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Is sambhar a healthy food choice for kids? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Sep-2014
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User:hey doc
User:just wanted to check if Sambhar is a healthy option
User:for kids
User:i literally feed my child sambhar and curds everyday
User:is that ok
User:he does not seem to get bored of it
User:and since i am a working mom who does night shifts
Doctor:well, as long as the spiciness is kept within minimal levels should be fine
User:this is a shortcut to give all the healthy vegggies
User:it is not spicy at all
Doctor:Then i don't see a problem, there is nothing that would hurt the child
User:ok
User:does it contain all the nutrients that a child should get
Doctor:well, there, no. it lacks vitamins and depending on the recipe may be low in protien
Doctor:if you would like. i can have a dietician contact you tomo
User:i add carrots, beans,brinjal,lenthils etc
User:sure
Doctor:thats excellent
Doctor:ok. will do
User:it lacks vitamins?
Doctor:true, when you boil lentils and veggies, it tends to draw out the water soluble vitamins
User:ok got it
User::)
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