Nutrition Week 🥗🍅🍓🍎🍇🍉🍌🍋
Food is the important part of development of humans both physically and emotionally. What you eat affects your brain and thoughts too. Unfortunately, many people lack even the basic ability to distinguish between a carbohydrate and protein. Many irrespective of gender can’t identify different vegetables, fruits and lentils. The situation definitely is horrible. I remember, during my pre primary school admission “interview”, we have been asked to identify different lentils, having this basic knowledge about what you eat is equally or rather little more important than talking about big things by just memorizing those without getting essence of it.
This year the theme of nutrition week is feeding smart right from start.
Targeting people at their most vulnerable, at the start of the weightiest responsibility of their lives and suggesting that they have some information that will ensure the future happiness of child is the key.
Your baby is about to go through an amazing growth spurt. In their first year, babies triple their birth weight; to grow that much, they need a lot of nutrients — more than at any other time in their life.
Some of the nutrient’s babies need to grow and stay healthy include 🧑🏻🍼
Calcium Helps build strong bones and teeth.
Fat Creates energy, helps the brain develop, keeps skin and hair healthy, and protects against infections.
Folate Helps cells divide.
Iron Builds blood cells, and helps the brain develop. Breast-fed babies should receive iron supplements.
Protein and carbohydrates They provide energy and fuel growth.
Zinc Helps the cells grow and repair themselves
Your baby also needs these vitamins-
A – Keeps skin, hair, vision, and the immune system healthy.
B1 – (thiamine) Helps the body turn food into energy.
B2 – (riboflavin) Helps the body turn food into energy, and protects cells from damage.
B3 – (niacin) Helps the body turn food into energy and use fats and protein.
B6 – Keeps the brain and immune system healthy.
B12 – Keeps nerve and blood cells healthy, and makes DNA — the genetic material in every cell.
C – Protects against infections, builds bones and muscles, and helps wounds heal.
D – Helps the body absorb calcium from food, and keeps bones and teeth healthy. Breast-fed babies may need a D supplement.
E – Protects cells from damage, and strengthens the immune system.
K – Helps the blood to clot.
If you have already messed up with your health, anytime is a good time to start, baby steps are better than no steps.
Make healthy food and exercise your passion that will surely help you and your children lifelong. 👨👩👧👦