Genelia Deshmukh is a doting and caring mother to sons Riaan and Rahyl and shares a beautiful bond with them that her fans get to see through her social media too. Always concerned about the safety and wellness of her kids, Genelia recently joined hands with Vicks Vaporub and in an exclusive conversation with SpotboyE.com, talks about her parenting style.
Ask the actress about how she makes sure that her sons have a healthy lifestyle, and she replies, “We are pretty spot on about keeping our kids healthy. And those once-in-a-whiles, where they have to be kids, they are kids there. On the whole, I follow this 80-20 rule with them, where 80 percent of their diet, they eat great and healthy food, and it’s fun and healthy, not some extra effort. They have also gotten used to it now. We are vegan and follow a plant-based diet, so their diet doesn’t have anything to do with meat, eggs or dairy but they are still eating healthy food. They would see their friends eating chocolates but they themselves say that they can’t eat it, so that makes me feel happy.”
On joining hands with Vicks, Genelia insists that the monsoon season and the consequential flu outbreak is a big concern for her and this product comes in handy for combatting that. “In general, monsoons are stressful with all the viruses jumping over. Over years, we have followed the age-old theory of steam inhalations and vicks rubs. I remember when I was a kid, it was so exciting to smell Vicks, and get that goodness to release your blocked nose and all cough and cold symptoms. You could even put it in water to inhale,” she shares.
Even the ingredients of the Vicks Vaporub strengthen her belief in the product. “I take my baths in Eucalyptus water everyday as I put two drops of eucalyptus oil in my bath water, so that was encouraging for me as Vicks has eucalyptus, menthol and camphor. I felt it was a perfect combination that is important. You can’t stop a cough or cold from coming, you can just make yourself immunity-wise stronger internally and externally. So, as important as it is to have a healthy and balanced diet, you also need to take care of having things to combat it and Vicks really help out in that,” she asserts, adding that she is very pro-steam inhalations, pro-salt water gargles and pro-eating rightfully.
Ask Genelia about the contribution of husband Riteish Deshmukh in helping her achieve her health goals for her kids and she gushes, “I crib quite a bit about it but honestly Riteish is fabulous. He takes that time out to be with his kids and teach them. He is so superior in art, as compared to me who can’t even draw a line. He is an artist and he spends that time with our kids to do that. Even though I don’t want him to hear it, as a dad Riteish is a 10.”
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