Why is a healthy diet important for child development?
Good nutrition is essential during childhood, as it is a time of rapid growth, development, and activity. This is also a vital time for healthy tooth development and the prevention of decay. General eating habits and patterns are formed in the first few years of life.
What is Superfood?
Superfoods are foods that have a very high nutritional density. This means that they provide a substantial amount of nutrients and very few calories. They contain a high volume of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. They are mostly plant-based but also some fish and dairy — that are thought to be nutritionally dense and thus good for one’s health.
Here are some Superfoods for kids:
1. Sweet Potato
As the season is changing, you will start to find sweet potatoes in the markets and we suggest you definitely make it a part of your daily diet. Mashed, grilled, or slightly roasted, sweet potatoes contain plenty of nutrition in the form of vitamin A, C, high fiber, folate, iron, potassium, all of which can help your champ stay ahead in the game.
2. Berries and other vitamin C rich foods
Berries taste delicious and all types of berries contain the same amount of nutrition in them. Very little fat, ZERO cholesterol, rich in antioxidants, fiber, potassium, and some protein. We can include berries in the form of smoothies, fruit chaat in our kids diet.
We all know how healthy and super beneficial green leafy veggies are. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that among all of these, kale is the currently raging and trending superfood and there are plenty of reasons to support this. There are abundant portions of vitamins A, C, K plus iron, potassium, calcium, and folate
4. Bell Peppers
There’s more vitamin C in a bell pepper than an orange, and kids who are opposed to cooked veggies often love to snack on raw red pepper strips.