There are different things which we eat in our day-to-day life so as to get energy. Apart from food, we eat different things which give us minerals and vitamins to perform day-to-day tasks for the entire day. Children sometimes do not like to eat food. They get bored by eating chapati, So what do children eat apart from food, which also gives them the required energy? The answer to this question is fruit. A child loves to eat fruits.
Have you seen different kinds of fruits? Let us look at the picture given below to understand about fruits:
Importance of Fruits for Kids
Fruits help a child to get a sufficient amount of energy to perform different tasks in a day.
Fruits keep a child active.
Fruits give proper nutrients required for the growth and development of a child’s personality.
Strong kid by Eating Fruits
Fruits also help to develop the mental abilities of a child, as some fruits are quite important in making our brain work in a strong manner.
Fruits are high in fibre. They help to maintain strong digestion and help to make a stomach fit.
Fruits for Kids
There are different kinds of fruits available, some are sweet and some are acidic so we should be very particular in knowing which kind of fruits we should eat and which kind we should avoid. So we can define a fruit as a part of a flowering plant that contains the seed. The skin of the fruit may be thin, tough or hard. From the inside, it is sweet and juicy. Some fruits include nuts inside them.
Types of Fruits
There are mainly 2 types of fruit: fleshy fruits and dry fruits.
It is the part of fruit around the seed which is juicy and soft such as apples and oranges.
Whereas in some dry fruits for example cherries in pitches contain only the seed or pit, they are also called stone fruits. Let's discuss different fruits that kids like to eat :
Apple is a rich source of carbohydrates. It is red in colour and is loved by kids. Apple has very good taste and is sweet in taste. Apple contains lots of health-boosting agents like vitamin C, Vitamin A, and vitamin B1, it also has potassium, magnesium, and iron. So we can say that apples are good for your health.
Bananas have a smooth texture so are very easy to swallow for the kids! It has a yellow peel outside and the fruit inside is white in colour. Banana is a good source of energy and it gives instant energy to a kid.
Mango is known as the king of fruits. It is the favourite fruit of kids. It comes in different varieties and has a sweet taste. Mango is rich in nutrition and helps in improving blood circulation, also it helps in enhance the human blood level.
Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamins and C&A is a good source of dietary fibre. Just one cup of strawberries contains around 180% of the daily value of vitamin C which is good for the kids. Strawberries are red in colour and heart-shaped.
There are many health benefits of eating grapes. Grapes have high water content and help a child to remain hydrated, grapes also help to get rid of allergies such as watery eyes, and running nose.
Interesting Facts About Fruits
Tomatoes which we use in preparing dishes are also a fruit.
Bananas are called berries but strawberries are not called berries.
Mango is known as the king of fruits.
A fruit develops from the flower of a plant.
Fruits are very important for the holistic development of a child but one should be very particular about the timings of eating fruits as fruits should be consumed only during the daytime and not after 7:00 in the evening. The best time to eat fruit is early morning as well as in the afternoon. So one should be particular about the time of eating fruit.