The egg is a food tied to many myths, but it is essential in the diet of children because it provides them with many nutrients.
The egg is one of those foods that seems to have as many points in favor as against. However, they should not be totally excluded from the diet and meals of our children if it is not strictly necessary and recommended by a doctor. In PregDream we tell you why the egg is important for the diet of children and what benefits it brings them.
BENEFICIAL PROPERTIES OF THE EGG
Eggs are very high in proteins, which are necessary for growing children. Most important of the egg is clear, since this not only contains cholesterol, but is also a high source of iron, sodium and vitamins A and D .
Normally children do not have cholesterol problems, so eating eggs will not pose a problem in this aspect of their health. However, eating the white and the yolk will make you gain in the aforementioned vitamins, iron and sodium, which will make you feel stronger and healthier .
In addition to cholesterol, you can also be concerned about the fats that the egg contains, not just fried. However, these natural fats are not bad for a growing child , as he needs them to build his body in his diet. Children need meals with a healthy and balanced diet, and this one needs cholesterol and fats, something that our body does not know how to purify later in adulthood and we must then eliminate from our diet, but never in that of a child (unless the doctor tells you otherwise).
CAN MY CHILD EAT EGGS?
If your child is not yet a year old, it will be better not to give him eggs in his meals and feeding. Once you have reached this age you can gradually incorporate this food into your diet. You must bear in mind that eggs are one of the foods that produces the most allergies among children up to 2 years of age
Most children affected by this allergy should avoid this product and its derivatives completely in their diet . The fact that they take it, even in a food that contains eggs (such as a cake or a cupcake), will generate an allergic reaction that can go from a simple and uncomfortable rash or end up at the doctor for much more reactions serious. As a parent, you should always supervise your child when he takes this food to see if he has an allergy.
The doctor will advise you how to take it and, surely, from 2 years of age he will ask you to re-incorporate this food little by little. Many children with an egg allergy between 3 and 4 years of age outgrow this ailment and can eat it for the rest of their lives without problems.
HOW DO I PREPARE THE EGGS?
If you prepare it well boiled, it will be soft and easy for your baby to chew during meals. Try not to leave the raw yolk, since if it is well cooked the probability of passing any disease to the child through the egg will be much lower. When he grows up you can cook this food in a different way , for example, with developed teeth it will be easier for him to chew an omelette or fried eggs.
Remember that these two types of cooked eggs contain more oil, which can make it harder for the baby’s stomach to digest. You can also include the egg in other recipes such as cakes or muffins , in which the baby will not notice its taste or texture, but it will have similar benefits for him.
Therefore, the egg is a very beneficial food in the child’s diet. Eating it has the qualities of a steak, a cheese or a glass of milk . Iron, cholesterol, natural fats, sodium and vitamins A and D will help your child to be healthy and strong to grow happy and with the necessary strength to face their day to day with energy. Four eggs a week will be more than enough for a good diet.
Introduce this food little by little in your diet. Start with a small piece and gradually work your way up if you see that he is not allergic from the beginning . In case your body does not react well after eating egg, go to the doctor as soon as possible and he will recommend if you should eliminate it from your diet for a while or if it is for life.
The egg, if it does not cause allergies, will be one of the most suitable ingredients for the well-being of your child throughout his childhood. Do not fall for the false myths and eliminate it from your diet without a medical reason, since you will be eliminating vitamins and other essential benefits for its growth and its health.
Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.