It’s no secret that fruit and veg are healthy as they are full of healthy fats and natural sugars – making them delicious and sweet, without the nasties! Not only do they taste great, but they also have so many added health benefits, making including them in your child’s diet a no brainer. Here are some of our favourite fruit and veg that your kids will love!
Let’s focus on fruit!
Berries: Strawberries and blueberries are high in vitamin C, antioxidants and phytochemicals. They also help protect healthy cells from damage, which in turn helps to boost the immune system.
Tomatoes: Although often mistaken for a vegetable, this fruit is a major dietary source of antioxidants, which is linked to health benefits like a reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also very high in vitamin C which is great!
Banana: Bananas are such a great fruit. They’re so diverse – they can be used in cooking, are a great lunch box go-to and quick snack on the go. They also have a lot of health benefits! Full of vitamin C, vitamin B6 and potassium which all help with things like reducing red blood cells, turning carbs and fats into energy, maintaining a healthy nervous system and even helping to absorb iron better, while also minimizing cramps, heartburn and constipation.
Broccoli: Packed with nutrients that optimize eye development and help ward off cell damage, whilst also providing lots of fiber that boosts digestion and prevents constipation.
Carrots: Although they might not ACTUALLY help your eyesight, carrots are jam packed with a lot of awesome benefits. Carrots are full of vitamin A and antioxidants which are said to help reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Sweet potato: Often used as a healthier alternative to potatoes, sweet potatoes are super nutritious and a great source of fiber and vitamins. They support healthy vision and may even enhance brain function. Did someone say super food?
All of these fruits and veg are great additions to your child’s diet. The benefits of these fruits and veg speak for themselves, and even if you need to hide them in your meals, your child will thank you for them later, even if they fight you on the broccoli now!