Rice serves as a good source of energy for babies because it is high in calories. Rice also contains useful proteins that aid muscle development, and help in the build-up of ligaments and tendons. It is easy to digest and is a good source of B complex which plays an important role in the overall development of baby including physical and brain development.
Yellow corn provides babies with a good supply of vitamins especially vitamin B complex which plays a vital role in the development of babies. Thiamine, niacin, and folate are also found in corn. Thiamin helps in maintaining nerve and brain development, niacin is helpful in the metabolism of sugars, proteins, and fatty acids while folate reduces the risk of anemia in babies. Corn also contains essential minerals such as phosphorus which is good for bone health and iron for the production of hemoglobin. It has antioxidant properties, acts as a natural laxative, and is good for eyesight.
Wheat is one of the best sources of carbohydrates necessary for the generation of energy for physical and mental activity. It provides energy for babies to perform their daily activities. Wheat is easily digestible and keeps the intestines healthy, reducing the chances of flatulence. It is a good source of vitamin B and other minerals necessary for the overall development of the body.
Millet is a very nutritious grain for babies and is useful for their growth. It is rich in minerals and B vitamins, potassium and iron. It is also a good source of essential amino acids compared to most other cereals with high calcium content for bone development
Soybeans has a significant amount of dietary fiber and is high in protein. It also contains essential vitamins such as riboflavin, thiamin and vitamin C. Soybeans contains significant amounts of iron, zinc and calcium and is a good source of antioxidants that further boost health.
Sweet potatoes are high in carbohydrates and a good source of vitamin C, fiber and an excellent source of beta-carotene. They are also rich in several essential nutrients which include essential nutrients such as calcium and B-complex.
Cucumber is a rich source of Vitamin C. It is rich in niacin, thiamin and folate. Vitamin C boosts the immune system of babies and it also contains vitamin A which is good for baby’s eyesight and skin health, vitamin B6 vital for hemoglobin health and vitamin E for neurological functioning. It contains niacin helps to balance cholesterol levels and decrease cardiovascular risks, thiamine which prevents digestive problems, unhealthy appetite and beriberi. Cucumbers also help eliminate stomach problem especially acidity and gas pains due to indigestion.
Carrots are high in beta-carotene which have antioxidant properties and are also converted to vitamin A in the body helping to promote healthy vision and growth. It promotes a strong immune system because it contains phytochemicals that protect against heart disease and certain cancers. Carrots are rich in fiber which help to promote normal bowel movements for infants. It also contains iron, calcium and vitamin C.
Apples contain vitamins A, B1, B2 and vitamin C as well as iodine, phosphorus, iron and calcium. These vitamins and minerals are crucial in the promotion of healthy growth of muscle tissues, bones, skin and organs. Apples also contain dietary fiber that is helpful in reducing levels of bad cholesterol and pectin that help control diarrhea while promoting digestion. The vitamin C in apple helps in tissue repair and in the production of collagen. It also helps in healing wounds and preventing gall bladder disease. Apples also contains quercetin in the skin which can protect brain cells.
Yoghurt which is made from milk is a very good source of calcium, phosphorus and protein which are important for strong, healthy bones and teeth. Unlike milk, yoghurt also contains probiotics which are good bacteria needed by the digestive system to process all other foods eaten. Probiotics also provide support to the immune system.
Dates are enriched with lots of vitamins and minerals which are essential for a child’s growth. It is high in calcium required for bone health. It also contains potassium for the promotion of a child’s brain development and overall growth. It improves liver functioning protecting children from jaundice and hepatitis. Dates help protect children from dysentery and other gastrointestinal problems.
Nuts are natural troves of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, healthy fats, protein and fiber which help children grow, develop and learn. It is high in protein which is an essential nutrient required for growth and development. It is a good source of iron, zinc and calcium required for blood development, immunity and for bone and teeth development. It is also a good source of vitamins that act as antioxidants and are important for energy production and also contains fiber for a healthy digestive system.
Bananas are loaded with high level of fiber which is good for the heart. It helps in the lowering the rate of cardiovascular diseases. It is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals such as potassium, calcium, iron, niacin, riboflavin and other vitamins that contribute to the proper functioning and health of the body. It is a super fruit that helps in the regulation of heartbeat and keeps the brain alert. Its high iron content helps to fight anemia.
Pineapple is a great source of vitamin C which helps to boost the immune system and promotes the production of collagen. It also contains vitamin B1 which contributes towards proper muscle function and nervous system.
It is a highly nutritious fruit that is a rich source of vitamin A, B, C and E. They also a good source of fiber and folic acid. Pawpaw also contains significant levels of calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron which are important for the growth and development of babies.