At this time of the year with exams round the corner, children and parents come under pressure and stress. A child’s diet is one of the most neglected aspects during their exams. The rules of nutrition are kept aside. Comfort foods replace regular meals. It has been observed that even kids who usually eat healthy end up eating a lot of junk food and drink pots of coffee to stay awake during exam times.
Remember nutrition during exam is not just counting calories but eating well which optimises ability to concentrate, perform well under pressure and helps body to function at its optimal level.
Nutritionpotli lists out some tried-and-tested tips to help you beat exam stress by following exam specific diet: Continue reading Healthy Eating During Exams
It’s June and all Schools have started……
Mother’s are constantly busy planning and working on making their kids lunch boxes healthy and nutritious . It’s a challenge for every mother to plan and think about healthy lunch box ideas for school going kids.
Planning weekly menu, shopping ingredients for weekly menu is an everyday task and as mother’s we can’t ignore this task. All kids need the right food and nutrition to keep them physically and mentally energized through the day in school.
In this article, Nutritionpotli shares information on:
1. How to plan healthy Lunch Box.
2. How to bring variety in kid’s tiffin’s by understanding child’s likes and dislikes.
Below are six ideas which will help you in packing a good wholesome nutritious snack and lunch box: Continue reading 6 Healthy School Lunch Box Ideas
Continuing the series on 5 Super foods to boost your immune system.
Spinach made our list not just because it’s rich in vitamin C but also because it’s packed with numerous antioxidants and beta-carotene, which may increase the infection-fighting capability of our immune systems.
Polyphenols, potent plant antioxidants, are what’s believed to give green tea its immune-boosting effects. To maximize the benefits and minimize bitterness, use just-below-boiling water and steep green tea no more than a minute or two.
A little lemon and honey can also help blunt the bitterness. But don’t add milk, because the proteins will bind to the polyphenols, making them ineffective.
Aloe Vera is a powerful immune modulator [stimulator]. It has the effect of enhancing the immune system function through improved digestion. Aloe vera acts as a potent anti-inflammatory agent, stopping the damage and leakage of the intestinal wall, thereby taking the stress off the immune system. It increases the number and intensity of all immune cells in the body.
Red Bell Pepper (Red capsicum):
These are known to contain a rich source of Vitamin C as well as beta carotenes. Red bell peppers help fight disease-causing germs very quickly and also keep the skin radiant and rejuvenated.
Gooseberry is the richest source of Vitamin C which is responsible to increase immunity. With increased immune system body is resistance towards common disease like flu, cough and also prevent infections. Gooseberry restores vitality and rejuvenates all bodily systems.
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My son does not like to eat vegetables……..
My daughter runs away when she sees fruits……..
My kids are fussy eaters……just eat potato as vegetable….
My kids just don’t touch healthy food……..
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