover with cotton cloth. The warmth of mustard oil helps in relieving congestion.
PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

Do your children often fall sick with fever, cold and cough? The food we eat plays a key role in determining the overall health and immunity. It gives the body a condition of being able to resist a particular disease. By adding foods, like Nuts, Seeds, Ayurvedic herbs like Tulsi, Giloy, Turmeric, Amla, Ashwagandha and Antioxidants like Cocoa and Vitamin E to your kid’s diet you can prevent them from falling sick again and again by boosting their immunity.

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10 Effective Home Remedies and Foods for Throat Pain in Kids

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Sore throats are a frequent illness, especially in the winter. While the most frequent kid complaint is a sore throat, it may be extremely stressful for newborns, toddlers, and their parents. Crying, irritability, exhaustion, difficulty to eat or speak correctly, and even breathing difficulties might accompany it. A sore throat is an unwelcome guest, and while it is generally not a serious problem, it is vital to understand what causes it and how to care for your kid if they are suffering from one. Here are some foods for throat pain along with the best home remedies. (7 Foods to boost immunity in kids)

What is a sore throat?

Sore throat is a common ailment that affects individuals of all ages, including newborns, all over the world. It has a variety of reasons, but the most frequent is a typical cold or flu virus infection. Other more dangerous viral infections, including measles, chickenpox, and croup, can also produce a sore throat. The mucous lining of the throat and upper respiratory tract is irritated primarily or secondary to a bacterial or viral throat infection in the majority of these disorders. Teething can also cause sore throat in some babies. 

Allergies to pollen from plants and flowers, smoke in the home (including cooking odours and tobacco), dust mites, and cat or dog hair can potentially cause a throat infection in newborns. Allergy rhinitis is the medical term for this illness.

Causes of sore throat:

Your baby’s sore throat might be caused by a variety of factors. The following are the most prevalent reasons:

Sore throat symptoms in babies:

In general, a baby or toddler’s throat infection is a sign of an underlying infection or body response that is causing it. Depending on what caused the sore throat, the symptoms might differ.

  • Throat redness: The mucous lining of the throat may be swollen. In newborns and infants, this is difficult to notice. Toddlers can be taken to a light area and asked to open their mouth to examine the state of the throat and see whether there are any other symptoms such as ulcers, yellowish layer on the tongue, or enlarged tonsils, all of which can suggest particular conditions underlying the sore throat.
  • Irritable and restless child: The infant is irritable and agitated as a result of the infection and inability to feed. Frequently, irritation and restlessness are exacerbated by a lack of sleep and hunger.
  • Difficulty swallowing food: In newborns, a sore throat causes swelling of the mucosal membranes, making swallowing food and even saliva painful. Due to the discomfort, the infant may scream and refuse to eat even though they are hungry.
  • Enlarged lymph glands: An infected sore throat may be accompanied by inflamed lymph glands, indicating that the body is combating the infection.
  • Foul or Bad breath: Because the infant has been unable to feed, he or she will have a dry mouth and, as a result, bad breath. This is particularly noticeable in situations of gingivitis, thrush, or hand, foot, and mouth illness.
  • Strep throat symptoms: Strep throat symptoms include red and white spots in the throat as well as swollen tonsils in toddlers. As a result, swallowing becomes more difficult. Fever, painful or enlarged glands and lymph, headache, and stomach discomfort are all possible symptoms.

Best sore throat/ Throat pain Home remedies:

Medicines and medical visits may be required in rare cases for throat pain, although it may be treated with home remedies. Here are some natural ways to help you get rid of it.

1. Saltwater

Saltwater is a good remedy for bacteria removal, mucus release, and pain relief. Though it may not provide immediate relief, gargling with a half teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of warm water will benefit. 

2. Soups

A warm soup might be an easy natural remedy for throat pain along with home remedies in newborns. This will help them stay hydrated while also soothing their sore throat. Make sure the soup is warm but not hot enough to scorch his mouth. (6 quick and healthy recipe of soups)

3. Honey

This is one of the finest age-old treatments for a sore throat because of its natural antibacterial characteristics, which allow it to serve as a wound healer, providing instant pain relief while also acting to reduce inflammation. It can also destroy germs and aid in the battle against viral diseases. If your child has a nasty cough, nasal congestion in addition to your sore throat, honey may be an excellent cough suppressor. 

Stir together two teaspoons of honey and a warm glass of water or tea. Consume this two times a day. Honey, on the other hand, should not be given to newborns under the age of one. 

4. Lemon

Lemons, like saltwater and honey, are beneficial for sore throats as they help clear up mucous and provide pain relief. Furthermore, lemons are high in Vitamin C, which can aid to strengthen the immune system and give it more capacity to battle your infection. 

For quick treatment, mix one teaspoon of lemon juice into a glass of warm water and consume.

5. Garlic

Garlic has antiseptic characteristics that can aid with bacterial or viral infections, and it may also help reduce sore throat symptoms. When raw garlic is crushed, it produces allicin, a chemical with antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral activities.

Bring a few garlic cloves, coarsely smashed, to a boil in water. Once it has cooled, use a dropper to provide a few drops of the liquid to the baby.

6. Ghee

You may give your kid ghee with a pinch of crushed black pepper once he/she is 6 months old. This will help to relieve his/her throat pain along with other home remedies. Ghee contains anti-inflammatory qualities that aid in the reduction of throat irritation.

7. Mustard oil

Massages are most effective for children under the age of two. Massage your baby’s chest, back, and throat with a mixture of mustard oil and some crushed garlic. For fast relief, apply the oil on the baby’s palms and feet as well.

8.Soft diet

Taking foods that are easy on your tummy will be beneficial. Along with this, foods that will not irritate your throat will be helpful. For the greatest effects, consume mashed bananas, steamed apple or mashed khichdi or dal with crushed veggies.

9. Steaming

If your little one suffers from a sore throat, give him/her steam inhalation. Heat water in a wide bowl and make the kid inhale the hot fumes for at least 10 to 15 minutes or use a steamer. This will open up the nasal and throat areas helping in pain relief. Adding eucalyptus oil or ajwain or tulsi leaves can also help soothe your child’s system.

10. Breast milk

For babies, breast milk functions as an immune booster. Antibodies found in milk aid in the fight against germs, bacteria, and viruses of all kinds. As a result, babies under the age of six months do not require any further medicine. A sore throat in a newborn is best treated with mother’s milk. (How to increase breast milk: 7 Foods to eat)

Foods and herbs that can help to cure sore throat

1. Ashwagandha

As an anti-oxidant, boosting immunity is one of the most popular benefits of Ashwagandha for kids. The root activates and increases the levels of enzymes and macrophages, a type of white blood cell that kills bad viruses and bacteria. It also promotes the development of antibodies, which is a major factor in improving the body’s response to a health-threatening infection.

2. Mulethi

It is commonly known as “Sweet Wood,” is an Ayurvedic herb that can help with a sore throat. Mulethi powder can help with mouth ulcers, coughs, and mucus production in the lungs. Mulethi is an expectorant. The mucus in the airways is thinned and loosened by it. A sore throat will be relieved, and congestion will be reduced.

3. Tulsi

Tulsi leaves have been scientifically proven to have medicinal properties. It also has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal effects, rich in vitamin c and zinc and thus keeps the infection at a bay and naturally boosts immunity.

Tulsi is a herb that might help you get rid of a sore throat, cough and cold. According to a study, boiling water containing tulsi leaves soothed sore throat symptoms.

4. Giloy

It is a shrub and an essential herb in ayurvedic medicines. Giloy is used to treat a wide range of health conditions. It contains important plant compounds like terpenoids, alkaloids, lignans, and steroids. Research shows that these compounds have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, among other benefits which help to boost immunity.  It reduces the inflammation in the glands and cures sore throat.

5.Turmeric

A compound found in turmeric, Curcumin, offers therapeutic relief and is a perfect immunity booster for kids. It has a very high antioxidant value to protect the body from invading infections. Turmeric fights sore throats by reducing inflammation and relieving symptoms such as burning, itching (or that scratchy feeling), discomfort, and swelling in the throat. 

6.Cinnamon

One of the numerous health advantages of this woody fragrant spice is relief from colds, coughs and throat infections. It not only relieves a common cold but also soothes a sore throat. Cinnamon has been shown to be antiviral. This aids in the battle against the virus that causes the common cold. It also has anti-inflammatory qualities, which can aid with sore throat treatment.

Despite the fact that your child will be suffering for days, a sore throat is nothing to be concerned about. Make sure it doesn’t get any worse. During this time, make every effort to keep the child as relaxed as possible. You can prevent throat pain with these home remedies in the future and take care of their immune systems.

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