There are certain foods that bring many nutrients that could be considered super-foods, and often we forget to include them in our diet. Here we will tell you what and give you ideas on how you can give to your children to eat them with taste
Berries: Blueberries, raspberries, among other types of berries, fruits are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins. In addition to helping your body protect itself from cancer, may help maintain good memory.
How to eat them: In smoothies, yogurt or alone, blackberries are very easy to include in our diets.
Cabbage: Strong red or purple color comes from flavonoids, antioxidants that help protect the body from cancer and other diseases. This plant also brings high amounts of vitamin C, calcium and sulforaphane, another chemical that helps protect against cancer.
How to eat: Finely shredded in salads or sandwiches. But you can make steam and then cut into thin strips, eat with lemon and salt.
Beetroot: Another red food that is full of antioxidants, beets could also help fight or prevent cancer. It also has much folate, a nutrient range of B vitamins that help protect the heart. Yes, heat them or cooking reduces the level of nutrients in the beet, so try to eat fresh.
How to eat: Since it is preferable that eat uncooked, best use in salads or steamed with orange juice for a refreshing and very nutritious drink.
Fish: Salmon and other fish are rich in omega-3, a nutrient that helps prevent heart disease, fight depression and even to have healthy hair and skin. A very special kind of fish is sardines because besides bringing omega-3, come with a lot of calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc and many other minerals that are essential to our health. Best of all is that they do not bring almost no mercury, so they are safe for children and pregnant women.
How to eat: The fish you can eat baked or in your favorite recipes. Sardines can find them in cans, ready to eat and you can add them to salads.
Yogurt: Yogurt with probiotics, the good bacteria that your body needs, can help the body regulate bowel movements, and help protect the body from bacterial infections. Yogurt is also an important source of calcium.
How to eat: You can eat yogurt as a snack alone, with cereal, or fruit. You can also substitute sour cream or use it in some recipes instead of oil or butter in cakes.
If your kids are not used to certain foods, do not worry. It usually takes 10 to 15 times to try a new food until they accept. Do not forget that your example is also very important and often your children will accept what they see that you enjoy. So get to set a good example!