Top 7 Foods Your Kids Should Be Eating Every Day
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A healthy diet isn’t just about staying away from the wrong stuff but including the right amount of the good stuff. A balanced diet can provide essential vitamins and minerals that keep your body and mind healthy.
Balanced nutrition is all the more important for growing children. Here are the top seven foods your kids should be eating every day to ensure that they receive the balanced nourishment that their body needs.
An excellent source of protein, eggs are also one of the few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D, but the best part is that they can be prepared in so many delicious ways that your kids will never get bored of it!
Milk and milk products are an 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 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.
Available in two delicious flavours – Classic Malt and Chocolate Delight, Horlicks will not only lend a delicious taste but also provide added nourishment.
Oatmeal a rich source of protein and it has a very low-fat content. It can be prepared in multiple ways and makes for a perfect breakfast and lunch alike. It helps in cutting down on junk food snacking by keeping those hunger pangs away throughout the day.
Add them to milkshakes, a bowl of yogurt parfait, or simply serve in a bowl, these little berries are a rich source of antioxidants. Blueberries have also been linked to several benefits for the brain. They reduce inflammation and play a vital role in preserving and improving the memory and cognitive functions of the brain.
An assortment of nuts can be a great source of plant-based protein, fibre, vitamins and ‘good’ fats that are essential 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 in the long term.
7. All The Greens!
Get creative and keep finding new ways to sneak some green leafy veggies into your child’s meals because trust us, it works wonders! Leafy vegetables are high in dietary fibre, folic acid, vitamin C and potassium, and can thus aid 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 ensures the right nutrition for them and their growing needs.