rock salt

How much salt are we eating? Let’s face it, we are all a little bit obsessed with salt. We put it in biscuits, cakes, cookies, curries, juices, and even butter! And we don’t stop there, we’ve come up with a bunch of different types of sodium chloride. Table, rock (sendha namak), kosher, Himalayan, iodized salt, and salt with less sodium – there’s no end. WHO recommends that adults should consume less than 5g of salt per day, which is less than a teaspoon. For children (ages 2-15), this amount should be reduced, depending on their energy requirements – but never over 5g. And babies andRead More →

sad child

Parenting is a hard job, and despite our best efforts to shield our children from negative thoughts, sometimes we ourselves let slip words and phrases that leave impressions on our children’s soft minds, shaping the way they think for the rest of their lives. Even if you didn’t say it to the child, even if you were simply talking to yourself and your child happened to overhear, these are five incredibly common phrases that you probably have used in front of your little one. Here’s why you should stop. “I’m so fat!” This is usually accompanied by “I need to start working out!” or “AllRead More →

Sugar may be very delicious, but you should only eat it in small amounts. Recommended Intake WHO recommends reducing the intake of free sugars to less than 10% of the total daily energy intake. Recent studies say that it should actually be less than 5%. In simpler terms, this means that all sweet things – be it actual sugar, or the natural sweetness in things like fruits and honey – should be only a very small portion of your diet. This is true for all ages, however, it is of utmost importance at younger stages. Doctors recommend completely eliminating any added sugars upto about 1Read More →

Cosy blankets, warm shrugs, cold mornings and sunny afternoons! Yes, the winter is here and this is the time when we all look forward to spending some time outdoors during the sunny afternoons to beat the cold. As much as we are excited to welcome the new season, we forget the difficulties that it comes with, especially for our little ones. With the decreasing immunity, our body becomes susceptible to many diseases like cold and cough, thus increasing the need to include the immunity boosting foods in our diet. Keeping covered with warm clothes is one part of the story. But we also need toRead More →

baby milk

Milk has always been called the complete, whole food that is extremely beneficial for a baby. Considered a filling nutritious meal, it is a common belief that if your child is having enough milk, it’s alright if he/she isn’t eating much of anything else. Milk is a rich source of calcium and several other nutrients, but it is not always enough. Calcium doesn’t work much without the availability of Vitamin D, and there are several other vitamins and minerals that milk lacks in. Every parent’s goal is to fill the tiny tummies of their babies, but we also need to ensure that we provide themRead More →

Parents always love to see their baby happy eating and playing, but constipation is one of those conditions that sometimes becomes stressful for both the parent and the baby. There are several medicines available in the market, but using simple home remedies at the first sign of constipation can help avoid further aggravations. All these tips are tried and tested, and they work like a wonder! Ajwain Powder – Carom Seeds are full of medicinal values and are an age old remedy for curing digestive problems, including stomach bloating and constipation. Directions – Wash ajwain seeds properly to remove any dust particles and sun-dry them.Read More →

Childhood is the best part of a human’s life – children just eat, play and have fun without any worries. But at the same time, it becomes very distressing for the parents (and the kids) when the kids fall sick. Therefore, immunity plays a very crucial role and boosting this immunity is an essential element for raising healthy children. This grandma’s recipe with ayurvedic properties works wonders in treating constipation, diarrhoea, increasing immunity in kids, and for treating cold and cough. Besides all the medicinal values, the iron from jaggery, the calcium from ajwain and the dietary fiber from munakka and saunf add to yourRead More →

Chores, when properly crafted and turned into fun games, can be the most important activities of your child’s day. Not only do chores help shape your child’s personality and increase his/her productivity, organizational skills and self esteem, but they also turn time that would probably be spent watching TV into something useful (while cutting out some of your workload!) In the previous post, we discussed age appropriate chores for the younger age group of 2-7 years, but as your child grows, you need to start tasking them with chores that suit his/her growing brain. Here’s a list of age appropriate chores for children who are over eightRead More →

Parents often shy away from tasking their children with any sort of household chores. After all, taking care of the house is the responsibility of parents, and so is pampering their kids. It is not wrong to let children do as they like, but simple, age appropriate chores can shape your child’s personality, confidence, and their outlook on the world. Studies show that children who do chores around the house become better team players and responsible adults. Doing things as simple as making their own beds helps give kids a sense of accomplishment and boosts their self-esteem, while helping with things like setting the tableRead More →