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The List: 6 Superfoods Your Rug-Rat Needs Now

February 15, 2018

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The term "superfood" is being used literally everywhere, but what the heck does it actually mean?! Generally speaking, it’s a food with badass nutritional benefits. Here is our list of the top 6 badass foods to get into your child's diet now!

    1. Blueberries

    Pop them like candy, but unlike Smarties, these sweet berries actually boost brainpower. 
    • Improve learning capacity
    • Improve fine motor skills
    • Help regulate blood sugar

    2. Sweet Potato

    Sweet potatoes contain a high concentration of Vitamin C, but they are also strong in Vitamin A, which boosts children's immune health. This superfood is generally a hit with babies because of its delicious flavour.

    • Antioxidants that help the body fight disease
    • Anti-inflammatory properties
    • Builds more efficient brain and nerve functions

    3. Coconut

    We are sure this one caught you by surprise! Coconut contains medium chain fatty acids and helps to keep your child's immune system and digestion healthy.

    • Helps fight bacteria and infections
    • Increases energy
    • Coconut oil massages are great for baby's skin

      4. Chia Seeds

      Ch-ch-ch-chia! Chia seeds are loaded with the most essential fatty acids of any known plant! 
      • Good for constipation
      • Can help with acid reflux
      • Provides energy and increases strength

      5. Garlic

      Babies seem to like garlic even before they start solids! Studies conducted in 1991 showed that babies nurse better when their mothers have eaten garlic.
      • Helps prevent infection 
      • Prevents the common cold
      • Helps grow a healthy head of hair

      6. Ginger

      Slightly spicy but oh-so-enjoyable, ginger has been used for years as a delicious flavouring and an all-natural remedy for just about everything. 

      • Reduces flatulence 
      • Prevents the common cold
      • Reduces nausea 

       

       



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