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Improve Digestion and Appetite in Kids with 5 Best Indian SpicesAs a parent, with our never-ending research program, I’m sure like me you all have been listening to words like Gut Health, Microbiomes, Probiotic, prebiotic, gut flora, appetite, digestive health, etc, and wondering where to start and how to help our kids. 

One simple way to start is by following traditions. Yes, spices are seamlessly integrated into Indian cuisines that are sometimes overlooked and neglected. The spices present in our kitchen are used to saute (tadka), to grind in masala, add them to milk, add to flavor any food, and use them in many other ways. I’m sure we all are aware of these spices being used in Ayurvedic medicines and many simple home remedies too. 

One who knows the history will surely appreciate the digestive strength of spices—the invasions in India for spices and so on. In today’s video, where I talk about the 5 Best Indian Spices for Improved Digestion and Appetite in Kids, I’ll give you the list of these easily available spices at home and how we can use them for a healthy life.


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5 Best Indian Spices for Improved Digestion and Appetite in Kids:

Cumin (Jeera)

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Cumin aids in the secretion of digestive enzymes and can alleviate bloating and indigestion. It can be used easily in tadka of any sabzi, curry, or dal. It has great digestive benefits including the cooling of the stomach. 

Check Out: How to make Cumin Water for Babies & Kids?

Carom Seeds (Ajwain)

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Carom seeds help in relieving indigestion and bloating while promoting overall gut health. They can be used in making any type of paratha or just sprinkled while rolling chapati. Carom seeds help in easing the process of digestion. 

Turmeric (Haldi)

The golden spice, turmeric, is celebrated for its anti-inflammatory benefits and can soothe digestive discomfort. They can be added to khichdi, turmeric milk, etc. Turmeric is one of the top spices for digestion. 

Fennel Seeds (Saunf)

Fennel seeds are renowned for their ability to stimulate appetite, making them a delightful addition to post-meal refreshments. You add them in tadka or boil water with it and offer in sips to your child.

Cardamom (Elaichi)

Cardamom aids digestion and adds a sweet fragrance to dishes, making it a versatile spice in both savory and sweet preparations.

Other major benefits of Indian spices are their amazing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties along with their multiple digestive benefits. They help maintain a healthy balance of gut bacteria and also help in regulating blood sugar.  We must respect the cultural significance, versatility, and the way our ancestors have beautifully integrated these spices into our cuisines and also have guided us through seasonal usage and benefits of all these.  Let us start incorporating them into our regular dishes with more consciousness and scientific knowledge. This would be the simplest way to help our children maintain a Healthy Gut and improve Digestion and Appetite. 

Video: Improve Digestion and Appetite in Kids with 5 Best Indian Spices




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At Tots and Moms Foods, we have this product called Sweet & Savory Cookies which is made with millet & Jaggery and has Cumin and Carom seeds. These are great to be given every alternate day if your child has digestion issues, I even recommend this to adults with digestion issues. Do give it a try! 

And not just these cookies, all our cookies and all the products at Tots and Moms are naturally flavored with spices. Cereals, Pancakes, Milk boosters – all of them have one or other spice to keep your child’s gut healthy. 

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