5 Baby Super Foods – what are they and how are they beneficial for baby

5 Baby Super Foods

Baby should have plenty of super foods in his diet every diet, even every meal. Get in the habit of preparing baby’s food from the very first meal and, and it will soon become second nature. Below are recommendations based on Sally Fallon’s book “The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care.” Sally Fallon is the founder and president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, which promotes wise traditions in food and farming informed by common sense, ancestral wisdom, and sound science.

Raw milk

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Designed for the developing baby to build the gut wall, create the immune system and ensure the assimilation of 100% of the nutrient; and raw milk contains an ideal blend of protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Raw milk from humans and other mammals all have these health-promoting properties.

Egg yolk

Egg yolk

A superlative source of choline, cholesterol, and arachidonic acid for a baby’s developing brain. Grass-fed yolks will also be rich sources of vitamins A, D, iron, and folic acid.

Liver

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Not only supplies choline, cholesterol, and arachidonic acid, but a powerhouse of minerals (including all-important iron) and vitamins (including crucial and hard-to-obtain vitamins B6 and B12). Poultry liver (chicken, turkey, duck, and goose) are the best choices because they contain the right balance of vitamins A, D3, and K2.

Fish eggs

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Not all babies take fish eggs, but some will pick up colorful salmon eggs and eat them with relish.

Cod liver oil

Cod liver oil

An insurance policy for children (and grown-ups) to get all-important fat-soluble activators A and D.
Use the superfoods mentioned above as additions to your baby’s vegetable purees or as a snack in between meals.  Think of the body as a house. If your child starts on a nutrient-dense diet, that body will be like a magnificently constructed mansion, requiring very little maintenance. The more time you spend in the kitchen, the less time you would need to spend at the doctor as your child grows.

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