The pandemic has actually forced most parents to provide their children with mobiles or tablets or laptops to attend online classes. Not only online classes but kids were bored during the lockdown and started using gadgets to play games and watching videos as a pastime. Still, schools are not opened except for the high school students which made your kids immerse in gadgets or spend a lot more time on screens. This would automatically push to the daunting situation of your children’s health. As adults could realize how important it is to stay healthy, kids are untamed when it comes to explaining them to eat right. Since children are spending most of the time on screens, you have to add eye-healthy foods rich in vitamins A, C, and E, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids as well. Well, here are some healthy foods to include in your kids’ diet.
HEALTHY AND TASTY FISHES: Salmon and sardines are the two most important varieties of fish that are noticed for their effective health benefits. The presence of omega-3 fatty acids would do its part in enhancing eye health. If your kids love eating fish, then cook fishes and attractively present them as they could not stop themselves from keeping their hands on it.
DAILY DOSE OF VEGGIES: You simply could not ditch veggies when it comes to developing a healthy body. As veggies such as tomatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, broccoli, and others are loaded with nutrients, prepare a delicious dish using it and provide it to your children. You could also give them a glass of carrot juice (of course you could not ignore carrot just like that as it is super-healthy for eyes) or even cauliflower or sweet potatoes as palatable side dishes which would make them enjoy having it.
A HANDFUL OF ALMONDS: You do know the importance of this nutty-flavored almond and its benefits. The presence of vitamin E makes almonds a great snack for your kids. Sometimes, kids would not love snacking the almonds and in this case, you could simply dip them in chocolate and feed them. Or else, you could provide them as a drink or by adding them as an ingredient in dessert or to a cake.
GET SOME HELP FROM SUMMER FRUITS: Summer fruits including cantaloupe, mangoes and watermelons, and others are packed with vitamin A which is essential for vision health. So, why not serving them fruits as a healthy snack? After all, fruits are extremely nutritious.
ADD EGGS TO THEIR PLATES: Almost every child loves eating an omelet, egg bhurji, or half-fried or boiled ones. When you add cheese to eggs, it would give them a different taste and would make them want for it more. Guess what? Both eggs and cheese contain vitamin A and other nutrients and do their part in developing your child’s health.
DO NOT FORGET THE POWER OF SPINACH: Did you remember your childhood days where your mother fed you spinach? Yes, like carrots and fishes, spinach is extremely healthy for the eyes. Of course, no kids love eating spinach but you have no other way but to feed them or make them eat spinach by cooking it interestingly. But what makes spinach more important when it comes to eye health? Well, the presence of lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants could help combat free radicals in your eyes thereby averting macular degeneration and cataract formation later when the kids grow older.