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When it comes to your child’s diet, moms are so careful wondering whether their children are receiving the required nutrition from their diet every day. Mothers break their heads coming up with new recipes if their kids seem to be fussy eaters. One thing that is a must for your kid every day are almonds – which are an excellent supplement being loaded with lots of nutrients that are necessary for those growing years.
Almonds have been often referred to as the ‘king of nuts’, and rightly so. Making up for a great, healthy snack, almonds have been known to contribute many vitamins, minerals, and unsaturated healthy fats in a handful. Almonds are of two kinds, sweet almonds and bitter almonds, also known as wild almonds. It is the sweet variety that is quite renowned for their wonderful properties and is what people all over the world love eating. The bitter almonds are used to make almond oil, which can be used in cooking and has other medicinal benefits.
Almonds are rich in fiber, vitamin, protein, and mineral content and has considerable amounts of essential fatty acids. They come loaded with vitamin E, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium. Because they contain zero cholesterol, they are considered a boon for heart health. They are also rich in beta carotene, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps boost immunity. A handful of almonds will provide a host of nutritional benefits for your child when consumed regularly.
Apart from being loaded with nutrients, almonds are very tasty and enjoyed by not only kids but adults too. They can be either eaten directly or just added to different food preparations. They are available in the market in forms like almond butter, syrup and almond milk. Raw almonds are available in different varieties like salted, blanched, un-shelled or shelled. If you children are too small to have them wholly, you can soak them in water or even powder them and add this to milk, which gives the milk a wonderful flavor which your child is sure to like.
Given below is a long list of benefits of why you need to include almond into your child’s daily diet.
All the above mentioned benefits are more than enough to ensure you begin including almonds into your child’s daily diet. However, it would be advisable to consult your doctor before including them in your baby’s diet if he or she is too small.
Like all other products, almonds should be eaten only within limits and too much consumption may trigger unwanted side effects. Just two or three almonds a day would be ideal to ensure your child gets the necessary benefits from this wonderful dry fruit.
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