Six Reasons Why Avocados Are Good For Your Child

Posted by Chubby Cheeks Baby Team on

Hooray! Your little one has hit one of the more exciting milestones—eating solids! Some babies are picky eaters; some are happy eaters. Regardless of their personality, young stomachs are vulnerable so experts advice to introduce fruits and vegetables as babies’ first foods. They are gentler on the tummy and are easier to digest. Many start with squashes, apples, sweet potatoes, bananas, peaches, carrots, peas and avocados.

 

Do you know why avocado tops the list of the recommended first foods for your child?

 

Incredibly Packed with Vitamins

Avocados are full of essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients for your child’s development. Each fruit is packed with Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Vitamin B5 and B6. Plus, avocados have more Potassium than bananas, containing 14% of the RDA compared to 9% in bananas. Avocados are also loaded with fiber, which is great for children prone to constipation. No wonder they’re considered a superfood!

 

Great Source of Fats

Avocados are high in mono-saturated fat essential for growing kids. Babies need this good kind of fat in their diets for proper growth and brain development.  Mono-saturated fat also helps vision development.

 

Protects Your Baby’s Body

Avocados can help prevent liver damage associated with hepatitis and jaundice. However, doctors warn to feed avocado only after these diseases have completely subsided. Avocados also have antioxidant properties to help control skin inflammations and counter damages from free radicals. Studies have also shown that avocados even provide protection from various bacterial strains.

 

Easy To Digest

Apart from being extraordinarily nutritious, avocados are easy on the digestive system. Eating avocado helps control acids in the stomach and reduces irritation of the stomach walls.

 

Super Versatile

They can be sweet! They can be savory!  Avocados can be matched with various types of food to make very tasty meals. Avocados can be eaten as is but they are also wonderful with chicken or eggs. They can be added into other fruits and veggies, topped in oatmeal, made into dips or soups, spread into sandwiches or mixed with yogurt. They’re also yummy as frozen desserts and shakes. The possibilities are endless. Little kids would love them!

 

A “Fast” food

Avocados are simple to prepare--just cut, scoop and voila! It’s ready to eat! They have very soft consistency and creamy texture, making it easy for children to devour. They’re also very portable so it’s the perfect food for families on the go.

 

Avocados are great, aren’t they? They offer a multitude of health benefits for your little one. The problem is avocados are difficult to find all year round and it’s nearly impossible to get avocados when they’re out of season! Get your baby’s dose of avocado goodness from Happy Baby Clearly Crafted Apple, Kale and Avocado. Try the delicious organic puree developed for babies 6 months +.  Each clear pouch contains a combination of leafy green kale with creamy organic avocados and sweet apples. There are no added sugar and artificial flavors so you and your baby would surely love Happy Baby Clearly Crafted Apple, Kale and Avocado!

 

Try it today!


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