Make eating seem fun for kids,nutritionist Shikha Sharma advises parents

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Summary“Eating plenty of vegetables, fruits, cereals, sprouts and natural foods, making healthy food look interesting and full of fun, exercising daily or doing yoga for at least 30 minutes is the key to a healthy body and sound mind,” said Dr Shikha Sharma, Chairperson, CII Yi Health Vertical while addressing citizens and students during a session on preventive health measures and nutrition organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII’s) Young Indians (Yi) Chandigarh Tricity Chapter at CII Friday.

that Ayurveda is a vast science and a knowledge bank of a long and healthy living and wellness and is not just limited to curing diseases. It counsels good eating habits as well as breathing habits. There are so many natural things, she pointed out, which are available in our Indian kitchens and are very helpful for overall health.

In winters especially, Sharma advised her audience to have dry fruits, carrots, sesame seeds, amla and coriander juices, black pepper, honey, ‘Daal Cheeni’, mixed atta chapattis (like mixing jowar and bajra with wheat flour etc) to stay fit.

Regarding the use of chemicals in fruits and food these days, she said, “Our bodies have a metabolism built to throw such chemicals and toxins out. But for this, we need to keep our liver healthy and fit. This is possible by taking 20 ml Aloe Vera juice and 5 ml Aamla juice daily. Drinking lemon water early in the morning also helps detoxicate the liver. Drinking of alcohol should be avoided”.

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