Are you an overwrought mother, forever worrying about the eating habits of your children? You care about your child’s nutrition and know that it is related to growth and development but do not know how to make healthy food choices. Children grow and change rapidly in their early years. Being prepared will make life easier… [ Continue Reading ]
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Exactly What is a Balanced Diet?
You often hear the phrase ‘balanced diet’ and its advantages, particularly for pregnant mothers and growing children. What does this mean? It only means that you should have a good balance of body-building proteins, energy-giving carbohydrates and fats, enough of minerals like iron and calcium, and all the vitamins. You do not have to be… [ Continue Reading ]
Better Methods of Cooking to Preserve the Nutrients
Every mother should have some basic knowledge of the right way of cooking food so that the food value is preserved. Cooking involves many processes like boiling, steaming, frying, roasting, or baking. Boiling and steaming result in comparatively greater loss of nutrients, particularly when the water is thrown away as in the case of rice… [ Continue Reading ]
The Body’s Building Blocks
What are the foods we eat made of? It is useful to know about the chemical composition of foodstuffs as it helps us in determining the type of food we ought to consume. In the case of children, this knowledge is vital as it allows us to choose the right foods for their growing bodies…. [ Continue Reading ]
The Overweight Child
Aditi is barely eight years old. But lately she’s put on more weight than many children her age. It’s a cause of worry to her parents, both of whom were overweight as children. They have cut down on her food intake though it’s rather difficult to get her to follow her new diet. For years… [ Continue Reading ]
The Food Pyramid: Dietary Guidelines for Kids
So you want to ensure that your family follows the right diet. But you don’t know how to begin and with what types of foods. How about following the Food Pyramid guidelines? The Food Pyramid is an outline of what to eat each day based on some dietary guidelines. Far from being a rigid prescription… [ Continue Reading ]
Spices of Life: characteristics of the styles of cooking in India
The home of spices! Not for nothing is India known by this epithet as over 50 of the widely-known spices and other countless ones are grown here. From ancient times onwards, sailing ships carried Indian spices to the Middle East and Europe. It was the lure of spices that brought western explorers like Vasco da… [ Continue Reading ]
What is the right nutrition for the baby?
Ever since your baby’s birth a few months ago, one worry bothers you more than any other. What is the right nutrition for the baby? Am I feeding her right? What happens when she grows up a little more? What are the foods I have to feed her then? While every child has his or… [ Continue Reading ]
Does your Child Say ‘No’ to Food?
Come mealtime and a picture of an ensuing battle – getting your child to eat – invariably flashes past your eyes. All your efforts to make healthy food choices for your child meet with resistance, as there is no help from their end. This is a familiar story I am sure. Food negativism is a… [ Continue Reading ]
Don’t Fall for the Latest Food Fad
Between two and five years, many children develop all kinds of food fads for many of which the parents themselves may be responsible. Very often the mother thinks that a particular food is good for the child and she insists on the child having it. The child becomes equally adamant and refuses to eat whenever… [ Continue Reading ]