Apples and bananas in the children’s diet

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Overview

Bananas are preferred by the babies due to their sweet taste, with apple, which is one of the fruits that you should not miss the diets of children. In addition, there are quite a few varieties of apples that can be inserted into children daily diet.


Contents

1. Overview
2. Apples
3. Bananas


Apples

The saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is quite true. For starters, you should avoid sour apples that first contact with this food to be a pleasant experience. Children should be trained since the age of 6 months to eat apples.

Apples contain pectin, a fiber that supports good bacteria in the gut which, in its turn, keep bad bacteria away.

Apples also contain boron, a mineral that helps bones stay strong and healthy antioxidants that help the body fight disease. In addition, an apple contains a quarter of your daily requirement of vitamin C.

Commercially, there are various sauces and apple juice. When will purchase it is important to read the label because they should not contain sugar. Ascorbic acid is an ingredient that should not cause concern because vitamin C is essentially used as a preservative.

Recipe with apples for healthy babies

Most parents avoid give their small children an apple covered with peel, but they should know that this contains most of the nutrients. However, even peeled apple is quite healthy.

Apples will be prepared so as to be soft enough before inclusion in infant nutrition. It will peel the apples, they will remove the seeds and will cut into thin slices. It will sit in a saucepan, cover with water will be left on the stove to boil for 3-5 minutes, until they soften. Then remove apples and make them purée.

Recipe with apples for healthy adultts

For adults, you can cook the following recipe, which are needed: 1/2 red onion, 3 apples and a tablespoon of olive oil.

Peel apples and cut into 8 pieces, cut onion into thin slices, pour over them the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. The mixture is put into a baking recipient lined with baking paper. Put it in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, until apples are tender.


Bananas

These are some of the most commonly consumed fruits worldwide. Bananas are rich in potassium, have been shown in clinical studies to help maintain normal blood pressure levels and also support proper functioning of the heart. Bananas are also rich in magnesium, a mineral that helps the heart, bones, muscles, blood and nervous system.

Bananas contain twice as much vitamin C than apples, pears and grapes and contain natural sugars which provide extra energy.

To obtain a tasty refreshing drink, will mix a ripe banana with a little liquid (water, milk, formula or breast milk). After the age of four months the babies are already ready to eat bananas.

In order to make a delicious food for babies pass a banana with a fork and add a little liquid to obtain a consistency that baby to agree.

For adults can make simple banana bread. For this we need 2 cups of flour, one teaspoon salt, one half teaspoon baking powder, 3/4 cup sugar, 3 mashed ripe bananas, 2 eggs, 8 tablespoons of butter and a teaspoon of vanilla.

It will heat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius. It will mix the bananas, eggs, butter, vanilla and remaining ingredients until results a composition whose consistency should not be too soft. Dough will bake for 45-60 minutes until it brown. Bread is ready when mixture will not stick to the toothpick inserted in the center.

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