Infants and young children do not eat many foods, because their stomachs are tiny. Therefore, it is important to feed them with foods that are packed with nutrients. Natural foods are rich in nutrients and antioxidants.
They are easily digested and keep body and mind healthy and that’s the big thing.
These 10 superfoods are essential for children, and their growing bodies:
Avocado is the best food for your baby. It has a perfect consistency, contains an abundance of nutrients including high levels of Omega-3. You can simply slice an avocado and give it to your child. If you want a smoother consistency, add a bit of milk of almonds, or you can introduce it in mixtures.
Beans are very nutritious. The beans are very rich in antioxidants, meaning it contains 10 times more antioxidants than an orange. Beans are rich in fiber, which prevents constipation in a child. It is rich in iron, protein and vitamin B. To reduce the time of boiling, you can soak it overnight.
Blueberries are very nutritious. They are very high in antioxidants, in comparison with any other fresh fruit and are very beneficial for your child’s brain, urinary system, nervous system, heart, and eyes. Blueberries are also rich in fiber as well as vitamins A and C.
Coconut contains fatty acids, which have significant health benefits and are similar to those found in breast milk. They help stimulate the immune system, improve digestion and balances the sugar from the bloodstream.
Seeds of Chia
Chia seeds have a higher amount of antioxidants than blueberries and have more calcium than whole milk. They also have a large amount of Omega-3, magnesium, potassium, iron, fiber, and protein.
Leafy dark greens
Leafy greens are rich in antioxidants, iron and folic acid. They are super foods because they contain large amounts of vitamin C, and K, as well as calcium.
Oats are a good source of soluble and insoluble fibers and they are also rich in phytochemicals, vitamin E, zinc, iron, magnesium, and selenium. Oats are a good source of protein and a very good way to start the morning. Use just oats or add fruit.
Quinoa is a complete protein and is perfect for children, vegetarians, it contains a large amount of lysine, an amino acid important for tissue growth and repair. Quinoa has a large amount of fiber and is rich in nutrients, such as manganese, magnesium and it has a very high content of iron. Quinoa is a gluten-free cereal and is an alternative to rice and grains.
Sweet potatoes are rich in phytonutrients and are rich in vitamins A and C. They have a naturally sweet taste and creamy texture.
Updated: 17 April 2019