How GHEE can be the perfect solution to your child's respiratory problems
Delhi based health expert and nutritionist Tapasya Mundhra talks us on how to utilize the desi remedies in our kitchen shelves to protect our kids from pollution.
As if the changing weather was not a reason enough to save our kids from airborne diseases, the new pollution scare that has engulfed north India has only added to the woes.
The capital city is currently experiencing a crippling fresh air lockdown thanks to the smog that engulfed the city. However, experts point out that it is not just the smog that needs to be addressed.
Pollution levels in all major cities across India are high to a toxic level. The air we breathe in so poisonous that we need to alert and cautious all the time. The kids need to be especially protected as their immunity is still developing.
Delhi based health expert and nutritionist Tapasya Mundhra, who is associated with Gold's Gym talks us on how to utilize the desi remedies in our kitchen shelves to protect our kids from pollution.
Start the day with turmeric and tulsi
Start your child's day with one glass of plain water with a little turmeric and tulsi and then keep them well hydrated through the day. It helps in flushing out all the toxins absorbed through skin and nostrils. Increase their uptake of Vitamin C with lemon, mausmi, amla and guava. Try to give these to them raw and if that is a problem, try juicing it up!
Ghee to cope up with pollution
Fats with each meal (ghee, olive or coconut oil, flax seeds, walnut) is an essential, for coping with pollution and also in the growth and development of the child.
Add food ingredients like garlic, ginger, turmeric which are rich in antioxidants and are immunity boosting.
Also, as much as possible, give cooked food to children in place or raw so that whatever bacteria sits on them can be killed while cooking.
A small tip to reduce intake of harmful substances in the air is to apply ghee on each nostril so that your respiratory problems are reduced
Wash, wash, wash
Make sure you wash vegetables and fruits thoroughly as they also get polluted lying in open stands. Have lots of plants in your surroundings so you get fresh oxygen. Plant some air purifying plants like bamboo, palms or spider palms in your homes.
Surround yourself with plants
Consider an indoor filter for your home specifically for your children's bedroom. There are applications on phone available that you can download that can determine the pollution levels in the air you breathe in you homes which suggest filters as well.
Look into buying a high-quality face mask that filters out dangerous airborne particles for your child. Try to be indoors as much possible and close all the windows and especially at night avoid going out. Make sure your children wash their hands the moment they step in.