Wellness - Nutrition | 0-12 yrs

Fatty Foods That Are Healthy For Children

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People often tend to think that foods that contain fatty acids are not good for health. But, is this really true?

After studies began showing the ill-effects of fats, people began ignoring all types of fats that include essential and healthy fat. However, this perception has been changing of late. There are many fatty foods such as fish like salmon, avocados, dark chocolate and whole eggs that contain healthy fat.

For instance, certain fatty fish like salmon contain heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids along with proteins and other essential nutrients. Other sources include nuts and coconut oil that you should feed your children for their proper development, both mentally and physically.

So, what are you waiting for? Go through this ClipBook that looks at the top sources of fatty foods that are good for children.


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1. Avocado

Children usually do not eat the required amount of fruits and vegetables. However, avocado is one fruit you sould be feeding your children. Apart from being a good source of fatty food, avocado is also rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients.

2. Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolte is not only a good source of healthy fat. In fact, it contains about 60 per cent of fat. It is loaded with antioxidants and can improve brain function in children as well.

3. Eggs

The egg yolk is the primary host of the fat. A 1/2 cup serving of egg whites has a fat content of .25 grams. In fact, eggs provide heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are good for your child's health.

4. Salmon

Fish like salmon are an essential source of good fats. They are loaded with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, high quality proteins and all sorts of nutrients.

5. Nuts

Nuts are rich in fat but of the healthy type. They're also good sources of fibre and protein. Nuts also contain monounsaturated fat along with essential healthy fats like omega-6 and omega-3.

6. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil, which is an essential part of the Mediterranean diet is filled with healthy fats. Studies have shown that the fatty acids and antioxidants in it have some powerful health benefits for children.

7. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains about 90 per cent of saturated fatty acids. This makes it ideal to fry and cook foods.

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