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Today, I want to introduce you to 5 fruits which are healthy, but you never thought of buying them for your child.

Do you know why I am writing this post?

Because we advance ourselves in the technology much easily but irk from trying out new foods! With globalisation, many new food items are now available that were previously unheard and unseen.

Talking about fruits, did you know…

India is the second largest producer of fruits in the world.

Yet, what you buy for your children are the same old banana, mango, pomegranate, grapes, watermelon and papaya.

So, my aim is to introduce a new fruits market to the parents which are as beneficial as changing from Apple 7 to Apple 8!

 

What are the common fruits you buy for your kids? Did you ever thought of trying something new? Here are the 5 healthy fruits you must buy for your child and change from the old boring fruits. #MomandMe #food #fruits

 

Why don’t you try to reach out to:

Kiwi

It is not an ordinary fruit, both in looks and the nutrient content. Served as a salad, a smoothie or a dessert, it is a rich source of Vitamin C (100 gm contain 154% Vitamin C) and boosts the child’s immunity to help him fight against harmful pathogens.

 

kiwi-fruit

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The benefits of kiwi don’t stop there!

  • Rich in fibre, it helps in preventing obesity at an early age and aids in a healthy digestion.
  • It acts on the proteins of the food and breaks them down to reduce the load on the gut.
  • The fruit also contains omega-3 fatty acids, folate, Vitamins A, B-6, B-12, E, and minerals like Potassium, Calcium, Iron and Magnesium. Thus, it prevents anaemia, promotes strong bones, and a healthy heart.

Avocado

The versatile avocado is the only fruit that contains a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA). It contains 20 vitamins and minerals.

 

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One serving of avocado contains:

  • 64 calories
  • 6 grams of fat
  • 4 grams of carbohydrates
  • less than a gram of sugar
  • 3 grams of fibre

Avocados are also a great source of Vitamin A, C, E, K, B-2, and B-6, folate, Magnesium, and Potassium. The fats in Avocado are healthy and improve the skin quality, reduce the chances of infection, and help in the digestion of fat-soluble vitamins and minerals.

Sapota/Chikkoo 

Fleshy brown skin, grainy sweetness and mild aroma define this fruit. Rich in natural fructose, chikkoo is an excellent source of energy. It is also rich in Vitamin A and C and produces tannins that keep infections at bay.

 

chikkoo-fruit

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If your child suffers from constipation or hard stools, include chikkoo in his daily diet. Minerals like Iron, folate, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Phosphorous, and Selenium make this fruit nutritious and essential for proper bone growth.

Coconut

One fruit that is healthy and can relieve in the scorching summer heat is coconut. Coconut water is one of the richest sources of electrolytes to balance the water loss from sweating and keep the body hydrated.

 

coconut-fruit

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However, only young coconuts can do this favour!

They are low in calories, carbohydrates, and sugars and almost fat-free, but contain a good amount of ascorbic acid, B vitamins, and proteins. Coconuts are anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal.

Indian Sherbet Berry/Phalsa

The moment you hear the word “Phalsa”, you are reminded of the small and round purple fruit. It’s sweet and sour flavour can make every kid go crazy. It’s a high energy fruit containing 76% water and rich in fibre, Calcium, Iron, VitaminA, B and C and electrolytes. Thus, it helps in maintaining the body’s bone density and electrolyte balance.

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What more! You can convert this berry into a perfect drink for summers, the fruit syrup which can be stored for a long duration.

A health tip: Mix phalsa juice with ginger to treat respiratory problems like asthma, bronchitis, cold, and flu.

These are just a few fruits commonly available nowadays; you will find many other new varieties in the fruits market. So, don’t shy away from trying anything new. Explore the variety of healthy fruits to give to your child.

Motivated to try some new fruits? Then, hit the like button, share the post with other mummies, and introduce them to a new fruits market!

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Dr Vinita Vashist

Hi, I am Dr Vinita, a homoeopathic medical professional and a post-graduate in Dietetics and Nutrition. Intrigued by the role of diet in one’s health, I share my ideas and knowledge on this blog to help parents understand the important nutrients required for their child’s health, which they cannot substitute later in life. It will help you and I understand the basic problem of today’s generation regarding nutrition and how can you inculcate healthy eating habits in your child.

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