Carrot Smoothie for Babies

Hi Folks! Today am gonna share the recipe which can make your baby’s intestine relax and if your kid has any indigestion issue, then this is one of the perfect recipes which could help a lot as a remedy.

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You don’t need cow’s milk or any animal milk to make Smoothie here.

Do you Know?

According to Paediatricians, Parents should not give cow’s milk or any animal milk to babies under one year.

Instead, you can use coconut milk which is one of the most nutritious food at this growing phase.

Carrot Smoothie for babies

Ingredients

  • Carrot – 2
  • Water – half glass
  • Coconut milk – half cup

Recipe

Add carrots in a cooker and pour the water. Now, close the lid and put it in a high flame. Wait for 4 to 5 whistles to get the carrot in a well cooked condition. Now, switch off the stove. Once the pressure get released, open the lid and separate the carrot and the water in a jar and glass respectively.

Now, you can add the coconut milk into the jar and grind the mixture. Do not add water to the mixture as this could make the smoothie nutrition less when you give it to your baby.

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You can take the boiled water (water used in cooker) for your baby to drink after he/she finished his/her smoothie.

Amazing Fact

Coconut milk contains high amount of lauric acid, which is also found in breast milk. This lauric acid protects babies by fighting against infections and bacteria.
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Note

2 or 3 teaspoon of water is enough for babies from 6 months to one year.

Health Mix (Sathu Maavu) for Babies

Hi Folks! Today, I am gonna share the health mix recipe which I have prepared for my little kid. You can start using this health mix after 20 to 30 days of introduction of solid foods. This will help you to know whether your baby is allergic to any particular food and also your babies digestive system should be adapted to different solid foods you give. So, always ensure that these criteria are met before you make this recipe for your baby.

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Note

Do not give health mix to babies who are under 6 months of age.

Recipe

This recipe will be very useful to build muscle strength to your baby as it is a protein-enriched food which you can give one or two spoons daily in the initial stage and you can slowly increase the quantity according to your baby’s age and food intake.

Always don’t force your baby to eat more quantity. If you do this, there are chances that your baby might hate that particular food in future.

Ingredients

Ingredients
  • Red rice – 8 tbsp
  • Moong dhal with skin – 4tbsp
  • Moong dhal without skin – 4tbsp
  • Urad Dhal with skin – 4tbsp
  • Roasted Bengal gram – 4tbsp
  • Broken wheat – 4 tbsp
  • Almonds – 4tbsp
  • Horsegram (Kollu) – 2tbsp
  • Barley – 2tbsp
  • Cashew – 15 to 20 in no.s
  • Pistachio – 15 to 20 in no.s
  • Cardamom- 5 no.s
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Procedure

Wash each ingredient separately once and make them dry either using fan or using sunlight. Wait until the components do not have water in it. You can use tissue papers to make the drying process quicker. Now, take a pan and heat it for seconds. Then, low the flame and add each ingredients separately. Once you felt some little crispy sound while sauting the item or when you see color change in some items, you can pour it to some plate to cool the component before you grind.

Remember!

Don’t add oil or water into the pan for frying any ingredient

Likewise, do the same process for all the ingredients. Remember, don’t fry the items for a longer time as it will reduce the nutrition present in the cereals. Also, it will give the health mix a bitter taste when you over fry the ingredients.

Once you pan fried all the ingredients, mix them and cool it completely. Now, you can grind the mixture either in batches using mixie or you can grind it with the help of a mill if you have higher quantity. I used mixie and it came out well.

Sieve the powder using a strainer to get the coarse and soft particles separately. Now, grind the coarse particles and do the same process again.

That’s it. Your health mix is ready. You can store this in an air tight container and use it for more than 2 months with room temperature and 3 to 6 months if you keep safely in a refrigerator.

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5 Foods that boost Male Fertility

Hi Folks! In the last post we have discussed about foods that can increase female fertility and so now I am gonna share about some foods that support male fertility.

If you are a male who wants to become a parent, just ensure that your testosterone hormone is in adequate level.

From the olden days to till date, only women are asked many questions about why she is not getting pregnant. But the fact is many men who are working in factories, men who consume more alcohol, tobacco and drugs are mostly affected by infertility than women.

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Unfortunately, our society blames only women unknowingly. And that’s why men’s infertility is a hidden factor always.

Now, I am gonna share some foods which you can take daily to increase your sperm count and mobility.

Dark Chocolate

One best food that increases sperm motility is dark chocolate. Try to pick the darker one. Darker the chocolate, better the results. Its rich source of amino acid L-arginine can increase the density of ejaculation. Also, the sperm count will be more. You need not worry about birth defects of your baby, if your partner announced good news

Garlic

Once I say Garlic, many might relate it to Covid – 19, as garlic played a major role as a immune booster. On the other hand, garlic is the one simple food which can help in male fertility. Garlic contains Allicin, which could increase blood flow to your sex organs and this reduces infertile issues. As poor blood flow to your testes are the main causes for infertility, garlic can curb it.

Vitamin C

Citrus fruits are enriched with Vitamin C. Orange and lemon are well-known citrus fruits. Nutritionist recommend Vitamin C as it can help absorbing more iron to the body and also Vitamin C aids in brain development. If you take oranges regularly in your diet, it can improve the overall health of your sperm

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Zinc

Food supplements such as Pumpkin seeds, Oysters are rich sources of Zinc, which can even treat infertility. When your body has adequate quantity of zinc, then your semen volume will be more. Also, zinc has the potential to change sperm morphology of an infertile male

Water

And here is the last but not the least component, Water! You might be wondering on seeing this. But water has the ability to change many things in our body. The more you drink water, the more your sperm can swim easier. If you do not drink enough water your body requires, this might increase the thickness of your sperm due to dehydration. This could affect your sperm motility.

Hair Care Ideas which you won’t regret after Attempting

As today is Saturday, I’m gonna post some hair care ideas which you can try in this weekend.

With the routine life, we often forget even to apply oil to our hair. Many men working in industries and factories are mostly prone to hair fall problems. Also, women who are in their postpartum face similar hair fall issues. Some young professionals feel that their hairs are so frizzy and they can’t manage with it when they are in a meeting with their boss.

You might have emptied many shampoo bottles, conditioners, serums and other hair care products. If you didn’t get any better results with those, just try with the below ideas I’m gonna share and let me know whether it worked. As the tips doesn’t involve any chemicals, you won’t regret even if you don’t get the expected outcome. In simple, just try!

Egg and Lemon

Take one egg and remove the yolk part. Just pour the egg white in a bowl and mix some 6 to 7 drops of lemon juice. Whisk and mix it well. Now, apply the mixture on your scalp in your hair roots. Wait for half an hour for the mix to settle. Once it is done, have a good hair wash with any mild shampoo. Do this twice a week, and your hair will grow healthy with a glowing look. As egg white is full of protein, your hair will get ample amount of protein for growth.

Onion

Take handful of onion and grind this into a very fine paste. This paste is very helpful for those who are struggling with extreme hair loss. When you apply this daily before hair wash, you can see new hair growth and your hair will be robust and dense. As onion contains sulfur, this promotes the production of collagen which aids in healthy skin and hair. If you continuously try this idea at least twice a week for 3 to 4 months, you can see the better outcome

Olive oil

Applying olive oil instead of normal hair oil can give some good results. Take olive oil in your palm and apply it on the roots of your hair. Now, gently massage the oil on your entire scalp. Also, apply the oil in your hair tip to reduce your split ends. You can leave this olive oil mask for about 15 minutes and take shower with lukewarm water added with the shampoo you always use.

Things to Remember!

You need not apply olive oil daily. You can try this mask once a week or twice a month to have stronger hair.

Fenugreek Seeds

For years, fenugreek seeds are used for many health problems especially cooling our body. People who are working in industries mostly face hair fall problems because of their body heat. For these type of people, just soak the fenugreek seeds over night and grind the seeds in the morning and apply it on your head. Follow this step 30 minutes before you wash your hair.

Curry Leaves

Take a handful of curry leaves and heat with coconut oil. Wait for the oil to splutter and now you can turn off the fire. Ensure that you cool this oil and now use it on your hair and the scalp. You can use this oil daily or before your shower. As curry leaves contain beta-carotene and proteins, it can lessen hair loss and improves the growth. With its amino acids and antioxidants, your hair follicles will get strengthened.

Do you know?

Using curry leaves help in reducing dandruff as this can remove dead hair follicles which is one of the reasons behind dandruff issues.

Bottom Line

On the whole, just read the entire article and find which idea suits your requirement. If you already tried any of the ideas, let me know the outcome you got. In addition, do comment any other hair care tips which you have attempted in this pandemic.

A shampoo which I personally suggest. Click on the pic to get this

Golden Milk and its Health Benefits

Have you heard the word “Golden Milk” ever? If yes, then you might also know about the delectable aroma and tremendous health benefits it has. Golden (Turmeric) Milk is nothing but a home-made drink which can be regularly taken. As turmeric is India’s most versatile spice, most of the Asian people might know about the advantages it contains.

Here, I am gonna explain the health benefits of Golden Milk which can be easily made with the ingredients in your house.

Golden Milk (Turmeric Milk)

1. Sleeping Aid

As the key ingredients(milk and turmeric) of Golden Milk has anti-depressant properties, it increases the serotonin levels in the brain. This will make you to feel relax, calm and drowsy. Have a habit of drinking Golden Milk once a day before you go to bed. It will act as a remedy for insomnia.

2. Immunity Booster

Curcumin in turmeric has antibacterial,antiviral and anti-fungal properties, which help to get rid of cold, flu and other infections.

Also, the other ingredients in Golden Milk carry antioxidants which aid in boosting your immune system. Try consuming the Golden Milk in the morning with empty stomach. This increases the chances of strengthening your immunity.

3. Better Digestion

Troubles like bloating , heart burns can be reduced when the Golden Milk is consumed on a regular basis. If you had a heavy lunch, then take a cup of Golden Milk which helps in fat digestion by increasing the flow of bile.

In addition, it lessens loss of appetite and gastro-intestinal infections. Children can consume the Golden Milk to get rid of worms in the stomach

4. Headache Remedy

As turmeric has blood thinning effect, your nerves will get proper blood circulation. Take a cup of warm turmeric milk. This can ease your headache whether it is due to sinus or mental stress.

5. Improves Women’s Reproductive Health

Turmeric acts as estrogen, which increases fertility in women. People who have issues in conceiving can consume golden milk daily to avoid hormonal insufficiency. Also, women who have pain during their periods find relief by consuming the milk at that time

Though it has many benefits, women who are in their first trimester of pregnancy are not advised to take the golden milk regularly as it is a uterine stimulant.

6. Anti-Cancer Agent

The Curcumin present in turmeric can kill cancer cells and prevent spreading it to other body parts. Consuming turmeric milk routinely assists in preventing malignant growths too. Nevertheless, this cannot cure cancer at the final stage

Bottom Line

On the whole, compared to other drinks such as coffee and tea, one can consume Golden Milk daily to stay healthy as you all know health is wealth.

The recipe for the Golden Milk will be posted by this week itself. Follow our blog to get the recipe in your mailbox.