Children need to eat a good, balanced diet to grow up healthy. This becomes more important during summer when the heat saps their energy. What follows next is a loss of appetite as well.
Keeping this in mind, it becomes important to adjust your child’s diet accordingly.
Summer foods that your child should have:
• Watermelon: According to NDTV, the sight of a cool, juicy slice of watermelon can make any child want to eat it. They are made up of 92 percent of water and are great for hydration. Rich in vitamin A, this fruit also helps to flush out toxins from your child’s body.
• Coconut water: Packed with plenty of nutrients, potassium and electrolytes, coconut water keeps the body hydrated and healthy.
• Yogurt: Yogurt is great to have during the hot months. It is great for digestion and helps to keep the body cool from within. Top it up with fruits or sugar and your children will love it.
• Tomatoes: Do you know that the humble tomato is a nutrient-dense, super-food that your children should be eating more of? In the article, Tomatoes: Health Benefits, Facts, Research, published in MedicalNewsToday, writer Megan Ware says tomato is an excellent summer food as it is high in water content and fibre. It helps in hydration and regular bowel movements in children.
• Cucumber: Cucumber is another summer food that keeps children hydrated and provides other benefits like relief from sunburn and itchy skin.
Summer is when vacations are on and children play outdoors most of the time. A well-planned diet will help your child get enough hydration and nutrients to overcome the heat and other summer problems.
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