Baby’s milestone: 6 foods that help in walking

The first year of a baby’s life is the most crucial year for their gross motor skill development. Motor skills refer to the body’s ability to manage the process of movement. Gross Motor skills involves baby’s milestone like holding head, sitting, crawling and walking. During her first year, your baby is busy developing coordination and muscle strength in every part of her body.

Babies develop their skills gradually. It’s so overwhelming to see your newborn doing new activities everyday, but these abilities don’t develop overnight. Babies put a lot of effort and handwork to achieve these motor skills. There are a lot of new parents frequently asking questions around baby development including when babies typically hold their head, sit up, roll over crawl and finally walk. So below are some baby’s milestone related these motor skills.

Baby’s milestone
Head control:

Your baby’s first big milestone is his/her control over the head. Babies are born with fairly weak muscles and they will rely upon you to support their head and neck. By the end of 2 months the baby should be able to lift it slightly and turn from side to side while lying on their stomach. All these little movements help strengthen the baby’s neck muscles. By 6 months generally the baby will be able to hold their head steady and gain control over their neck.

Roll over:

At around 4 months the baby starts to roll over. When you place them on their tummy they will begin to push up on their arm. Tummy to side rolling is most common in babies at this age. By 6 months most babies have gained enough abdominal strength to flip in both directions and roll over from their back to front. Rolling over helps strengthen the upper body and neck muscles that your baby needs to sit up. So always encourage your baby to roll over by placing toys or books near to them, so that they roll over to reach those things.

Setting:

Holding head control and having enough upper body strength is a must for a baby  before he/ she is able to sit up on their own. At around 5 to 6 months, babies begin to sit with little support. At 9 months babies can sit without any support and easily get in and out of sitting position.

Walking:

Once the baby is comfortable in sitting, the next baby’s milestone is walking. Just like other milestone, walking age also varies between children. Some take their first step around 9 to 12 months while others may take a little longer time i.e around 15 to 17 months. At around 9 months, babies most likely start trying to pull themselves up to stand while holding something like bed or sofa. Soon they also try to take some steps holding from one side of the furniture to the next. They may also be able to stand without support till their first birthday. At 14 months normally most of the babies walk a few steps independently and by the end of 17 months your child will become steadier in his/ her walk.

Causes of delay

Motor skill development of the child is an important aspect in a child’s overall growth and development. But problems in sitting, crawling and walking are the most common developmental delay a child faces. A child with motor skill developmental delay may experience difficulty coordinating certain movements such as holding a pencil, walking and performing activities requiring brain and body coordination. Blow are some of the basic causes of these delays in kids:

  • Premature birth
  • Cerebral Palsy (brain damage before birth)
  • Myopathy (a disease of muscles)
  • Brain injury
  • Ataxia (defective muscle coordination)
  • Problems with vision
  • Spina Bifida (birth defect in the baby that occurs when the spine and spinal cord do not develop completely)
Tips to improve motor skill

 Usually a child who is late doing certain activities catches up to other children. But sometimes, developing late is the sign of a health condition. In case a child does not show any of the above mentioned motor skill development on time, talk with your pediatrician. In addition, try these tips mentioned below

  • Give your baby plenty of tummy time.  Lay your baby on his tummy and place the toys he/ she likes in front of them.  It helps strengthen your baby’s arms, legs, torso, as well as his neck muscles.
  • Once the baby gains control over their head, you can encourage them to sit by placing a pillow around them for support. Be careful and stay close to help them if they fall.
  • Try sitting them on the floor while holding their back up straight. This helps improve their muscle control and coordination.
  • Once the baby starts sitting independently, encourage them to crawl. Set up an area on the floor with their favorite toys and things that they can explore and if they don’t crawl to reach out to toys show them how to crawl by doing yourself and ask your baby to imitate.
  • Once your baby pulls himself up and gains balance holding your hands, guide him take a few steps, this will help him gain confidence to take those first steps.
  • When the baby starts balancing and standing for a few seconds, start balancing games. Sit with the baby on the floor and help them stand up. Then count how long they can stay up before falling. Don’t forget to praise after each attempt.
  • Allow your child to be bare feet. There are tiny muscles in the feet that need to be developed. You can do this by bearing weight on them. The muscles in your feet can easily grasp the ground when bare feet.
  • Place their favorite things just out of reach so they have no choice but to try and stand to get it.
  • Bouncing a baby up and down strengthens their lower body and works on their balance. Hold their arms and hands, and assist them in learning to bounce.
Foods to improve motor skill:

As soon as your baby is 6 months, taking care of their diet, as food or nutrients that they get from food is key for a baby to achieve different milestones on time. Nutrients like protein helps in muscle strengthening, calcium and vitamin d promotes bone health and the most important foods that promote brain healthy like omega 3 fatty acids, as these developments involve the brain and body’s muscles to work together. Below are the foods that help in baby’s milestones like sitting, crawling and walking.

Omega 3:

Research has established a link between omega 3 fatty acids and brain development in early childhood. These healthy fats have amazing brain boosting power and play a vital role in enhancing memory and attention span. Omega-3 fatty acids are considered as critical brain foods that may counteract oxidative stress and inflammations, two drivers of cognitive decline which may also result in motor skill delay.

Nuts:

All the nuts like almonds, walnuts, cashew, peanuts and hazelnuts are rich in vitamin E and help in boosting memory. They are also antioxidants which protect against cell damage. Walnuts are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and are a valuable substance for brain function, memory and thinking abilities. This fatty acid also encourages cognitive functions. ( best nuts for protein)

Seeds:

Apart from nuts, seeds like flex, chia, melon, sesame and pumpkins also contain powerful antioxidants like vitamin E that protect the brain from free radical damage. Sunflower seeds impact overall mood and mental processing powers and therefore it is considered a brain boosting snack. Pumpkin seeds are high in magnesium, copper, and much higher in zinc than other seeds, which help in increasing concentration, memory and thus helps in better coordination.

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.

Calcium:

It is really important to get strong bones and we get a chance to build them only once – throughout childhood and adolescence. Children who get enough 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 predominantly 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 contain calcium.

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.


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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?

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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

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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

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10 AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS OF BOTTLE GOURD/ LAUKI

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

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

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

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

Bottle gourd – Nutritional facts

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

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

10 Health benefits of bottle gourd for babies and toddlers:

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

1. Great source of vitamins and minerals

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

2. Treats constipation and diarrhea

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

3. Reduces acidity in babies

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

4. perfect thirst quencher

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

5.Excellent deworming food for babies

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

6. Good for urinary infection

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

7.Protects liver

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

8. Good for heart health

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

9. Great stress reliever 

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

10. Promotes skin health

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

Health benefits of bottle gourd juice for babies and toddlers:

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

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

Steps to prepare bottle gourd/ lauki juice:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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7 Foods to Boost Immunity in Kids

The best gift you can ever give to your child is a healthy body and strong immunity to fight infections. Immunity plays a major role and it can be achieved by feeding some foods for immunity boost.

For the world, 2020 was all about immunity. We had never dreamt about going through such trying medical and emotional conditions. It taught us that in some situations science and medicine fail to help us as spontaneously as our own immunity can. Now the question arises: How to increase immunity in children?

How to boost immunity?

Immunity boosting is a comprehensive process which starts right from the early age. As babies grow and start preschool, they are more likely to be attacked by viruses and bacteria causing cold, cough and other infections. Building immunity becomes key at this early stage.

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.

Foods to boost immunity
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, among other benefits which help to boost immunity.

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.

Amla:

Amla is a storehouse of antioxidants. It is one of the richest sources of vitamin C, which is known to boost immunity. It has antibacterial and astringent properties that boosts immunity.

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 bacterias. It also promotes the development of antibodies, which is a major factor in improving the body’s response to a health-threatening infection.

TURMERIC:

A compound found in turmeric, Curcumin, offers therapeutic relief and is a perfect immunity booster for kids. It has a a very high antioxidant value to protect body from invading infections. It is also rich in vitamin A, Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2) and vitamin C.

Nuts:

The vitamin E found in nuts like almonds, cashews, peanuts and hazelnut help the immune system to fight against invading bacteria. They are a great source of antioxidants that keep the body healthy and disease free by neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation.

Seeds:

Seeds are an incredible source of nutrients. Sunflower seeds are rich in magnesium, vitamin E, antioxidants and good fats. Together they help to boost immunity. Pumpkin seeds are rich in Vitamin E which is necessary for immunity building and also packed with other bone-building nutrients like potassium, magnesium and vitamin K. Melon seeds are a good source of zinc. It helps to boost our immunity, helps in digestion, cell growth, and keeps your nervous system healthy.

Antioxidants:

Cocoa contains flavonoid, a naturally occurring compound found in plants which act as antioxidant and help in counteracting free radicals in the body. Also rich in zinc, iron, copper, and vitamins like A, B12 and K. Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant and has an ability to modulate host immune functions. Vitamin E is key for strong immunity and healthy skin and eyes. In recent years, vitamin E supplements have become popular as antioxidants.

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.

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  • Iron and Copper: provides energy and supports brain development
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बच्चे की इम्युनिटी बढ़ाने वाले खाद्य पदार्थ

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आपका अपने बच्चे को अब तक का सबसे अच्छा उपहार है, एक स्वस्थ शरीर जो संक्रमण से लड़ने के लिए समर्थ है और जिसमें मज़बूत प्रतिरक्षा( इम्युनिटी) है। जीवन अब और अधिक कठिन है। बीमार होना या बीमार रहना एक बच्चे की जीवन यात्रा में सबसे बड़ी बाधा है। भोजन, जलवायु, खाने की आदतों और जीवन शैली से लेकर लगभग हर चीज में लगातार बदलाव हो रहा है । इस बदलते परिदृश्य में, प्रतिरक्षा एक प्रमुख भूमिका निभाती है और इसे इम्युनिटी बढ़ाने वाले खाद्य पदार्थ खिलाकर प्राप्त किया जा सकता है।

प्रतिरक्षा तंत्र (इम्यून  सिस्टम)

प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली कोशिकाओं (सेल्स ), ऊतकों (टिशूस ) और अंगों (ऑर्गन्स ), का एक जटिल नेटवर्क है जो न केवल आपके शरीर को हानिकारक रोग पैदा करने वाले वायरस और बैक्टीरिया से बचाती है बल्कि ऊतक ( टिशूस ) की मरम्मत और घाव भरने में भी सहायता करती है। कोरोना महामारी के संदर्भ में, हम केवल अपनी प्रतिरक्षा पर भरोसा कर सकते हैं ताकि हमें कोरोना रुपी युद्ध के मैदान से बचाया जा सके। कुछ हद तक, हमारी प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली आनुवंशिकी (जेनेटिक्स) पर निर्भर करती है और यह हमारे दैनिक विकल्पों- भोजन और जीवन शैली से भी प्रमुख रूप से प्रभावित होती है।

बच्चे की रोग प्रतिरोधक क्षमता कैसे बढ़ाएं? इम्युनिटी बूस्टिंग एक व्यापक प्रक्रिया है जो कम उम्र से ही शुरू हो जाती है। जैसे-जैसे बच्चे बड़े होते हैं और प्रीस्कूल शुरू करते हैं, उन पर वायरस और बैक्टीरिया के हमले की संभावना अधिक होती है, जिससे सर्दी खांसी और अन्य संक्रमण होते हैं। इस प्रारंभिक अवस्था में प्रतिरक्षा का निर्माण महत्वपूर्ण हो जाता है।

प्रतिरक्षा को मजबूत करने के टिप्स:

  • अपने बच्चे को स्तनपान कराएं (अध्ययनों से पता चलता है कि यह बच्चों के लिए एक प्राकृतिक प्रतिरक्षा बूस्टर है)
  • बच्चे के टीकाकरण कार्यक्रम का पालन करें
  • बच्चों को पौष्टिक और स्वस्थ आहार खाने के लिए प्रोत्साहित करें
  • उचित आराम और नींद (अध्ययनों से संकेत मिलता है कि नींद और प्रतिरक्षा सकारात्मक रूप से संबंधित हैं)
  • स्वच्छ आदतों का विकास करना जैसे हाथ धोना और शरीर तथा वातावरण  को स्वच्छ  रखना ।
  • ताजी हवा और धूप तक पहुंच (बाहरी गतिविधियां और विटामिन डी दोनों ही रोग प्रतिरोधक क्षमता बढ़ाने में मदद करते हैं)
  • एंटीबायोटिक्स से बचें (जब तक आवश्यक न हो) क्योंकि वे शरीर में अच्छे बैक्टीरिया को कम करते हैं जो प्रतिरक्षा का निर्माण करते हैं

विटामिन सी, विटामिन डी, जिंक, सेलेनियम, आयरन और प्रोटीन जैसे प्रतिरक्षा कोशिकाओं के विकास और कार्यों के लिए कुछ पोषक तत्वों की आवश्यकता होती है। पोषक तत्वों से भरपूर भोजन और संतुलित आहार पर ध्यान देना आपके बच्चे की प्रतिरोधक क्षमता को बढ़ाने का सबसे अच्छा तरीका है। इम्युनिटी बूस्टर के लिए कुछ बेहतरीन खाद्य पदार्थ नीचे दिए गए हैं:

इम्युनिटी बढ़ाने वाले खाद्य पदार्थ:

सब्जियां:

अध्ययन से पता चलता है कि सब्जियां बीटा-कैरोटीन (विटामिन ए), विटामिन सी और विटामिन ई जैसे पोषक तत्व प्रदान करती हैं जो बच्चों के लिए प्राकृतिक प्रतिरक्षा बूस्टर के रूप में कार्य कर सकती हैं। कई सब्जियां अन्य एंटीऑक्सिडेंट से भी भरपूर होती हैं जो शरीर में मुक्त कणों को कम करने में मदद करती हैं (मुक्त कण क्या हैं?) सब्जियां अक्सर प्रीबायोटिक फाइबर का अच्छा स्रोत होती हैं जो आंत में रहने वाले अच्छे बैक्टीरिया का भोजन बनकर स्वस्थ आंत और प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली का समर्थन करती हैं। अपने बच्चे को एक दिन में ब्रोकोली, पालक, बेल पेपर, टमाटर, गाजर, और चुकंदर जैसी सभी रंगों की सब्जियां खाने के लिए प्रोत्साहित करने से प्रतिरक्षा को उच्च रखने के लिए आवश्यक कई विटामिन और खनिजों का ध्यान रखा जाएगा। (बच्चों को पूरा पोषण कैसे दें?)

खट्टे फल:

बच्चों के लिए इम्युनिटी बूस्टर के लिए खट्टे फलों को सबसे अच्छे इम्युनिटी बढ़ाने वाले खाद्य पदार्थों में से एक माना जाता है। सभी खट्टे फलों में विटामिन सी एक प्रमुख घटक है। विटामिन सी संक्रमण से लड़ने वाली श्वेत रक्त कोशिकाओं के उत्पादन को बढ़ाकर आपकी प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली को बनाने में मदद करता है। संतरा, अमरूद, अंगूर, नींबू और कीवी जैसे फल विटामिन सी से भरपूर होते हैं। (बच्चों और किशोरों के लिए सर्वश्रेष्ठ फल?)

अदरक:

अदरक अपने अद्भुत औषधीय गुणों के लिए जाना जाता है | अदरक का उपयोग कई आयुर्वेदिक दवाओं में एक सक्रिय घटक के रूप में किया गया है। विटामिन बी6 और मैग्नीशियम से भरपूर अदरक में जिंजरोल (अदरक में मौजूद फोटोकैमिकल कंपाउंड जो जीभ पर मसाला रिसेप्टर्स को सक्रिय करता है) होता है जो इम्युनिटी को बढ़ाने में मदद करता है। इसमें एंटी-बैक्टीरियल और एंटी-इंफ्लेमेटरी गुण भी होते हैं, जो संक्रमण से लड़ने में मदद करते हैं। (बच्चों में सर्दी का इलाज करने का घरेलू उपाय जो वास्तव में काम करता है?)

मेवे:

पिस्ता, बादाम, काजू, अखरोट और अन्य नट्स में पाया जाने वाला विटामिन ई बैक्टीरिया से लड़ने में प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली की मदद करता है। वे एंटीऑक्सिडेंट का एक बड़ा स्रोत हैं जो मुक्त कणों को निष्क्रिय करके और सूजन को कम करके शरीर को स्वस्थ और रोग मुक्त रखते हैं। अध्ययन से पता चलता है कि कुछ भुने हुए मेवों में कच्चे की तुलना में अधिक एंटीऑक्सीडेंट स्तर होता है। (कुछ उच्च मेवे और बीज क्या हैं?)

दालचीनी:

यह सुगंधित मसाला सभी मसालों में एंटीऑक्सिडेंट का सबसे समृद्ध स्रोत है जो प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली को बढ़ावा देता है। एंटीवायरल, एंटीफंगल और जीवाणुरोधी गुणों से भरपूर, जो सर्दी और फ्लू जैसे संक्रमण पैदा करने वाले वायरस से लड़ते हैं। दालचीनी प्रतिरक्षा बूस्टर के लिए सबसे अच्छे खाद्य पदार्थों में से एक है।

मोरिंगा:

मोरिंगा एक जादुई पेड़ है जिसमें बहुत सारे स्वास्थ्य लाभ जुड़े हुए हैं। इस पेड़ का हर हिस्सा जैसे जड़, छाल, फल, फूल और पत्ते विटामिन, खनिज और एंटीऑक्सीडेंट से भरपूर होते हैं। पत्ते कैल्शियम और आयरन जैसे विटामिन ए, बी, सी खनिजों का अच्छा स्रोत हैं, जो इसे बच्चों के लिए इम्युनिटी बढ़ाने वाले खाद्य पदार्थ बनाता है। प्रतिरक्षा के अलावा यह हड्डियों के विकास, आयरन की कमी से लड़ने और मांसपेशियों के निर्माण में भी मदद करता है। (स्वस्थ दृष्टि के लिए आसान भोजन क्या है?)

बीज:

बीज पोषक तत्वों का अविश्वसनीय स्रोत हैं। सब्जा के बीज ओमेगा 3 (अल्फा-लिनोलेनिक एसिड) से भरपूर होते हैं और फ्लेवोनोइड्स से भी भरे होते हैं जो दोनों ही प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली को मजबूत रखने में मदद करते हैं। सूरजमुखी के बीज मैग्नीशियम, विटामिन ई, एंटीऑक्सिडेंट और अच्छे वसा से भरपूर होते हैं। साथ में वे प्रतिरक्षा को बढ़ावा देने में मदद करते हैं। तिल के बीज जिंक से भरपूर होते हैं जो शरीर की कोशिकाओं को बैक्टीरिया और वायरस से बचाकर स्वस्थ प्रतिरक्षा में सहायता करते हैं। कद्दू के बीज विटामिन ई से भरपूर होते हैं जो प्रतिरक्षा निर्माण के लिए आवश्यक होते हैं और साथ ही हड्डियों के निर्माण के लिए अन्य पोषक तत्वों जैसे पोटेशियम, मैग्नीशियम और विटामिन के से भी भरपूर होते हैं। (मस्तिष्क के लिए कुछ अच्छे बीज क्या हैं?)

करक्यूमिन/ हल्दी :

हल्दी में पाया जाने वाला एक यौगिक चिकित्सीय राहत प्रदान करता है। हल्दी विटामिन ए, थायमिन (बी1), राइबोफ्लेविन (बी2) और विटामिन सी से भी भरपूर होती है और बच्चों के साथ-साथ वयस्कों के लिए भी एक उत्तम इम्युनिटी बढ़ाने वाले खाद्य पदार्थ के रूप में काम करती है। यह एक समृद्ध एंटीऑक्सीडेंट है जो शरीर की कोशिका क्षति के खिलाफ समर्थन करता है। यह शरीर में बीमारियों या उम्र से संबंधित कमी को उलटने या देरी के लिए पाया गया है। प्रतिरक्षा पर वैज्ञानिक अध्ययन के बारे में यहाँ और पढ़ें।

अश्वगंधा और ब्राह्मी:

यह शरीर की कोशिकाओं की प्रतिरोधक क्षमता में सुधार करके रोग से शरीर की रक्षा में सुधार करता है। इसमें एंटीऑक्सीडेंट गुण भी होते हैं जो फ्री रेडिकल्स से होने वाले सेल्युलर डैमेज से बचाने में मदद करते हैं। ब्राह्मी में सक्रिय संघटक बैकोसाइड मुक्त कणों को बेअसर कर सकता है और वसा के अणुओं को मुक्त कणों के साथ प्रतिक्रिया करने से रोक सकता है, जिससे शरीर में उच्च प्रतिरक्षा बनी रहती है।

मुलेठी /लीकोरिस:

इसमें 20 से अधिक ट्राइटरपेनोइड्स और लगभग 300 फ्लेवोनोइड्स होते हैं और इसलिए यह एक बेहतरीन एंटी-बैक्टीरियल उपाय के रूप में काम करता है। यह एक सामान्य जड़ी बूटी है जिसका उपयोग सदियों से पारंपरिक भारतीय और चीनी चिकित्सा में किया जाता रहा है। इसके प्रतिरक्षा लाभों के बारे में यहाँ और पढ़ें।

इम्यूनिटी पाउडर इस्तेमाल करने का तरीका यहां देखें:

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

उत्पाद/प्रोडक्ट्स:

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

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

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


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(शिपिंग केवल भारत और सिंगापुर में )


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

पोषण विशेषज्ञ द्वारा अनुशंसित खाद्य पदार्थ और उपचार।


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7 healthy Benefits of carrot for kids

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

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

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

Vitamins

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

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

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

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

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

Health benefits of carrot

Following are the benefits of carrot for kids and adults also

Boost immunity:

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

Eye health:

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

Good for digestive health:

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

Weight loss:

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

Promote skin and hairs health:

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

Deworming:

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

Carrot as first baby food:

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

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Recommendation for First aid in case of cuts and wounds

Wounds and kids go hand in hand. As your little one is keen to explore the environment around them, they are bound to get some cuts, bruises and scars. These injuries might frighten some parents, but if you take proper first aid in case of cuts and wounds they are not likely to be dangerous.  No matter how much we try to watch over our children and ensure their safety, it is inevitable that the average toddler, preschooler, and school-aged kid will get a cut or scratch from time to time.

So if you are looking for first aid in case of kid’s small cuts and wounds, here are some tips to heal their delicate skin in no time

First aid tips in case of cuts and wounds
Put on the pressure:

Kids’skin is very soft with lots of little blood vessels on the surface, so don’t panic if the wound bleeds heavily. First wash your hands and cover the wound with gauze or a clean towel and press down for 5 to 10 minutes. Keep pressing for a few more minutes even if the bleeding stops. this is the basic step for first aid in case of cuts

Clean the wound:

Once the bleeding has been controlled, clean the wound with a lot of cold water to flush away any small debris and make sure that the dirt is removed. Also clean the surrounding area with mild or non-fragranced soap.

Applying ointment:

Apply an antibacterial ointment on the affected area and put on the bandage. Change the bandage daily or when required. Once the cut seems to be healing you can remove the bandage and leave the area open to heal.  Monitor the wound from time to time for any signs of infection such as redness and drainage.

Protect from sun:

Always make sure to protect your child’s skin from sun, as damaged skin are more likely to get infected and can become discolored due to sun exposure. (How to protect your skin from sun?)

When to call a doctor

Following are the cases when you should immediately call your doctor for help.

  • If the cut is on the face or near the eye
  • The bleeding is heavy and you wouldn’t be able to stop the bleeding even after 10 minutes of direct pressure.
  • If the cut is due to some object and is still in the skin.
  • The cut is larger than a half inch and deep.
  • If the wound is not healing properly and seems infected.
  • Tthe baby develops a high temperature.
  • If the last tetanus shot was more than 5 years ago.
Home remedies for cuts and wounds

There are many ingredients in your kitchen that act as a healer because of their healing properties. These home remedies will help in cleaning the wound and protect it from further infection. Apart from first aid in case of cuts , these remedies work best on minor wounds, in case of major injuries, please reach to your medical provider.

Turmeric:

Turmeric is an extraordinary spice in terms of health benefits. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that fight inflammation. According to the study the curcumin in turmeric helps the wound healing by modulating collagen. Make a turmeric paste with a little bit of water and apply on the wound, this will help to stop the bleeding immediately.(How to use turmeric for immunity?)

Garlic:

Garlic has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help stop bleeding, lower the pain, and heal your wounds faster. Making a paste out of garlic and applying it on the open wounds can help treat external infections.

Aloe vera:

According to a 2015 systematic review study, aloe Vera has antioxidant, antimicrobial and wound healing properties. It is probably the most popular home remedy for cuts or bruises. Applying aloe vera gel on the open wound for a few days can heal it completely. apply aloe vera gel on the affected area and let it dry. Later, rinse with clean water.

Coconut oil:

A study in 2019 explained that soothing properties of coconut oils have positive results on dermatitis. As coconut oil contains lauric acid and other essential fatty acids too, it possesses antimicrobial, antifungal and antiviral properties. This helps in prevention of infection. Coconut oil helps in wound healing by increasing the production of collagen. It is considered as an important wound healing protein.(More benefits of coconut oil)

Tea tree oil:

Tea tree oil is full of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It also has antibacterial properties and it helps provide relief from pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Applying a drop of tea tree oil on an open wound can heal it really quick.

Cinnamon:

The strong antibacterial properties of cinnamon can also help heal wounds. Cinnamon has the ability to fight infections and reduce inflammation. It  has a component which helps with pain relief. Additionally, cinnamon is also known to help cure burns and heal the skin by cooling it down. (More benefits of cinnamon)

Ice pack For bruises:

Ice packs are the best thing to apply on bruises. It helps in reducing the pain, swelling and the discoloring of the skin.

Wound healing foods:

Following is the list of foods which reduce inflammation, promote the production of white blood cells, improve the immune system, and provide the essential nutrients to the body for faster recovery.

  • Omega-3 rich and Vitamin E foods: Sunflower seeds, salmon, sardines, hemp seeds, nuts, avocado.
  • Antioxidants and vitamin C rich: Green tea, pomegranate, dark chocolate, tomatoes, olive oil, watermelon.
  • Beta-carotene rich: Carrots, sweet peppers, sweet potato.
  • Dark green vegetables: Spinach, kale, broccoli.
  • Berries: Blueberry, strawberry, cherries.
  • Probiotics: Yogurt, buttermilk, cheese.
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पॉपकॉर्न या मखाना- क्या है बच्चों के लिए एक बेहतर नाश्ता?

पॉपकॉर्न या मखाना

बच्चों को जब भी भोजन के बीच में कुछ खाने की इच्छा होती है, तब उन्हें एक स्वस्थ नाश्ता देना हर माँ के लिए बहुत कठिन काम होता है। चिप्स या बिस्किट का पैकेटऔर कोल्ड ड्रिंक्स  पकड़ा कर उन्हें कुछ स्वस्थ और पौष्टिक खिलाने का अवसर हम चूक जाते हैं। इस लेख में हम चर्चा करेंगे कि हम बच्चों को क्या पौष्टिक  नाश्ता दे सकते हैं। पॉपकॉर्न और मखाना एक उत्तम विकल्प हैं | पर अब हम ये भी देखेंगे कि पौष्टिकता  की दौड़ में कौन जीतता है: पॉपकॉर्न या मखाना।

पॉपकॉर्न के फायदे:

एक फिल्म देखने का असली आनंद तभी आता है जब हमारे हाथ में पॉपकॉर्न का पैकेट हो, चाहे थिएटर में हो या घर पर, पॉपकॉर्न के बिना फिल्में अधूरी हैं। इन्हें बच्चों के लिए हेल्दी स्नैक्स में से एक माना जाता है। इसमें पर्याप्त आहार, फाइबर और कम कैलरीज़ हैं । पॉपकॉर्न पॉलीफेनोल्स ( एक एंटीऑक्सिडेंट) का भी एक अच्छा स्रोत है, जो बेहतर रक्त परिसंचरण और पाचन में मदद करता है। पॉपकॉर्न एक ऐसा भोजन माना जाता है जो वजन घटाने में भी मदद कर सकता है। हालांकि हमेशा याद रखें कि वेंडिंग-मशीन से निकले पॉपकॉर्न में न केवल कैलोरी अधिक होती है बल्कि सोडियम  भी अधिक मात्रा में होता है। पॉपकॉर्न बनाने के लिए एयर-पॉप्ड एक अच्छा तरीका है।

मखाना के फायदे:

मखाना एशियाई देशों में उगाए जाते हैं और एक शक्ति भोजन के रूप में माने जाते हैं। यह कई महत्वपूर्ण पोषक तत्वों का बेहतरीन स्रोत है। यह प्रोटीन, फाइबर, कैल्शियम, मैग्नीशियम, लौह, फास्फोरस और कार्बोहाइड्रेट से भरा हुआ है। मखाने में गैलिक एसिड, क्लोरोजेनिक एसिड और एपिक्टिन जैसे एंटीऑक्सीडेंट होते हैं| यह सूजन को कम करते हैं|हानिकारक कणों को बेअसर करने और ऑक्सीडेंटिव तनाव को रोकने में मदद करते हैं। आसान शब्दों में कहें तो यह शरीर की प्रतिरोधक क्षमता (इम्युनिटी) बढ़ाने में मदद करता है|

पॉपकॉर्न या मखाना :

मखाना कई खनिजों और विटामिनों से युक्त है। उनमें से कुछ मैंगनीज, विटामिन बी 6 और बी 9 हैं | यह मस्तिष्क के विकास और कार्य में योगदान करते हैं । 

  • सिर्फ एक कप मखाना एक दिन के लिए 50% मैंगनीज की आवश्यकता को पूरा करने के लिए पर्याप्त है।
  • यह वो दुर्लभ स्नैक्स हैं जो पॉपकॉर्न से 5 गुना अधिक विटामिन बी  से युक्त हैं।
  • मखाने में पॉपकॉर्न की एक चौथाई कैलोरी होती है। यह अंतर सीमित मात्रा में कैलोरी में बहुत बड़ा है जिसे एक बच्चे को खिलाया जा सकता है। एक बच्चा जितनी भी कैलोरी का सेवन करता है उसे पोषक तत्वों से भरपूर होना चाहिए | उसमें केवल  कैलोरी नहीं होनी चाहिए I
  •  सिर्फ दिमाग ही नहीं, मखाना बढ़ते बच्चे की हड्डियों को मजबूत विकास में भी मदद करता है।

इसलिए हम कह सकते हैं कि अगर हमें बच्चों के लिए एक स्वस्थ नाश्ते के रूप में पॉपकॉर्न या मखाने के बीच चयन करना है तो  मखाना जीतता है। हालांकि, पॉपकॉर्न एक अस्वास्थ्यकर स्नैक विकल्प नहीं है, लेकिन मखाना निश्चित रूप से अधिक पौष्टिक और स्वास्थ्यवर्धक है। तो अगली बार जब आप कोई फिल्म देख रहे हों या कुछ और, तो अपने बच्चों को भुना हुआ मखाना खिलाएं। उन्हें यह कुरकुरे हेल्दी स्नैक ज़रूर पसंद आएंगे।

मखाना के स्वास्थ्य लाभ:

हड्डियों को मजबूत बनाता है:

हड्डियों के विकास और मजबूती के लिए कैल्शियम महत्वपूर्ण है, खासकर बढ़ते हुए बच्चों के लिए और जीवन भर मजबूत हड्डियों के लिए भीयह आवश्यक  है। कैल्शियम से भरपूर मखाना बच्चों को हड्डियों के विकास में और वयस्कों को हड्डियों को मजबूत बनाने में मदद करता है। (खाद्य पदार्थ जो हड्डियों को मजबूत बनाने में मदद करते हैं? )

ग्लूटेन मुक्त:

यह सुपरफूड ग्लूटेन मुक्त है, जिसका अर्थ है कि यदि आप ग्लूटेन असहिष्णु हैं (gluten intolerant) | या कोई व्यक्ति जो ग्लूटेन वाले खाद्य पदार्थों से परहेज करता है | या उनसे उसे एलर्जी है, तो उसकी हानिकारक प्रतिक्रियाओं की चिंता किए बिना मखाने का आनंद ले सकता है। (खाद्य पदार्थ जो एलर्जी में मदद कर सकते हैं? )

वजन कम करना:

मखाना पर्याप्त मात्रा में प्रोटीन से भरपूर है, बच्चों के लिए यह स्वस्थ नाश्ता लंबे समय तक पेट भरा  रहने में मदद करता है और अधिक खाने से रोकता भी है। कैलोरी में भी कम: वजन घटाने के लिए मखाना एक आदर्श भोजन है। इसमें मौजूद फाइबर आपको लंबे समय तक तृप्त महसूस कराने के लिए आपके पाचन तंत्र से धीरे-धीरे आगे बढ़ता है। (खाद्य पदार्थ जो वजन नियंत्रण में मदद कर सकते हैं? )

संज्ञानात्मक कार्य में मदद करता है:

 मखाने में उच्च थायमिन  होता है, जो तंत्रिकाओं के संज्ञानात्मक कार्य को बनाए रखने में मदद करता है और न्यूरोट्रांसमिशन की प्रक्रिया में योगदान करता है। (बच्चों के लिए ब्रेन डेवलपमेंट फूड्स? )

बेहतर पाचन:

मखाने की उच्च फाइबर सामग्री पाचन में सहायता करती है और मल त्याग को नियमित रखती है। मखाने के एंटीऑक्सीडेंट गुण इन्हें पाचन के लिए और भी बेहतर बनाते हैं। यह अत्यधिक और बार-बार पेशाब आने की रोकथाम में भी मदद करता है। (आंत स्वास्थ्य को कैसे ठीक करें? )

हृदय स्वास्थ्य में सुधार:

मखाना मैग्नीशियम का बड़ा स्रोत है, जो शरीर में रक्त और ऑक्सीजन की गुणवत्ता में काफी सुधार करता है और हृदय रोगों के जोखिम को कम करता है। मखाने में पोटैशियम की मात्रा अधिक और सोडियम की मात्रा कम होती है, अतः यह रक्तचाप के स्तर को नियंत्रित रखता है। (यकृत (लीवर) को वसायुक्त यकृत रोग (फैटी लीवर डिजीज) से कैसे सुरक्षित रखें? )

त्वचा के लिए उत्तम:

मखाने में कई अमीनो एसिड होते हैं | यह त्वचा की लोच और त्वचा के स्वास्थ्य को बढ़ावा देने में मदद करते हैं। इसमें मौजूद एंटीऑक्सीडेंट गुण मुक्त कणों से लड़ने में मदद करते हैं | इस प्रकार वे एक एंटी-एजिंग एजेंट के रूप में कार्य करते हैं। मखाना एक प्राकृतिक फ्लेवोनोइड में उच्च होता है जिसे केम्पफेरोल कहा जाता है | यह बालों के झड़ने, बालों के सफेद होने और झुर्रियों के गठन जैसे उम्र बढ़ने के संकेतों को दूर रखने में मदद करता है।

अतः मखाना न केवल बच्चों के लिए बल्कि वयस्कों के लिए भी अच्छा है। (उपचार और खाद्य पदार्थ त्वचा में चकत्ते से बचने के लिए?) हम  कह सकते हैं  कि पॉपकॉर्न एक पौष्टिक आहार है पर मखाने में उससे कई गुना अधिक पौष्टिकता है ,विशेष तौर पर बढ़ते बच्चों के लिए यह बहुत उपयोगी है। मखाना व्रत में खाया जाने वाला एक महत्वपूर्ण आहार है। (जानिए क्या हैं पंचामृत के फायदे? )

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