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2.7 year child. How many almonds are recommended for this age? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Mar-2013
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User:hello Doctor
Doctor:welcome to XXXXXXX
User:I have 2.7 year old son
User:I am giving him almonds everyday 3-4
User:how many are recommeded for this age?
Doctor:there is no specific recommendations as such
Doctor:they are natural protein supplements, and you can give him as much as you please
User:does it cause any constipation
Doctor:no , not at all
Doctor:the fibre in it, helps in having good stools
Doctor:so it does not cause constipation
User:is it ok if he eats before sleep?
User:in the night
Doctor:give him more water to drink
Doctor:during the day
Doctor:and increase his physical activities too
User:he is actually around 11 KG now, so will it be of any harm for his weight?
Doctor:you can give him, in the morning, since the digestion willl be better on a empty stomach
User:because I have heard almonds are good for weight loss
Doctor:no, where did u hear that ?
Doctor:are u giving him that for him to lose weight ?
User:no no
User:This is for brain power
Doctor:almonds, are protein and antioxident XXXXXXX
User:I heard it causes weight loss and I dont want him to lose weight :)
Doctor:and are not helpful for losing weight
User:oh ok
Doctor:almonds dont cause weight loss
User:Thanks Doctor for your time and suggestion
User:it was helpful
Doctor:You are welcome
User:have a nice day
Doctor:thanks, and bye for now
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