Make eating seem fun for kids,nutritionist Shikha Sharma advises parents
She also busted myths regarding the following of extreme diets for sudden weight loss as these can be emotionally damaging in the long term and can also leave certain organs malfunctioning, thus harming the body rather than doing it any good, she cautioned.
Sharing the mantra of a fit body and a healthy long life, she said one should try and have light and early dinners, drink warm water early in the morning, reduce intake of fried food and choose baked options instead, avoiding sugar as much as possible.
She stressed 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
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