When it comes to introducing solid foods to your baby's diet, the choices can be overwhelming. One fruit that stands out for its delicious taste and nutritional benefits is mango! 🥭
Bursting with vibrant flavors, this tropical fruit is not only a delight to the senses but also offers a host of health benefits for your little one.
Let’s explore why mango makes a fantastic addition to your baby's diet and provide some tips on how to introduce it safely.
But first, what are the benefits of mangoes?
🥭Mangoes are packed with nutrients. High in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, it’s totally safe for your baby to consume.
🥭What’s more, is that the fruit is rich in Vitamin A content. This promotes good eye health, and boosts immunity.
🥭Known to be good for the digestive system, some scientists have even suggested that the fruit aids in promoting heart health.
🥭Packed with Vitamin C, mangoes also aid iron absorption, and support growth and development,
Who knew such a delicious fruit could be so nutritious at the same time!
All of this makes mangoes the perfect fruit to introduce to your baby! It’s also a baby-favorite because of the sweet juicy taste.
By introducing different flavors early on, you can expand your baby's palate and encourage a lifelong love for diverse and healthy foods.
How can you feed babies mangoes?
Preparing mango for your baby is relatively simple. Start by selecting ripe mangoes with a slight give when gently squeezed. Peel the skin and remove the fibrous pit, then puree the flesh until smooth. Alternatively, you can mash the mango to create a textured consistency suitable for older babies who are ready for chunkier foods. Adding mango chunks/slices to a bowl of yoghurt is also a great way to encourage healthy snacking. Probiotics along with the dietary fiber of mangoes, are so good for gut health!
Mangoes are known as the “king of fruits” for a reason.
These juicy fruits are packed with antioxidants, such as phenols and flavonoids, which help combat free radicals in the body. When your baby is in the need of an energy boost, reach for a mango! This fruit contains natural sugars, including fructose, which provides a quick and healthy source of energy. Instead of relying on sugary processed snacks, enjoy the natural sweetness of mangoes while providing your body with valuable nutrients.
Refined sugars are out, natural sugars are in :)