Top 10 Tips For Nutrition Of 1 Year Old Baby

As Parents we are always very anxious and eager and excited with all mixed kind of feelings for our baby. What the child would love eating? what should we serve? Would that be healthy and many more questions we get.

Annaprasana, getting the first solid food (cer...

Annaprasana, getting the first solid food (cereals)

Here are few tips that will help you to choose right:

1. After 1 year the child should be started on variety of foods so that they develop a taste for healthy food.

2. Your job is to introduce new flavors and textures.

3. Babies have little tummies so serve food that are packed with nutrients required to grow healthy and strong. Limit the intake of sweets and chocolates.

4. Always remember you decide what variety of food to offer at a meal and your child decides which of those to eat and how much to eat!!

5. Milk: 

Smarties and Milk

Smarties and Milk (Photo credit: MrMoaks)

  • Give milk 2-3 times a day either cows or buffaloes milk
  • If your child doesn’t like milk make milk preparations like flavored milk using various fruits.

6. Fruits:

  • Give fruits in abundance
  • Do not peel the skin of fruits as they are nutritious in vitamins and minerals
  • Encourage to have fresh fruit juice but avoid adding sweeteners to it
  • Avoid canned fruits and juices as they contain sugar and preservatives

7. Rice & Chapati:

  • Use whole wheat ( don’t throw away the bran)
  • Rice will give your child plenty of vitamin B.

8. Vegetables:

English: vegetables

English: vegetables (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • Green , orange, red, yellow all these vegetables are important
  • Use water boiled for these vegetables in making various soups for the child
  • Do not overcook. You can smash the vegetables using a spoon for the child.

9. Dals:

  • Make sure you include foods like pulses, dal, grams , peanuts , peas, beans, eggs etc in diet.
  • Sprouted grams or moong is good for digestion and overall health.

10. Chocolates / Cold drinks:

  • Avoid chocolates as far as possible
  • Do not give your child tea or coffee or cold drinks as they contain caffeine and it might ruin your child’s appetite.

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Top 10 Benefits of Being Vegetarian

Many times we have heard the debate between vegetarian and non-vegetarians. We always are left with what is good / bad for me!!

As per our study both the diets are good. Lets first understand few terms:

Lact-ovo-pesco-vegetarians: They eat dairy products, eggs, chicken, fish but not read meat.

Lact-o-veg: Eat dairy products as well as grains , fruits and vegetables.

Ovo-Lacto-Veg: They eat eggs.

Vegans: Pure vegetarians

If you eat vegetarian diet with balancing all the nutrients in it. It has a lot of benefits like:

  1. Vegetarian food keeps your cholesterol on low levels.
  2. Very few times you see vegetarian people fat.
  3. They have less risk for heart disease.
  4. They have lower risk of cancer of stomach, breast, colon, prostate etc
  5. They usually do not suffer from gastrointestinal diseases, constipation ,acidity, hemorrhoids.
  6. Vegetarian food is the best anti-ageing food.
  7. It helps in detoxification of the body.
  8. Vegetarian food is rich in fibre which helps in increasing the HDL (high density lipoproteins) ie. good cholesterol.
  9. Vegetarian diet helps in maintaining the blood sugar levels.
  10. It overall boosts your immunity helping you fight various infections.





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