Foods That Can Help In Cerebral Palsy (CP)

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

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

Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

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

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

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

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

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

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

Different types of cerebral palsy

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

1. Spastic cerebral palsy:

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

2. Dyskinetic cerebral palsy:

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

3. Ataxic cerebral palsy:

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

4. Mixed cerebral palsy:

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

Causes of cerebral palsy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Treatment

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

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

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

Foods and herbs that can help in CP
VITAMIN B6:

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

VITAMIN B3 (NIACIN):

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

VITAMIN B9 (FOLIC ACID):

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

VITAMIN D & CALCIUM:

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

MAGNESIUM,MANGANESE & ZINC:

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

AYURVEDIC HERBS FOR cerebral palsy

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

BRAHMI:

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

ASHWAGANDHA:

Health benefits of Ashwagandha also include raising the level of acetylcholine, the most important neurotransmitter associated with boosting brain power. In addition, studies suggest that impaired cognitive function including inability to learn are associated with decreased levels of acetylcholine. Research on children with ADHD indicates Ashwagandha raises acetylcholine by inhibiting the activity of the enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine. Furthermore, Ashwagandha root also contains choline, a substance necessary for the formation of acetylcholine

SHALLAKI:

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

MULETHI:

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

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8 Nutridense Vegan Recipes for Kids

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Have you heard of the term “vegan diet”? Have you ever wondered what it truly means? A vegan diet excludes all forms of meat, as well as items produced from animals, such as eggs, dairy products, and even milk. You may choose to become vegan because of varied reasons. But, the ultimate goal is that your child eats the correct veggies and grains to acquire the nourishment he or she needs. You may take a strategic step towards fostering a desire for such food items in your child by cooking a variety of vegan recipes Indian for kids, as well as learn new techniques to make unique dishes.

Is Vegan Diet safe for kids?

Some experts even believe that following a vegan diet for an extended period of time is helpful to many children. When a child’s diet consists mostly of vegetables, fruits, and grains, vitamin and mineral consumption is hardly impacted. When compared to other children, vegan kids have a considerably greater nutritional percentage, as well as a higher proportion of fibre, all of which contributes to healthy development. Good eating habits established early in childhood begin to manifest later in life in the form of a good pattern of food consumption and fewer health difficulties.

8 Kids Friendly Vegan recipes – Indian

Here’s a collection of some kids-friendly vegan recipes Indian that can become your kid’s favourite. 

1. Carrot beetroot pasta
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Carrot beetroot pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Pasta
  • ½  cup Beetroot puree
  • ½ cup Carrot  puree
  • 1 Chopped Onion
  • 3-4 cloves Chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp Pepper/ Oregano
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition 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 daily nutrition 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!!

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1 cup –  240 calories
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2. BANANA STEM paratha
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Banana stem paratha

Ingredients

  • 1 cup wheat flour, sorghum flour
  • 1.5 cups banana stem
  • 1 cup sprouted broad beans
  • 1 tsp Carom seeds
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here)
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Grind banana stem and sprouted broad bean to make paste.
  • Take wheat flour and sorghum flour in bowl. Add the paste, carom seeds and salt in it. Add Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here) and mix well to make soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into equal portions.Take a small ball and roll the paratha evenly.
  • Heat the tawa/skillet. 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.
  • Tasty nutritious banana stem paratha is ready to serve!!

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1 Banana stem paratha – 165 calories
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3. Broccoli and chickpea rice
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Broccoli and chickpea rice

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Rice
  • 1 cup chickpea
  • 1/2 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic, ginger
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp pepper and coriander powder
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
  • 1 tsp ghee or olive oil
  • 4 cups Water
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • In a pressure cooker, heat ghee or olive oil, add cumin seeds, onion, ginger, garlic, broccoli florets and saute until it turns brown.
  • Add pepper powder, coriander powder, garam masala, Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here), chickpea, salt and mix well for 3 minutes.
  • Add water, bring it to a boil and add rice.
  • Cook on a medium flame for 3-4 whistles.
  • Serve!!

1 cup – 240 calories
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4. QUINOA-MILLET PEAS MEAL
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Quinoa millet peas meal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Quinoa or Little Millet ( Quinoa and little millet boiled in equal water)
  • ½ cup Peas
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Chopped small onion
  • 3 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
  • 2 tsp Chopped garlic and ginger
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice fresh
  • 2 tsp Chopped green chili (optional)
  • Chopped handful coriander
  • Salt to tatse

Preparation

  • Heat oil in pan. Add cumin,ginger, garlic and onion. Saute for a minute.
  • Add peas, chillies, salt. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add boiled quinoa/ millet (without water), Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here). Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add lemon juice to taste.
  • Garnish with coriander. Serve!!

1 cup –  210 calories
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5. Beetroot idli
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Beetroot Idli

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Samai millet/ rice
  • ½ cup Urad dal (Split black gram)
  • 1 cup Beetroot puree
  • 1 tbsp Ghee/oil
  • 3 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)

Preparation

  • Soak rice and dal for 3-4 hours.
  • Grind it to make a thick paste. Keep it for rest overnight for fermentation.
  • Add beetroot paste, salt and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here).
  • Mix it well and pour the batter into greased molds.
  • Put the idli maker into steamer, cover it and cook for 15-20 minutes.
  • Let it cool and serve with coconut chutney.

1 beetroot idli – 80 calories
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6.SPROUTED CHICKPEA KABAB
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Sprouted Chickpea Kabab

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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

1 Sprouted Chickpea Kabab – 65 calories
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7. OATS Pancake
  Oats pancake
Oats pancake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Oats
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1 egg or 2 tbsp chia or flaxseeds powder soaked in 6 tbsp warm water till it becomes lumpy
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Blend the oats to a fine powder.
  • To this, add cinnamon powder, baking powder, salt,Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here) and mix well.
  • In another bowl, add egg or chia or flaxseeds powder soaked in warm water, butter, milk and whisk well.
  • Now add the oat mixture to this and mix well to form a batter of pouring consistency without lumps.
  • Heat the pan and add ghee followed by a ladle of batter and cook on the medium flame.
  • Allow it to cook on the both sides for 30 seconds and serve hot!!

1 Oats pancake – 200 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

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8. Ragi Millet and VEGGIES APPAM
 Ragi millet and veggies appam
Ragi millet and veggies appam

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Ragi / Finger millet
  • 1 Chopped Medium size beetroot
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Carrot, Broccoli
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Savoury spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Water as required

Preparation

  • Finely chop the beetroot, carrot and broccoli.
  • Grind them in a coarsely in a mixer.
  • Mix the coarse mixture of veggies and Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Savoury spread (order here) with finger millet.
  • Make a batter with pouring consistency by adding little water in it.
  • Grease the appam pan with oil.
  • Once heated pour spoonful of batter in each mold. Cover and cook on medium flame. After 3 minutes flip over each appam and cook from other side for 2 minutes.
  • Take out on a plate and serve with coriander chutney or green chili sauce.

1 appam –  35 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

Making vegan recipes Indian for kids isn’t as tough as it appears. You may carve out a new item for your child on a daily basis and keep his hunger at its maximum while encouraging his healthy growth if you know the appropriate recipes and combinations to put together. Try out this vegan recipes-Indian. Not only will your children adore them, but you will as well. These vegan recipes Indian are great to have on hand when the family is needing something tasty and healthful.

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11 Foods that Provide Daily Nutrition for kids

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

Taking care of a daily nutrition for kids from early years itself is very important. This not only keeps their present active but also ensures a dependable and disease-free future. Kids who are fed healthy foods grow up loving healthy foods. Nutritious and healthy diet has many benefits for children: improves mental health, stabilizes energy, builds immunity and prepares the body against diseases. You can easily develop healthy eating habits in your children from their childhood. This can be the best gift you can give them for their better tomorrow. (Healthy eating for children?)

Most parents make the mistake of believing that just because their child eats three meals a day means he or she is getting all of the nutrients needed for growth and development. But, a well-balanced meal consisting of all the important vitamins and minerals is all that the child needs.

Nutrition for kids

A nutritious diet plan must provide all the essential nutrients like carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water in the required amounts. Requirements of essential nutrients vary with age, gender, physiological status and physical activity. (Why is a balanced diet important for children?)

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

Carbohydrates:

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

Protein:

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

Iron:

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

Calcium:

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

Vitamin:

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

Healthy fats:

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

Fiber:

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

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

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

2.Sprouted black chana:

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

3.Beetroot:

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

4.Giloy:

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

5.Shallaki:

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

6.Sendha namak:

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

7.Sprouted moth bean:

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

8.Black pepper:

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

9.Rice protein:

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

10.Tapioca starch:

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

11.FOS:

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

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

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Different Types of Nutrients and 5 Tips to Absorb them Maximum

Between the age of 2 to 12 years children grow fast and need to be fed right from the beginning. Food plays a vital role in the overall growth and development of children. It is required not only for their growing bones and muscles, but also to boost their brain-power. Basically kids need different types of nutrients and healthy food not only for physical energy but for cognition, focus and memory also.

The daily meals of the kids should be planned in such a way that it includes all the required nutrients and healthy foods for the child. Following is the list of some major nutrients that a child should take daily.

types of NUTRIENTS FOR KIDS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tips for maximum absorption of different types of nutrients

Do you know, Instead of feeding a proper diet and including different types of nutrients to their diet, sometimes their body does not completely absorb the nutrients from the food. There are many ways that can impact the nutrient absorption process. This is why even if you are eating nutrient-rich foods, you might not be getting all the nutrients.

By using below mentioned tips and ways you can help your child reap the benefits of nutrients and improve nutrient absorption through foods.

1.Pairing of foods: 

The benefit you get from certain foods depends to the great extent how you combine certain foods. Pairing foods wisely can increase the absorption of different types of nutrients and also promote the overall health.These are some food combinations which increase the nutrient absorption from the food.

  • Fat soluable vitamins and fat(oil): To enhance the absorption of fat soluble vitamins like Vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K, it is important to consume it with fat (oil). For example, Palak (Spinach) is a great source of Vitamin A (carotenoid). However, cooking it lightly in some fat/oil helps for maximum absorption of this nutrient. When you gently heat the food, the carotenoid releases in the fat/oil, helping in better absorption of these vitamins . Even when you are taking any of its supplements, you should take it with a fat-containing meal. Study reveals that when these Vitamin rich foods are cooked without oil, their absorption is 60% less.
  • Iron and vitamin C: Inorder to maximise the absorption of iron from plant based sources( non heme iron) it is required to pair it with vitamin C. The vitamin C helps break the iron down into a form that the body can more easily absorb. So the next time you eat spinach salad or diced apple or iron rich fruits don’t forget to squeeze lemon or orange juice.
  • Vitamin D and calcium :One of the most important minerals in our body is CALCIUM. Vitamin D helps the body to absorb calcium and works with it to build strong bones. It moves calcium from the intestine to the bloodstream and into the bones. 
  • Complementary proteins: There are only a few foods that contain all the amino acids that your body needs. These are called complete protein and are mostly obtained from animal sources. But if you are a vegetarian, then most of the plant based protein sources are incomplete. But by pairing incomplete proteins together, you can create a complete protein source. For example rice and black beans, hummus and whole-wheat crackers, quinoa and corn, and whole-wheat bread and peanut butter. 
2. Foods best to eat raw:

Eat most of the water soluble or heat sensitive nutrients raw. Heat breaks down some nutrients like vitamin B1, B5 and C, folate, so to absorb them maximum, eat it raw. For example, raw spinach contains 3 times more vitamin C than cooked spinach. Some of these foods are sunflower seeds, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, oranges, lemon etc.

3. Foods best to eat when cooked:

Generally a wide range of nutrient loss from cooking. But there are few foods which provide the most nutrients when cooked. For example when we cook red /orange/ yellow vegetables like carrots, tomatoes, sweet potatoes there is a significant increase in the bioavailability of beta carotene found in them. Research shows that lycopene increases by 25 percent when tomatoes are boiled for 30 minutes.

4. Soaking and sprouting: 

Dal, rice, beans, nuts, seeds and other whole grains contain phytic acid. Soaking for a few hours before you cook helps to break down the phytic acid which makes it easy for the body to absorb all the nutrients and also digest the food better. Study shows that grains contain arsenic, a compound found in earth‘s crust. By soaking the grain prior to cooking, the arsenic level can come down by 25-30%. Almost all the whole grains, nuts and legumes are high in fiber, B vitamins, iron, zinc and magnesium and protein. Studies show that sprouting may increase these nutrient contents even more.

5. Eat probiotic and prebiotic:

Almost all of the nutrients that we get from foods are absorbed by our gut. So for a healthy gut you should include probiotics and prebiotics in your diet. Probiotics are live bacteria naturally occurring in food that are good for you, your digestion and your GUT. while Prebiotics is a source of food for your gut’s healthy bacteria or food for a healthy gut. Hence including probiotics and prebiotics in your diet to up the nutrient absorption.

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5 Foods and Home Remedies to Treat Grey Hair in Kids

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Salt and pepper hair adds a style element to your look as you get older, but it’s a problem when children’s hair has white and grey strands. Hair greying is a normal occurrence as people grow older. Premature hair greying may be a distressing and unpleasant experience for both the kid and the parent, and it can even affect the child’s self-esteem. Premature greying has no negative consequences on a child’s health, although greying hair might signify other health issues. Therefore, the best method to deal with this issue is to figure out greying of hair reasons and take preventative actions as soon as feasible. (Foods for hair and skin for your child)

Greying of hair reasons / causes:

If you observe your child’s hair becoming grey or white frequently, it’s most likely due to a deficiency in his body. While there are a variety of causes for white hair in children, most of them may be treated and cured. The following are some of the most prevalent greying of hair reasons for white hair in kids.

1. Genetics

Genetics is the most prevalent cause of premature greying of hair in children. Simply said, if the parents or grandparents had premature greying of hair as a kid, the offspring are at a higher risk of developing the disorder as well. The early beginning of greying hair may be handed down the generations, and it is a primary premature greying of hair reason in children.

2. Vitamin B12 deficiency

A lack of Vitamin B12 in the body can be another greying of hair reasons in kids. Because a vegetarian diet lacks sufficient amounts of vitamin B12, children who follow a vegetarian diet are in danger of developing this condition.

3. Other medical conditions

Premature greying of children’s hair might be a sign of something more serious. Hair loss is a sign of a variety of diseases, including vitiligo and piebaldism. Melanin is the pigment that gives our skin and hair their colour. Vitiligo is a condition in which the melanocytes in the skin are unable to synthesise melanin, resulting in white patches. Similarly, if the thyroid gland isn’t functioning properly, it might cause overactivity or underactivity. This disorder occurs in a variety of conditions, including Grave’s disease and Hashimoto’s disease, and is found to be the premature greying of hair reasons.

4. Stress

Premature greying of hair in kids can happen due to stress, but this is uncommon. Stress is not the same as psychological stress in this context. It is called genotoxic stress, and it is brought on by environmental factors.

5. AnAemia

Anaemia, which causes fatigue and hair whitening in children, can be caused by an iron deficiency. Pernicious anaemia can also cause children’s hair to grey.

6. Unhealthy eating habits

It’s no surprise that premature greying is becoming more widespread in the current world, due to the fast-food lifestyle. The other two conditions like Menkes hair syndrome and Kwashiorkor (protein deficiency) are also premature greying of hair reasons in children. 

7. Over use of synthetic soaps and shampoos

Hair product quality has deteriorated over time, as we all know. Children’s hair might become harsh and even grey as a result of the synthetic soaps and shampoos they use nowadays. Adult shampoo can make a child’s hair harsh and frizzy, so as a parent, you must be cautious from the beginning. Baby shampoo must be used on your child since it includes vitamin and mineral extracts. You may also wash your child’s hair with homemade or herbal shampoos. ( Dry and Frizzy Hair Home remedies)

Treatment for grey hair in children

There is no therapy or medicine available to help youngsters with premature greying of their hair. The only way to prevent hair greying is to consume nutritious food. In most situations, the condition is caused by poor nutrition. A lack of Vitamin B12 and minerals such as copper and zinc in the body can also cause greying of the hair, although this can be managed with vitamin supplements or by feeding youngsters healthy food. If premature greying of hair is caused by other disorders or syndromes, address those problems and premature greying of hair will be greatly reduced. Apart from these, a few home remedies can help in the prevention of greying of hair.

Home remedies to prevent greying of hair

Natural remedies can be used to treat children’s grey hair. If you’re wondering how to prevent premature greying of children’s hair, here are a few home remedies you may try.

1. Coconut oil and amla

Amla contains Vitamin C and antioxidants, which can help with grey hair. Applying coconut oil to the scalp protects the pigment cells in hair follicles, which give the hair its original colour. Coconut oil also moisturises the scalp and strengthens hair.

For this remedy, add a few pieces of amla into the coconut oil, boil it for 5-10 minutes, cool and massage it into your child’s scalp.

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2. Almond oil and amla extract

Almond oil also includes Vitamin E, which is another component that is important for hair health. It also prevents premature greying of the hair. 

For best results, use equal parts almond oil and amla juice or extract and massage this combination into your child’s scalp.

3. Coconut oil and curry leaves

Curry leaves have also been shown to slow the greying of hair. Curry leaves can aid in the formation of melanin, the pigment that gives hair its natural colour.

Boil the curry leaves in coconut oil until they turn black. Then, apply the oil to your child’s hair to prevent the greying of hair.

4. Sesame seeds with almond oil

In a blender, combine almond oil and sesame seeds. Apply this combination to your child’s scalp and massage for around 20 minutes. Allow it to rest for another 20 minutes before washing it off with a herbal shampoo and warm water.

5. Amla and fenugreek seeds hair mask

Amla is an excellent ingredient for nourishing and maintaining hair health. It can prevent greying since it is high in vitamin C, antioxidants, and other nutrients. Fenugreek and Amla both heal hair problems while strengthening it. Fenugreek seeds contain amino acids that aid hair follicles prevent premature greying. It is high in amino acids that are beneficial to dark hair colour. 

Add a few pieces of amla into coconut oil or almond oil and boil for 5-10 minutes. Then add one tablespoon of fenugreek powder into the oil mixture. Cool and apply this oil on the scalp with a gentle massage.  Leave it for an hour and rinse well. 

6. Ghee HAIR MASK

Ghee is high in enzymes, which help to maintain the gloss of the hair while also strengthening the roots. 

Apply ghee twice a week and let it on for an hour and wash the hair for best results.

7. Onion juice

For centuries, this has been used as a traditional cure to combat grey hair. It can boost catalase, an enzyme that naturally aids in hair darkening. Additionally, it reduces dandruff and nourishes the scalp, stimulating hair growth.

Combine onion juice with a few drops of almond oil or coconut oil and apply the mixture to the hair and scalp as evenly as possible. Leave it for 30 minutes and rinse well. 

Ayurvedic Home remedies to prevent grey hair in kids

Herbs have been used for centuries for treating a lot of health concerns. It has incredible medical benefits when it comes to hair and skin too. Ayurvedic formulations are full of nutrients, which helps in reverse ageing and strengthen the hair from the roots to the tip. Here are a few simple but amazing ayurvedic home remedies for preventing greying of hair in children:

1. ASHWAGANDHA

Ashwagandha is also known as Indian ginseng. The amino acid ‘Tyrosine’ found in Ashwagandha stimulates melanin production in hair follicles. This aids in the restoration of lost melanin and the reversal of premature hair greying. ( Health Benefits of Ashwagandha )

Apply warm ashwagandha oil to the scalp and hair. Keep it overnight. Rinse well with shampoo.

Mix ashwagandha powder (required as per the hair length) and add water to it to make a fine paste. Apply this to your scalp and hair and massage gently. Wrap it up with a towel or sheet. Rinse well after 30 minutes.

2. BRAHMI

Brahmi is one of the most effective herbs for stress relief. It is a very good nervine tonic and is used as a tranquillizer in Ayurveda. One of the key causes of premature greying of hair is stress. Brahmi is the greatest herb for preventing premature greying of hair and restoring natural colour that has been lost due to stress.

Massage Brahmi oil and amla oil into your hair and scalp. Warm the oil before using it. Allow it to sit for 1 hour before rinsing thoroughly.

To form a fine paste, combine Brahmi powder and water. Gently massage this into your scalp and hair. After 30 minutes, rinse it thoroughly.

3. MULETHI:

It is sometimes called a “wonder herb” since it provides several substantial advantages to the human body. Mulethi has the potential to significantly improve hair health. It improves blood circulation in the scalp, supplying critical nutrients to the hair follicles. This promotes quicker hair development, reduces hair loss, and prevents premature greying.

Mix mulethi powder with curd and a few drops of olive oil. Combine the ingredients well and apply all over your hair and scalp, massage for a few minutes then let it stay for another 15-20 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.

4. HOMEMADE SHAMPOO:

Boil Reetha, Shikakai and Amla separately and strain the juice. To it mix Brahmi, hibiscus and fenugreek powder. Mix well. Use this as a shampoo. It will reduce greying of hair naturally.

Foods/ Nutrients that can help prevent grey hair in kids

You may prevent your child’s hair from greying by including nutritious foods in his diet. Make sure that whatever you plan to feed your infant is high in important nutrients. The following are some of the most significant vitamins and minerals for preventing and reversing premature greying.

1. Vitamin A

Green vegetables and yellow fruits are good sources of vitamin A. This vitamin promotes scalp and hair health in general. It also keeps the hair shiny. High vitamin A foods include sweet potatoes, carrots, dark leafy greens like spinach, papaya, apricots, lettuce, bell peppers and broccoli.

2. Vitamin B

This vitamin is essential for maintaining healthy hair. Vitamin B regulates oil secretion and maintains hair healthy and silky for a long time. Yoghurt, green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, cauliflowers, and bananas are all high in vitamin B. As a result, make sure that these foods are included in your child’s diet. (Foods with B Vitamins and why you need them?)

3. Minerals

The most vital elements for healthy hair are iron, zinc, and copper. These minerals will assist your child’s hair to preserve its quality and prevents premature greying. Green vegetables, poultry, and red meat have zinc, whereas eggs, dried apricots, wheat, parsley, and sunflower seeds contain iron. Include whole-grain meals or seafood in his diet to satisfy his copper needs. All of these minerals, when consumed in sufficient amounts, can help to prevent hair from premature greying

4. Protein

It keeps hair glossy and enhances its texture. Foods like whole grains, soy, cereals, vegetables, milk, nuts ( almond, cashew, pistachio), seeds (flax seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds) and meat are rich in protein. As a result, include these protein-dense meals in your child’s diet.

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5. Herbs

Herbs such as Ashwagandha, Mulethi, Tulsi, Brahmi can be taken as supplements with food to prevent greying of hair. ( 5 Top Ayurvedic herbs that are safe for kids)

Precautionary tips to follow for grey hair:

The following are some preventative measures you should take if your kid has grey hair.

  • Do not use hot water to wash your child’s hair. Hot water destroys the melanocytes, which aid in the synthesis of melanin.
  • Overexposure to UV rays is another cause of premature greying. As a result, make sure your toddler does not spend too much time in the sun.
  • Do not remove any grey or white strands of hair off your child’s head.
  • Make sure your youngster is getting enough iodine. He should consume it in moderation since too much or too little of it might harm the thyroid gland and can be the premature greying of hair reasons.

Many children suffer from premature greying. However, following these home remedies and focusing on a healthy diet can prevent greying of hair. If disorders or syndromes are the premature greying of hair reasons, address those problems to prevent them.

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Growth and Development of a Child at One Year

It’s been a year, feels like yesterday when your baby came into this world and now your little one has reached the 12-month point. So much happened in terms of growth and development of a child in their first year. From a little tiny baby he/ she became a more independent toddler. It’s fun and exciting seeing them do new things every day, trying new words, taking their first steps.  Now they have gained much control over their body. Following are the expected growth and development of a child at one year of age.

Growth and development of a child at one year
Physical growth:

Physical growth is the increase in the body size like height and weight of the child. From birth to one year their physical growth is fast and crucial. Normally  a child grows about 10 inches by the end of first year and their weight is likely to triple from the birth weight .  Also their teeth start to erupt, they may have 6 teeth by their first birthday.

Brain growth:

A child’s brain undergoes an amazing period of development from birth till one year. It will be double the size or 60% of its adult sizeMore than 1 million new neural connections are formed every second. Much of this growth occurs in a part of the brain called the cerebellum. (foods that helps in brain development)

Motor skills:

The first year of a baby’s life is the most criticle year for their gross motor skill development. Motor skills refer to the body’s ability to manage the process of movement.  During the first year, your baby is busy developing coordination and muscle strength in every part of her body. One-year-olds, learning to stand unsupported, walk while holding onto furniture or they may even have taken their first solo steps. They are now also capable of holding everyday items correctly like a spoon, comb, phone and books etc. (Tips to improve motor skill)

Sleeping pattern:

Their sleep pattern  of a one year child should be more at night and less during day timeAt this age, toddlers generally sleep 10 to 14 hours in a 24-hour period, including daytime naps of one to three hours. Some toddlers may still wake at night and will need you to comfort them. (some foods that helps in sleeping well)

Eating:  

It’s time to say goodbye to purees and hello to yummy table foods now that your baby is a toddler. By now, babies have developed taste buds and are eager to try different flavor foods. You can also introduce family foods to your little ones with fewer salt and spices, that suits their digestive system.

Speech:

Til 12 months baby start making sounds like ma-ma-ma-ma or ba-ba-ba-ba and other similar long sounds. They start talking gibberish like sssbi, ebeedu to participate in conversation. He or she may start to combine his talking with gestures such as pointing to what he or she wants, shaking his or her head to mean ‘no’ or waving ‘bye bye’. In some cases babies start to say proper one words like mama, baba, papa etc. or try to repeat the words he/ she hears  from you.

They also start to follow instructions and understand far more words than he/she can speak. At around this age the Baby starts to recognize common objects like bottles, cups and plates. Body parts like nose, tummy, ears and mouth etc. also their belongings like recognizing  their toys. (foods for speech delay)

When to consult a doctor

Every child develops skill at their own pace. Some may reach milestones earlier than the others. Nobody can tell exactly when your child will develop all these above mentioned skills. However you should always consult your doctor if you notice any of the following signs of development delay at one year.

  • Does no crawl
  • Awkward body posture
  • Not able to stand with support
  • Does not use single words, such as “mama”
  • Does not understand instructions, such as “no” or “bye-bye
  • Does not indulge in back-and-forth gestures, such as waving, reaching, or pointing
  • Does not search for hidden object
  • Does not point to things or pictures
Tips for growth and development of one year child
Vaccination

Make sure your baby is up to date with his/her vaccination schedule.

INTERACTION:

Quality interaction is the key for cognitive development. Responding to your baby’s coos and cries, making eye contact and showing them funny faces is the type of interaction you can do in their early months and soon you will see them responding in their own sign language.

INTRODUCE BOOKS:

Books play a vital role in brain development of children as well as motor skill development. You can introduce board books from 6 months and paper books from 1 year. Show different colors, shapes and objects through these books or just allow your baby to turn the pages by themselves and let them observe and memorize things.

STORY TELLING:

Reading and storytelling with babies and children promotes brain development and imagination, develops language and emotions, and strengthens relationships.

BLOCK GAMES:

As soon as the baby starts sitting you can introduce the block games. There are lots of block games available in the market, you can choose according to your baby’s age. Block games help kids to express their imagination and help them to understand different shapes and colors.

No screen time:

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics advice, kids below 18 months should not be allowed for any screen time. Studies have shown that TV at this age can negatively affect a child’s language development, reading skills, and even contribute to problems with sleep and attention

Foods for proper growth and development of a child

Taking care of a kid’s nutrition from early years itself is very important. This not only keeps their present active but also ensures a dependable and disease-free future.

PROTEIN:

Protein makes up the building blocks of organs, muscles, skin and hormones. Our body needs protein to maintain and repair tissues. Meanwhile, children need it for proper growth in their early years too. Fish, poultry, nuts (almond, peanut, cashew, hazelnut), beans, are the best choices. A balanced protein rich breakfast is always great for children to start their day. It helps them stay full for longer ideas and hence protein is a must for proper child nutrition. (How to add protein to your diet?)

GOOD FATS:

Healthy foods for kids must limit fats that are high in saturated fat and avoid trans-fat. Nuts, avocado, seeds (such as pumpkin seeds, melon seeds, sunflower seeds) and few oils are the healthiest sources of unsaturated fat. It is good for the eye, bones and mental health of a child, helps to boost brain and nervous system development, and strengthens the immune system. Encourage your child to eat all these good fats that support kid’s nutrition. (Foods and remedies for cough?)

CALCIUM:

It is really important to get strong bones and teeth and we get a chance to build them only once – throughout childhood and adolescence. Children who get enough calcium in childhood start their adult lives with the strongest bones possible. Mostly calcium is stored in bones and teeth where it supports their structure and hardness, but the body also needs calcium for muscles to move and for nerves to carry messages between the brain and every body part. Calcium is predominantly found in milk and milk based products like cheese. And is also found in smaller quantities in some nuts and seeds. (Should kids take whey protein?) Moreover, few herbs such as shallaki also contain calcium.

CARBOHYDRATES:

Fibre, starches and sugar are very essential foods for a healthy diet that the body turns into glucose to give energy to function. Carbs that take time to digest and have fibre in them are complex carbs which are found in naturally existing fruits, vegetables, almonds, cashews, hazelnut, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, melon seeds and whole grains. 

VITAMIN AND MINERALS:

Vitamins and minerals help us to grow, to form bones, muscles, for eyesight, for skin and organs and most importantly help us to fight against infections by building immunity. Deficiency of certain vitamins and minerals can lead to severe issues related to health. The best way to ensure that your child is getting enough vitamins and minerals for proper growth and development is to provide them with five food groups (fruit and vegetable, complex carbs, dairy, protein and fat).

AYURVEDIC HERBS:

Ayurveda has the potential to not only correct imbalances in our children, but also to set them on an enduring path toward optimal health and well-being. Thus, ayurvedic herbs must be included in the list of health foods for kids. Ayurvedic herbs such as ashwagandha, mulethi, brahmi, shallaki and turmeric are great for kids’ development. Overall, these herbs support immunity, bone strength, brain development and overall growth.

ANTIOXIDANTS:

Antioxidants are compounds produced in your body or naturally found in some foods that scavenge or neutralize the effects of cell damage by potentially harmful molecules known as free radicals. Fortunately eating a diet rich in antioxidants or antioxidant rich foods help to fight oxidative stress and reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. Turmeric, Vitamin E, cocoa, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Selenium, Beta carotene, Lycopene, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Manganese, Polyphenols show great antioxidant properties.

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Recipe of Palak cookies with hidden herbs and nuts

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

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

Procedure

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

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6 Nutritious Recipes with Oats for Breakfast or Snacks

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Oats are an excellent source of nutrients for adults and children, but they are especially beneficial to babies. They may be used in a variety of dishes from different cuisines. In the Indian kitchen, they are a perfect alternative for a variety of Indian grains and cereals. Oats are commonly thought to be a weight-loss meal that should not be offered to newborns. That is completely untrue, and oats are a fantastic baby meal! Here are some of the nutritional benefits of oats for kids along with 6 tasty yet simple recipes with oats for breakfast or snacks for your young one.

Nutritional benefits of oats

  1. Excellent source of energy: Every 100 g of oatmeal has 400 kcal of energy for newborns. Oats are high in protein, fibre, and antioxidants, making them a wonderful meal choice for newborns. As a result, they provide a steady source of energy for your kid.
  2. Promotes healthy growth: They are abundant in micronutrients like phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, calcium, iron, selenium, zinc, and copper, which give your child a well-balanced nutritional profile and help in the overall growth and development of the body. 
  3. Builds strong bones: Oats include elements such as calcium and phosphorus, as well as potassium, which helps to promote bone strength in your infant. (Vitamin D, calcium and kids : Foods for strong bones)
  4. Eases digestion: Oats have the highest amount of beta glucan, a soluble fibre which is necessary for normal bowel movements. Because your baby’s digestive system is still developing, oats can help digestion without placing too much load on his or her system. (6 best foods for digestion and constipation in kids)
  5. Gluten-free: Oats are a great food for babies who are just starting solids because it is gluten-free and easy to digest.
Nutritional value of oats
Nutritional value of Oats
When can I give my baby oats?

When your kid reaches the age of six months, you can begin feeding oats. Begin with simple recipes with oats for breakfast, such as oat porridge. When your infant is used to oats porridge, explore with different flavours by using fruits and vegetables. However, just add one new ingredient at a time to evaluate his preferences and check for allergies. (6-month baby food chart )

Which type of oats is best for babies?

Choosing the correct sort of oats for your infant might be difficult because there are so many different varieties – instant, rolled, steel-cut, and so on. While there are several types of oats that are safe for your baby to consume, it is better to avoid giving him instant oatmeal or anything that has been over-processed because it will have little to no nutrition to deliver. As a result, choosing steel-cut or regular oats is the greatest option for your kids. ( Check 5 harmful side effects of Food preservatives for children )

Tasty recipes with oats for breakfast and snacks

Here are 6 simple and amazing recipes with oats for breakfast or snacks for your babies and toddlers. 

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

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Oats
  • 1/4 cup Mong dal
  • 1 chopped tomato, onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 tsp Ghee/oil
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition 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 daily nutrition 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!!!

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

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2. OATS Pancake
Recipes with oats for breakfast - Oats pancake
Oats pancake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Oats
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1 egg or 2 tbsp chia or flaxseeds powder soaked in 6 tbsp warm water till it becomes lumpy
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Blend the oats to a fine powder.
  • To this, add cinnamon powder, baking powder, salt, Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here) and mix well.
  • In another bowl, add egg or chia or flaxseeds powder soaked in warm water, butter, milk and whisk well.
  • Now add the oat mixture to this and mix well to form a batter of pouring consistency without lumps.
  • Heat the pan and add ghee followed by a ladle of batter and cook on the medium flame.
  • Allow it to cook on the both sides for 30 seconds and serve hot!!

1 Oats pancake – 200 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

3. OATS IDLI
Recipes with oats for breakfast - Oats Idli
Oats Idli

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Oats flour
  • 1 cup Rava
  • 1/4 cup Grated Carrot
  • 1 cup Yogurt or Curd
  • 2 finely chopped green chili (optional)
  • 3 tbsp Coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp chopped curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp Ghee/ Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Water

Preparation

  • In a bowl, add oats flour, rava, curd/yogurt, grated carrot, chilies, curry leaves, coriander leaves, Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here), baking powder and water. Mix well to form a thick batter.
  • Grease the idli molds with ghee or oil. Pour the batter into each molds.
  • Put the idli maker into steamer, cover it and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  • Let it cool and serve with coconut chutney.

1 Oats Idli – 30 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

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4. OATS UPMA
Recipes with oats for breakfast- Oats upma
Oats Upma

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Oats
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped Carrot
  • 1/4 cup peas
  • 1 tbsp Ghee/Oil
  • 1/2 tsp split black gram
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 finely chopped chilli (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
  • 1 tbsp chopped curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Water

Preparation

  • In a pan, add oil/ghee, followed by black gram, mustard seeds and wait for it to crackle.
  • Then add ginger, curry leaves and chilies, finely chopped carrots, peas and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here), salt and saute well.
  • Then add water, bring to boil slightly and add oats. let it cook for 5-10 minutes.
  • Turn off the flame and serve hot!!

1 cup –207 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
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5. OATS chocochip cookies
Oats Chocochip cookies
Oats Chocochip cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup each semolina
  • 1/4 cup Jowar/ wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp melon seeds
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate drops (or more)
  • Honey (as per sweetness)
  • A pinch of salt
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition chocolate spread (order here)
  • 1/2 cup milk

Preparation

  • In a bowl, add all the ingredients and mix well to form a firm dough.
  • Take a big ball of dough and roll in between two baking/parchment papers.
  • Preheat oven for 5 min.
  • Place rolled cookie with baking sheet in the oven. Bake as a single piece at 200 degree celsiusfor 15 min. Once edges begin to brown, remove.
  • Cool on rack. Once completely cool, break the cookie as you like or just eat rightaway.  

1 cookie –140 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

6. OATS CHOCOLATE BAR
Oats  Chocolate bar
Oats Chocolate bar

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Oats and Rice flour
  • 1/2 cup melted dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp melon seeds
  • Honey (as per sweetness)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition chocolate spread (order here)
  • 1/2 cup milk

Preparation

  • In a bowl, add all the ingredients and mix well.
  • Add milk slowly to make this mixture stick together.
  • Check sweetness. Transfer to a lined baking pan. Pat hard to make it settle in the pan.
  • Preheat oven for 5 min at 200 Celsius. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • Remove it and leave to cool.
  • Cut in any shape and store in the refrigerator.

1 oat chocolate bar – 150 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

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Things to Keep in Mind When Feeding Oats to Your Baby

Before you offer recipes with oats for breakfast or any other meal to your baby, there are a few things you should keep in mind to ensure that your baby reaps the most advantages from this food.

  • Introduce oats to your infant after six months or when he or she begins solid meals in order to avoid any adverse reactions. 
  • Choose regular oats or steel-cut oats for the best results.
  • Boil the oats for 20 to 30 minutes, or until they are soft enough for the infant to digest.
  • For the first time, give your infant plain cooked oats to see whether he has an allergic reaction. If your infant has no allergies, you can give him or her oat porridge with fruit or veggies added to it.

When your baby is ready to explore solid meals, oatmeal is a fantastic supplement. They are highly healthy, and we are confident that you will enjoy cooking these delectable recipes with oats for breakfast or snacks and make dining a joyous experience for your little bundle of joy. Remember to introduce new meals to your infant slowly and after consulting with a doctor. To get the most advantages, aim to feed your kid organic foods as often as possible.

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Diabetes in Kids: 6 Foods to Manage Their Blood Sugar

It is sad but true that cases of diabetes in kids are increasing day by day. Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin, which results in high blood sugar level in blood. Blood glucose also known as blood sugar is your main source of energy and comes mainly from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps the glucose in your blood get into your cells to be used for energy.

If somebody has diabetes, their body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use the insulin it makes the way it should. When there isn’t enough insulin or cells stop responding to insulin, too much blood sugar stays in your bloodstream. Without insulin, glucose can’t get into your cells and your blood glucose rises above normal.

Types of diabetes in kids

Type 1 diabetes:

Also known as juvenile diabetes, this is the most common diabetes in kids and teens. In Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas does not make insulin. Without insulin, too much sugar stays in the blood.

Types 2 diabetes:

Not very common in kids type 2 diabetes is due to the wrong lifestyle, food habits and increasing cases of obesity in kids. Children have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes  if they are overweight or have obesity, have a family history of diabetes, or are not active.

Symptoms of diabetes in kids

Symptoms of diabetes in kids can start all of sudden and you should contact your doctor immediately as soon as you notice any of the following symptoms.

  • Increased thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Unusual increase in appetite
  • Heavy breathing
  • Sudden weight loss ( foods to manage healthy weight in kids)
  • Fruity smelly breath
  • blurred vision or other eyesight problems. (how to improve eyehealthy?)
  • Unusual behavior or children become more moody
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of energy or drowsiness
  • Slow healing sores
Causes of diabetes in kids

Type 1 diabetes is a result of the pancreas not producing any insulin. This is due to an autoimmune reaction where the body destroys the cells in the pancreas that make insulin.The exact cause of type 1 diabetes in kids is still unknown. Following are some of the risk factors for type 1 and 2 diabetes in kids.

Genetics:  family history or genetics plans an important role and is the major cause of both type 1 and 2 diabetes in kids. Kids with a family history of diabetes are at higher risk.

Certain viruses: Exposure to various harmful bacteria and viruses that destroys insulin-producing (islet) cells in the pancreas.

Obesity or lifestyle: This is the most important cause of type 2 diabetes in kids. Usually it is common in adults but nowadays there is a sudden increase in cases of type 2 diabetes in kids. Overweight and less active kids are at higher risk. (How to help kids with obesity?)

Diagnosis

For the diagnosis the doctor will ask about your child’s symptoms and health history. Also he will consider the family history of diabetes. After that the child has to undergo some blood  and urine tests.

Blood test: one is a fasting blood test in which a sample is taken at least 8 hour of not eating and the other is a random blood test  when there are symptoms of increased thirst, urination, and hunger.

Urine test: They may test your urine for glucose or chemicals your body makes when you don’t have enough insulin.

Treatment

However there is no cure yet for diabetes, but with some change in lifestyle and precautions such children can live a normal life. These are some common things that a child with diabetes should do.

  • Regular blood sugar testing to check the glucose level in blood.
  • Take insulin either by injection or by insulin pump(as instructed by the doctor).
  • Healthy eating that includes green veggies and fruits.
  • Make sure that the child does not skip the meal.
  • Regular physical workout.
Foods for kids with diabetes

Some foods affect the blood sugar level directly by raising it while others help them to manage the blood sugar level. As parents it is our responsibility to choose foods wisly for kids with diabetes. Following are some foods that you can include in your child’s diet.

Vegetables

Almost all vegetables are rich source of fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is considered as healthy food for children especially if the child has diabetes. They are rich in different types of fiber, which in are important for diabetes management and overall health. When you eat these foods, your digestive system breaks them down into sugar that enters your bloodstream. Insulin helps use up the sugar and lower your blood sugar levels again. Some of the vegetables are broccoli, carrot, spinach, tomato and cucumber.

Fruits:

Fruit provides vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and many phytonutrients (nutrients naturally present in plants), which helps kids’ bodies to stay healthy. Fruits being rich in antioxidants boost a child’s immunity and give sustainable energy. Some of the foods with low sugar content are orange, grapefruit, raspberries, kiwis, apple, peach, plum and watermelon.

Dairy products:

Main dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt are the main source of calcium for small kids. Dairy foods are essential for the good health of kids and form an important part of a complete balance. Nonfat, low-fat and full-fat dairy products are available in the market. Check the label before buying, as a diet low in saturated fat is recommended for children with diabetes.

Whole grains:

Whole grains are nutritious foods for kids as they are powerhouse of energy and rich in carbohydrates, protein, iron, fiber, iodine, magnesium, zinc, folate, riboflavin and vitamin E. All these nutrients help in overall growth and development of kids and manages the blood sugar level.  Some of the whole grains are: quinoa, rice, brown rice, sorghum, millet, amaranth, teff, arrowroot, oats and buckwheat

Nuts and seeds:

It is recommended that diabetics should eat good carbs, fats, and healthy proteins, but in small portions. Flaxseeds/linseeds, almonds, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, macadamia nuts, pistachios, cashew nuts, chia seeds, etc are the best nuts and seeds for diabetics as they reduce and regulate the insulin levels in the body.

Herbs for diabetes in kids

Ashawagandha: Studies suggest that ashwagandha helps to lower blood sugar levels. One test-tube study found that it increased insulin secretion and improved insulin sensitivity in muscle cells. Also, several human studies have suggested that it can reduce blood sugar levels in both healthy people and those with diabetes. Additionally, in a 4-week study in people with schizophrenia, those treated with ashwagandha had an average reduction in fasting blood sugar levels of 13.5 mg/dL, compared with 4.5 mg/dL in those who received a placebo. 

Mulethi: Mutethi has a powerful ingredient that has anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory properties called amorfrutins. This helps in reversing and controlling the high sugar level in the blood. Mulethi is also a good source of antioxidants and therefore helps in preventing various diabetes related diseases. According to some research, licorice helps in controlling the constant sugar cravings.

Brahmi: Brahmi leaves are known for antihyperglycemic properties and are widely recommended for diabetics. Studies reveal that regular consumption of Brahmi leaves can improve the symptoms related to diabetes and help in leading a healthy life. 

Turmeric: It has an active compound called curcumin which has shown to improve sugar.

Recipe of Moong dal cheela/pancake with hidden herbs and nuts

Let’s try to make every food a child wants to eat more tasty and nutritious with hidden herbs and nuts.

Recipe of moong dal pancake by Iyurved
MOONG DAL CHEELA/PANCAKE

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


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