8 common causes of stomach pain in kids

Kids often complain of stomach pain, but it is difficult for parents to trace out the reason for their pain. There can be many reasons behind stomach pain in kids. It can range from mild discomfort to severe cramping, burning, nausea, fever and vomiting in some cases. Most of the time it is not caused by serious medical problem but some time abdominal pain can be a sign of something serious. Stomach pain in kids can be caused by a variety of common reasons such as eating too much, needing to go to the washroom, or anxiety or worry about an upcoming event. However, if your child complaints of stomach pain frequently, it can be difficult to know the best ways to help and when to call the doctor. It is important to figure out the type of pain a child is complaining of. Whether it is pain covering more than half of the belly due to gastric problem or it is a cramp like pain due to bloating or a colicky pain which comes in a wave.

Eight causes of stomach pain in kids:

Gas: Gastric pain or indigestion is common in kids of all ages. It is commonly used to describe pain or discomfort in the upper abdomen. Some main causes of gastric problems among kids are, gulping down meals at a rapid speed, intake of aerated drinks (soda), fried junk, consumption of high levels of insoluble fiber (part of food that doesn’t get digested but reaches the gut to become food for the good bacterias living there), imbalance of good bacterias in the gut which support digestion.

Constipation: Constipation is one of the causes for stomach pain in kids. Children most often get constipated by holding in their stool to avoid or delay in bowel movement. When stool stays in large intestine for too long, it absorbs fluids from stool and causes constipation. Encouraging your child to make simple dietary changes such as eating more fiber rich fruits and vegetable and drinking more water can help in constipation. This is the most prominent cause in todays time. Children prefer food that is easy to gulp or belongs to the junk-food category. Excess sugar consumption in food also causes constipation.

Food poisoning: It is a condition caused by eating food, or drinks which are contaminated by germs or toxins. These harmful organisms produce toxins that irritate the lining of kid’s stomach and intestines. This can result in pain in abdomen.

Overeating: Too much of anything is bad. Overeating of any food, healthy or junk both can cause abdominal pain. Kids often eat too much when it comes to their favourite foods like pizza, fries, soda, burger etc. In addition to that, eating too quickly which is also very common in kids can contribute to stomach discomforts.

Lactose Intolerant: Lactose intolerant is an inability to breakdown a type of natural sugar called lactose. Lactose commonly found in dairy products such as milk and yogurt. A kid can become lactose intolerant when the small intestine stops making enough of the enzymes to digest the lactose. This can cause cramps, abdominal pain, gas and sometimes diarrhea. This is quite common in kids nowadays. Some kids who don’t have this concern initially, can also develop with time as they grow.

Stress: When a child is stressed, the adrenal glands make and release the hormones cortisol into the bloodstream. This cause the fight –or –flight response, and also trigger abdominal discomfort , stomach cramps, constipation, diarrhea and nausea.

Appendicitis: Recognising appendicitis in your little one is tough as child can’t always speak in full or describe their symptoms. A blockage in the lining of the appendix that results in infection is a possible cause of appendicitis. The blockage may be caused by mucus or stool or parasites or by a bend or twist in the appendix itself. It is mostly becoming common in children between the ages of 9-15. Food can also be a reason for this. Fried fatty foods can irritate the digestive system which can lead to appendicitis.

Stomach pain and digestive issues in kids can be due to lack of fiber or pro-biotic (good bacterias) in the diet.

Food for a healthy stomach:

Banana: Bananas are easy to digest and are known to ease stomach pain. It is loaded with calcium, magnesium, iron, folate, vitamin B6, manganese. It also contain potassium which help in case of dehydration form vomiting and diarrhoea. It has natural sugar (fructose) so kid will be able to get calories even if he/she is not eating much.

Yogurt: Yogurt can be good for a kid’s stomach health. It is rich in probiotics (good bacterias) that helps to maintain gut health. Having a little yogurt during a upset stomach may help relieve diarrhea too. Presence of protein, calcium , Vitamin B2, vitamin B12, potassium and magnesium in it helps to boost up the immune system and promote healthy digestive track.

Asafoetida (Heeng): The secret of this ingredient is being shared for ages. Heeng is added to food preparations which are generally tough to digest like beans and whole pulses. It helps to boost digestion by increasing the activity of digestive enzymes. As per a study, it’s antibacterial, anti-fungal and antimicrobial properties are used to treat stomach disorders and cure gas, bloating, acidity, constipation and improve stomach health.

Coconut water: Coconut water is rich in nutrients and electrolytes such as potassium, magnesium, and vitamin C which makes it an excellent choice for keeping kids hydrated after sickness and improves digestion at the same time.

Apple: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ Kids favourite apple has 3.6grams of fiber. Apple contains pectin, a type of fiber that feeds the good bacterias in gut. Apples are loaded with antioxidant, vitamins and dietary fiber, which helps to keep your kid’s digestive tract moving, also prevents or even treats constipation.

Peppermint: This green herb is well known for its refreshing flavour and ability to sooth an upset stomach. It has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal properties which positively impact the gastrointestinal tract. Peppermint oil is sometimes used to improve irritable bowel syndrome (an inflammatory condition that impacts the large intestine) stomach pain, bloating and gas.

Ginger: Ginger contains chemicals that have been found to relax and smooth muscles, especially those which are in intestinal track. Consuming ginger helps food to move more quickly and more easily in digestive track, helping to relieve stomach cramps.

Recipe for Veggie Pizza cups

  • 1 medium capsicum shredded
  • half broccoli
  • 2 handful corn kernels whole or shredded
  • 1 medium onion chopped finely
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Sauté the veggies- onion, brocolli, capsicum, corn.

  • 2 cups of flours (mix of any- whole wheat, ragi, sorghum, rye, amaranth, teff)
  • Add oregano seasoning and salt as per choice
  • Add 2 tbsp psyllium husk
  • Add water (to make sticky dough)
  • Leave dough to rest and rise for 2-3 hours covered with dry cloth and loose lid
  • Once done, take a small ball of dough and make into a cup and place in baking tray
  • Add veggies and cheddar cheese on top
  • Preheat for 5 min at 220 celsius. Bake for 15 min and serve!

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12 fun and healthy snacks that kids can make with you

Out of many ideas 💡 to make kids eat healthy food, one is to indulge them in cooking. It is always seen that when kids make something by themselves their interest for eating that food is always higher than usual. Kids are fussy eaters. They may like something one day but dislike it the next day. Involving them in making healthy food in a fun and interesting way, including their favourite or approved ingredients, has shown positive results.

So help your kids get out of their comfort zones and boost them to make and innovate some healthy snacks with these easy kids friendly recipes.

  • Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges/ Fries

Pre heat oven for 5 min at 200 celsius, peel the sweet potato 🍠 cut them into wedges or fries shape. Toss the wedges in drops of ghee or oil, salt (we recommend rock salt ). Place the wedges on a baking dish, bake for 25-30 minutes. Healthy snack is ready to serve.

High source of fibre makes it great for digestion and GUT

Rich in vitamins and minerals which boost brain development and Immunity

  • Dates Energy Bars

Clean the dates and remove seeds. Add walnuts, almonds and coconut to a food processor. Pulse till dry fruits are broken into pieces. Now add some seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, melon), add dates and further grind for twenty seconds. Repeat till dates are crushed and mixed with dry-fruits.
Now grease the butter paper in a pan and pour mixture and set it plain and refrigerate till harden. Now cut into pieces. Healthy snack is ready to serve.

Dates are natural substitute of sugar and fulfil kids sweet tooth without harming their health. They are loaded with iron, fibre calcium which are great for digestion, energy.

This nuts are packed with vitamins and minerals like copper, zinc, vitamin A, C and E which are necessary for immunity and eyesight.

  • Cucumber Sandwich
  • Cut the cucumber into thick slices. Layer the cheese slice and peanut butter or mashed avocado between the cucumber slices. Bind together with a toothpick or keep it open . Healthy snacks for your kids late afternoon craving is ready. Try this with red capsicum also.
  • Cucumber is nutrient and water rich veggie that prevents dehydration and ensures healthy eyesight and high energy in kids.
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate balls

Take 1 cup coconut or almond flour in a bowl, add some honey, pinch of salt and ¼ cup peanut butter. Mix it well and make small balls. Refrigerate for 10 minutes to harden. Dip the ball in melted dark chocolate and refrigerate further for 30 min till it hardens. Let your kids enjoy the goodness of peanuts.

  • Peanut is high in protein which is vital for growing kids. It has calcium, magnesium, phosphorus which is essential for bone strength. It boosts immunity, eye sight and brain development.
  • Peanut also contains high amount of vitamin Bs which maintains body’s energy supplies.
  • Apple Cookies
  • Slice an apple and spread a layer of peanut butter on each slice, topped with nuts, chocolate chips and some shredded coconut or nothing at all. Your apple cookies are ready to serve.
  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away” this not just a saying but actually apple is loaded with lots of health benefits as it is rich in fiber,vitamin c, antioxidants and potassium,it helps in reducing the risk of obesity.
  • Mint Lassi

Take a grinder and add few mint leaves, ½ cup yogurt, epsom salt and black salt as per taste and ½ cup water. Pour the mixture in a glass and garnish it with mint leaves and cumin powder. Ready to serve.

  • This salted mint lassi not only fullfils your thirst but also saves from adverse effects of dehydrating in summer heat. Mint is suitable for digestion and also instantly cools down the body temperature.
  • Yogurt promotes the growth of healthy bacteria and reduces the growth of harmful bacteria in the gut, keeping the digestion and immunity in check.
  • Epsom salt has magnesium which is great to keep the anxiety in kids under control.
  • Mixed Sprout Chaat

Take mixed sprouts (mung bean, moth beans, black chana etc). Add some finely chopped veggies of your choice (cucumber, onion, coriander, tomato, red capsicum etc), lemon juice, salt to taste and some chaat masala. This tangy and super healthy snack is ready to rock!

  • The sprouting process increases the level of nutrients- protein, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese and vitamin B, C, K compared to unsprouted plants.
  • Sprouts also contain lower level of antinutrients, making it easier for the body to absorb all the nutrients, so it is a super healthy food for your little ones.
  • Sprouting also creates enzymes, making is easy for digestion and gut health.
  • Yogurt Honey Fruit cups
  • Cut fresh fruits of your kids choice in a bowl (banana, apple, pear, grapes etc). Add some yogurt (naturally flavoured with orange, vanilla or lime). Add some honey on top. Garnish with choco chips or roasted nuts. Enjoy!
  • Your kids are definitely going to love this colour full combination of fresh fruits and flavoured yogurt. Fruits are an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals. They are high in fibre, boost your kids immunity and helps in brain development.

Strawberry Slush

In a grinder add some frozen strawberries (or any other fruit), lime juice, few spoons of honey. Pour this in a glass, garnish it with some choco chips. Serve.

Packed with vitamins, fiber and high level of antioxidants, strawberries are a sodium free, fat free, cholesterol free, low calorie food.

  • Roasted Makhana (Fox nuts)
  • Take an iron cookware. Add a few drops of ghee. Add Makhanas and continue to stir and roast till they become slightly brown. Sprinkle some salt and pepper. This crunchy healthy snack is ready to serve.
  • Makhana are a great food for brain development. They are also loaded with bone strengthening minerals.
  • Sweet Corn Salad
  • In a bowl mix sweet corn (steamed), spring onion or any other veggies of your choice, add crushed cashew and/ or almond, grated coconut and salt/ epsom salt to taste. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve this healthy snack.
  • Corn is rich in zinc, magnesium, copper, iron and manganese which makes is good for the energy, bones and immunity of kids. It also has a high fibre content which aids in digestion. Corn is a good source of antioxidants (carotenoids, lutein and Zeaxanthin) which promote healthy eyesight.
  • Chocolate Banana Bites
  • In a grinder take some dates, banana, walnuts, coco powder, cinnamon powder, peanut butter or other nut butter, pinch of salt. Grind them well in a paste and add some shredded coconut. Mix well. Apply oil on your kids palm and ask them to make small balls and coat them with some finely chopped nuts. Eat this healthy snack for sweet cravings.
  • Banana are one of the best fruit source of vitamins B6 and C. Loaded with Manganese, Potassium banana can aid digestion and help beat gastric issues.

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7 SUPER NUTRITIOUS WEIGHT GAIN FOODS FOR KIDS

As commonly as we hear about obesity in children, it will be surprising to know that many have to look for tips on weight gain for kids. Children who are underweight usually don’t have very good appetite or they fill themselves with snacks or fast-foods. So, the requirement of essential nutrients for a body is never fulfilled. Many parents associate lack of weight gain to lack of eating also. While this can be true, however, there can be many reasons of not gaining weight among kids.

The most common reason to not gain healthy weight is lack of consumption of healthy and nutritious food to meet body requirments. By making some small changes in children’s eating habits throughout the day, you can help them to increase (quality) calories they get. If the child is a good eater, then there is less to worry about lack of weight gain. It will eventually happen with age and for as long as it doesn’t, its not detrimental to health.

If the child is a fussy eater, then the challenge is to feed nutrient dense high calorie food. It is important for kids to consume calories which come packed with necessary fats, carbs, proteins, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Reducing drinks at mealtimes is also a quick tip to enable higher consumption of food, as water or drink can fill up the tummy sooner than it is ought to. Other tips include introducing four or five tiny meals instead of offering three big meals and encouraging few healthy snacks over the day. These are some of the efforts that can really help your child not only gain weight but also get a healthy and active body.

Some of the food items that can be included in your kid’s diet which can help him/her gain weight are mentioned below.

Bananas: Bananas are high on potassium, magnesium, calcium and Vitamin B9. The fruit is also rich in carbohydrates and is a source of instant energy. Bananas are fairly high in natural sugar, which enables a quicker energy supply than other foods. It is also a high calorie food compared to many other fruits. A cup of apple slices has about 55-60 calories, while a cup of banana slices has around 130 calories, however both are nutritious. (Recipe for Banana muffin)

Potatoes: Each potato packs about 4 grams of fibre and 4 grams of protein, which keeps kids feeling full. Being a simple carb which is easy to digest, Potatoes can also raise instant energy levels. To pack more nutrition to this food, it is preferred to consume them with their skin, which adds fibre and other nutrients to the diet. Consuming sweet potato is also a more nutritious alternative with similar calorie intake. (Recipe for fries)

Eggs: Eggs are packed with high quality proteins and healthy fats. Eggs are a nutritious food to eat when you are trying to gain weight. The egg yolk is imperative to meet the demands of the body for healthy fats. It provides a significant amount of protein as well as Vitamin B2, phosphorus and vitamin D. Adding two eggs to the diet provides 120 calories along with 12g of protein and so much more nutrition for the body.

  • Dairy product: Milk and other dairy products contain protein and calcium, essential for weight gain and muscle building. If the goal is weight gain, whole milk can be the best option since it has good amount of protein along with some saturated fat. Researchers believe that whey protein can be a dependable source of consuming protein to support muscle repair and development (how to make whey at home?). Additional studies have found that milk or whey and casein combined, can lead to get greater mass gain than other protein sources. (Recipe for whey protein buns). Cheese and cottage cheese are other nutritive sources of high calories.
  • Nuts and Seeds: Nuts and nut butters are absolutely right choice if you are looking to gain weight. Just one small hand full of raw almond contains 170 calories, 6 grams of protein, 4 grams of fibre and 15 grams of healthy fats. Pistachios, walnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia and flax seeds too are high in fat and calories and can help to gain weight and provide the essential fat for the brain. (Recipe for nut cookies or cake) or (Recipe for nut chocolate)

Soy: Soy foods are said to be high in calories, which means they can help you gain weight. 1/2 cup of soy nuggets/ granules will give about 100 calories. Soy protein is a great product to include in the diet to help with weight gain. (Recipe for soy wrap)

Recipe for Quinoa Rice flakes meal- 6 veggies, 2 grains, 1 sprout and nut

  • Heat oil for sautéing veggies
  • Add 1 tsp cumin seeds, chopped onion, garlic, potato to the oil
  • Once onion and potato become light brown, add peas, chopped carrot, chopped cauliflower
  • Add salt as per taste
  • Cover and cook till edible soft (don’t add water)
  • Add chopped mung bean sprouts and coriander
  • Add cooked quinoa and soaked rice flakes (poha)
  • Mix and cook till all is mixed well on low flame (5 min)
  • Sprinkle lots of lemon juice for tangy flavour
  • Top with roasted peanuts
  • Serve hot!

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IS FAST FOOD OK FOR KIDS?

Over the last two decades, so many fast food restaurant chains have emerged and are on a constant rise. Whether we are travelling, have guests, short on time, hanging around with friends or simply want to relax, pizza, burger and fries are an instant choice, both affordable and comfortable for parents and children. In reality, food with high sugar/ saturated fat/ salt (what does sugar do to kids?) and low nutrient value in terms of protein, fibre, vitamin and mineral is termed as Fast Food. Food that can be served ready to eat fast. Many of our children are fond of such ready-made food. But these foods have negative impact on kid’s health in the long run and some of the concerning outcomes are obesity, stress, hormonal imbalance in kids. A single fast food meal could add 300-500 calories instantly without much added nutrition, terming it as empty calories (Why should kids eat a balanced diet?).

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

During the early years, the bones of kids develop and grow while also being depleted at the same time. If the consumption of calcium, Vitamin D and other required minerals are sufficient, the health of bones will be positive. If the consumption of required vitamins and minerals are less, the depletion of bones will soon take over resulting is much weaker bones and easy fractures. When sugar is consumed, there is acid that’s released in the body. In order to balance this acid, calcium is extracted from the bones resulting in Calcium deficient weaker bones. Vitamin D assists in absorption of Calcium by the bones. Consumption of sugar increases an enzyme that degrades vitamin D and thereby also results in reduced absorption of calcium by the bones. Double whammy!

Vitamin C helps to make collagen and also delays the decaying process of bones. Sugar intake restricts the absorption of this vitamin into our body cells resulting in weaker bones.

Magnesium works on keeping the bones strong. Sugar strips the body of magnesium too by releasing it out through urine.

BEST SNACKS FOR CHILDREN:

  • Many packaged snacks for kids are extremely unhealthy. They are often full of refined flour, added sugars, and artificial ingredients like colours and flavours. Snack can act as great opportunity to sneak some extra nutrients into your child’s diet. Instead of highly processed fast foods, fill your child’s tummy with healthy whole food snacks that will provide energy and complete nutrition.
  • You may consider popcorn as junk food, but it’s really a nutritious whole grain. As long as you don’t drown it in unhealthy fat like margarine, popcorn can be a snack for kids. It is also love by them. Popcorn actually has 4 grams of fibre per 3-cup serving, which makes it a filling snack and good for digestion.
  • Amongst many minerals and vitamins that contribute towards Brain Health– Developement and Function, a few are Manganese, Vitamin B6 and B9. Just a cup of Makhana is enough to meet 50% of Manganese requirement for the day.
  • It is those rare snacks which is loaded with a good balance of Vitamin Bs. Not just Brain, Makhana also supports strong bone development of a growing child.
  • You can make them healthy when you use the right ingredients. Healthy cookies contain whole grain flour, which provide protein, vitamins, minerals, and fibre. It can be a favourite treat for kids and adults as well. Adding ground seeds like flax, chia or sunflower seeds to the cookie mix makes them more nutritious. By swapping out the added sugar and using other alternate like puree of dates or raisins or dried berries can make the cookie a healthier choice. (Recipe of cookies)
  • Bread is a staple food in many households. Healthy spreads for bread can be a good way to feed essential nutrition to children. It can not only calm down kid’s hunger pangs but also give a dose of good fat, protein and vitamins. Peanut butter mixed with cocoa and dates or honey is a bread spread which is loved by adults and kids alike. It is enough to provide with essential nutrients as well as antioxidants. (Recipe of spreads)
  • Mixed nut balls or laddoo are a great snack for kids to settle their sweet cravings. Peanut butter (or any other nut butter) mixed with almond flour, dipped in melted dark chocolate is just the perfect snack for anytime during the day. Consuming Nuts and seeds is among the best food with protein to meet the daily requirement of the body and also among the best foods for children in their developing years. (Recipe of nut balls)
  • Smoothies are a great way to pack fibre and vitamin rich fruits and vegetables, calcium, protein and good fats into drinkable meal or snack. They are really easy and fast to make at home, and you can create lots of flavour combinations using what you have. An addition of kefir instead of yogurt adds the necessary bacterias to the drink. (Recipe of kefir shake)
  • Cake or cupcake is undoubtedly a kid’s favourite. Using a whole wheat flour and mixing with seeds of Sunflower, Pumpkin and Melon together offer a great source of nourishment to the body. 1 tablespoon of this seed mix provides 5g of protein. A spread of this can easily blend with any dish and wont even get noticed by kids.(Recipe of cupcakes)
  • Recipe of Chocolate chip Oat Cookie with seeds
  • 1/3 cup each semolina, wheat flour, oats and melon seeds
  • Handful Chocolate drops (or more)
  • Honey (as per sweetness)
  • Pinch salt
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 2 heaped tbsp ghee or unsalted butter
  • Milk as little as to make firm dough
  • Take a big ball of dough
  • Roll in between two baking/parchment papers.
  • Preheat oven for 5 min.
  • Place rolled cookie with baking sheet on the middle rack. Bake as a single piece at 200 for 15 min. Once edges begin to brown, take it out.
  • Cool on rack. Once completely cool, break the cookie as you like or just eat rightaway.  

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Some Easy Pro-biotics

Probiotics are live bacteria (naturally occurring in food) that are good for you…your Digestion…your GUT!

Food habits, Lifestyle, Antibiotics, all together impact the Gut health of your body. When you lose “good”bacteria in your body, for example after you take antibiotics, probiotics can help replace them.

GHEE <>YOGURT <> DARK CHOCOLATE <> CHEESE <> KEFIR <> ACV

All these food products have bacterias in them that helps our digestion, immunity, and also increase the presence of more good bacterias in the Gut. It is advisable to go pro-biotic heavy especially after falling sick or taking medicines. Good bacterias lost during infection or otherwise can be recovered by eating food rich in prebiotic and probiotics.

Fermented foods are the most natural source of live bacterias- Probiotics. There is no recommended daily intake for probiotics, so there is no way to know exactly what quantity is best. Therefore, add as many fermented foods to your daily diet as possible.

What is a Pre-biotic? http://turmerich.com/2020/09/18/super-easy-pre-biotic-for-kids/

Kefir is a fermented milk drink similar to a thin yogurt that is made from kefir grains, which are high in bacterias. The process of making is similar to yogurt, but the fermentation process in Kefir is for 24 hours. The result is not a sour curd rather a tasty one. You can also load it up with nuts, seeds and berries to make a shake high in antioxidant, probiotics and prebiotics.

Yogurt has much lower bacterias (less than 5) as compared to Kefir (over 50).

Ingredients: kefir, blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, cherry, goji Berry, currant berry, chia, flax, sunflower, pumpkin seeds, frozen mango, soy milk

Try Sunflower seeds for that awesome skin!

This can takeaway your Digestion worry Forever

Digestion is amongst the most common concerns in kids today. This is primarily due to the food choices. Most of the meals nowadays comprises easy-to-consume options e.g. plain roti, yellow dal, potato, bread, white rice, pasta, cake, soup, noodles, cookies. While these food choices don’t lack nutrition entirely (if made at home), they do miss out on an essential macro-nutrient- Fibre.

Fibre is the non-digestible carbohydrate. It is responsible in keeping our digestion healthy and regular. Constipation is a nutrient-deficient disease which is caused by lack of fibre. The usual cycle of digestion is between 1 to 1.5 days. However, with the current food choices, this time has become 4 days. So even though your child may be regular, he might still be 4 days late (constipated).

Fibre travels to the large intestine without being digested and also helps to flush out toxins like excess cholesterol, lead, mercury etc that get released from food. In the absence of Fibre, these waste products get reabsorbed by the body. In addition, fibre is also the food for the good bacterias living in the large intestine (gut).

In older times, humans had the capacity to consume 100g fibre since plants were more accessible than hunting animals for survival. This has reduced to 1/10th now. Just with the addition of Banana Stem, a child can meet the daily fibre requirement considerably. Banana stem is 60% fibre, which is a god-sent solution to improper digestion.

  • Banana stem is extremely high in Vitamin B6, which keeps haemoglobin high, gives ample energy and helps kids fight weakness, fatigue and crankiness. Lower haemoglobin results in lower cognition in kids and this can carry on till later in life. 
  • Learn to make an easy dish using Banana stem

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This can takeaway your Digestion worry Forever

Digestion worries

Digestion is amongst the most common concerns in kids today. This is primarily due to the food choices. Most of the meals nowadays comprises easy-to-consume options e.g. plain roti, yellow dal, potato, bread, white rice, pasta, cake, soup, noodles, cookies. While these food choices don’t lack nutrition entirely (if made at home), they do miss out on an essential macro-nutrient- Fibre.

Fibre is the non-digestible carbohydrate. It is responsible in keeping our digestion healthy and regular. Constipation is a nutrient-deficient disease which is caused by lack of fibre. The usual cycle of digestion is between 1 to 1.5 days. However, with the current food choices, this time has become 4 days. So even though your child may be regular, he might still be 4 days late (constipated).

Fibre travels to the large intestine without being digested and also helps to flush out toxins like excess cholesterol, lead, mercury etc that get released from food. In the absence of Fibre, these waste products get reabsorbed by the body. In addition, fibre is also the food for the good bacterias living in the large intestine (gut).

In older times, humans had the capacity to consume 100g fibre since plants were more accessible than hunting animals for survival. This has reduced to 1/10th now. Just with the addition of Banana Stem, a child can meet the daily fibre requirement considerably. Banana stem is 60% fibre, which is a god-sent solution to improper digestion.

  • Banana stem is extremely high in Vitamin B6, which keeps haemoglobin high, gives ample energy and helps kids fight weakness, fatigue and crankiness. Lower haemoglobin results in lower cognition in kids and this can carry on till later in life. 
  • Learn to make an easy dish using Banana stem

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A Paratha meal covering 100% nutrients for Kid’s Brain, Stronger Bones, Improved Digestion, and High Energy.

Serving complete nutrition of the day in just a single dish makes it so easy and achievable. The tough vitamins to get covered are mostly Vitamin Bs. Vitamin Bs are crucial to give us energy, keep our cells healthy (including of the brain). This dish covers all Vitamin Bs (except B12) and most of the Minerals.

  • Banana stem is extremely high in Vitamin B6, which keeps haemoglobin high, gives ample energy and helps kids fight weakness, fatigue and crankiness. Lower haemoglobin results in lower cognition in kids and this can carry on till later in life.
  • Banana stem is 60% fibre, which is a god-sent solution to improper digestion.
  • Broad beans (Sem) is a Brain food. It is exceptionally high in Vitamin B9 (Folic). Combined with Whole wheat flour, this dish serves 40% daily nutrition required for Brain Development.
  • Manganese present in the Broad Beans and Whole wheat flour crosses 100% daily nutrition for stronger bones.

(Nutrition estimate is based on 3 parathas)

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An all-rounder Laddoo that strengthens your kid’s bones, keeps high energy levels, maintains immunity, aids in digestion and keeps healthy eyesight.

This laddoo is an all-rounder! It is loaded with minerals and vitamins required for your child for Stronger Bones (Vitamin K, Manganese, Magnesium, Calcium), Higher Energy levels (Copper,Vit B6, B9), Immunity (Vit C, Vit A), healthy Eyesight (Vit A), and Digestion (Fibre, Good bacterias).

This recipe will make roughly 8 laddoos (I made tiny ones!)

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