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Blueberries : The world’s healthiest food.
They are sold fresh or processed as individually quick frozen fruit, purée, juice, or dried or infused berries, these all can be used to make other things such as jellies, jams, blueberry pies, muffins, snack foods and an additive to breakfast cereals.
Blueberries are repeatedly ranked as having one of the highest highest antioxidant capacities among all fruits, vegetables, spices and seasonings. This is essential to optimize health by helping combat the free radicals that can damage cellular structures (like DNA). We’ll look more at nutritional benefits later in the blog.
Blueberries are filled with many minerals that aid in maintaining and creating healthy bones. They also are easy to digest, both factors making them a great food to give to your growing baby.
By knowing these things we have a great idea for what you and your little one should try this summer. Blueberries for babies make an excellent treat, especially when you freeze them on our Dip weaning pre spoon. New studies make it clear that we can freeze blueberries without doing damage to their antioxidants. This is more nutritional than any regular pop and it can even help those teething babies get some relief by cooling their gums. This is another Glitter Mama Wishes inspired post, except this time we think that blueberries are a perfect substitute with our Dip.
Our Dip pre-weaning spoons are specifically designed with a flat head with indents on both sides to help the food stick to the head, making self-feeding easy. The nodules trigger the suck reflex, and by holding it your little one learns to feed themselves and develop the pincer grip reflex.
Blueberries are a wonderful healthy food and make a great snack food for babies and adults alike, they are known as a super food, just like the amazing avocado, because they contain wonderful nutrients in them that help boost your brain and support digestion. With the help of our pre-weaning spoon your baby can learn how to develop their eating skills and enjoy some tasty treats.
Below we have a video explaining the whole process to you!
Some of the nutrients in blueberries are:
- Vitamin A- Plays an important role in ensuring healthy eyes and bone development.
- Vitamin C- Necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues.
- Vitamin K- Known for being essential to building strong bones, preventing heart disease, and a crucial part of other bodily processes
- Folate- Essential vitamin needed for producing new cells, and supporting nerve and immune functions
- Niacin- Lots of benefits for heart health.
- Lutein- Known for protecting eye health.
- Fiber- Helps achieve a healthy diet.
- Potassium- Include regulating fluid balance and controlling the electrical activity of the heart and other muscles
- Phosphorus- Essential mineral primarily used for growth and repair of body cells and tissues
- Magnesium- Crucial to nerve transmission, muscle contraction, energy production, and bone and cell formation.
- Calcium- You need calcium to build and maintain strong bones. Your heart, muscles and nerves also need it.
- Sodium- Required for maintaining blood pressure and a normal fluid balance in the body
- Iron- Important component of hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs.
- Trace amounts of zinc, manganese and copper
There are additional some concerns of when is the right time to introduce blueberries for babies into your little one’s diet, we have researched and found that around 6-8 months of age is the perfect time. We at COGNIKIDS recommend eating them with our Dip. By giving them our pre-weaning spoon you can help them cool down as well as learn to feed themselves. We hope you have a fun time trying out this new idea.