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Foods can make quite an effect on your baby’s physical and intellectual development.

When babies start eating food, moms should choose foods that are not only suitable to babies, but also rich in nutrients and good for their development.

The followings are some healthy foods good for feeding babies.

Moms should choose foods that are suitable to feed babies.

1.     Pumpkins

The pumpkin has lots of nutrients like vitamin A, C, potassium, magnesium, iron, beta-carotene, protein, fibrous matter… that are good for the baby’s blood and eyesight. This food is good for feeding babies because it is easy to puree, tasty and has a nice color. Moms can cook pumpkin well then crush it to make gruel for babies, but you shouldn’t let children eat pumpkin pie which might be high in sugar.

You should feed children with pumpkin no more than 1-2 times a week to prevent jaundice.

2.     Mangoes

The mango contains almost vitamins, such as A, C, E and K; it also has other nutrients like fibrous matter, magnesium and potassium. That’s what makes mangoes to be a wonderful fruit which should be in baby’s regimen. If children know how to pick up foods, moms should cut a mango to small pieces for them to eat. Remember to get rid of the fibrous parts in order not to have it stuck in baby’s throat.

Moms should be aware in case babies are allergic to mango.

Moms should be aware in case babies are allergic to mango.

3.     Avocados

The nutrients contained in avocados, such as fibrous matter, saturated fat, potassium, protein, vitamin E, B2, B6, and C… are very good for baby’s development. Especially, the multivitamin B in avocados is able to improve memory, so it’s the perfect and huge source of nutrients for the baby’s brain development. Moms needn’t do so much, just need to peel the ripe avocado and use a spoon to feed babies; or you can cook it with rice to have a tasting deliciously buttery gruel for children.

4.     Beef

Beef is a rich source of iron which can support baby’s development and oxygen circulation. However, moms should learn to process beef carefully and sensibly because at that time, babies can chew meat.

Beef is a rich source of iron.

Beef is a rich source of iron.

5.     Chicken

Chicken has lots of protein and iron, which makes it a qualifying source of nutrient for babies to start eating. The breast part of the chicken is rich in protein and is low-fat. Chicken thighs have a great number of iron and fat. Chicken is the easiest digested meat of all and is located at the white-meat list; the white meat is easier to be digested than the red ones like beef and pork.

6.     Cheese

Cheese is rich in riboflavin (vitamin B2) that is essential to the energy-transforming process of protein, fat, carbohydrate. Though cheese is not good for adults due to containing saturated fat, it’s very good for children.

Cheese is good for children.

Cheese is good for children.

7.     Sweet potatoes

Sweet potato which contains a great amount of starch, amino acid, beta-carotene, vitamin C, B1, calcium, iron, magnesium, sodium and zinc… is a safe feeding food.

Besides, this food is low-fat, non-cholesterol and at the same time, a rich source of photochemical that can prevent diseases. The sweet, fresh taste of sweet potatoes will make babies interested in the meal.

8.     Yogurt

Yogurt is good and necessary to baby’s health. It provides a great number of calcium, which is better than milk, and supports baby’s bone development. Having 2 boxes of yogurt a day can provide 50% of baby’s daily required amount of calcium. Additionally, the nutrients and beneficial bacteria in yogurt help improve baby’s resistance and stabilize digestive system.

Yogurt is a great food for babies; though, it shouldn’t be eaten much. If babies eat too much yogurt, there’re many chances they have to face with the high level of acid in their stomach. This will affect the gastric mucosa and digestive catalyst excretion. Continue doing this, babies will lose their appetite. The recommended amount of yogurt for kids is 1-2 cups a day.

9.     Citrus fruits

Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C that helps improving the body’s resistance.

Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C that helps improving the body’s resistance.

Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C that helps improving the body’s resistance and absorbing iron from other foods. Besides, eating citrus fruits frequently can improve immune system, too. Citrus fruits have plenty of fibrous matters and pectin, both of which can stimulate the peristalsis of the bowel and remove toxic. Moms can feed children with these fruits after the meal or let them drink citrus juice.

10.  Tomatoes

Tomatoes have lots of vitamins, fibrous matter, antioxidants and are healthy, safe foods for babies. Tomatoes have the abilities to detoxify the body, regenerate cells, support the nervous system, avoid flu and protect baby’s skin. Moreover, tomatoes are also high-lycopene foods; lycopene is an antioxidant pigment kind that prevents cancer and heart diseases. Nonetheless, some researches show that cooking tomatoes with a little bit cooking oil can better the lycopene absorption.

You can grind tomato and cook it for babies to eat. Moms need to take notice of the necessary amount of tomato of baby’s meal.

Tomatoes have lots of vitamins, fibrous matter and antioxidants.

Tomatoes have lots of vitamins, fibrous matter and antioxidants.

11.  Carrot

The carrot is a source of beta-carotene, vitamin A, minerals and fibrous matter, and is very good for baby’s eyesight and heart. This is one food kind that is easy to combine, so you have a variety of ways to make it a dish for babies. 

The experts think that the amount of carrot should be sensible. To kids, we just need to feed them with carrot twice a week and 30-50g each, so that it can repress cancer cell formation.

Otherwise, if kids eat too much carrot, they can have anemia, jaundice, appetite loss, mental instability and restlessness. At night, they’re even startled, scared, crying, etc…

12.  Fish

The fish has many groups of amino acid and contains a wonderful source of omega 3 which is both good and necessary to baby’s development.  The omega 3 in fish is also good for the brain’s and eye’s development, and the improvement of the baby’s intelligence. Especially, salmon can provide an essential amount of fat supporting the brain’s functions and the immune system.  

 

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