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Is Your Child Very Much Anxious?  Your Food Is Your Medicine

Is your child very much anxious? Your food is your medicine

Your child may have anxiety if he/she is having following

Symptoms –

  • Fear of attending any event weather it is exam or any social gathering.
  • Increased heart rate
  • Unable to concentrate on any work
  • Restless
  • Increased breathing
  • Unable to sleep or disturbed sleep.
  • Loss of appetite, etc.

little anxiety is normal in children

But if it is for long period, it affects your child’s health as

prolonged stress depletes your child’s body of

water soluble vitamins like vitamin -B & vitamin-C.

A diet rich in vitamin-B group, vitamin-C & minerals like calcium &

Magnesium helps your child in many ways. It is as follow-

# It helps your child’s nervous system to cope up with the anxiety.

# It helps to maintain brain function.

# it improves appetite

# it also helps to maintain proper nerve function, Etc.

So, let us see what are the sources-

Good natural vegetarian sources of vitamin-B group are:

  • Sprouts

You can add sprouts to your salads or make paratha

stuffing out of it. or just have hand full of raw sprouts in morning.

  • Nuts

Nuts like almond, walnut or cashew can be added

in any smoothies or It can be given in mid-morning or

evening snacks. Just handful of nuts is enough for your child.

  • Green leafy vegetables

You can make green salad or can make thepla or stuff paratha

out of green leafy veggies. Make sure that you modify your food according

to your child liking.

Good natural vegetarian sources of vitamin-C are:

  • Raw mango
  • Lemon
  • Plum

Good natural vegetarian sources of calcium are:

  • Curry leaves

You can add curry leaves to your tadka, green chatni or

Simply make paste out of curry leaves and add to your paratha stuffing.

  • Tal (sesame seeds)

Make chatni out of tal, you can also add tal to various tadka. You

can also add tal to your moth freshener (mukhwas)

  • Ragi

You can add ragi flour to your wheat flour and make roti out of it. You

can make ragi porridge or ragi sheera.

Good natural vegetarian sources of magnesium are:

  • Almond
  • Whole pulses
  • Green leafy veggies

It is wise to make sure that your child’s diet is rich in

these nutrients if your child is anxious.

Also consult your doctor if your child is anxious for more than six months.

That all for today

See you next Tuesday

With another Tuesday tip

Till then

Take care

Providing simple solutions for complexities of life

Dr Bhumita Makwana

Your Dietitian & Homoeopathic Physician

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