Importance of Iron for Brain Function

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According to WHO, Iron deficiency in children under two years of age can have significant and irreversible effects on brain function and development. This can lead to negative consequences on learning and school performance later in life. Iron is an important dietary mineral that is essential for the growth and development of kids– both physical and mental growth. Read below to find how can you add Iron to meals easily and meet 100% daily intake for brain and growth.

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Iron and Brain Function:

The brain requires considerable amounts of Iron, particularly in periods of rapid growth, such as early childhood. Brain takes this amount of Iron mainly from the blood.  Due to this, brain Iron status is directly affected by the foods children consume and the nutrition they get from the food. In fact, Iron deficiency, which is the most prevalent nutrient deficiency worldwide, has been proven to impact motor function, cognition, and social behaviour.

How doES DAILY NUTRITION VEGGIES and DAl powder help WITH IRON FOR BRAIN?

1 serving of DAILY Veggies and  Dal powder will help to meet 100% Iron requirement of your child for the day. This powder also helps to provide Daily Nutrition for Brain, Bones, Weight & Height.

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ingredients OF DAILY NUTRITION VEGGIES AND DAL POWDER:
1.Beetroot:

Beetroot is one of the best ways to increase haemoglobin levels. Studies suggest that drinking 500ml of beetroot juice a day can reduce the risk of anaemia in kids. 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 also improves blood circulation.

2.Bitter gourd:

It is one of the iron-rich foods for kids. Bitter gourd is a rich source of vitamins and minerals. It is also extremely rich in iron and other nutrients like magnesium, potassium and vitamins like A and C. Along with vItamin A and C, it is also high in calcium. Various antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds are present in bitter gourd.

3.Sprouted black chana:

Soaked black chana is one of the best sources of iron for vegetarians. It helps in improving haemoglobin levels. Sprouts are low in calories and rich in fibre, enzymes, protein and other micronutrients. Also, black Chana contains a wide range of phytochemicals including carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, flavonoids, iron, phosphate, chloride etc.

4.Sprouted moth bean:

It has high nutritional content.  Rich source of protein, carbohydrates, calcium, Iron, potassium, magnesium and B vitamins; it should be a part of your daily diet plan. However, Soaking and sprouting increases its nutritional value and makes it more digestible.

5.Black pepper:

According to a study, black pepper helps in treating anaemia. It is also 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.

6.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 support the overall growth of kids.

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6 proven Iron Rich Foods For Kids to prevent iron deficiency

WHO estimates that 42% of children less than 5 years of age have iron deficiency. Iron deficiency is a serious global public health problem that particularly affects young children. Iron is an important dietary mineral which is essential for the growth and development of kids- both physical and mental growth. Lack of iron in children’s bodies can affect them badly as without enough iron, the child’s muscles, tissues and cell won’t get the oxygen they need. This condition of iron deficiency is most commonly known as anaemia.

Symptoms of Iron Deficiency or Anaemia in Children
  • Pale skin
  • Fatigue, Weakness and tiredness
  • Poor appetite
  • Craving for strange things like ice, dirt and paint
  • Slower growth and development
  • Behavioural issues
  • Frequent infections
Why SHOULD YOU NOT GIVE iron tonics?

STOP giving iron syrup or tonics. It can result in:

  • VERY LOW absorption of Iron in the body
  • Constipation or diarrhoea
  • Stained teeth
  • Bloating , heartburn and nausea
  • Dark stool
  • Stomach pain
  • Heachache
  • Metallic or unpleasant  taste in the mouth

Always consume Iron through food and pair with vitamin-C to absorb it the most. Vitamin C helps break the iron down into a form that the body can more easily absorb. Cooking your food in iron cookware is a smart hack to increase iron content in the food preparations (How much iron does iron cookware add to food?)

DAILY NUTRITION VEGGIES and DAl powder FOR iron

1 serving of DAILY Veggies and  Dal powder will help to meet 100% iron requirement of your child for the day. Also helps to provide daily nutrition for Brain, Bones, Healthy Weight, Height.

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IRON Benefits of DAILY VEGGIES AND DAL POWDER ingredients:
1.Beetroot:

Beetroot is one of the best ways to increase haemoglobin levels. Studies suggest that drinking 500ml of beetroot juice a day can reduce the risk of anaemia in kids. 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 also improves blood circulation.

2.Bitter gourd:

It is one of the iron-rich foods for kids. Bitter gourd is a rich source of vitamins and minerals. It is also extremely rich in iron and other nutrients like magnesium, potassium and vitamins like A and C. Along with vItamin A and C, it is also high in calcium. Various antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds are present in bitter gourd.

3.Sprouted black chana:

Soaked black chana is one of the best sources of iron for vegetarians. It helps in improving haemoglobin levels. Sprouts are low in calories and rich in fibre, enzymes, protein and other micronutrients. Also, black Chana contains a wide range of phytochemicals including carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, flavonoids, iron, phosphate, chloride etc.

4.Sprouted moth bean:

It has high nutritional content.  Rich source of protein, carbohydrates, calcium, Iron, potassium, magnesium and B vitamins; it should be a part of your daily diet plan. However, Soaking and sprouting increases its nutritional value and makes it more digestible.

5.Black pepper:

According to a study, black pepper helps in treating anaemia. It is also 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.

6.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 support the overall growth of kids.

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Recipe of Palak Cookies

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Recipe of Palak cookies with hidden herbs and nuts

Kids love to eat cookies. This recipe of palak cookies helps to add nutrition to their favourite foods in a convenient way. Kid’s Nutrition is very important nowadays and preparing healthy food recipes for a child is not an easy task. Iyurved is happy to share lots of children’s food recipe ideas which are not only innovative but also very tasty. The recipes shared here are Kids approved!

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

Procedure

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

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Recipe for Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Kids love to eat sandwich. This recipe for grilled cheese sandwich 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!

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recipe for grilled cheese sandwich by iyurved
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Ingredients
  • 4 slices of multigrain/ brown bread
  • Small carrot
  • Small beetroot
  • 2 pieces of bottle gourd
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
Procedure

Chop beetroot, bottle gourd and carrot. Spread Iyurved daily nutrition savoury spread (order here) over bread slice. Place chopped veggies and cheese over slice and cover with another slice. You can mix salt in chopped veggies according to your taste. Apply oil on sandwich makers surface and keep it inside. Cook for 5-7 minutes. Yummy healthy grilled sandwich are ready to serve.

Benefits OF ADDING DAILY NUTRITION SAVOURY SPREAD:
  • Improves muscle strength and body weight with high protein (6g protein in 1 serving)
  • Strengthens bones and improves height being rich in calcium
  • Boosts brain due to high omega-3 and natural brain herbs
  • Builds immunity due to presence of antioxidants and proven immunity herbs
  • Increases breast milk supply for lactating moms also provides folic acid for baby development

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Recipe of Beetroot Bread Pakora

Recipe of beetroot bread pakora with hidden herbs and nuts

Kids love to eat snacks. This recipe of beetroot bread pakora 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!

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Recipe of beetroot bread pakora by Iyurved
Ingredients
  • 4 Multigrain bread/ Brown bread
  • 1 Cup gram flour
  • 1 teaspoon carrom seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Cup beetroot puree
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
Procedure

Take gram flour in bowl. Add carrom seeds, salt and beetroot puree. Put Iyurved daily nutrition savoury spread (order here). Mix all the ingredients well. Add water to make paste. Dip multigrain bread in the batter and place on heated skillet. Drop oil on the edges and cook on low flame for 3-4 minute. Flip over the bread and cook from other side. Cut into tringles and serve healthy and yummy snacks to kids.

Benefits OF ADDING DAILY NUTRITION SAVOURY SPREAD:
  • Improves muscle strength and body weight with high protein (6g protein in 1 serving)
  • Strengthens bones and improves height being rich in calcium
  • Boosts brain due to high omega-3 and natural brain herbs
  • Builds immunity due to presence of antioxidants and proven immunity herbs
  • Increases breast milk supply for lactating moms also provides folic acid for baby development

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


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Recipe of Spinach Pasta

Recipe of spinach pasta with hidden herbs and nuts

Kids love to eat pasta. This recipe of spinach pasta 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!

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup pasta
  • 250 gm spinach
  • Small onion
  • Grated ginger garlic
  • 1 tbsp Schezwan sauce
  • 2 tbsp sorghum millet
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1/4 cup milk/soy milk
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
Procedure

Boil spinach and pasta separately. Make spinach puree. Heat oil in a pan. Put grated ginger, garlic and finely chopped onion. Sauté till onion become translucent. Add Schezwan sauce, oregano, chili flakes and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here). Put sorghum millet and cook on low flame just for few seconds. Add spinach puree, salt and mix well. Pour milk /soy milk and put boiled pasta. Stir and cook for a minute. Spinach pasta is ready to serve.

Benefits OF ADDING DAILY NUTRITION SAVOURY SPREAD:
  • Improves muscle strength and body weight with high protein (6g protein in 1 serving)
  • Strengthens bones and improves height being rich in calcium
  • Boosts brain due to high omega-3 and natural brain herbs
  • Builds immunity due to presence of antioxidants and proven immunity herbs
  • Increases breast milk supply for lactating moms also provides folic acid for baby development

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

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Recipe of patties with beetroot

Recipe of patties with beetroot and hidden herbs and nuts

Kids love to eat patties in burgers or as snacks. This recipe of patties made with beetroot 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 patties with beetroot for babies, toddlers and kids.

Ingredients
  • 3 Boiled potato
  • 1 Big beetroot
  • 100gm Paneer/cottage cheese
  • Grated ginger
  • Green chilies (optional)
  • 1/2 tbsp Chaat masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Ragi flour
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved Savoury spread (order here)
  • 4 tbsp Daily Nutrition Veggies & Dal Powder

Procedure:

Rinse released water from chopped beetroot. Mash potatoes and paneer. Add chopped beetroot, grated ginger, chilies (optional) chaat masala and salt. Put 2 tbsp Iyurved’s savoury spread (order here), 4 tbsp Daily Nutrition Veggies & Dal Powder (order here) and mix all the ingredients well. Make small balls and then flatten them. You can put soaked poha/ beaten rice in it to get the patties bind firmly or can pat in ragi flour. Grease the grill pan and place the patties into it. Shallow fry on low flame for 5-7 minutes. Flip to fry on both sides until the base turn firm, golden and crispy. Patties are ready to serve as snacks or as burger patties.

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


Kids & Teens Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread

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Reasons for loss of appetite and 5 foods to Increase your child’s appetite

Does your child have a very limited appetite or and is always making excuses to skip his/her meals? Are you always worried about how you can make your child eat nutritious food in adequate quantities? And you wanted to know the reasons for loss of appetite. If these questions have been bothering you, you will find all your answers here. 

What is appetite & Why do some kids have a poor appetite?

Appetite is the natural urge, wish or desire to satisfy some craving, mostly for food items or drink. Loss of appetite is a common problem in kids and there are many reasons for loss of appetite in kids. Usually kids are picky eaters and they only prefer to eat selective food items. But kids with less or poor appetite don’t feel hungry or don’t want to eat food at all. Whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner, the kid doesn’t want to eat or barely eats anything. This behavior of selective eating not only affects a child’s health but is very upsetting for the parents too. (How to promote healthy weight gain in kids?)

Reasons for loss of appetite

Sensitivity to textures: In some cases, kids might be sensitive to the texture of food or have trouble chewing food making it painful for him/her to eat. This might result in reducing the appetite.

Snacking the whole day: One of the most common reasons for loss of appetite might be that the child has access to snacks throughout the day and that is why at meal times, he/she does not feel hungry. (Easy and nutritious snacks for kids)

Allergies or Digestive issues: Acid reflux, food allergies and digestive problems might sometimes cause the children to not feel hungry. When you are not feeling well, your brain doesn’t send hunger signals, this is the body’s way of protecting itself. (Ways and foods to overcome allergies in kids)

Not able to sense: The stomach sends the signal to the brain when it wants food. Sometimes children might not sense this hunger and that’s why they don’t feel hungry. This sense is considered as 8th sense by the therapists and is called interoception. Interoception controls all our automatic responses like when we want to eat, when we are full, when we have to use the washroom etc. If a child is not able to sense these signals, it means somewhere that communication within the body is not happening properly.

Tricks and Tips to Increase Appetite: 

Stick to a schedule: Make a schedule for all meal and snack times and feed your kid only at that time. Meals should be spaced at a gap of two and a half to three hours to stimulate their appetite. For example, if your child eats breakfast between 8-8:30 am, then the next meal should be at 10:30-11:00 am. This is how you should space the meals throughout the day to increase child appetite. (Tips to feed toddlers)

Physical activity: Engaging in some kind of physical activity like running, jumping, swimming can help to increase child’s appetite. Sedentary activities like sitting, watching TV or screen don’t burn much calories and will not make your child as hungry.

Mindfulness: Sometimes kids don’t realise whether they are hungry or not. Keep asking them questions like is their tummy full or empty or half full? Tell them that since they have not eaten for a while, the tummy might be empty and hence they need to eat something. Mindful eating helps the child to pay attention to his/her hunger and also to stop eating when he/she feels full, thereby preventing overeating.

Don’t skip breakfast: Encourage your kids to eat a healthy breakfast as eating breakfast sets the tone for the day, kick-starts their metabolism and is believed to increase child’s appetite.(Some easy breakfast ideas for kids?)

Check iron levels: It has been found that low iron levels might reduce appetite. Get your child’s iron levels checked to rule out this possibility. Studies suggest that at least one in eight toddlers tend to become anemic before the age of 2 years. Kids less than the age of 9 years need about 7 to 10 milligrams of iron a day and those above the age of 9 years need about 8 milligrams of iron daily. In case your child’s iron levels are low, include iron rich foods in his/her diet to increase child appetite. (Iron in foods for kids)

Foods that can increase child appetite

Iron: Iron in foods or iron rich foods like spinach, eggs and lentils should be included in your child’s diet to increase a child’s appetite. Always pair iron rich foods with vitamin C to increase its absorption and use by the body.

Zinc: Zinc is a very important mineral and is required for many physiological functions such as boosting immunity, regulating the functions of antioxidants and growth and development. A mild deficiency of zinc can cause loss of appetite, weight loss, diarrhoea and increases vulnerability to infections. Add zinc rich foods such as pumpkin seeds, nuts, spinach, beans and mushrooms in your child’s diet to increase child’s appetite.

Peanuts: Peanuts are one of the best foods that increase appetite in children. It holds protein building and appetite boosting properties. Ensure to give peanuts to your child either in the form of peanut butter or by simply frying them to make it a crispy snack. Roasted peanuts are a good option when your child demands a crispy snack. (Easy chocolate peanut snack for kids)

Water to be taken 30 minutes before meals: Give your child a glass of water first thing in the morning. In fact, they should drink water even before they drink milk. Also, make them have water at least 30 minutes before the meals rather than having meals as drinking water with meals might reduce their appetite. Water tends to activate the digestive juices and enzymes which helps to increase a child’s appetite and also boosts their digestion. (Nutritious summer drinks for kids)

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