Maximize your Child Potentials with Right Diet and Nutrition

When it comes to the food diet of the children, mothers have to face huge problems as the children have immense likes and dislikes. Even though tasty foods are eaten rapidly by children and are in huge demand amongst the younger generation, in growing years the need will be to eat more nutritious and enriched food. This is the most difficult part of all which troubles all the mothers of young children round the world. So how do you make the junk food addicted children of today eat home cooked, fresh nutritious diet daily? After all, for overall healthy development good diet is the main key.

Although it takes a bit of patience and creativity, this is possible. Check out some steps here and try implementing them on your children to make then eat right diet and nutrition.

  • Make a glass of milk every morning mandatory drink for your children. Milk contains lot of calcium which is must for their growth and for strengthening their bones and teeth. Make the children understand the importance of milk by giving examples of various images which are usually present in their school book. If the milk is accompanied by few dry nuts, then it becomes all the more enriched.
  • All the children have some dislike towards leafy vegetables and soups. So, instead of using it as a regular vegetable make it a part of exotic cuisines like pastas and pizzas. But make sure that your child eats all the vegetables in it. Make it a condition with him that you will give his favorite dish to him only if he will complete his regular meal. Leafy and other vegetables contain high amount of nutrients and vitamins and minerals in varying amount which are very essential for the body growth of young children.
  • Fruits are liked by almost every child. Although the choice may differ but general fruits like grapes, apple, mango, orange and banana are eaten by almost all children. Apart from these fruits make them eat pomegranate or papaya once in a while as these fruits have lots of therapeutic and health benefits.
  • Use of particular herbs like cinnamon, black pepper, cloves, ginger, tamarind or garlic in the diet is must. These are very good as antiseptic and help in the healing and repairing process of our organs. Children are more prone to fall and injury while learning various physical activities. Regular use of these herbs helps in building the immunity of children against bacterial infections and help in rapid healing of wound or injury.
  • Junk foods although are liked by one and all if eaten regularly can make one fall ill due to abdominal problems. Organs of children in their developmental stage are more prone to get infected easily. Good dietary habits help the children to stay away from such infections and keep them healthy and fit.

 

Just as we say ’sound mind in sound body’, similarly good diets keep your child’s health sound and help him/her progress in all the fields of education, sports and arts with confidence.

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Lifestyle-related infertility on the rise

Infertility is affecting more and more couples nowadays due to lifestyle-related causes.

Though many people still think of infertility as a woman’s problem, close to half of all cases of infertility involve problems with the men. In fact, about 20% to 30% of the time, a man’s low fertility is the main obstacle to conception, say experts.

In the past, female infertility was accounted for approximately 60% cases, male infertility for 25%, while combined factors were responsible in remaining cases. However, today the male factor is prevalent in 50% cases. One in every five healthy men between 18 to 25 years of age group suffers from abnormal sperm count. In every 100 couples, 40% males suffer from infertility, compared to 50% women. In the remaining 5%, the causes are common in both men and women according to researchers.

Infertility is growing at an alarming rate, especially in metros. It has been estimated that, globally, of the 60-80 million couples suffering from infertility, about 15-20 million are in India alone.

Highlighting the causes of infertility among men, the most common reason is low sperm count and motility of sperm. Other medical reasons are problems with ejaculation of semen, cancer of the genital system or exposure to chemotherapy or radiation therapy, diabetes, mumps in adolescence or immunological infertility where antibodies are formed against the sperms.

Treatment options for male infertility are: medical hormones, multivitamins and antioxidants for a period of three months; surgical treatment selected cases, Intrauterine insemination (IUI), and IVF (in vitro fertilization)/ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection of eggs).

Similarly, experts point out an alarming growth of infertility among young Indian women from the past few years. The rising statistics is due to social changes that have been taking place.

More women are focusing on their careers and are marrying late. The very process of planning a baby is delayed. Even today, most women are unaware of the exponential decline of fertility after the age of 35.

Elaborating further, latest research indicates that 10% urban Indian couples in their reproductive age are infertile. However, among women of 35 years of age and above, it is as high as 30-40%, because women are born with a fixed pool of eggs: one to two million at birth, 3, 00,000-5,00,000 at puberty, which reduces to about 25,000 when a woman turn 37, and further goes down to 1,000 by the time she hits menopause.

From the age of 32, the ability to conceive per monthly cycle decreases gradually but significantly, and goes down rapidly after 37. This shows a decrease in the egg quality. Lack of sexual activity is also a contributing factor. So it’s very important that both men and women go for a check-up at the right age to enjoy parenthood.

In women, the cause of infertility includes tubal disease, ovulatory dysfunction, endometriosis, immunological factors, congenital abnormalities and sexual dysfunction or unexplained factors. Techniques such as in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) and intracytoplasmic sperm injections (ICSI) have superseded older therapies, and in some cases have provided a back-up when all other therapeutic options fail.

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