Taking the Bite out of a Biting Child
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Child care is a continuous learning process and problems are usually a stepping stone in learning more about children. Biting is one such problem that has to be handled with tender loving care. A biting child is a negative child and has to be tackled with immediately. Whether it is a home care or a day care or whether the child is just with siblings, a child who bites has to be taught the rules. The  [...]

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Foods To Bolster Vigour And Mood – Part I

Submitted by on August 11, 2009 – 10:10 pmNo Comment

A fascinating leeway has been achieved wherein many studies have revealed an interesting connection between the foods we consume and the way we feel. An indication that is been widely researched is that by simple alterations to one’s diet chart can boost one’s metabolism, mental disposition and eventually influence energy levels and mood swings.

  • The idyllic foods are among those which regulate blood glucose levels and elicit the production of serotonin in the brain that has an immediate feel good effect. So, the adage ‘An apple a day helps keep the despondency at bay’ may just as well hold significant bearing in our daily lives.
  • Though carbohydrates may possibly spell doom to most diets, they are the chosen energy resource for the body and are crucial in elevating energy levels. A wholesome option would be to include whole wheat or multigrain bread, puffed brown rice in one’s daily consumption that steadily raise levels of glucose and energy. The rich magnesium content in nuts like cashew nuts, almonds, hazel nuts and breakfast cereals aid in burning glucose to generate energy, a deficit of this mineral can sap out energy.
  • Macademia nuts are high in mono saturated fatty acids and aid in lowering cholesterol and are a great additive to sauces, dips and other foods. The selenium-rich Brazilian nuts are innate mood enhancers.
  • Increasing protein content helps in maintaining ideal levels of tyrosine, a form of amino acid that reinforces balance of chemicals like dopamine and norepinephrine present in the brain essential for staying sharp and attentive.
  • Vitamin B12 is necessary for maintaining nervous system, boosting immunity, combating fatigue, sleeplessness among other health benefits. It can be found in dairy products, plant sources, fermented soya, seaweed and spirulina among other vegan foods.
  • Green leafy vegetables, walnuts, flaxseed, canola oil, hemp seeds and are rich sources of Omega-3 essential fatty acids and folate. Increasing intake of avocado, olives or nut based oils that are also high in omega-3 and omega-6 and aid in boosting immunity, neural and heart health. Load up on citrusy fruits, beans and wholegrain produce for healthy dose of folate and fiber.
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