The right food for your baby, right from when in the womb!
Its universal knowledge, that a mother tirelessly tries to convince her child to eat greens and fruits for good health. Well a recent study points that children start learning about flavour right from when in the womb. The amniotic fluid in the womb helps them undetstand flavor, followed by mother’s milk after birth.
Let us take a look at some food you should include in your diet when pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Bananas would definitely be the first pick. Rich in nutrients, it contains amino acid tryptophan and vitamin B6; these together help in the production of serotonin. Serotonin is said to be an awesome mood lifter and comforter.
For the mother, due to the rich potassium content, pregnancy related fatigue can be tackled. For mothers who are lactating, bananas can serve as a quick bite if meal time is distant. Among its other benefits, bananas can relieve constipation. You can always make its consumprion interesting- have it the usual way or as a smoothie, or try banana pies, banana bread, banana ice cream etc..
Looking at the benefits of Bananas for kids. They are a rich source of magnesium. This helps the child maintain muscle and is great for the nervous system too. It helps regularize the heart rate. Vitamin B6 facilitates brain and nerve functions and with calcium, strengthens the bones.
Up next in the dietary chart is the green leafy vegetables – spinach, cauliflower greens, fenugreek etc are rich sources of Iron.
Pregnant and lactating mothers will get Vitamin A from the greens in their diet along with folate. Since green vegetables are rich in fibre too, it adds volume to the diet reducing chances of constipation.
Growing children too need vitamin A. It is crucial for healthy eyes as well as a strong immune system. Green vegetables help the growth and development of cells, healthy skin, provide calcium, magnesium, iron and potassium and are therefore seen as necessary for good health. Consume them in soups, juices etc.
Tomatoes are also a good thing for your chart. It is a rich source of vitamins A, C, K, folate and potassium. For the mothers, it can be a rich source of thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorus, copper etc. All these nutrients are considered crucial for the pregnancy and post pregnancy period.
For the children, tomatoes have vitamin C important for healthy bones, teeth, gums, blood vessels; it also lets the body grasp iron and calcium, assists wound healing, and facilitates brain function.
Kiwi they say is a healthy option. With vitamin E as much as three times compared to apples, its dietary fibre content is also equal to three celery sticks. Its folate content matches 4 peaches too: all of the above can guarantee the birth of a normal healthy baby.
Brocolli is a rich source of calcium and folate for mothers as it facilitates a healthy pregnancy and nutritions breastfeeding mothers. Broccoli is rich in fibre and antioxidants that can battle diseases.
Early starts to good habits, last till the end; and what better start than have your child eat healthy right from when in the womb. Eat wise, live healthy.