Dare I ask? Are your children growing up in a time where they need to be nourished? Is your family’s well being more important now than ever before? To help you figure this out I’ve put together a list of what I consider to be nutrious foods for babies. Note: These are not necessarily the best foods for kids 7 years old and up, but they should provide a good, solid base for flavor and motivation as you continue to develop your own healthy eating habits over time. Pregnancy vitamins are organic compounds needed in small amounts that your body can’t make for itself.
You know how sometimes it feels like you can’t eat or drink enough to keep your body healthy? It might be time to start feeding your baby foods that contain antioxidants and other nutrients. Babies who grow up on antioxidant-rich diets are less likely to get heart diseases, cancer, and other chronic illnesses. Many parents have reported that eating antioxidant-rich foods can improve the immune systems of babies as they grow up.
Nourishing foods is one of the best things you can do to promote a healthy body and boost immunity. Infant formulas pose a particular problem as they can be formulated to contain hidden amounts of chemicals and fillers, and their recommendation should be treated with care. The best way to encourage a baby’s development is to eat a varied and balanced diet free from added sugars, salt, fats and artificial flavourings.
There are a lot of infant foods out there. Do you know which foods are good for babies and which are not? If your baby isn’t eating much during the day, there are foods that can be used as replacements for solid foods. Baby food should be high in protein and fiber, low in carbohydrates and calories, and contain vitamins A and C. Some recommended foods for babies include eggs, cheese, chicken with lots of skin (of all kinds), turkey or veal plus pasta (no sauce).
Is your baby getting enough iron? Does he or she need extra calories to fuel their energetic, active lives? Good news! You don’t have to identify all the foods your baby needs. The baby food industry has developed a comprehensive list of nutrients babies need each day. All you need to do is find out the nutrient content of the baby foods you already feed your baby and act on those recommendations.