Nutrition in this period is of high importance for children to reach their full potential and for appropriate functioning of the immune system. Healthy eating in childhood and adolescence is important for proper growth and development and to prevent various health conditions. Here, at Healthy2bfit, our nutrition professionals customize the pediatric diets according to the child’s nutritional requirements which is specially designed to support the child’s physical growth as well as the mental/brain health. Healthy2Bfit offers a huge variety of child nutrition meal plans for kids according to the requirements and their preferences which includes:
Calcium rich diet
Calcium is a mineral that is found in foods, specifically dairy, and stored in bones and teeth in our body. It is essential for growth and development of children and adolescents as it maintains strong bones and teeth while also assisting in muscle contractions, nerve stimulations and regulating blood pressure.
Memory Boosting Diets
Proper nutrition is important for all aspects of health, including the growth and functioning of the brain.
Rapid brain growth occurs during a child’s first couple years of life. In fact, your child’s brain reaches 80% of its adult weight by the time they reach age 2.
All nutrients are important for proper brain function. However, studies have shown specific nutrients and foods support brain development and benefit cognitive function throughout childhood and adolescence.
It may surprise you to know that between 70-80% of your immune cells are located in the digestive system. A balanced diet helps fuel the immune system by providing necessary nutrients so the digestive system can function properly. Probiotics which are good bacteria & Pre-biotics which are food for good bacteria are known to support gut health & immunity.
Healthy child nutrition diet for kids includes:
Citrus Fruits: Grapefruits, oranges, clementines, tangerines, limes, and lemons are all rich in vitamin C and are great for the body to fight back infection.
Blueberry: Blueberries contain anthocyanin. This is an antioxidant that helps boost a person’s immune system. What’s greater is that it is low in calories and is a guilt-free fruit.
Apple: A great source of natural sugar. It brings fibre to the body, remember to add the apple skin to your diet. It has quercetin that works towards maintaining immunity.
Pears: Pears have anti-inflammatory properties along with fibre, potassium, and vitamin C. They are a great source for boosting your kid’s immunity.
Moringa Leaves: Ensure your diet includes moringa leaves from time to time. It has a host of things that can help your body, including amino acids, calcium, iron, antioxidants, and more.
Broccoli: A vegetable that contains antioxidants, it also has a rich stack of vitamins including vitamin C. Broccoli is one of the best immunity booster foods for kids, so make sure you add it in your kid’s in the form of salad, soup and stir-fried.
Ginger: If you have a sore throat or suffer from a cough, a warm drink with ginger can be the best remedy. It has properties that help as an anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant.
Green Leafy Vegetables: You must love the greens and teach your kids to love it too. It is loaded with all kinds of goodness, including vitamin B, potassium, iron, fibre, and more. It makes your child’s body stronger.
4. SPICES (Cinnamon, turmeric,Basil)