Why children should eat fruits and vegetables?

It was some years ago when the Spanish Ministry of Health carried out the famous campaign "5 servings a day of fresh fruits and vegetables", encouraging those people who eat few fruits and vegetables to increase that daily consumption as a way of following, for a side, a balanced diet and, on the other hand, enjoy a much healthier and healthier diet.

Fruits and vegetables for children

Between the benefits of fruits that we could highlight, we find that they are extremely rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, all essential nutrients for the proper functioning of our body. They are also rich in fiber and water, and their fat content is really low, so that their caloric intake is practically nil within a healthy diet.

For this reason they are ideal -and we would dare to say that they are fundamental- within a healthy and balanced diet, since by providing satiety they help to control weight or lose weight (if accompanied by the follow-up of a weight-loss diet), while their content in essential nutrients make them indispensable foods.

Hence, in the diet that the smallest must follow, the inclusion of fruits, vegetables and vegetables every day by parents is essential .

Why is it important for children to eat fruits, vegetables and vegetables?

Taking into account that both fruits, vegetables and vegetables are especially rich in vitamins, minerals, water, fiber and antioxidants, we are facing healthy foods that help the child in the growth and development of their organism .

Thanks to its richness in water and fiber they provide satiety, which together with its low caloric content, are ideal foods in the prevention of childhood obesity .

They also help prevent diseases as: childhood cancer, cardiovascular diseases (including diabetes and high cholesterol, which have suffered a serious increase in the child population in recent years), digestive disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.

In addition, if the child resists, they are very easy to prepare, so you can eat them raw, in juices or smoothies.

What are the best fruits and vegetables for the little ones?

Everything will depend on the taste of the child, although all fruits and vegetables are ideal: citrus, kiwi, strawberries, melon, apples and pears ... Regarding vegetables, you can include them in delicious salads, or in other recipes just like nutritious

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