Thinking Of Complementary Food Ideas, Try Avocado

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Many mothers worry on what food to introduce to their babies at six months when complementary feeding should be added to support breastfeeding.

A new study reveals that avocado is the best first food for your baby. This is because it has a natural taste, soft and nutrient packed. Avocado is known to boost the growth and development of babies.

It is recommended that "infants should consume moderately energy-dense foods that are low in sugar and rich in multiple nutrients" It is usually advised that a baby's first food should be low in sweetness and saltiness and avocado ticks the box. In addition, avocado provides a balanced source of calories that meets up to the developmental demands of a growing baby.

Other benefits of giving your baby avocado include

  • The opportunity to experience a variety of textures and colour. Even you as an adult can help but love this nutritious fruit/ food. Its attractiveness increases it palatability value.
  • It has a very low level of sugar. Avocados contain less than 1 gram of sugar per serving (0.09g) which is the lowest amount of sugar per serving of any other fruit.
  • Its soft and smooth textures make it easy for your baby to eat and digest easily.
  • Avocados make it easy for lipid-soluble vitamins to be absorbed from other foods when they are eaten together.

These benefits are one you cannot afford to push aside. Incorporating Avocado into your babies complementary meal plan would go a long way to provide the necessary nutrient for growth.