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Summer is approaching and your baby is ever increasing. Want to take to the beach to enjoy the sand and sea, but also need to watch how much food.
After 6 months of age, your baby may be eating some fruit and porridge are the best choice for your digestion is not heavy. Some fruits that your baby can eat are bananas, apples, pears, peaches, quince, pineapple and orange.
Beyond the jam packed (which are also good and you can bail out), natural fruit porridge prepared by yourself will be excellent to nourish your baby, because they provide many vitamins and fiber, ideal for your stomach tract become stronger and ready for more solid food.
The mixtures prepared right before your baby will eat and not throw them sugar, they are very fresh, perfect against the summer heat. Do not forget that you should not keep them if your baby no longer wants to eat, besides giving them a special baby spoon not to cause any injury to his mouth.
Studies show that consumption of fruits and vegetables in children and adolescents do not meet the required amounts. How can ingest the percentage that allows them to have a balanced diet?
Is known to work and encourage parents to teach good eating habits in children, and make every meal time pleasant and family. However, in recent years there has been a change in the organization of most Mexican households, now both parents work and family meals are limited to weekends.
“It is therefore difficult to monitor and control what their children eat, who can opt for fast food and snacks with empty calories,” says nutritionist Maya Luisa Funes. Indeed, while in the care of someone, often argue that “I ate at school, but do not know what they ate.
Highly nutritious edible
Fruits and vegetables are the primary source of important nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and fiber. Therefore, their consumption is weak risk factor for the development of various chronic diseases: atherosclerosis (deposits of fat in the bloodstream), irritable bowel syndrome (produces diarrhea, constipation and abdominal pain), anemia (low red blood cell production almost always iron deficiency) and constipation, among others.
In this context, note that the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is intensifying its efforts to encourage healthy eating habits in Latin America, among which the promotion of eating five servings of fruits and vegetables daily.
PAHO recommends consuming 400 grams of fruit and vegetables each day (equivalent to five servings, approximately) as invaluable help to prevent chronic diseases, including cardiovascular, cancer, diabetes type 2 (high blood sugar levels) and obesity.
Problems and solutions
It is common for children, especially preschoolers, have a special aversion to certain foods, like vegetables. Although food preferences should be respected and considered when planning meals, do not let the child dictate his will.
“In this sense, it is important that the variety of foods that are cooked at home is very wide, in this way, children will have more choices and less likely to reject. In addition, above, also allows them to understand the need and importance of eating all foods, “suggests the specialist.
Keep in mind that eating habits acquired by the child from earliest infancy, marked the habits for the rest of his life. Thus, Maya Funes advice:
Present the dishes in a fun way, with ingredients that provide colorful and attractive, it is a “hook” for children and young people because it draws attention and is palatable.
Seek to start the day eating some fruit, either chopped or juiced; also have the advantage that they can easily be everywhere.
Include in your lunch or lunch a bowl of fruit or vegetables. And if it works, you always have these foods visible at home and reach of children, be aware that if seen, are more likely to eat them.
Always add a side of vegetables or fruit, whether in a salad or mashed, to the dishes prepared with meat.
Use pureed vegetables to thicken soups and add flavor.
Use some seasoning, or lemon and chile powder piquín.
Prepare desserts with vegetables (carrots, squash) and fruits.
Cut food into curious shapes.
Helping children to eat more fruits and vegetables do not have to represent daunting task. In its school breakfast can add different fruit every day of the week, for which we have many options. At meals we make salads with vegetables and colorful fruits, and always keep in mind that creativity before serving will be your best ally.