During the first six months, your baby just needs to have your breastmilk as it contains all of the nutrients they need for optimal growth. But, as soon as their bodies start to get
bigger and bigger, their nutrient requirements also get bigger as well.
When they reach 6 months, you should start introducing some food to them in order to meet the nutritional demands of their bodies. That being said, although you can feed them a lot of different foods, which one will provide them with the best nutrient profile ever?
Well today, I am going to be talking about some superfoods that you should start feeding your baby with. And oh, before you start putting food in their mouth, you’re going to want to put a so that things won’t get messy.
Anyway, here are some of the best superfoods for baby:
When we talk about ‘superfoods’, they are essentially foods that you can eat that provide the best nutrient profile. Having said that, sweet potatoes have been a staple food for babies for quite a long time now and they contain a lot of nutrients that your baby needs.
It is a great source of Beta-carotene, Potassium, Vitamin C, and Fiber and babies actually love this because of its taste.
Another good thing about sweet potatoes is that you can serve it to them in a number of ways. You can make a smooth puree or you can mash it to bite-sized bits and it is a great food to help your baby trababy bibnsition to more solid foods.
Another baby’s staple food, bananas are rich in carbohydrates which will provide babies with a lot of energy during the day. It is also a good source of potassium and fiber as well to help keep a healthy digestive tract.
When serving bananas, only give them ripe bananas as they are much softer and provides a bit of sweetness as well. It is also important that you mash it because babies like the consistency, though if your baby is older, you can add some bite-sized chunks into the mix.
There used to be a concern that egg whites, in particular, can induce allergic reactions in babies, but new research has found that not to be the case. You shouldn’t give eggs to your babies if they are under 1 year of age, but if you do not have a family history of allergies, then you can serve it mashed.
Eggs are ‘cheap’ protein. Well, I say ‘cheap’ in the sense that it is quite inexpensive. All of its components are jam-packed with nutrients (not including the eggshells, of course).
The egg white predominantly contains protein, but the yolk provides Vitamins A, D, B12, and E, as well as Zinc.
There is a reason why carrots have an orange color and that is thanks to the anti- oxidant, beta-carotene. Aside from the rich antioxidant content, it also contains vitamin A that will help improve your baby’s vision as they grow up.