8 Easy Khichdi recipes for babies, toddlers and kids

8 easy khichdi recipes

Are you wondering what to feed your child? Or, Is your child on solids and do you want to introduce more healthy and wholesome food to add extra calories and protein to his/her diet? Then there’s no need to look any further. Here’s a list of 8 easy khichdi recipes for babies, toddlers and kids.

What is khichdi?

Khichdi is an easy, simple and nutritive one-pot meal that a mother may prepare in a flash for her child. It is also called a stress-free one-pot meal because of its ease of preparation. This simple yet flavorful dish has marked its existence since the time of the emperors and has come a long way from the royal kitchens of India. 

Usually, khichdi is prepared by a combination of rice and lentils. Ingredients such as vegetables, spices, ghee etc., make it more tasty and nutritious. It’s also a versatile dish, as khichdi can be prepared in a variety of ways. (How dal benefits our health?)

Since it is enjoyed by all ages – children, adults, the sick and the well, men and women, the wealthy and the poor, it is known as comfort food. In addition, more reasons for khichdi,  being called as comfort food is its ease of preparation, digestion and the health benefits it renders. (Healthy & nutritious recipes for kids.)

Benefits of khichdi FOR CHILDREN:

Khichdi is gluten-free, easy to swallow, cook and digest. (What is gluten free diet for kids?) Khichdi is served as an ideal meal for babies because of the following benefits:

  • Rice provides carbohydrates, lentils provide protein, and veggies provide vitamins and fibre, making khichdi a perfect recipe for a growing baby who requires energy and proteins during her first year of life.
  • Gluten-intolerant babies can also consume khichdi.
  • Usually, a spoonful of ghee, which is a natural laxative, is commonly served alongside khichdi. This aids in smoothening the bowel movements in babies. (Homemade ghee can be given to babies once they complete one year of age).

Khichdi recipes for babies can be made entirely of overcooked rice, lentils, and salt, with no spices. Because babies are still learning to chew, a soft diet of overcooked, mushy khichdi can be one of the first solid foods they try. If your infant doesn’t like khichdi right away, try it again a day or two later. It takes time for the child to adapt to any new flavours. Use a pinch of salt as newborns should not be given too much salt or sugar during their first year of life. (What are other solids foods for babies?)

Khichdi recipes for babies can also include oats, sabudana, dalia/ broken wheat, millets, fresh veggies such as carrot, pumpkin, broccoli etc., and greens like spinach and fenugreek with few spices.

8 easy and TASTY khichdi recipes:

1.Plain khichdi recipe:

Plain khichdi is one of the simple khichdi recipes made with rice and moong dal. You can introduce this plain khichdi first to your child before providing khichdi’s made out of veggies. First, start with dal and rice separately and then go for this plain khichdi. 

Plain Khichdi Recipe

2.Vegetable dal khichdi recipeS:

The vegetable khichdi is a blend of vegetables, rice and moong dal. It can include vegetables like vegetables such as carrots, pumpkins, broccoli, potato, beans, beetroot, and peas. You can give these vegetable dal khichdi recipes to babies after introducing the plain khichdi. Vegetables add additional vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to the baby’s diet. 

Vegetable Dal Khichdi Recipe

3.Plain masala khichdi recipeS:

Masala khichdi includes different dals like toor dal and moong dal. In addition, along with this, spices like jeera, cinnamon makes the dish more tasty. The spices boost the flavor of the baby’s food.  It helps in improving the child’s taste buds. However, after 8 months babies can consume spices. 

Plain Masala Khichdi recipe

4.VEGETABLE Masala khichdi recipes:

Along with the masala and spices, a cup full of fresh veggies can be used to prepare masala vegetable khichdi. 

Vegetable Masala Khichdi Recipe

5.Sabudana khichdi recipeS:

During fasting, sabudana recipe is very common. It is also suitable for growing kids as it is a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals especially calcium and iron which aids in growth and bone development. 

Sabudana Khichdi recipes

6.Oats khichdi recipe:

Oats are abundant in carbohydrate and contain beta-glucan, a soluble fiber that absorbs water and aids with bowel movement. It’s also high in calcium and phosphorus, both of which are necessary for strong bones and teeth in growing kids.

Oats Khichdi Recipe

7.Spinach khichdi recipeS:

Spinach khichdi is a simple and healthy khichdi recipe for babies and toddlers. It serves as a good source of insoluble fiber aiding in digestion and preventing constipation. Vitamin A, vitamin K and folic acid is present in spinach. It boosts the immune system and improves eye health.

Spinach Khichdi Recipe

8.Sooji/ Rava khichdi recipe:

Sooji or Rava khichdi recipe, also called fine broken wheat khichdi recipe, is a nutritious, and soothing dish for babies. It’s an easy breakfast or dinner option. It is rich in protein, vitamin B and iron. You can also make it more tastier and healthier by adding veggies.

Sooji/ Rava khichdi recipe

Also check this 6 months baby food chart.

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Nutritional Needs in Adolescence

Nutritional needs in Adolescence

How healthy or disease free your adulthood will be, depends on the foods you consumed during your early childhood and teenage days. Certainly, children go through various stages of growth and development from infant (0 to 1 years old), toddler (1 to 3 years old), early childhood (4 to 8 years old), middle childhood (9 to 11 years old) to adolescence (12 to 18 years old) . That is why at each stage, you will observe various mental and physical developments in your child. How are nutritional needs in adolescence different from earlier years? (Power foods for kids of all ages)

What is Teenage?

Teenage is the time between thirteen to nineteen years of age in a person’s life. And this is the time for some major physical, mental and hormonal changes. Since there are so many changes taking place in the body, it becomes very important for parents to know what are daily nutritional requirements for teenagers. So when kids enter their teens, parents should understand how nutritional needs in adolescence are different from preteen years. (What is Puberty?)

Growth and Development during ADOLESCENT years:

Teenagers undergo major physical development during their puberty phase. These physical changes are regulated by changes in the levels of hormones which are produced by the pituitary gland: luteinizing hormone (responsible for menstrual cycle in girls) and follicle-stimulating hormone (responsible for reproductive system in both girls and boys). As a result, in the early puberty phase, luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone increase, resulting in major physical changes including weight gain, outbursts of acne, height gain and behavioral changes like anxiety, hyper-activity and short-temperedness. (Fruits for teens?)

WHAT ARE THE Nutritional needs IN ADOLESCENCE?

Teenagers tend to make more food choices on their own as they become more independent and are often influenced by their peers. So it becomes parent’s responsibility to provide them with good examples and nutritious foods and minimize the consumption of junk or packaged food. (Kids can deplete their calcium by eating junk food.)

Calorie requirements:

Due to the growth spurt of puberty, there is a surge in appetite around the age of ten in girls and twelve in boys which leads to increase in daily calories requirement during this time. Calories are the measurement used to express the energy delivered by food. The body of an adolescent needs more calories during than at any other time of life. (What is growing leg pain?) On average, boys require 2,800 calories per day while girls require 2,200 calories per day.

Essential Nutrients:

Due to so many changes taking place in the body, there are daily nutrients and habits that kids need to keep themselves happy and healthy. Nutritional needs in adolescence includes all the essential macronutrients and micronutrients in the right quantity. (What is balanced diet?)  

Macronutrients:

Protein: Adolescent needs a balanced meal with adequate amounts of protein during puberty as protein helps in growth and repair of muscles and tissues. It also generates enzymes and hormones. Protein rich diets help them to feel energetic throughout the day. Nuts, seeds, chicken, eggs, fish and cheese are a few high protein foods. (Top nuts and seeds for protein)

Carbohydrates: They are the biggest source of energy for teenagers. Almost 60% of energy (calories) for the day must come from carbohydrate foods. They provide instant energy and keep the kids on their toes. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains and sugar are rich in carbohydrates. (Food for immunity?)

Dietary Fat: Fat should make up no more than 30% of the diet. A teenager who indulges in a fat-heavy diet is going to put on weight, even if he or she is active. Dietary fat contains varying proportions of three types:

  • Monounsaturated fat is the healthiest kind of fat and is found in olives, olive oil, peanuts, peanut, peanut butter, cashews, walnuts, walnut oil and canola oil.
  • Polyunsaturated fat is found in corn oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil, cottonseed oil, and sesame-seed oil.
  • Saturated fat is the most cholesterol laden of the three and is found in meat and dairy products like beef, pork, lamb, butter, cheese, cream, egg yolks, coconut oil, and palm oil. (Natural sources of saturated fats?)

Your family’s intake of saturated fat should not more than 10% of your total daily calories. The other 20% of daily calories from dietary fat should come equally from the two unsaturated kinds of fat.

Micronutrients:

Iron: Iron is essential for teens, especially for girls as they lose more of it once menstruation starts. Iron rich foods such as meat, fish, poultry, green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds should be  teenagers on a daily basis.(How iron deficiency affects children?)

Calcium and Vitamin D: Adolescent needs calcium to build strong bones which can help them later in life. Deficiency of calcium can increase the risk of developing osteoporosis (a condition in which bones become weak and can easily break). Consumption of vitamin D is equally important as it helps in absorption of calcium. Calcium rich foods include low-fat milk, other dairy foods and dark green vegetables, along with fortified foods like fortified juice and cereal. (Why calcium and vitamin D are important?)

Vitamins: Vitamins are water-soluble or fat-soluble. Leafy vegetables, animal products, nuts & seeds, vegetable oils, dairy foods are rich in fat-soluble vitamins (vitamin A, D, E and K ). Whereas nuts & seeds, fruits, vegetables, grains, milk and dairy foods are high in water-soluble vitamins (vitamin C, the B vitamins). (What foods have which vitamins?

Minerals: Minerals include calcium, iron, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, chloride and Sulphur are found in nuts, seeds, shellfish, chicken, eggs, beans, cocoa, avocados, berries, yogurt and cheese. (Why calcium?)


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Tips to Improve Concentration In Kids

Is your child always fidgeting and not focusing on his/her homework? Is it difficult for you to make your child sit and study for just 20-30 minutes? Read on to understand what are the concentration problems in kids and how you can help your child develop focus and concentration skills with some foods and tips to improve concentration in kids.

Getting children to focus is not easy, and many parents have to struggle really hard. It is often a challenge for parents to get their child to sit in one place, teach them how to focus on their studies and finish it without getting too distracted. It makes parents worried and some parents may also start thinking that there is something wrong with their children. But rest assured, concentration problems are very common in children.

With the rising competition in not only school related academics, but also various kinds of additional competitions like spell bee, Olympiads, quizzes etc., the pressure on parents and children is rising and all this requires the child to have sharp memory & concentration power.

SIGNS OF POOR CONCENTRATION IN KIDS:

If your child has difficulty focusing on something for very long, he/she might be suffering from low concentration or concentration problems. This lack of focus can be seen in his/her studies and other activities as well. Let’s understand the signs of poor concentration in kids:

  • Easily distracted
  • Lack of interest
  • Inability to sit still and think
  • Inability to follow instructions
  • Loses things easily
  • Moody, irritable and cranky most of the time
  • Hyperactive
  • Fidgety
  • Inability to organize his/her things

What CAUSES poor concentration in kids?

Lots of distractions:

Children are naturally curious and their mind is always wandering. TV, video games, mobile phones etc. act as an easy distraction for them. Make a schedule or time table for study time, tv time, play time and make sure they following it regularly. Gradually your child will understand  that during study time, he/ she needs to focus only on studies and they will get to do the rest of the things as well.

Challenging tasks:

Sometimes children might find the question or task given to them too difficult or challenging. In such cases, they might not be able to focus completely and will lose interest also. Breaking down the big task into smaller and simpler tasks which are age appropriate for your child and motivate your child on completion of every single task.

Lack of sleep:

Studies have shown that kids who regularly get adequate amounts of sleep have improved concentration, attention, behavior, learning, memory and most importantly, mental and physical health. Most of a baby’s brain development happens during sleep. At least eight to twelve hours of sleep every night is very important for the proper brain development of children. (Sleep for brain development?) Make sure that your child gets enough sleep and also try to not disturb their routine by staying up too late.

Seeking parent’s attention:

Sometimes kids don’t do their work and concentrate properly just to get the attention of their parents. Spend some quality time with your child everyday and help them feel more secure and loved.

Poor diet:

Skipping breakfast and improper nutrition can also affect your child’s concentration power. Help your child by giving him/her a balanced diet every day and ensure that your child doesn’t skip any meal, especially breakfast. (Why is balanced diet so important?)

Emotional disturbance:

If there is any kind of disturbance at home like a parent’s fights, divorce or death of a loved one, then the child might be emotionally disturbed and this will affect not only his/her concentration but also overall performance. Keep your child away from the troubles at home and give them more emotional support during this troubled time.

Less physical activity:

Less physical activity or lack of physical exercise can make your child lazy and lethargic thereby affecting his/her concentration negatively. Take your child out for cycling, running, outdoor activities and games.

Lack of motivation or interest:

Lack of interest or motivation in a particular subject or activity also causes poor concentration in kids. Advanced kids or kids who have higher than average IQ levels, suffer more due to lack of interest or motivation. Motivate and encourage your child for every small achievement.

Cluttered and disorganized workspace:

Having a cluttered workspace or notebook may lead to spending more time looking for the things than focus on what is being taught. Teach your child to be organized and help them to stay clutter free.

Learning difficulties:

In some cases, learning difficulties like ADHD, Dyslexia or ADD might be responsible for low or proper concentration in kids. You can help by consulting a professional for proper diagnosis and guidance in such cases.

Tips to improve concentration in kids:

Brain exercises: Solving different kinds of puzzles or playing memory games, sudoku, chess can help to improve concentration in kids.

Meditation: Meditation and mindfulness practices can help in improved concentration. Studies suggest that practicing meditation, mindfulness training, Yoga and deep breathing can help kids to increase attention, memory, focus and other cognitive abilities. Hence, it is one of the best tips to improve concentration.

Listening to music: Studies support the benefits of listening music to improve concentration. Turning on music while working or studying may help to improve concentration. Experts generally agree that classical music or nature sounds are good choices to help increase focus.

Spending time in nature: Another tips to improve concentration in kids is spending time in nature. Research suggests that natural environments could benefit brain development and may also improve concentration power in children. Even a 20-minute walk in the park could help improve concentration in kids more than a walk of the same length in an urban setting.

Foods to Improve concentration and memory in kids:

Omega 3 fatty acids:

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. Fish & walnuts are a very good source of omega 3 and hence one of the best foods to improve concentration and memory. (Why is Omega 3 important for your kids?)

Blueberries:

Blueberries contain anthocyanins, a group of plant compounds with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Antioxidants act against both oxidative stress and inflammation and thus can help to prevent brain aging and neurodegenerative diseases. (Why antioxidants?)

Green Leafy vegetables:

Green veggies are the brain’s favorite food. Vegetables like spinach, cabbage, mint and kale contribute to brain health as they are rich in vitamin Bs, iron and antioxidants that help in the growth of new cells and aids in sharp thinking. As spinach has a wide variety of brain-boosting nutrients such as Vitamin A, B12, K and Iron, it is considered as best food for toddler’s brain development. (Nutrition tips for toddlers?)

Eggs:

Eggs are a good source of several nutrients tied to brain health, including vitamin B6, B9 and B12. Eating whole eggs (egg white and yolk) helps regulate memory because of Choline. Research suggests that regular consumption of eggs improves cognitive performance in kids and adults. (Why kids need vitamins?)

Dark chocolate:

A study showed that eating cocoa for five days improved blood flow to the brain. Compounds in dark chocolate boost memory, attention span, reaction time and problem-solving skills. It is a kid’s favorite and works as child brain development food. (Recipe for no sugar chocolate twix bar)

Nuts and Seeds:

Nuts like peanuts, walnuts, pistachios, almonds and cashews are very important for a child’s brain development and cognitive functions. Including them in your child’s daily diet is very beneficial. (Other benefits of nuts and seeds)

Water:

Staying hydrated can also have a positive impact on concentration. Even mild dehydration can make it harder to focus or remember information.

Herbs to improve concentration in kids:

Curcumin: Curcumin has a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) which is found in the brain and spinal cord that plays a key role in keeping nerve cells healthy, as well as regulating communication between nerve cells, which is critical for learning and memory for kid. (Foods for overall brain development?)

Brahmi: Brahmi is a superfood for the brain and is believed to sharpen the brain by protecting cells and increasing chemicals associated with learning and memory. It has shown to improve spatial learning and retaining power in kids. In older times, kids were often given Brahmi powder with ghee/honey. This would increase their focus and attention, while keeping them calm and distressed. (How can ayurvedic herbs help with brain development?)

Ashwagandha: This herb is known to reduce anxiety and stress. And is used to increase acetylcholine levels which support better memory, mental focus and intelligence. This herb also reduces mental fatigue and enhances sleep quality. It protects the brain nerve cells from damage. It is the best food for toddlers’ brain development. (Why Ashwagandha?)

Shalaki: This herb improves brain function mainly due to its antioxidant property. The antioxidants present fight against the free radicals responsible for causing brain cell damage and support stronger memory and hence is used as child brain development food. (What are free radicals?)

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Does Sugar have harmful effects on bones?

During the early years, the bones of kids develop and grow while also being depleted at the same time. If the consumption of calcium, Vitamin D and other required minerals are sufficient, the health of bones will be positive. If the consumption of required vitamins and minerals are less, the depletion of bones will soon take over resulting is much weaker bones and easy fractures. (What are some bone building foods?). In addition to this, consumption of sugar can have harmful effects on bones too.

We have already talked about how refined Sugar harm our body. Now, lets see how it can damage the bones too.

Sugar can be consumed in many forms like Bread which is extremely high in added sugar and one of the most staple food in every household for kids. Other common sources of sugar are white sugar, brown sugar, cane sugar, cookies, candy, donut, cake, canned drinks, packed juices, bottled shakes and smoothies, granola bars, sauces, jams and many others. Such intake on a regular basis can deplete four of the best bone-friendly nutrients from your child’s body. (Why are antioxidants good and which foods have them?)

Calcium + Phosphorous

Calcium combines with phosphorous to make calcium phosphate which is most important component for our bones. When sugar is consumed, there is acid that’s released in the body. In order to balance this acid, calcium is extracted from the bones resulting in Calcium deficient weaker bones. (What are some easy to feed calcium rich foods?)

Vitamin D

Vitamin D assists in absorption of Calcium by the bones. Consumption of sugar increases an enzyme that degrades vitamin D and thereby also results in reduced absorption of calcium by the bones. Double whammy!

Vitamin C

Vitamin C helps to make collagen and also delays the decaying process of bones. Sugar intake restricts the absorption of this vitamin into our body cells resulting in weaker bones. (How to reduce iron deficiency in kids through food)

Magnesium

Magnesium works on keeping the bones strong. Sugar strips the body of magnesium too by releasing it out through urine. (What are some Magnesium foods for kids?)

So yes! sugar can have harmful effects on the bones.

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FOODS HELPS LIVER TO FUNCTION WELL

Human body depends upon major internal body organs to survive and reproduce. These body parts are responsible for performing vital functions. The brain, heart, kidneys, liver and lungs are the main five organs essential for survival. Every organ has its own functions and they work together to make you feel fit and fine, so that you can perform your daily activities without any hassle. Liver is one of the most important body organs which performs hundreds of chemical actions that a body needs to survive. Liver’s main task is to process the nutrients broken down from food in the small intestine and pass them as necessary to the rest of the body where they are required. Liver is instrumental (the only organ) in breaking down fat into energy and sending remaining to the body fat reserves to be stored for later use. Producing bile, a fluid essential for digestion of fats and nutrients that are part of the food is vital for liver to function properly. An unhealthy liver can directly impact digestion and absorption of nutrients in the body and restrict breakdown of fats.

Factors responsible for poor liver function in kids

There are many childhood liver conditions and problems. The most common cause of liver disease in children between 2- 19 years is fatty liver. 40% of obese children have fatty liver. According to American Liver Foundation, the number of children affected by fatty liver disease is on the rise, having more than doubled in the last 20 years. It is caused when too much fat builds up in a kid’s liver and can develop in children of 10 years and even younger.

Main factors

There are two main factors responsible for fatty liver in kids. First is an unhealthy food choice. Drinks full of sugary content with processed and packaged foods which are high in saturated and trans fat, badly affects a child’s liver. The second factor is the lack of physical activities in kids. Regular exercise is key to having a healthy liver. It decreases stress on the liver by storing excess food as fat in the fat reserves. 

A viral infection (causes hepatitis, an inflammatory condition of the liver), genetic disorders, cholestasis (a condition in which the flow of bile from the liver stops or slows) are some of the other reasons that can affect your child’s liver. Jaundice is the most common liver disease among kids. It often affects newborn babies and goes away on its own. Jaundice happens because babies’ liver aren’t fully developed enough to break down and excrete bilirubin (yellowish substance in blood which forms after red blood cells breakdown). It is extremely important to keep the liver healthy and free of fat. It helps the body organs to function and be active. Proper liver function can directly impact the growth and health of the child.

Sign or symptoms of Liver disease
  • Skin and eyes appear yellow
  • Abdominal pain and swelling
  • Itchy skin
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Lack of appetite
  • Dark urine colour and pale stool
  • Swelling in legs and ankle
FOODS THAT HELP LIVER TO FUNCTION PROPERLY
Grapefruit

It contains antioxidants (naringenin and naringin) that protect the liver from injuries by reducing inflammation and protecting the liver cells. The compound also reduces fat build up in the liver by increasing enzymes that burn fat. It is a good food for liver to function properly. (What are some good fats to eat for the body?)

Beetroot

Beetroot is one of the liver healthy foods as it helps protect the liver from oxidative damage and inflammation. It Increases liver’s natural detoxification enzymes. It works effectively to prevent deposition of fat in the liver. Betaine in beetroot breaks down fatty acids in the liver and helps to treat fatty liver disease. (Easy beetroot recipe)

Avocados

Avocados help to protect liver as they are high in healthy fats. Research suggests that it is good food for the liver as it contains chemicals that helps to slow down liver damage. They are also rich in fiber which attaches to bile and helps in digestion and excretion of waste, leading to a healthy weight. (How does avocado help with dryness in skin?)

Sugarcane

Sugarcane juice is a perfect tonic for people with liver disease.  It is considered as one of the best liver healthy foods as it helps in strengthening the liver function. As it is alkaline in nature, sugarcane juice helps in maintaining acid levels in the stomach. (What are some natural sugar to use during cooking?)

Radish

Radish is a rich source of antioxidants and minerals like calcium and potassium. Radishes act as real panacea for liver and stomach health. They are exceptionally useful for jaundice treatment because they remove the bilirubin and maintain its production. It is also a good source of natural nitrates that improves blood flow. If the blood flow is not proper, toxins and waste in the blood can keep floating in the body, causing harm. Liver helps to remove these toxins and cleanse the blood before sending off the nutrients to the body cells where required. These qualities made radish good food for liver health (What are some other foods rich in calcium and good for bones?)

Papaya

Papaya is rich in antioxidants, including carotenoids (Vitamin A).  It can balance free radicals (what are they?). Taking one teaspoon of papaya seeds regularly can protect your liver from disease. It can help to detox liver from unhealthy substances. It is one of the best choices for liver to function properly.

Yogurt

Yogurt is one of the best natural resources of probiotics (good bacterias) which helps in maintaining lower fat levels in the liver.  Micro organisms (good bacterias) in our intestinal tract are crucial for liver cells functioning. Yogurt helps to maintain a healthy gut and hence, contributes to liver health and becomes good food for liver. (How do probiotics help with sneezing and allergy?)

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India’s First Tasty Kids Nutrition fortified with Ayurvedic herbs.

If your child is a picky eater or does not take enough nutrition for the day, you can give ‘5 Ayurvedic herbs and 7 Nuts’ chocolate or savoury spreads to meet daily Nutrition ORDER | 0% preservative

Daily Nutrition for: Immunity, Brain development, Bones and Overall growth

(shipping in India only)

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