Healthy and Tasty Food Recipes using Brain Booster Savoury Spread

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Who wouldn’t love a nutridense and tasty food? Of Course, everyone would! Especially recipes cooked with authentic ingredients are just so superb and mood enlightening. So How do you like to pour in some extra nutrition into your Kids diet? Have you ever thought about tasty and healthy food recipes packed with ayurvedic herbs? Ayurvedic herbs like Ashwagandha, Brahmi, Shankhapushpi contribute to enhancement in brain’s functioning by maintaining overall sound brain health! And thus adding them into your recipes all-together is indeed a great way to begin. 

Let’s look at some interesting recipes using Iyurved’s savoury spread.

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8 TASTY AND HEALTHY FOOD RECIPES USING BRAiN BOOSTER SAVOURY SPREAD

Let’s take a look at these 8 tasty and healthy food recipes fortified with the richness of Ayurvedic herbs. Perfect healthifying meals for all! Its a collection of kids friendly savoury recipes that can become your kids favourite.

1. OATS KHICHDI
Recipes with oats for breakfast- Oats khichdi
Oats khichdi

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Oats
  • 1/4 cup Moong dal
  • 1 Chopped tomato, onion
  • 1/4 cup Chopped carrot
  • 1 tsp Ghee/oil
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Brain Booster savoury spread (order here)
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2.5 cups Water
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Wash the moong dal and soak it in water for 30 minutes.
  • In a pressure cooker, add ghee/oil, cumin seeds, onion and saute well.
  • Then add tomato, saute until it is mushy followed by Iyurved’s Brain Booster savoury spread (order here) and mix well.
  • Add soaked moong dal, oats and mix well. Further add water to it and cook in a medium flame for 3-4 whistles.
  • Serve tasty and healthy oats khichdi!!!

1 cup – 250 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Brain Booster savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).healthy oats khichdi

2. MOONG DAL CHEELA/PANCAKE
Recipes for lunchbox - Moong dal cheela/pancake
Moong dal Cheela/Pancake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Moong dal/mung bean
  • 1 Capsicum, Onion, Tomato
  • 2 tsp Grated ginger
  • 1 tsp Chilies (Optional)
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Brain Booster savoury spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Soak moong dal overnight and grind it to make paste.
  • In a bowl, add curd, chopped onion, capsicum, tomato, ginger and chilies(optional), salt, Iyurved’s Brain Booster savoury spread (order here) and mix well.
  • Pour the batter on hot pan and cook it for 2 minutes on low flame. Drop oil on edges and flip it to cook on other side till it turns golden.
  • Serve this tasty and healthy food recipe rich with herbs!!

1 cheela – 128 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Brain Booster savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

3. Paneer vegetable fried rice

It is no surprise that paneer, or cottage cheese, is a household staple in most Indian households. Paneer is healthy, high in protein and calcium, simple to prepare, and also versatile enough to be used in a number of tasty and healthy food recipes. This is also why paneer is a favourite among moms, especially when there are fussy eaters in the family!

Rice recipes - Paneer vegetable fried rice
Paneer vegetable fried rice

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup grated panner
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp grated carrot
  • 1 tbsp chopped beans
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 1 tsp fresh coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Brain Booster savoury spread (order here)
  • 1.5 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp Spring onion (optional)
  • Cinnamon powder – a pinch
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • In a pan, add ghee, cumin seeds and allow it to splatter.
  • Add chopped onion and saute well. Then add grated carrot, chopped beans and fry until they turn soft.
  • Now add grated panner, Iyurved’s Brain Booster savoury spread (order here),pepper powder, salt and mix well.
  • Next, add the rice, mix well and fry for 2- 3 minutes until everything is properly combined.
  • Finally season with cinnamon powder and turn off the flame.
  • Sprinkle some coriander leaves and spring onion and serve!!

1 cup – 385 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Brain Booster savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

4. Carrot beetroot pasta

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

Carrot beetroot pasta recipe
Carrot beetroot pasta

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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

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

1 cup –  240 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Brain Booster Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

5. Millet pizza
gluten free recipe  - Millet pizza
Millet Pizza

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Jowar (sorghum)
  • ⅓ cup tapioca flour
  • ½ cup cooked oat
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • Nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Brain Booster savoury spread (order here)
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable sauce of your choice
  • 1/3 cup grated cheese
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required

Preparation

  • Take a bowl and add jowar flour, tapioca flour, cooked oats, yeast (optional), salt and water to make a soft dough for millet pizza base.
  • Leave it to rise for an hour.
  • Preheat oven for 5 min. Roll millet pizza base and apply Iyurved’s Brain Booster savoury spread (order here) and pizza sauce. Sprinkle cheese, bake for 10 min at 220 degree celsius.
  • Nutritious pizza is ready to serve!!

1 Pizza –  246 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Brain Booster savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

Also, check some of these nutritious recipes using millet.

6. BEETROOT BREAD PAKORA
Beetroot Bread Pakora

Ingredients

  • 4 Multigrain bread/ Brown bread
  • 1 Cup gram flour
  • 2 tsp carrom seeds
  • 1 Cup beetroot puree
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Brain Booster savoury spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Take gram flour in bowl. Add carrom seeds, salt and beetroot puree.
  • Add Iyurved’s Brain Booster 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!!

1 pakora – 125 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Brain Booster savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

Also, check proven health benefits of beetroot.

7. Tomato soup

Tomato soup is a South Indian tomato rasam dish that is especially good for newborns who have a cold or cough. When they are unwell, it makes digestion simpler and promotes a quick recovery. This also improves immunity, aids digestion, and stimulates appetite in children. It not only calms the stomach, but it also tastes great. It can be served as a soup or combined with steam-cooked rice for children. (Reasons for loss of appetite and 5 foods to increase your child’s appetite)

Tomato soup recipe by Iyurved
Tomato soup

Ingredients

  • 2 Ripen tomatoes 
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper corns
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Brain Booster savoury spread (order here)
  • 1/4 tsp Oil
  • Coriander leaves – to garnish
  • 1.5 cups Water

Procedure

  • In a saucepan, add water and boil the tomatoes for 5-10 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame and let it cool down. Then peel the skin off the tomatoes and keep it aside.
  • In another pan, roast the pepper, cumin seeds, garlic and grind them along with the peeled tomatoes to form a smooth paste. 
  • Then heat the saucepan with oil, add tomato paste, Iyurved’s Brain Booster savoury spread (order here) and cook for a minute.
  • Add water and boil for 5 minutes on low flame.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and Serve!!
1 cup – 53  calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Brain Booster savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).
8. Aloo gobi paratha

Aloo gobi paratha is basically an Indian flatbread dish stuffed with a mixture of veggies. This is a paratha dish with a potato and cauliflower filling within. An ideal lunch box menu for kids.

Lunch box menu - Aloo gobi paratha
Aloo gobi paratha

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Wheat/Jowar/Ragi flour
  • 1/2 cup mashed cauliflower (gobi) florets (boiled and mashed)
  • 1 cup boiled, mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp Jeera/ Ajwain
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s Brain Booster savoury spread (order here)
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 3/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Mix wheat flour and salt in a bowl. Gradually add water little by little and knead to make a soft dough.
  • In a pan, add ajwain or jeera, ginger garlic paste, mashed aloo and gobi, chilli powder,turmeric powder, coriander powder, Iyurved’s Brain Booster savoury spread (order here) and salt, mix well and cook for 3 mins in low flame.
  • Divide the dough into equal portions.Take a small ball and flatten it out lightly..
  • Place the gobi aloo filling and seal it on top and roll the paratha evenly.
  • Heat the tawa , spread oil, cook on a medium flame for few seconds.
  • Once one side is done, flip it over. Apply oil till it turns golden brown.
  • Drizzle some ghee on both sides and serve hot.
  • Aloo gobi paratha is ready!!

You may add Iyurved’s Brain Booster savoury spread to the paratha dough or spread 1 tbsp over the paratha while serving.

1 Aloo gobi paratha – 244 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Brain Booster savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)


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15 Healthy Brain Foods to boost your Brain

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A child’s brain undergoes an amazing period of development from birth to first few years of life. More than 1 million new neural connections are formed every second. Since the brain develops rapidly from birth to age 5 in children, it affects the overall growth of a child. There are four main areas of development in any child: motor (physical), language and communication, social & emotional and cognitive. Brain development is part of cognitive development. Including healthy brain food along with brain-stimulating activities can help them to sharpen memory, improve focus and help with better cognitive development.

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Brain Developmental changes from Newborn to infant

 A newborn baby’s brain continues to expand in size until the age of five, with the first two years of life being the most crucial. The stages of your baby’s brain development may be case-specific, but doctors will have a number of benchmarks to use as a guide that are based on the typical development of kids in their age group. As a result, doctors are better able to spot any growth delays that might be a sign of more serious health or developmental problem. 

Infants’ brain development includes not only the improvement of their physical abilities but also of their emotions, senses, and ability to learn new languages for everyday communication. Baby milestones like the ability to recognise her parents, wave at known faces, hold items, play with a toy, utilise a teething ring, etc. can be used to monitor the development of an infant’s brain. The baby’s capacity to take in, process, and apply information is demonstrated by all of these developmental milestones. 

Healthy Brain Foods to boost brain development in kids:

The following are some of the top foods for the brain that you can feed your little Einstein to keep him/her mentally sharp:

1. Tapioca Starch

Tapioca starch is a great source of Vitamin K. This nutrient is very important for the proper functioning of the neurological system. The vitamin prevents free radicals from damaging brain tissue and keeps the neural networks active.  Additionally, it contains dietary fibres like cellulose and pectin that aid to maintain digestion and healthy gut health.

Also check, Health benefits of pumpkin seeds for kids

2. Sage:

Sage is a great source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It has been demonstrated to strengthen your brain’s defence mechanism and aid in memory, problem-solving, thinking, and other cognitive functions.

3. Flax seed:

Flaxseed, which is high in Omega 3 fatty acids, aids in regulating and promoting general brain function. It is particularly rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a form of omega-3 that has been closely associated with brain health. It contributes to better circulation and inflammation reduction in addition to enhancing cognitive function. 

4. Vitamin K2-7 (Menaquinone):

A reduction in cognitive impairment symptoms, depression, and anxiety, as well as improved learning and spatial memory, have all been associated with vitamin K supplementation. It also provides essential nutrients for the strong nervous system. 

5. Omega – 3 Fatty Acids:

Omega-3 fatty acids are considered as healthy brain food that may counteract oxidative stress and inflammations, two drivers of cognitive decline. It also increases the concentration power in kids. These healthy fats have amazing brain-boosting power and play a vital role in enhancing memory and attention span.

( What are some home benefits of omega 3?)

6. FOS (Prebiotic fiber):

FOS (Prebiotic fibres) are beneficial for many important functions, such as enhancing mood, working memory, learning memory, and reaction time. Prebiotics may support both cognitive enhancement and avoid behavioural changes. They also aid in a variety of digestive issues, encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut, and even strengthen your immune system.

Also, check Role of Prebiotics for health

7. Rice Protein

There are significant amounts of various vital amino acids in rice protein. It has been demonstrated to build muscle mass and increase strength. It is rich in non-heme Iron which plays a major role in transporting oxygen throughout the body and helps in improving brain health and metabolism. Moreover, compared to many other protein powders, rice protein is regarded to be much simpler to digest. 

8. Sprouted Moong Dal:

The nutrient-dense sprouted moong dal is an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and B vitamins. Excellent for bone strength and helps maintain brain health. 

Also, check Benefits of Soaking and Sprouting of Seeds

9. Moringa:

Moringa includes 100% of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin E and K, which is excellent for strengthening bones and improving skin and hair. It is also a fantastic source of vitamin B1, which has amazing effects on a child’s brain. The high iron content of moringa promotes brain sharpness. It aids in strengthening memory and learning while also enhancing neurotransmission in the brain. It lessens oxidative stress and the degeneration of brain nerve cells.

Also, check What are the Benefits of Moringa for kids?

10. Beetroot:

Beetroot nitrates may boost brain function by encouraging blood vessel dilatation and so improving blood flow to the brain. It contains Vitamin C, B9 (folate), calcium, potassium, copper, manganese, iron, nitrates, proteins, and phytonutrients (betalains).  It’s known to specifically increase blood flow to the frontal lobe of the brain, which is connected to higher-order cognitive functions including decision-making and working memory.

11. Spinach:

Spinach is packed with brain-boosting nutrients like vitamin  A, B12, K, and iron. According to research, just one serving of spinach per day may help your brain stay a decade younger (likely due to Vitamin A) than people who do not regularly consume green leafy vegetables. Spinach is a complete superfood in addition to being a brain booster.

12. Giloy:

This healthy brain food is found to increase dopamine levels, boost locomotor function, decrease oxidative stress and help in overall brain health. Giloy possesses anti-inflammatory qualities that aid in the recovery of brain cells that have been injured. Additionally, it can also help to boost immunity.

Also, check Foods to boost immunity

13. Alfa-alfa Grass:

Alfalfa has a diverse range of vitamins, minerals, and bioactive substances, which contribute to its many health advantages. The antioxidant properties of alfalfa may lessen the cellular harm brought on by free radicals. 

14. Barley Grass:

Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA), a chemical messenger that works in the brain to regulate emotions and alleviate stress and anxiety symptoms, is abundant in barley grass extract. It is gluten-free, unlike its counterpart barley and is a natural detox for the body.

15. Wheat Grass:

It has also been demonstrated that wheatgrass has a neuroprotective impact on the brain, which can enhance mental capacity and memory. Extracts of this healthy brain food provide a concentrated, rich and bioavailable source of all brain-boosting nutrients.

As you are now familiar with the healthy brain foods that are required to boost your child’s brain development, memory and focus, adding them to their daily diet would be the best option.

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Health Benefits of Vegetables for Kids

VEGETABLES GOOD FOR HEALTH

A healthy diet should include plenty of vegetables, while variety is just as vital as quantity. Even though you are aware that vegetables are good for health, feeding them to children might be challenging. They prefer eating junk food and sweets over wholesome items like vegetables. However, we must not ignore the vegetables’ health benefits for children and must find a method to include them. Continue reading for suggestions on how to get kids to eat their veggies.

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Why should kids consume vegetables?

Your youngster gets energy, vitamins, antioxidants, fibre, and water from vegetables. They aid in preventing your child from developing chronic illnesses later in life, such as heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer. So, eating a lot of veggies along with a wide variety of foods from the other major food groups constitutes a healthy diet.

Also check, 6 healthy fibre rich recipes for kids

NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF VEGETABLES

  • Essential minerals including magnesium, calcium, salt, zinc, iron, and many more are abundant in vegetables.
  • Vitamin A, B7, B9, and other B vitamins are abundant in vegetables like spinach, kale, and other dark green vegetables.
  • Potassium is abundant in vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, etc.
  • Vegetables have generally higher calcium absorption rates by the body than dairy products.

Also check, 8 Healthy recipes for picky eaters using fruits and veggies

VEGETABLES HEALTH BENEFITS

We all have heard that vegetables good for health. Let’s discuss some of the main benefits of vegetables:

1. Boost immunity: 

Regular vegetable consumption boosts children’s immunity and lowers their risk of catching numerous diseases. By keeping the immune system strong, a healthy gut flora enhances overall health. Additionally, vegetables supply necessary vitamins, minerals, and bioactive chemicals that are also important for sustaining immunity.

Also check, 6 Best immunity boosting drinks in winter for kids

2. Prevent and control diabetes:

One of the healthiest foods for diabetics to eat is non-starchy vegetables. They’ll fill you up because they are rich in fibre and also contain vital vitamins and minerals that assist control your blood sugar.

Also check, 10 Foods rich in fibre to treat constipation

3. Provide energy:

The majority of veggies don’t have a lot of carbohydrates, however a few of them do include enough calories and complex carbohydrates and as a result, act as an energy source. You’ll get an energy boost from some starchy vegetables for a brief period of time, while others digest more slowly and provide you with long-lasting energy.

4. Prevent diseases: 

Consuming a lot of veggies can protect you from cataract and macular degeneration, two main causes of vision loss, as well as heart disease, stroke, blood pressure control, some types of cancer, and diverticulitis, a painful digestive condition.

Also check, Health benefits of fruits for kids

VEGETABLES GOOD FOR HEALTH FOR KIDS

TYPEVEGETABLES LISTBENEFITS
Root vegetablesBeetroot, carrot, turnip, parsnip, potato, sweet potato, yam, taro, raddishPacked with fibre and antioxidants, folate and potassium, and low in calories, fat, and cholesterol. 
Red coloured veggiesTomato, red bell pepper, red lettuce, red cabbage, rhubarb, red onionRich in lycopene and anthocyanin. Lowers the risk of heart disease, safeguard the eyes, and prevent infections.
Green coloured veggiesSpinach, fenugreek, moringa, broccoli, beet greens, watercress, lettuce, kalePacked with vitamins, minerals and fiber but low in calories. Reduce risk of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and mental decline.
Purple and deep coloured veggiesBeetroot, eggplant, purple potato, purple asparagus, purple cabbage, cauliflower and bell pepper, yellow pepper, pumpkin, cornProvides fibre, minerals, and vitamins. High in anthocyanin, which protects against heart disease, inflammation, and brain damage.
White coloured veggiesCauliflower, white mushroom, leek, white corn, turnip, raddish, cabbage, gingerRich in fibre and resistant starch. Also rich in potassium and magnesium. Improves digestion and gut health.

HOW TO ENCOURAGE CHILDREN TO EAT VEGETABLES?

  • Make the produce easily accessible. Everything you give your child should be presented elegantly because appearance is crucial.
  • In their three meals, try to incorporate some veggies .Increase the amount of vegetables you use in the meals by being more creative.
  • Let your child choose his favourite vegetables  when you take him to vegetable shops. Give the whole veggies instead of the powdered or paste form. Rather than unhealthy snacks, give your child vegetables like cucumber, carrot etc with tasty seasoning. Create a little vegetable garden because children will enjoy eating what they have grown.
  • Put a variety of hues on your child’s plate to make eating vegetables enjoyable. Take your kids along while you prepare different meals.
  • Whenever your child tries to consume a new fruit, praise him for his efforts so that they tend to eat more.

DAILY VEGETABLE CHART FOR KIDS

Age/GenderServing size (in cups)
2-3 years1
4-8 years1.5
9-13 years boys2.5
9-13 years girls2
14-18 year girls3
14-18 year girls2.5
Daily Vegetable Chart for kids
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Best Foods to increase Breast Milk in Lactating Moms

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Approximately 75% of new moms start nursing their newborns, but many of them discontinue either partially or entirely within the first few months. One of the most prevalent reasons is the insufficient milk supply. A baby’s only source of immune-boosting substances, protein, and other nutrients necessary for its general growth in breast milk. Your breast milk will be of the highest possible quality for your child as long as you are healthy. Through proper diet and nutrition, breast milk supply and quality can be increased. Check here to know few tips and foods to increase breast milk supply.

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Signs of low breast milk supply:

1. Wet/dirty diapers:

Having very fewer wet diapers in a day. On average, the baby should have around 6 to 8 wet diapers, indicating that they are healthy and well fed.

Also, check Natural remedies for Diaper rashes in Babies

2. Pooping:

Babies who still feed on breast milk should poop more often and in a week the colour should change from tar-black to greenish-yellow, orange to a more grainy or seedy appearance.

Breastfeeding should be easy and comfortable, if not it states that the milk supply isn’t enough which causes pain or discomfort while nursing.

Also, check Baby Poop colour: what does it mean?

3. No proper weight gain:

It is normal to lose 7- 10% of their weight in first few days, but they should return to their birth weight after 10-14 days. Improper weight gain can be a sign of low breast milk being fed to the baby.

4. Feeding rate Less:

If the baby doesn’t feed at least 8-12 times a day, then there are chances that the milk produced is not adequate for the baby. As the breastmilk gets easily digested babies often wanted to feed more.

5. Not feeling empty:

After feeding your baby, your breast should feel softer and empty. Improper emptying of breasts can affect the milk supply. The baby doesn’t latch off/come off on its own and keeps on sucking even after being completely fed. This affects the milk supply.

6. Signs of dehydration:

Babies show signs like dark urine, dry lips, and sunken eyes which indicates that they are not being fed properly. The baby’s cheek should be full while nursing which shows that they are drinking the milk actively.

Factors affecting breast milk supply:

  • Improper latching or weak sucking
  • Baby feeding less than 8-16 times in a day can impact the milk supply as it depends on how well the breast drains.
  • Providing babies with water or formula milk after nursing creates a habit of sucking the bottle. This affects the feeding rate and milk supply as the babies just want that sucking feeling and are not actually hungry to be fed.
  • Introducing solid foods before 6 months of age
  • Starting the birth control pill early.
  • Stress and tiredness.
  • Not drinking enough water or overconsumption of water.
  • Using breast flanges that are not of proper size.
  • Care must be taken while using nipple shields and pacifiers
  • Pregnancy

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Foods to increase breast milk supply:

Fenugreek:

Fenugreek is one of the most effective meals for increasing milk production. It is the finest galactagogue (foods that increase breast milk).  It helps in activating the mammary glands to boost the production of breast milk. 

Moringa:

Moringa is also a powerful galactagogue. It was reported to have a positive impact on breast milk production. It’s packed with nutrients essential for nursing moms and newborn babies. Though it is ideal to ingest fresh moringa leaves, soaking moringa powder in water and consuming it can also ensure the absorption of nutrients much more efficiently.

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Shatavari:

This ayurvedic herb has been used to help women with breastfeeding concerns. It possesses qualities that aid in the production of prolactin and corticoids, which aid in the increase of breast milk, and so enhance lactation and breast milk quality. 

Ginger:

Ginger is utilised for its health advantages in addition to giving flavour to a variety of dishes and beverages. It is a well-known natural galactagogue among nursing mothers. There is, however, evidence to support ginger’s effectiveness in enhancing breast milk volume.

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Nuts:

Nuts like peanuts, almonds, cashew, and hazelnut provide energy for a breastfeeding mother to stay active throughout the day. It is the best snack to include in a breastfeeding mother’s diet. These nuts help to boost milk production. Also, consuming nuts new study suggested that the consumption of nuts while breastfeeding can help to protect babies from developing allergies. Nuts are considered one of the best foods for increasing breast milk.

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Seeds:

Seeds like melon, sesame, and pumpkin help in milk production. Sesame is a rich source of calcium which is the most important nutrient for breastfeeding mothers. Pumpkin seeds are a natural source of DHA and alpha-linolenic acid which helps in boosting milk volume.

Jaggery:

Iron and essential minerals like potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus are abundant in jaggery. It helps in the build-up of milk in the breast. Eating it with a piece of garlic can help boost breast milk production.

Turmeric:

For hundreds of years, this golden spice has been utilised in ayurvedic medicine as the best galactagogue ( foods that increase breast milk supply).  Hence, turmeric may help nursing mothers by increasing milk production, relieving pain, and lowering depression.

Vitamin E:

Vitamin e is only transferred to the foetus through the placenta during pregnancy, therefore breast milk is the only source of this nutrient for exclusively breastfed newborns. This is an important strategy to provide the infant with antioxidant protection while also stimulating immune system development.

Sunflower lecithin:

It is a natural fat emulsifier that can aid to lessen the “thickness and stickiness” of milk. It may also help release existing fatty blockages, boosting milk flow and quantity of milk supply.

Cocoa solids:

It’s chocolate, but it’s healthy!!! It can assist nursing mothers in increasing their milk production. It not only delivers excellent nutrition to enhance a nursing mother’s milk production, but it also gives a slew of additional health advantages to a new mother.

Cinnamon:

Cinnamon promotes the flow of mother’s milk. For milk stimulation, combine honey, milk, and cinnamon powder. Having honey and cinnamon is therefore not only healthful but is also a fantastic choice for increasing milk production.

Tips: How to increase the breast milk supply?

  • Proper latching and the correct position of the baby are very much crucial in breastfeeding.
  • Nurse the baby often, at least 1.5 -2 hours intervals so it gets to feed 8- 16 times in 24 hours.
  • Nurse on both the sides of your breast and do that till the baby want to drink and don’t limit or stop the feeding process in the middle.
  • Use your hands to stimulate milk supply by gently massaging so that the baby gets adequate milk.
  • Have a good night’s sleep and practice relaxation techniques like yoga and meditation to reduce stress and keep your mind calm.
  • It is very important for mothers to have healthy and nutritious foods that can increase breast milk supply.
  • Keep yourself hydrated and avoid overconsumption of water as it can affect the breast milk supply.
  • A breast pump can be used to stimulate and increase milk production
  • Allowing more skin-to-skin time after nursing is shown to increase breast milk supply.
  • Express the milk out completely by either compressing the breast using hands or a breast pump to drain the breast. This helps increase the milk supply.
  • Avoid using bottles and pacifiers as they get used to the habit of sucking and can’t latch properly while breastfeeding.
  • Babies should be breastfed exclusively until they reach 6 months. Avoid using other types of solid foods till this time. 

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A Healthy Diet Plan for Autism

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Are you finding it difficult to feed a proper and nutritious diet to your autistic kid? Is he/ she so fuzzy and picky during meal times? A nutritious diet is really important for the growth and development of the kids both physically and mentally. This becomes crucial when it comes to kids with autism as they have many digestive problems and other problems. So, understanding that they need different nutrient requirements, forms the first step in building a healthy diet plan for them.

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Autistic Spectrum Disorder:

ASD or Autistic Spectrum Disorder is a broad term that is characterised by kids having difficulties with social skills, repetitive activities, speech, and nonverbal communication. Inadequate nutrition is more prevalent in kids with autism. Having a nutritious and healthy diet plan is very much crucial for growth and brain development. Autism frequently coexists with sensory sensitivities, physical conditions including gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, seizures, or sleep disorders, as well as psychological difficulties like anxiety, depression, and attention deficits.

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Nutrient Requirements of Autistic kids

It is very important to know the nutrient requirement of autistic kids to have a healthy diet plan. The dietary needs of kids with autism spectrum disorder are met and associated complications are decreased by consuming foods high in vitamins B6, C, D, magnesium, and other nutrients. The following is the list of nutrients and some food examples than might help to build a healthy diet plan.

probiotics:

Children with autism frequently experience digestive issues. Since probiotics contain beneficial bacteria that influence gut microbiota, including them in the diet can help with these issues. Regular consumption of probiotics will assist the child to pass stool easily. Some examples of probiotics include fermented foods (idli, dosa, dhokla), buttermilk etc.

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magnesium and vitamin B6:

It is found that foods high in magnesium and vitamin B6 help to improve speech and language in kids with ASD. Some of the foods that are rich in vitamin B6 are fish, peanuts, soybeans, oats, and bananas. Almonds, spinach, cashews, pumpkin seeds, black beans, dark chocolate (60–69%), bread, potato, and brown rice are all promising sources of magnesium.

zinc and vitamin C:

Mothers who are low in zinc and vitamin C have been linked to an increased risk of autism in the foetus. Furthermore, if the autistic child lacks these two nutrients in their diet then they may experience worsening symptoms. Certain foods that are rich in zinc and Vitamin C are oranges, lemons, seeds (pumpkin seeds, almonds, sunflower seeds), papayas, broccoli, eggs, and legumes.

Vitamin D and Omega- 3 fatty acid:

There is a strong link between a healthy diet plan and autism. It was suggested that a diet rich in vitamin D, PUFA (Omega- 3 fatty acid) and DHA have the potential to significantly improve the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder as per a study in the journal Trials. Some foods rich in these nutrients are walnuts, seeds (chia seeds, flaxseeds), soybeans, and fatty fishes like salmon, mackerel and cod liver oil.

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 A healthy diet plan for autistic children:

Monday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30 am)Millet dosa and onion with mint chutney
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30 am)Fruit salad, almond/soy milk
Lunch (1:30-2:00 pm)Roti, Rice, dal, ash gourd curry
Evening (4:00-4:30 pm)Orange/ lemon/pineapple juice
Dinner (8:00-8:30 pm)Sabudana khichdi/upma

Tuesday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30 am)Brown bread,peanut butter, almond milk
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30 am)Tender coconut water/ fruit juice
Lunch (1:30-2:00 pm)Roti, Brown rice, Spinach curry/ potato curry
Evening (4:00-4:30 pm)Vegetable sandwich
Dinner (8:00-8:30 pm)Dosa with chutney

Wednesday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30 am)Idli and tomato chutney
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30 am)Carrot juice/orange juice
Lunch (1:30-2:00 pm)Roti, Rice, Rajma curry/ vegetable curry
Evening (4:00-4:30 pm)Boiled peanuts/ roasted peanut /lentils
Dinner (8:00-8:30 pm)Fruit salad, vegetable rice/ pulao

Thursday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30 am)Pongal and sambar
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30 am)Nuts and seeds/ Buttermilk 
Lunch (1:30-2:00 pm)Roti, Rice, Tomato rasam, Dal
Evening (4:00-4:30 pm)Millet Muffins 
Dinner (8:00-8:30 pm)Millet idli/dosa with sambar/chutney

Friday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30 am)Idli with sambhar
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30 am)Coconut laddu / ragi laddu 
Lunch (1:30-2:00 pm)Roti, Mushroom gravy and rice
Evening (4:00-4:30 pm)Ragi laddu/peanut bars
Dinner (8:00-8:30 pm)Jowar roti/ any millet roti/buttermilk

Saturday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30 am)Moong dal khichdi
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30 am)Fruit juice/coconut/almond /soy milk
Lunch (1:30-2:00 pm)Roti, Brown rice, Spinach gravy, dal
Evening (4:00-4:30 pm)Oats and banana with honey
Dinner (8:00-8:30 pm)Poha

Sunday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30 am)Besan cheela
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30 am)Vegetable salad with some broccoli
Lunch (1:30-2:00 pm)Roti, Steamed rice, Vegetable curry
Evening (4:00-4:30 pm)Strawberry/watermelon/banana shake
Dinner (8:00-8:30 pm)Dhokla

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Foods to be avoided and alternative suggestions:

1. Dairy:

Casein, is one of the major proteins found in any dairy product. Casein upon reaction with stomach acid creates an exorphin. Exorphins can cause a variety of problems, including brain fog, fuzziness, difficulty concentrating, and numbness to pain, when they bind to the opioid receptor sites.

Dairy alternatives: Plant-based or nut milk like almond milk, soy milk, cashew milk can be used.

2. Gluten:

It is a protein found in many kinds of cereal like wheat, barley, and rye. These gluten proteins when consumed can aggravate inflammation as the body starts producing antibodies against gluten that may cause an inflammatory reaction in the brain.

Gluten alternatives: Gluten-free products like millets, rice lentils and pulses can be used.

3. Sugar:

Cutting back on sugar and refined carbohydrates while increasing lean protein will greatly enhance judgement and focus while reducing impulsivity.

Sugar Alternatives: Jaggery or brown sugar can be used. Try including probiotic products in diet as it helps in digestion issues.

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4. Artificial Ingredients:

Preservatives, dyes and artificial colours, artificial flavourings, and artificial sweeteners should all be avoided.

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Eating Disorders in children

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Is your kid a picky eater who consumes only specific foods? Or, have you noticed that they are eating less portions of food every day? Then there is a chance that this problem could progress into a severe eating disorder. Many times, eating disorders go undiagnosed by parents because they believe that their child’s eating habits can be changed as they grow. However, they are unaware of the growing concern about eating disorders in children and teens, which can lead to both physical and mental illnesses. 

Therefore, it is crucial for parents who deal with young children to recognise the indicators of eating disorders because the prevalence of these diseases among young girls and boys under the age of 12 has been rising recently. Continue reading to know simple yet effective tips to overcome eating disorders in children.

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What is an Eating Disorder?

It is a condition caused due to unhealthy eating habits of children which gets manifested into a serious problem and affects the health, mind and body of the child. Eating disorders are more emotional and mental problems than physical ones. There are several types of eating disorder which includes Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge eating, AFRID (avoidant restrictive food intake disorder), pica etc.

Types of Eating disorders:

Anorexia Nervosa:

Children with this condition are more prone to malnutrition as they avoid intake of calorie-rich or nutritious food. They consume only a small quantity which won’t even be sufficient to meet the daily requirement. These kids mostly avoid food because of their consciousness about their body image and other weight-related problems.

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Bulimia Nervosa:

It is the condition wherein the children will consume a larger portion of food in one sitting or overeat and then purge through vomiting, laxatives or other means because of the fear of weight gain. This is mainly due to the negative perception of their bodies feeling guilty about eating more and gaining weight.

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Binge eating:

This condition is the opposite of anorexia where the children intake more calories than required or indulge in overeating. It occurs more commonly with kids who are more distracted while eating so that they don’t know how much or how fast they eat leading to binging or overeating food which can eventually lead to obesity and other ailments like heart problems, hypertension, diabetes etc when they grow up.

AFRID (avoidant restrictive food intake disorder):

As the name suggests, it is the condition wherein children have avoidant or restrictive behaviour towards eating. They will be pickier toward certain kinds of food based on their flavour, texture, taste or other sensory properties.

Pica:

It is a type of eating disorder where the children used to chew items that are not non- food or don’t have any nutritive value like chalk, hair, clay, soil etc. This habit then develops into a coping mechanism both emotionally and psychologically.

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Eating Disorders: causes

Most eating disorders are concerned with body image, and emotional and psychological problems. Usually, pre-teens and teenagers have these conditions due to the influence of society, peer pressure, and media standards that make them think that being skinny is more attractive than being healthy. Children suffering from emotional and mental issues usually use these as a coping mechanism for their problems and to keep everything under control and perfect.

The other spectrum of the line shows that there is an increase in the obesity rate from 5 to 18 per cent among children and teenagers as per IOTF (International Obesity Taskforce). Both eating disorders and obesity go hand in hand as obesity can lead to various lifestyle disorders or metabolic disorders like hypertension, Cardiovascular disorder (CVD), diabetes etc.

This is due to unhealthy lifestyles:

Symptoms:

These children have both physical and mental conditions:

Physical Symptoms include:

  • Weight gain/ Weight Loss
  •  Hair loss
  •  Change in blood pressure
  •  Dropping of heart rate
  •  Heart-related ailments
  •  Loss of stamina
  •  Feeling tired and Fatigued
  • Extreme Dieting or Extreme Exercising
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Lack of oxygen leads to bluish discolouration
  • Dizziness and Insomnia
  • Delay in puberty
  • Irregular Menstrual cycle

Mental health symptoms include:

  • Anxiety disorder
  • Mood Disorder/ mood Swings
  • Unable to cope with emotions / Perfectionism/ Wanting to have everything under their control
  • Low self-esteem
  • Depressions
  • Withdrawal from social situations
Certain tips to prevent eating disorders:
  • Encourage eating wholesome food and include all varieties of food in the diet.
  • Eating healthy and nutritious meals helps the children to have a sound mind and body.
  • Since most of the time eating disorder is related to emotional well-being, it is good to have an open discussion about the child’s feelings and emotions and the home is a better place to voice out their opinions. This prevents them from suppressing their emotions.
  • Have a body-positive attitude and avoid comparing kids with others in terms of their body, grades or anything and teach them to accept that every shape and every size is beautiful.
  • Create awareness among children and teens about the importance of a healthy and nutritious diet as this is the age where their physical and mental ability develops.
  •  Have a healthy lifestyle and avoid junk foods.
  • These eating disorders can hinder the puberty and menstruation cycle of girls. So, care should be taken in the food intake and nutrition of Pre-teen and teenage girls.
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Foremilk and Hind milk imbalance: How to fix it?

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Mother’s milk or breastmilk is the very first food the baby consumes after birth. From immunity to nutrient intake and balance, mother’s milk provides all of it to the baby. Breast milk is generally known to have two components – foremilk and hindmilk. Hence, any imbalance in the composition of foremilk and hind milk can badly affect the health of the baby. Read more to understand what is foremilk and hind milk imbalance and ways to overcome them.

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What are hind milk and fore milk?

Hindmilk and foremilk are not at all separate milk. These terms indicate the time of feeding whether in the beginning or end of feeding the baby. The breast milk that the infant receives at the beginning of a nursing session is referred to as foremilk; it contains less fat and more water. As breastfeeding continues, the amount of breast milk decreases and its fatty content steadily rises. The hindmilk is the breast milk that is produced at the end of the nursing session and has a lower volume but a much higher fat content. 

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What is hind milk and foremilk imbalance?

Hindmilk and foremilk imbalance is a condition where breast milk does not have a good mixture of hindmilk and foremilk for feeding the baby.

Usually, the mother’s breast produces only one type of milk which is naturally rich in fat. But, as the feeding is continued, the amount of fat in the breast milk varies. When the milk is produced in the breast, the globules of the fat in the milk stick to each other and move towards the walls of the alveoli. When there is a gap between the feedings, the milk gets collected inside the breast and then slowly moves towards the nipples leaving behind the fat in the milk ducts. When there is more gap between the two feedings, the fat content in the milk reduces in comparison with the fat content at the beginning of the feeding.

Causes of hind milk and foremilk imbalance:

When the baby is breastfed in the proper manner, it receives a good mixture of hindmilk and foremilk. However, the baby when too hungry and quickly drinks the milk, or when the baby switches between breasts, there will not be proper mixing of foremilk and hindmilk and as a result, the baby consumes more foremilk than the hindmilk.

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Symptoms of hindmilk and foremilk imbalance:

1. Baby when passes blood in poop:

When there is foremilk and hindmilk imbalance while baby feeds, there is more pressure on the digestive system. They may pass gas which causes their sensitive anal area and intestine to be pressurized frequently. This might result in the blood spots occuring in the poop of the baby.

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2. Regular and Repetitive Problems of digestion:

Milk imbalance usually causes digestion problems regularly. The major evidence for that is gastric problem. Babies may fart more often and burp many times in this case.

3. Reduced weight:

Breast milk forms a strong foundation for a baby’s nutrition as it facilitates weight gain and builds the fat necessary to keep the body warm and immune. But, as the hindmilk contains more of these nutrients than the foremilk, any imbalance in their composition may result in reduced weight of the baby.

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4. Required to feed more frequently:

As the hindmilk has more fat, it fills up the stomach of the baby and makes him feel satisfied. If there is no hindmilk, the foremilk which is thin and light cannot satisfy the baby and the baby demands to be fed more and more.

5. Occurrence of diaper rashes:

The hindmilk and foremilk imbalance changes the whole milk’s nature. It may result in slightly acidic milk, resulting in difficulties in pooping, leading to diaper rashes.

6. Gastric Problems:

The baby may suffer from stomach pain due to gas, and sometimes colic attacks. Some babies release gas by farting and burping but others may not do that. As a result, the stomach muscles may tighten and spasm, and your child may tend to cry loudly, and may sleep in a foetal position to relieve the pain. It may also result in a swollen belly.

7. Babies may poop immediately after being breastfed:

In case of an imbalance of hindmilk and foremilk, there will be a larger amount of foremilk which hardly gives the stomach and intestines any time to do their work. Milk now passes directly forward, resulting in immediate bowel movement and poop.

8. Unnatural texture and nature of poop:

A Baby’s poop indicates how healthy the child is and whether or not the baby is receiving the right nutrition. Breast milk, if imbalanced, will contain more lactose than usual. The baby’s poop may get a green tint and liquid nature rather than solid.

How to combat foremilk and hind milk imbalance?

Give Breastfeeding the Time and Patience it Deserves:

For most of the mothers and every baby, breastfeeding is a new experience. After many trials and errors, both will adjust to each other’s preferences, positions, and time schedules and finally end up on the one that works for both. So, it’s important for both baby and mother to be patient so that the breastfeeding experience is comfortable.

Pump Out a Little Milk Before Breastfeeding Your Baby:

Foremilk comes first before the fatty hindmilk. Hence, it’s important to pump out some of it before feeding the baby if it is getting full by the foremilk itself. This would frame a good balance of both foremilk and hindmilk, enabling the baby the right kind of nutrition.

Having a break in between breastfeeding cycles:

It’s common for many moms to finish one breast’s milk before switching to the other. This gap is much more before continuing the feeding by the other breast. It’s good to make the child burp and then giving him some rest ensures that he can feed for a longer time and mom can get a good proportion of hindmilk, too.

Trying different breastfeeding positions:

In cases of milk imbalance, lying on your side helps to provide a good flow of milk, also helps the baby to take a small nap in between feeding, and makes him drink more. Otherwise, you can lie down and place the baby on top of you or adopt an upright position of sitting, which helps to give the baby more control over feeding.

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Initiate Breastfeeding the Moment Your Baby Is Hungry:

If the child is hungry for a longer time, it will become more aggressive and his breastfeeding will be devouring. This may result in drinking higher foremilk compared to hindmilk. Immediately feed him once you understand he is hungry and he will get both kinds of milk in the right proportion.

Extend Your Feeding Duration as Much as Possible:

The breastfeeding cycle of a baby can be compared to a three-course meal. The foremilk increases the appetite, whereas the hind milk supplies the majority of the proportion of a meal. Biologically, the hindmilk may take some time to start flowing from your breast. Hence, by increasing your breastfeeding time frame, you can make sure a fulfilled meal for your baby each time.

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How to improve your Childs Memory?

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Is your child facing difficulties in remembering a tiny bit of information? Does he/she forget the task given and do something else? Memory is very important to build a great foundation for learning either curricular or extracurricular. If your child’s memory is good, he can do better in school activities and tests and achieve something in life. Continue reading for tips on how to improve your childs memory.

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 childs memory and concentration power to be sharp. However, every child isn’t born with sharp memory power. The more they practice, the better their memory improves. ( Tips to increase concentration in kids)

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Types of memory:
Short-term memory:

It is the memory that helps children memorise the recent or latest information they have learnt. This is responsible for processing and recalling recent information by the students so that they can achieve their tasks. Children having trouble with short-term memory face difficulties in arranging the information and understanding the topic. These kids usually fall behind in class.

Long-term memory:

When the child understands a topic or information deeply, it will be stored in its long-term memory. The child has problems with long-term memory can’t recall information for a long time and fall behind in academics. 

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How to improve the childs memory power?

1. Involving in memory-boosting games:

You can find memory-improving games both in online and offline mode. These games are designed in such a way that a child improves their memory power by remembering along with fun.

2. Motivating to ask more questions:

If the child understands what he is reading or learning, he is likely to remember that for a long time. By motivating the child to ask more questions, he can deeply understand that topic and develop an interest in that. This practice will also help in developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the child.

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3. Create songs and rhymes:

Our brains are designed to remember more likely music and patterns rather than simple sentences. So, by encouraging your child to create music and rhymes will improve his memory power.

4. Create excitement about learning:

Improve your child’s memory by making learning exciting. You can take them to the library, museum or an art gallery and create interest in learning something. 

5. Active learning:

By encouraging the child to have a discussion about what he or she thinks about a topic, the child’s memory can be improved as he is likely to keep more information in mind to express about it later.

6. Visual aids:

Use more visual aids to teach the children so that they remember more. You can create flashcards having images or words and ask them to match with the respective sentences/definitions.

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7. Making keywords for a subject:

Ask children to make a list of keywords about a subject and encourage them to build connections between them. 

8. Ask them to be your teacher:

In order to teach you what he had learnt, the child will remember much more and you can ask him to review the book/source if he can’t remember fully.

9. Using all senses:

By using more than one sense information can be remembered more easily. Try to touch, read loudly, conversing and use the props, the child can utilise the material in more than one way.

10. Break big information into smaller ones:

It’s always better to learn a small amount of information at once rather than the entire information at a time. You can even use colours, highlighting pens etc to highlight the important topic for later.

Herbs that increase memory power:
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 the kid.

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 been 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.

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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.

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 are childs memory-boosting food.

Foods that improve childs memory power:

Fatty fish:

Fishes such as trout, salmon, albacore tuna, sardines, and herring, are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids. The brain utilises omega-3s to build brain and nerve cells, and these fats are essential for learning and memory because 60% of the brain is fat, and 50% of the fat comprises of omega-3 fatty acids.  (What are some food sources of omega 3?)

Blueberries:

Blueberries and other dark-coloured berries provide anthocyanins, which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. These antioxidants help to fight both oxidative stress and inflammation, which are responsible for brain ageing and neurodegenerative diseases. They can also deposit in the brain and help improve communication between brain cells.

Turmeric:

Turmeric contains curcumin as an active ingredient and it can pass the blood-brain barrier, directly entering the brain and benefit the cells there. The curcumin benefits childs memory, reduces depression and helps to grow new brain cells. (What other foods help with mood?).

Broccoli:

Broccoli is a decent source of antioxidants and a very high source of vitamin K. Vitamin K aids in the synthesis of sphingolipids, a kind of fat in brain cells.

Pumpkin seeds:

They contain a high amount of antioxidants which protect the body and brain from free-radical mediated damages. They’re also excellent sources of magnesium, iron, zinc, and copper which are very important for brain health. ( Health benefits of pumpkin seeds )

Dark chocolate:

Dark chocolate, as well as cocoa powder, are sources of brain-boosting compounds, such as caffeine, flavonoids and antioxidants. It has higher cocoa content than regular milk chocolate. The flavonoids in chocolate gather in the areas of the brain that deal with learning and memory.

Nuts:

Nuts are good sources of healthy fats, antioxidants, and vitamin E, essential for brain health. Vitamin E protects cells against free-radical damage to help delay mental degeneration. Walnuts are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids.  (Other benefits of nuts and seeds)

Eggs:

Eggs contain several nutrients required for brain health, including vitamins B6 and B12, choline and folate. Choline is a micronutrient necessary to create acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter required for balancing memory and mood.

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Health Benefits of Makhana

MAKHANA BENEFITS

The hardest task for every mother is providing her children with nutritious snacks every time they are hungry in between meals. This post will explore Makhana and its benefits, a healthier variety of snacks (lotus seeds).

Makhana, or lotus seeds, are grown in Asian nations and are regarded as a superfood. It is a great source of several essential nutrients. Furthermore, it is high in protein, fibre, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, thiamine, and carbs. In addition, both raw and fried Makhana are high in vital amino acids. It also includes antioxidants like gallic acid, chlorogenic acid, and epicatechin, which assist to neutralise damaging free radicals and prevent oxidative stress.
Slightly roasted makhanas make a fantastic tea-time snack and a great tiffin alternative for youngsters. Makhanas are used to prepare foods such as kheer, curries, raita, and cutlets in India.

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Makhana Nutritional Value:

Makhanas are high in fibre, which helps keep the digestive tract healthy. It also contains potassium, which aids with cholesterol balance and cardiovascular health. Fox nuts, despite their tiny size, are a nutritious powerhouse. Snacking on them may provide you with several health advantages like as clear skin, weight control, good heart health, hormonal balance, and so on.

Nutritional facts Values per 100g
Calories347 kCal
Protein9.7g
Carbohydrates76.9g
Fibre14.5g
Fat0.1g
Calcium60mg
Iron1.4mg
How much makhana in a day?

Makhana can be consumed every day in little amounts about 1- 2 cups.
Roast your makhanas rather than frying them.

Health benefits of Makhana:

1. Boost bone strength:

Calcium is essential for bone growth and strengthening, especially in growing children who want strong bones for the rest of their lives. Additionally, Makhana’s high calcium content aids in bone building in both children and adults. (Foods that help build strong bones?)

2. Gluten-Free:

Because this superfood is gluten-free, those who are gluten sensitive or avoid gluten foods can enjoy it without fear of adverse effects.

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3. Aids in Weight loss:

Packed with protein, this nutritious snack for kids keeps you fuller for longer and helps you avoid overeating. Makhana is very low in calories, making it an excellent weight-loss meal. Furthermore, the fibre in it passes slowly through your digestive tract, keeping you feeling full for a long period. Also, check Foods that can help with weight control?

4. Boost cognitive function:

Makhana has a high thiamine content, which aids in the maintenance of nerve function and contributes to the neurotransmission process.

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5. Improves Digestion:

Makhana’s high fibre content promotes digestion and keeps bowel movements regular. Makhana’s antioxidant capabilities make it even better for digestion. It also aids in the avoidance of frequent and excessive urination. (How to fix gut health?)

6. Improve heart health:

Magnesium is abundant in makhana, and it has been shown to lower the risk of heart disease and increase the quality of blood and oxygen in the body. Makhana has a high potassium content and a low sodium content, which controls blood pressure.

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7. Good for skin

Numerous amino acids included in makhana support skin suppleness and wellness. Additionally, it has antioxidant capabilities that work as an anti-ageing agent by scavenging free radicals. The natural flavonoid kaempferol, which is abundant in makhana, helps to prevent age-related symptoms including hair loss, greying of the hair, and wrinkle development. Therefore, it is beneficial for both adults and children.

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