Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Benefits of Bananas for Kids


Bananas are extremely healthy and nutritious. Packed with lots of vitamins and minerals, bananas are available round the year. Daily consumption of this fruit provide ample of energy to sustain daily physical activities of both kids and adults. Children love bananas because of the sweet taste while parents recommend them because of its immense nutritional value. Here are some crucial benefits of bananas for you:

Bananas are high in potassium and are good source of magnesium, phosphorous, calcium, iron, zinc and other minerals. That is why, they are important to maintain good metabolism and bone health of the body.
                                                
Bananas also provide good amount of vitamin C and vitamin B6. This helps in better immune system and cell health. It also facilitates absorption of other nutrients such as iron.

Bananas contain dietary fiber that helps in digestive process. In addition, bananas make you feel fuller and they also help in reliving constipation.

Regular consumption of bananas supports both brain and body to function smoothly. It can also cure the problem of anemia in a person as it regulates the production of hemoglobin in the body. In every sense, bananas are perfect for complete development of children.

It is the right fruit to have in breakfast.

Include bananas in the daily diet of your kid as well as yours. It can be consumed as such or may be converted into smoothie or banana shake or bananas wafers. Cut some slices of bananas along with other fruits to prepare tasty fruit salad.

Add some banana slices in smoothened curd and add sugar to it. Alternatively, add slices of bananas to vanilla ice cream to enhance the taste and value.

You can also prepare tasty dishes for dinner with raw bananas and provide healthy nutrients to your family.

As bananas are easy to digest, they are ideal for babies as young as six months old. Mash some slices and feed them to your baby and he or she is surely going to relish the taste.

Last but not the least, bananas are perfect during long travels and picnics as they provide instant energy to kids that can last hours.

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