Top 10 Tips For Nutrition Of 1 Year Old Baby

As Parents we are always very anxious and eager and excited with all mixed kind of feelings for our baby. What the child would love eating? what should we serve? Would that be healthy and many more questions we get.

Annaprasana, getting the first solid food (cer...

Annaprasana, getting the first solid food (cereals)

Here are few tips that will help you to choose right:

1. After 1 year the child should be started on variety of foods so that they develop a taste for healthy food.

2. Your job is to introduce new flavors and textures.

3. Babies have little tummies so serve food that are packed with nutrients required to grow healthy and strong. Limit the intake of sweets and chocolates.

4. Always remember you decide what variety of food to offer at a meal and your child decides which of those to eat and how much to eat!!

5. Milk: 

Smarties and Milk

Smarties and Milk (Photo credit: MrMoaks)

  • Give milk 2-3 times a day either cows or buffaloes milk
  • If your child doesn’t like milk make milk preparations like flavored milk using various fruits.

6. Fruits:

  • Give fruits in abundance
  • Do not peel the skin of fruits as they are nutritious in vitamins and minerals
  • Encourage to have fresh fruit juice but avoid adding sweeteners to it
  • Avoid canned fruits and juices as they contain sugar and preservatives

7. Rice & Chapati:

  • Use whole wheat ( don’t throw away the bran)
  • Rice will give your child plenty of vitamin B.

8. Vegetables:

English: vegetables

English: vegetables (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • Green , orange, red, yellow all these vegetables are important
  • Use water boiled for these vegetables in making various soups for the child
  • Do not overcook. You can smash the vegetables using a spoon for the child.

9. Dals:

  • Make sure you include foods like pulses, dal, grams , peanuts , peas, beans, eggs etc in diet.
  • Sprouted grams or moong is good for digestion and overall health.

10. Chocolates / Cold drinks:

  • Avoid chocolates as far as possible
  • Do not give your child tea or coffee or cold drinks as they contain caffeine and it might ruin your child’s appetite.

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Top 10 Ways To Eat Smart

“I would rather die young than live on a diet of lettuce and boiled fish.” Is there anybody who wouldn’t say that?

We are designed to enjoy food, so why not to enjoy it in a proper way.

Fresh vegetables are important components of a...

Fresh vegetables are important components of a healthy diet. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here are top 10 ways for eating smart:

1. Eat 5 servings of vegetables and fruits per day: For breakfast have 100% juice or add raisins , berries, or sliced fruit to cereal, pancakes etc. For lunch have vegetable salad or soup with your meal or pile vegetables on your sandwich. For dinner choose vegetables that are green, orange( eg orange, squash) and red(eg tomato or bell peppers).

2. Include 3 servings of whole grain foods everyday: To identify whole grain products check the ingredients list. The first ingredient should be a whole grain such as “whole grain oats” or “whole grain wheat” or “whole wheat”.

3.Consume a calcium rich food at each meal: Good options include low-fat and non-fat milk, cheese or yogurt, tofu, broccoli, dried beans, spinach or fortified soya milk.

4.Eat less meat: Rather than making meat the heart of your meal, think of it as a flavoring ingredient.

5. Avoid high fat fast foods: Hot dogs, fried foods, packaged snacks, pastries are most likely to be laden with fat.

6. Check the numbers: When buying prepared foods, choose items that contain no more than 3 grams of fat per 100 calories.

7. Think small: Remember that a dinner size serving of meat should be about a size of a deck of cards, half a cup is a woman’s fist, a pancake is the diameter of a CD.

8.Read labels carefully: Remember that “cholesterol free” doesn’t necessarily mean fat free. Avoid products that contain saturated coconut oil, palm oil, lard or hydrogenated fats.

9. Switch to low-fat and no-fat dairy products: Rather than buying whole fat dairy products, choose skim milk, fat-free sour cream and low- or non-fat yogurt.

10. The brighter the better: When selecting fruits and vegetables choose the most intense colors. A bright orange carrot has more beta carotene than a pale one. Dark green lettuce has more vitamins than lighter ones. Orange sweet potatoes pack more vitamin A than yellow ones.

With all the above tips wish you a lot of good health!!

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