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Foods to Include and Avoid in your Baby’s Diet in Cold Weather

Foods to Include and Avoid in your Baby’s Diet in Cold Weather

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 The change in season also brings about a change in your diet. Seasonal vegetables and fruits offer a variety to your daily meals. It is also an exciting opportunity to introduce your baby to different food items.

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

 The change in the weather also comes with a risk of seasonal infections. Individuals may suffer from illnesses due to the fluctuations in temperature and changing weather patterns. This is also true in the case of infants who may feel under the weather at this time. But, it’s not just the immunity that gets affected. Our digestive systems also bear the brunt of the changing weather. For instance, it is easier for the stomach to process certain kinds of food in summer while the same food in winter may cause indigestion. This is a common problem and babies face them too.

Our bodies respond to changing temperature and weather conditions. This is reflected in our immunity and the process of digestion. It is important for parents to be selective in preparing a meal plan in the winter. Here, we discuss top foods that are easy on your baby’s stomach and boost their immunity.

1. Fruits

Fruits are a storehouse of vitamins and minerals. These nutrients are crucial for an effective immune system. Opt for fruits are especially rich in Vitamin C. Apples, Oranges, strawberries, grapes, pomegranate are great sources of Vitamin C. It helps your baby keep a robust immune system to fight of infections and diseases. Mix these in porridge or prepare smoothies. Since fruits are naturally sweet, your baby will never get enough of them

2. Vegetables

Green leafy vegetables have not only good amounts of vitamins; they are great sources of minerals like Iron and Zinc. Spinach, Cabbage, Brussels sprouts, Kale are excellent for your baby during winters. The minerals and vitamins in these vegetables boost immunity. They also contain fibre, which improves digestion.

Sweet potatoes, beets, carrots, turnips, tomatoes are also excellent choices for winter.

High in vitamin and mineral content, fruits and vegetables also contain sufficient amounts of anti-oxidants.

3. Pulses, Lentils and Sprouts

These inexpensive, highly nutritious food should be a part of your baby’s diet. A wide variety of pulses and lentils are available in all parts of the country. Hence, these are one of the most easily available, nutrient-rich foods. Toor, masoor, urad, chana, red kidney beans, white kidney beans, mung beans are some of the foodstuffs you can feed your infant. Make a puree, porridge or a soup and serve it to your little one. Pulses, lentils and sprouts are good sources of minerals and help your little one fight against illness and infections.

Enjoy the changing seasons without a worrying about their effects on your baby’s health. Include these nutritious food items in your daily meals to make the most of the season’s produce.

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