Monday, February 29, 2016

Healthy potato Rich Benefits for Small One

Potatoes became one source of food that contains carbohydrates, fiber, and various kinds of vitamins and minerals. Although not all children like potatoes, lots of processed potatoes are often served to the child such as mashed potato and sweet potato fries.

With a variety of nutrient content of the many benefits of potatoes for children. The study, published in the journal Advances in Nutrition revealed that the potato can provide 8% of the daily value of fiber each day.

This value is already meet the standards set dietery Reference Intake (DRI) or the reference nutrient intake is needed. In fact, according to this study, the vegetables consumed by children often not sufficient to meet the needs of fiber and potassium.

However, not many parents understand that a child's nutritional intake has been met or not. Fiber and potassium to two important elements in the growth, development, and the child's overall health. Fiber is good for the development of the digestive tract of the small and potassium can maintain bone strength and maintain muscle function.

The study also showed that children aged 1 to 3 years of consuming 67 percent of the DRI potassium, fiber, and 55 percent of DRI. In addition, the study also looked at the consumption of children in primary schools. As a result, vegetables and potatoes into the food most often left on the plate. According to experts, this is because there is no habit of eating vegetables from childhood.

The carbohydrate content in potatoes makes it a good source of energy, even for infants. However, due to the high caloric content, it is worth giving a potato in children at the age of 7-10 months.

Sugar content of alkaline can help reduce levels of acidity in the body. It is important for babies and toddlers, because acid can affect their health. In addition, potatoes can also help prevent intestinal fermentation and assist the development of good bacteria.

Potatoes can also be used to protect the skin, thanks to the content of vitamin C, starch, and enzymes in them. When juicing, the alkali concentration has antiseptic function to fight the dead skin. Thus, cells are easily exfoliated dead skin and leave the healthy new skin.

Then, familiarize your child to eat healthy foods, not to mention the potatoes. "Healthy eating habits from childhood will affect the lifestyle of the child when it grows up. Vegetables will be part of their diet constantly, "said Theresa A. Nicklas, a nutritionist at Baylor College of Medicine.

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