In the early stages of life, baby needs very much micronutrients in weaning meals to grow up healthy and wise. Therefore, for those who are the first-time mothers, it is very important to understand the role of nutrients, which can help the “little angel” best absorb nutrients.
Which Vitamins are needed for your baby?
- Vitamin A helps baby’s skin and hair to be healthy, increases eye brightness, supports resistance, and helps baby’s body fight against common infections.
- Vitamin D helps promote the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. In addition to adding milk and dairy products with vitamin D, mothers should also spend 10-15 minutes a day for babies to sunbathe to help babies absorb calcium better.
- Vitamin C and vitamin E help firm teeth and skin, from which the body can absorb iron better, increase resistance, enhance immune function to fight diseases.
Besides vitamins, minerals are also important to nourish the growing body of the baby, including:
- Iron – a mineral essential for the formation and function of red blood cells, which are responsible for providing oxygen for brain growth. List of iron-rich baby foods such as meat, liver, legumes, and dark green leafy vegetables.
- Calcium is also a substance that plays an important role in strengthening baby’s bones and teeth.
- Zinc is also an essential micronutrient in the development of height, fitness, and appetite for children. Zinc supplements for babies from beans, mushrooms, sea clams, pork, fish, shrimp, …
How to keep full vitamins – minerals in baby food?
Preserving baby food properly so that micronutrients are not lost is what mothers should be in mind in the journey to baby food. Some tips you should refer to:
Rinse vegetables under running water so that vitamin C and some minerals don’t dissolve when soaked in water for too long.
Do not peel the fruit too deeply because nutrients are also located in this skin.
Avoid storing food for a long time and reheating it repeatedly because it is easy to lose nutrients in food