Sign in
Download Opera News App



Fiber rich foods for toddlers

When it comes to meal planning for your child, you're undoubtedly focused on the big three; fat, calories, and sugar. However, one thing you should also think about is dietary fiber. Fiber can help your child's cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels to stay in check. Fiber-rich like carbohydrates takes longer for the body to break down and are less likely to cause a blood sugar surge.

Photo Credit: Dreamstime

When increasing your child's fiber intake, gradually increase the amount of fiber-rich foods you give her each day while also encouraging her to drink enough fluids to keep the fiber flowing through her system smoothly because fiber without fluid can lead to constipation.

Here are fiber-rich foods to incorporate into your child's diet

1 Oatmeal

Photo Credit: Food

 Cooked oatmeal has up to 4 grams of fiber per cup. You can add sliced walnuts, cinnamon, maple syrup, and raisins to make it your child's favorite go-to meal.

2 Berries

Photo Credit: Healthline

Berries are beneficial to both the brain and the stomach. For lunch, pack some blueberries and a mix of raspberries and strawberries.

3 Sweet potatoes 

Photo Credit: Ardo

A medium-sized sweet potato contains exactly 3.8 grams of fiber, which makes it high in protein, fiber, and other heart-healthy elements. 

4 Apples

Photo Credit: Healthline

One apple contains 3.6 grams of fiber, and you can amp it up by spreading peanut butter on top, which adds another 1.6 grams of fiber. Your child won't be able to resist the combination of apple and peanut butter.

Content created and supplied by: Muji'sHealthMedia (via Opera News )


Load app to read more comments