Superfoods for Kids and Toddlers
By Angela Ilagan | | baby and nutrition, baby's nutrition, health, superfood for babies, superfood for kids
Early childhood nutrition plays a huge role in reducing the kid's susceptibility to getting diseases and illnesses in their infancy and beyond.
Babies and toddlers need to eat the right food even at a young age. This is why incorporating their meals with the necessary nutrient is crucial for their growth and development.
Kid's meals should comprise a variety of nutrient-dense food. Luckily, superfoods are just within reach.
What are superfoods?
Superfoods are food rich in vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients. This superfood provides the necessary sustenance for your child's better immunity, growth, and development.
So, if your little one reaches 6 months of age and you still haven't started giving them a superfood, perhaps today is the best time to start. Just make sure you begin slowly introducing this healthy food to them. Take note, prepare these healthy superfoods following your baby's eating skills.
We listed down a few superfoods which are good for your kids and the whole family as well:
1. Blueberry and other berries
Well, berries are safe for babies 6 months of age and older to consume.
Blueberry and other berries are rich in manganese, fiber, potassium, vitamin C, K, and other antioxidants.
In general, it's good for kids to consume avocado or avocado puree for babies. This superfood belongs among the top healthiest for little ones to consume.
Avocado offers 20 different vitamins and minerals essential for overall health. This includes heart-healthy fats, Vitamin K, fiber, folate, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin B. Its creamy texture is perfect for little ones, however, be careful with the amount you give them.
Besides being affordable on the market and convenient to find, Yoghurt is actually one of the foods which are known to boost kids' immunity and help improve kids' digestion.
Moreover, yogurt comprises protein, iron, antibacterial elements, phosphorus, and even lactose.
Broccoli is a wonderful superfood for your precious one. It's definitely rich in Vitamin C, folic acid, fiber, beta-carotene, potassium, and iron.
Oatmeal is another great superfood to feed to your baby as it is packed with Vitamin B, E, and zinc.
We can't deny the nutrients we can gain from eggs. Eggs are often overlooked, however, it's rich in protein and vitamin D which are essential in kids' growth and development.
Beetroots provide a good amount of antioxidants, folate, manganese, Vitamin C, and potassium. Though it's best to feed this superfood once your baby reaches eight months of age.
8. Green leafy vegetable
We can't overlook the huge importance of greens. Spinach is one of the best green leafy vegetables to give to your baby. Green leafy vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals for better eyes, bones, and overall health.
Take note, it's best to start feeding them this superfood when they reach 8 months old. You can puree, or finger food it as it is.
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