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Ensuring that your child has a balanced, nutritious diet is no easy task but an extremely important one as a healthy childhood is what lays the foundation of a healthy adult. Pitta children tend to be overly energetic and have the fiery temperament their dosha is inspired by. Because of this, they have a tendency of being stubborn in what they wish to eat. And along with avoiding junk food, fizzy drinks and canned foods, a balanced diet can do wonders for his overall development.
Include foods with sweet, bitter and astringent tastes.
Avoid spicy foods, sour foods like garlic, chillies, onions and pepper.
Make sure that they drink cool water.
Fruits that taste sweet e.g. mango, banana, and watermelon, should be a part of their diet.
Sour foods like lemon, pineapple, and berries should be consumed in moderation.
Nuts like soaked and peeled almonds are a great addition to their daily diet.
Include bitter and cooling vegetables like bitter gourd, cucumber, bottle gourd in their diet.
To maintain ojas, add saffron in their milk.
Flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, popcorn and sunflower seeds make for a healthy and filling mid-day snack.
Maintaining balance in everyday life is exhausting and trying, and now you have to do it for not only yourself but also your kids. But if you followed the tips mentioned above, you will be able to keep your pitta child’s dosha in balance.
And if you still have doubts about your child and their eating habits, consult a Jiva doctor. Dial 0129-4040404 or click on ‘Speak to a Doctor’ under the CONNECT tab in Jiva Health App.
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