In addition to being a wonderful actress, Kareena Kapoor Khan is a loving mother of two. She certainly believes in ensuring the health and nutrition of her children. She recently took to Instagram to share her older son Taimur’s breakfast plate, which appeared to be full of nutrients and color.
As an Instagram story, she shared a picture of the plate with diced banana, papaya and apple.
“My Tim’s plate is always full,” she wrote. It’s not the first time the Good Newwz actor has given a taste of Taimur’s healthy and nutritious diet. She had previously shared a photo of her four-year-old’s plate filled with green vegetables.
We spoke to fitness trainer and nutritionist Maya Pereira Sawant to learn more about nutrition for children.
“Children need the right nutrition to stay healthy and strong. If they start eating healthily in childhood, they will follow that habit throughout their lives, ”she said.
Speaking of issues related to child nutrition, she said, “Children are particularly vulnerable to the temptations of our media-centric culture, such as food advertisements and sedentary video games. And neither the media nor the education system have strong, well-funded programs promoting healthy alternatives like exercise and eating well – you have to protect and teach them yourself. “
She advised parents to make sure that “their child’s plate is varied, more colorful and contains more protein, be it in the form of vegetable or animal proteins”. “If the child doesn’t like vegetables, get creative with recipes. Parents need to include healthy fats such as flax seeds, avocado, nuts, seeds, olive oil, coconut oil, rice bran oil, fish oil which is rich in omega 3 in their children’s diet. Children should eat less prepackaged foods and more from the kitchen, ”she added.
Sawant believes that “the food you put in your kitchen matters”. “When the cabinets are full of high-sugar and high-fat snacks, soft drinks, and other fast foods, your kids will eat them. If you fill your kitchen with a variety of fresh, unrefined foods – foods that are low in sugar and fat – your children will eat them and get used to them. “
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