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#TheSpunkyMomSuperIngredient - NUTMEG


😃As I had mentioned earlier in my Instagram story, I have decided to do a series of 5 super ingredients that are beneficial for kids. Since many of you thought its a good idea, here we are with our first super ingredient- NUTMEG (Jaiphal)

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⭐Nutmeg offers many health benefits for your little ones, and if you give this spice to your baby on regular basis, then your baby will benefit immensely.

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❓How to use:-


Nutmeg can be added to your child’s diet in a number of ways.

🍛You can steam an entire nutmeg with the rice your child will have. This will help the rice to gain the flavor of the spice.

🍼You can also add some grinded nutmeg powder in your baby’s milk.

🍗Apart from that nutmeg powder can be added to any non-vegetarian dishes like chicken or roasted meat in order to enhance the flavor.

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🚫However, giving raw nutmeg to your baby is not advisable. Babies less than 6 months old should not consume nutmeg in any form. After 6 months, just a pinch will do wonders.

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⭐If you are adding it as a powder, make sure that the food or the milk absorbs the powder completely.


💯Health benefits:-


✔1. CURES STOMACH PROBLEMS

Giving nutmeg to your baby may prove to be beneficial for their tummy. Kids are prone to gas or colic and adding jaiphal may keep such problems at bay. It also helps in curing any stomach cramping or pains in babies

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✔2. A NATURAL SEDATIVE

From a long time, mothers have been effectively using nutmeg for babies because this fragrant spice helps in inducing better sleep in babies. When you mix this spice in your baby’s milk, they may feel relaxed and calm, and thus, may sleep peacefully. Also, the use of this spice is beneficial in keeping stomach problems at bay, which may sometimes hamper with your baby’s sleep.

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✔3. BUILDS A GOOD APPETITE

When you add this aromatic spice to your kids' diet, it may help him in building up a better appetite, and a good appetite is beneficial for their overall growth and development.

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✔4. IMPROVES DIGESTION

Kids do not have fully matured digestive system, and thus it may lead to various indigestion issues. As you introduce various kinds of solid foods in your baby’s diet, your baby’s immature digestive system may create troubles such as stomach aches, gas or even diarrhoea. Giving nutmeg for diarrhoea in babies may prove to be effective in treating the symptoms of the ailment.

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✔5. FIGHTS COLD AND COUGH

This wondrous spice provides warmth to the body and thus helps in treating the symptoms of cold and cough in kids. Giving jaiphal for baby’s cold is one of the most effective home remedies

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