Causes of obesity in childrenNow a days sedentary lifestyles and faulty dietary habits are the major cause of obesity in children.
Diabetes in pregnant women also causes obesity in newborn babies.
Hereditary and idiopathic are also causes of obesity in children.
How to diagnose Obesity
BMI is 1st and is mostly used for obesity severity checking.
BMI calculation weight in kilograms divided by height in centimeters.
Below 18.5 - underweight.
25.0- 29.9 overweight
30.0-34.9 obesity class 1
35.0-39.9 obesity class 2
Above 40 obesity class 3
Home Remedies for obesity in children
Exercise is the first medicine for obesity, plays, dance, and other physical activities are also helpful.
A better diet is also useful in reducing weight in children. Include vegetables like tomatoes, carrots, and leafy vegetables in your child's diet.
Barley, jawar, ragi, and soybean are better options rather than normal wheat and rice flour.
Munching options for children are roasted chickpea, fruits, and popcorn.
Reducing oil in the diet and using cow ghee is better to nourish and useful in obesity.
Avoiding junk food, bakery items, and sugary things in a diet is useful in obesity.
Treating constipation with laxatives (Triphala powder and amaltas) is also helpful.
A liquid and hot diet are beneficial for obesity.
Including honey instead of sugar in the child's diet.
A wholesome diet and hot water during the day are better to improve metabolism and reduce weight.