Feeding Eggs To Your Babies Boost Their Brain Development
During the first year of life, the child’s brain grows rapidly. The brain and nervous system continue to develop until about the age of three - and it's important to make sure your baby gets the nourishment s/he needs to develop to his fullest potential.
What your baby eats has a very profound impact on brain development - and it is important that you, as a parent, are vigilant in ensuring that s/he gets enough of certain critical nutrients during her/his early years.
A new research has found that eating one egg a day may be key to better brain development and function for infants. Eggs are storehouses of nutrition that help boost brain development and function.
A recent study proves that. The lead researcher of the study, Lora Iannotti, Associate Dean for Public Health and Associate Professor at the Brown School at Washington University, says, “Like milk or seeds, eggs are designed to support the early growth and development of an organism and are, therefore, dense in nutrient content.”
It’s no wonder that eating one egg a day could boost a baby’s brain development and overall health. Eggs are a rich, all-natural source of 13 vitamins and minerals important not only to brain growth and function, but also eye health, pregnancy, muscle strength, healthy bones, heart health and so much more. In addition to choline and DHA, eggs contain vitamins A, D, and E, B vitamins, calcium, iron, phosphorous, zinc, selenium and the antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin.
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology organization actually recommended that parents (in consultation with their doctors) consider introducing eggs after baby turns six months. For most children, the research suggests, earlier introduction of potential allergens like eggs can actually prevent more severe allergies from developing.
So, if your child is 6 months or older and you eat eggs, mammas make sure you include eggs on your menu daily! When you feed your infant eggs, though, make sure they are scrambled, soft and cut into pieces in order to prevent choking.
Information in this article was sourced from mother.ly.com
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