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Aug 21 2018
Does your child favour store-bought, readymade food over what is traditional and homemade? Tell him stories about the Gods and their favourite foods to bring about a change in his preferences.
Jackfruit health benefits are many. But, is it okay for children and pregnant women also to have jackfruit for nutrition? Read on to know more.
@Roopa M Thank you for sharing this useful info Roopa! :)
HelloWeight loss diet for lactating mom...i had a c section delivery n my son is a year now..
@Zainab Hello ma'am. Thank you for your query. Our experts will be answering your question by today.
@Zainab Dear Parent, Thank you for reaching out to us. Every new mother wishes to return to their pre-pregnancy weight. Since you are a lactating mother, I would suggest that you take it slow in terms of weight loss. Breastfeeding women need additional 500 calories per day than other women.A gradual weight loss would be a safe and better option for you. Also, before you start following a diet plan on your own, I would highly suggest that you consult a doctor and a nutritionist. They would work together to analyse your health parameters, your dietary pattern and then provide the right diet and exercise plan that will help you achieve your goal. Here are a few tips that you could follow:1. Do not skip meals! Eat a balanced diet. Ensure that your meals have foods from all the five food groups. 2. Include a variety of fruits and vegetables.3. If you are craving for a snack, have a bowl of salad or soup or a handful of mixed nuts. 4. Eat slowly. As it gives you time to feel full.5. Cut down on fat and sugar. Opt for low-fat dairy products. 6. Do not try crash or fad diets (quick weight loss diets) as they do not provide the important nutrients that are needed for both you and your baby.7. Moderate physical activity like brisk walking for 20 to 30 minutes is good to start with. Hope this helps! Please do feel free to post any further queries you may have!
Do you wonder why your child is falling sick frequently despite giving him healthy food and following the vaccination schedule meticulously? It could be low immunity.
Does washing fruits and vegetables help protect your family from coronavirus? Read on to know the proper method of sanitizing your veggies to prevent the virus from entering your home.
Food And Nutrition Tips During The COVID-19 Lockdown: COVID-19 lockdown has affected our daily routine. Our normal food-related practices have also been affected. Good nutrition is crucial for good health, particularly during the times of a pandemic. Here are some tips on food and nutrition that you can follow during the lockdown. Click on the link for more information: http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-emergencies/coronavirus-covid-19/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-technical-guidance/food-and-nutrition-tips-during-self-quarantine
Does your child fall sick too often? Is there a way to make her less vulnerable to illnesses? Thankfully yes! There are several ways to keep your child healthy and build her immunity. Read on.
The new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Wuhan, China has caused panic worldwide. Here is a complete set of FAQs on human coronavirus and prevention tips for Indian parents to keep the family safe.
Although handwashing is the simplest way to prevent your child from falling sick, it is not easy to get your child into this good habit. How can you make the activity fun? Find out.
@Roopa M These are brilliant. Thanks a lot for sharing!!
All parents are concerned about their familys well-being. So, this wellness calendar for January will help your family stay fit and healthy. Lets begin the year on a note of vigour and vitality.
@Team ParentCircle I have always found the keto diet to be quite difficult. This video actually explains it so well.
Hypothyroidism has become such a common issue these days. People who are finding it difficult to maintain their weight or go through some symptoms, find out through blood test that this is one of the causes and then take treatment and make some dietary changes. If you or your loved ones are familiar with Hypothyroidism, please share- What are the lifestyle changes recommended for Hypothyroid patients and how can this problem be prevented? What are the foods they should avoid?
@Roopa M Hi Roopa,I have thyroid and because of which I was scared to even conceive. However, I started doing Yoga, especially for treating thyroid and also ate food low on salt. I now have a 10 month old and it was quit a smooth pregnancy. Thank you so much for bringing up this topic. :)
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@Roopa M Thank you so much for sharing this, Roopa. It is such a comprehensive infographic! :)
If you think feasts are just a variety of dishes put together to suit your palate, you're mistaken. Read on to know the reason behind every ingredient used in Onam recipes and how to make them.
@Team ParentCircle Thank you for enlightening us with the elements of the famous Onasadhya. I never knew of the details behind each item. Mouthwatering and so healthy!
Do you keep aside the curry leaves which are used for tempering, from your food? Apart from bringing flavour, curry leaves also has many medicinal uses. Read about the health benefits of curry leaves.
@Team ParentCircle For years we considered this simple herb so ordinary but now to realise its benefits ....It is a boon to our palate.
@Team ParentCircle In the north we hardly use curry eaves in our food. Bay leaf or Tej Patta is used often, and even coriander or mint. But over the last 2-3 years I too have started using Kadi Patta or Curry Leaves extensively in my cooking. I think the effect of my stay in Bangalore :)
Alkaline Diet is a term were hearing with increasing frequency. Whats it about? Is it good to follow? Or is it just a fad? Let's take a look at the pros and cons of alkalising your body.
@Team ParentCircle I never knew of such a diet. Thanks a lot for sharing, Team!
@Team ParentCircle What an amazing article. Most of us are unaware of this type of diet . Thanks for this information
Milk is considered an essential part of a childs diet. However, regular milk may contain additives that can cause health problems. So, why not switch to farm fresh milk? Find out all about it!
My father-in-law just recovered from a bout of dengue. He is 73, and otherwise very active but the illness makes him feel fatigued. What do you suggest that we should include in his meals so that it does not relapse and he gets over his weakness?
@Pragatii Jalal Ruia Dear Pragati,In the elderly, recovering from dengue fever might take some time because of its symptoms like joint and muscle pains. It is important that he gets plenty of rest and consumes a nutritious diet to recover from the illness faster. Here are some dietary tips to help with faster recovery.Vitamin K: Dengue patients are more likely to have a low platelet count. Foods rich in vitamin K can help regenerate platelets. Some of the good sources of vitamin K include broccoli, turnip greens, spinach, cabbage, pumpkin, soybeans. Broccoli soup would be the best recovery drink. Vitamin C: This essential micronutrient helps boost the immune system. Some of the good sources of vitamin C include guava, orange, sweet lime and papaya. Make a bowl of fresh fruit salad for a mid-morning snack or even a glass of fresh fruit juice can be consumed.Fluids: The body needs plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration. Coconut water, fruit juice, soups can help hydrate the body. Soups made with a variety of vegetables can be a complete meal. If he is having trouble swallowing food, soup is the best option to nourish the body with the required nutrients.Hope this helps. Wishing your father-in-law a speedy recovery.
Did you know that certain nutrient-rich food combinations can work wonders for your childs health? Biodiversity in food is fun! Let us explore ways to enhance the quality of your childs diet.
From the common cold to diabetes, from nourishing your hair to relieving constipation, adding gooseberries to your diet every day brings with it a ton of health benefits. Here we list ten of them!
@Team ParentCircle This was something I had never known before, honestly. I cook in large quantities and tend to reheat food. Thanks a lot for sharing this.
Planning to jump on the latest bandwagon and try out the Keto Diet? Before you dive in, read this article for a complete understanding of the diet plan, its benefits and drawbacks.
@Team ParentCircle Any mommies or parents who have tried the keto diet can share their experiences?
They are not just nutritious for the whole family but eggs are a great option for a meal that is ready in a jiffy and can be had any time of day. Here are some super-easy recipes to try at home
@Team ParentCircle Eggs are the all time go to food .When nothing is there in the fridge or when quick hunger attack us , eggs are the ultimate destination. With such lovely recipes , the more the merrier if will be.
Watermelon, the refreshing summer fruit, is low in calories but high in vitamins and other compounds. So, why not bring home this powerhouse of goodness and help your family stay healthy.
@Team ParentCircle The best fruit for summer ...Just have it sliced or as juice .It never fails to delight and rehydrate the body and soul.
The plant-based diet is becoming increasingly popular as it promises good health and better living. Find out what its about and how you and your family can easily adopt these eating habits.
In todays fast-paced life, few have time to prepare freshly cooked meals daily. But cooking fresh foods is not enough. One should know how to properly pack foods as well.
A colourful food bowl bursting with proteins, vitamins and other vital nutrients is the new trend. Presented neatly for an Instagram diet story picture, who wouldnt want to sign up for this?
Does your kid enjoy bingeing on sugar treats? Well, its time you know about the alarming effects of sugar on your childs health. Fortunately, there is a detox plan for sugar. Here are six ways!
Its natural that the family heads out in search of entertainment and food during the weekends. But won't it be better if you could eat healthy as well? We help you choose your weekend foods wisely.
Valentine's Day is here again! How about making the day extra loving, by whipping up special treats to melt your spouse's heart? Get your child to help and make it a truly wonderful surprise!
Do you pick up packaged juices and breakfast cereals for your child based on the health benefits that they claim? Beware. We tell you about some foods that seem like a healthy choice but are not. Click here to read https://www.parentcircle.com/article/5-healthy-foods-that-are-not-healthy/
@Team ParentCircle Do you pick up packaged juices and breakfast cereals for your child based on the health benefits that they claim? Beware. We tell you about some foods that seem like a healthy choice but are not
Nutrition plays a major role in influencing our eating habits and keeping us healthy. People with knowledge of nutrition use that knowledge to make healthy food choices. So, it is important to gain and improve nutritional knowledge. Lack of accurate knowledge about nutrition affects our health, as we believe and adopt many widely prevalent health practices that are not backed by any scientific research. Lets look at some such health myths by going through this ClipBook. Click here https://www.parentcircle.com/clipbook/10-nutrition-and-food-myths-debunked/
@Team ParentCircle It's time to reverse your beliefs about food and nutrition proclamations. Here are 10 myths debunked by science.
We all love to consume potato in its many forms. This vegetable is rich in fibre, vitamin A, vitamin B, carbohydrates, etc. But, did you know its juice provides many benefits as well? Click here to know more https://www.parentcircle.com/article/ever-heard-about-the-benefits-of-potato-juice/
@Team ParentCircle We all love to consume potato in its many forms. This vegetable is rich in fibre, vitamin A, vitamin B, carbohydrates, etc. But, did you know its juice provides many benefits as well?
Water is natures best health beverage with some amazing benefits. But is your child drinking enough water?Read here to find out! >>> https://www.parentcircle.com/article/4-ways-to-encourage-children-to-drink-water/
@Team ParentCircle Water is natures best health beverage with some amazing benefits. But is your child drinking enough water?
Let us make 2019 a year where we are more conscious of what we eat and feed our children. It is true that healthy, nutritious eating habits in children begin at home. Once you inculcate the habit of eating healthy and staying fit, children will enjoy simple, nutritious food more. Read on to find more about how to make nutrition a part of your household and your childs life forever! Click here https://www.parentcircle.com/article/10-nutrition-goals-for-your-child-to-follow-in-2019/
@Team ParentCircle Healthy, nutritious eating habits in children begin at home. Read on to find more about how to make nutrition a part of your household and your childs life forever!
In our super-busy 21st century lives, it is so important to be fit, active and energetic. Especially, if you are a parent, then it is necessary for you take out some time from your hectic schedule and take care of your fitness quotient. Being mindful about their health and fitness helps busy mothers stay happy and help their kids imbibe healthy habits. Here are some fitness apps to help moms get started at home.Click here to read https://www.parentcircle.com/article/best-fitness-apps-for-a-home-workout-for-women/
@Team ParentCircle Being mindful about their health and fitness helps busy mothers stay happy and help their kids imbibe healthy habits. Here are some fitness apps to help moms get started at home.
Indian spices are loaded with health benefits and they also add great taste to our food. It is essential to add the various spices in our meals as each spice has a unique benefit, be it improving your immune system or boosting your metabolism. Here are some more reasons to include the traditional masala mixes in your daily diet. Click here to read more https://www.parentcircle.com/article/traditional-indian-spice-mixes-7-nutritional-benefits/
@Team ParentCircle Love the aroma of spices in your food? Here are some more reasons to include the traditional masala mixes in your daily diet.
As parents we are always concerned about providing the right balance of nutrients to our children. It is essential to know how the food should be cooked or served so that all the nutrients are intact and not lost due to incorrect ways of cooking. Only when the vitamins, minerals, carbs, proteins and fats are retained will the meal be truly a balanced one and help your family be healthier. Click here to read specially curated content on How to prevent nutrient loss while cooking https://www.parentcircle.com/clipbook/how-to-prevent-nutrient-loss-while-cooking/
@Team ParentCircle What is the benefit in eating when the nutrients are lost? Read on to know how to get the maximum benefit from your food.
Have you been eating a lot of sweets or oily stuff, this festive? Do you want to get back to eating healthy and following a balanced diet? Here are some Diwali Detox suggestions for you and your family, to help you feel less guilty and stay more fit, click here https://www.parentcircle.com/article/the-post-diwali-detox/
@Team ParentCircle Diwali is one occasion when kids enjoy snacks and sweetmeats unlimited. In fact, they may end up consuming a lot more than what is good for them. So, here are some tips to get them back on track.
Do you struggle to handle menstrual aches and pain while taking care of your toddler? Here is a list of 10 foods which can reduce your discomfort during that time of the month.
Dear mothers, how often do you take out some me-time, just to take care of yourself? Do you take a breather from your parenting duties? We know that as a mother you must be dedicating long hours to nurture and support your little one, but here are some ways that will refresh and energise you and, keep you going strong and healthy. Click here https://www.parentcircle.com/article/selfcare-tips-for-working-moms/
@Team ParentCircle Are you a working woman who feels overwhelmed taking care of children, home and work? These 10 self-care tips will help you focus on yourself better.
Being a working mother, you sometimes forget to take care of your health and nutrition. After making sure that your family gets their regular dose of nutrition, you tend to ignore your nutritional requirements. You may often have a tendency to order food online or eat some unhealthy snack when you are hungry at work. But, it is equally important for you to pay attention to what you consume. So, here is a short article that gives you some great ideas to eat more healthy and take care of yourself. Click here https://www.parentcircle.com/article/healthy-snacks-that-are-easy-to-pack-for-working-moms/
@Team ParentCircle Do you feel guilty when you reach out for that packet of chips your colleague offers you to quell your mid afternoon hunger pangs? Then, these nutritious snack ideas are just for you...
After becoming parents, many a times we tend to neglect our health. If you are someone with a small kid and struggle to manage menstrual cramps and aches, here is a quick read for you that tells you about certain types of food that will reduce your discomfort and make you feel more relaxed https://www.parentcircle.com/article/10-superfoods-to-beat-periods-pain/
@Team ParentCircle Do you struggle to handle menstrual aches and pain while taking care of your toddler? Here is a list of 10 foods which can reduce your discomfort during that time of the month.
Are you a new mother or are going to become one soon? Here is a quick guide for you to take care of yourself amidst your busy schedule that focuses more on the baby. Click here https://www.parentcircle.com/article/how-a-new-mom-can-care-for-herself-and-her-baby/
@Team ParentCircle Mothering is hard work. No matter how prepared women are during the pregnancy, once the baby is born issues lurk in. So, how can new moms care for not only the health of her baby but of hers as well?
Sometimes you may be in a fix about the food choices you make for your little one. There may be so many doubts that you keep having, all the time. Here is an article where Expert Nutritionist, Luke Coutinho answers queries on Nutrition. Click link https://www.parentcircle.com/article/nutrition-choices-for-easy-parenting/
@Team ParentCircle Do you often have questions regarding food choices for your child? Get all your doubts cleared as Luke Coutinho answers the queries on nutrition.
After a C-section, a new mother needs to take utmost care of her diet. To recover quickly, there are certain foods one must eat and certain foods one must avoid.
@Team ParentCircle If you are new mother who has undergone a C-Section this article serves as an easy guide for you to indulge in some healthy eating and recover soon.
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