Top 7 Foods Your Kids
Should Be Eating Every Day
Published Date : 23rd June 2017
A healthy diet isn’t just about staying away from the wrong stuff, but including the right amount of the good stuff. Here are the top 7 foods your kids should be eating every day.
A fantastic source of protein, eggs are also one of the few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D , but the best part is that it can be prepared in so many delicious ways!
Milk and milk products are important source of carbohydrates, protein and essential vitamins (A, B12, riboflavin and niacin) and minerals, such as – calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. These nutrients are essential for the growth and healthy development of your child. The vitamins help by promoting the absorption of calcium, red blood cell production, metabolism, good vision, and blood circulation. The minerals help to strengthen bones and maintain the fluid balance and normal blood pressure. If your child fusses about finishing their glass of milk or bowl of yoghurt, you may want to consider adding a spoonful of Horlicks. Horlicks, containing some essential nutrients, would not only lend a delicious taste, but also provide added nourishment.
Not only is oatmeal a rich source of protein, it has low fat content! It makes for a perfect breakfast and lunch alike, and can help keep those hunger pangs away throughout the day.
In a milkshake or cut up in a bowl, this little fruit is a rich source of anti-oxidants. It has been known to lower the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and improve brain function.
An assortment of nuts can be a great source of vegetable protein, fiber, vitamins and ‘good’ fats that are important for the growth and development of your child.
Parents often exclude this from their child’s diet, but fish is a great source of vitamin D, which almost 70% of Indians are deficient in, and Omega 3 Fatty Acids, which are super important for the proper functioning of your child’s brain and can also reduce the risk of many major diseases.
7. All The Greens!
Keep finding ways to sneak some veggies into your child’s meals because trust us, it’s worth it. Leafy vegetables are high in dietary fibre, folic acid, vitamin C and potassium, and can thus speed up digestion, improve bone health and reduce the risk of major diseases. Greens like cabbage, kale, and broccoli also help clear harmful toxins from the body by creating enzymes that help rid the body of them.
The early years are the most important for building a healthy digestive and immune system, so make sure your kid’s diet is every nutritionist’s dream come true!