Like fish, seafood supplies us with protein, which is easily absorbed in the body.
The inhabitants of the sea depths are valuable because they contain a lot of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids – those that help the brain, the sight of babies, and their immune and circulatory systems to develop.
Seafood is rich in calcium and phosphorus. Most of the calcium is in the meat of crabs and shrimps, almost like in dairy products, from where babies get it. As far as phosphorus is concerned, seafood is bypassed by this many types of fish.
It is also important that our heroes contain a lot of magnesium, which is very necessary for the nervous system of young and old.
All seafood is rich in iodine – for this they are very much appreciated by experts, because the shortage of this element is a problem for our compatriots. It is especially unpleasant when it concerns babies, because of the lack of iodine they may have difficulties in development.
They do not have much calcium, but enough phosphorus and vitamin E. And the main secret of squid is that their meat contains biologically active substances that enhance the secretion of digestive juices, that is, stimulate the appetite.
rich in protein, they contain a lot of iodine, iron and vitamin B12 – a mandatory participant in the mechanism of blood formation and harmonious work of the nervous system.
compared to other seafood is not so rich in protein, but they have a lot of iron and substances that strengthen the immune and nervous systems.
contains all kinds of microelements and vitamins. No wonder the ancient Greeks considered his meat a medicine.
known for helping to replenish iodine deficiency. To provide them with the baby’s body, it’s enough to eat 15–20 g of seaweed per day. In addition to iodine, kelp contains a natural analogue of the thyroid hormone, which improves its performance.
And it is also rich in potassium, calcium, fluorine and other elements, such as alginic acid salts and mannitol polysaccharide, which help our body to get rid of toxins. Alginates deserve special thanks.
These substances excrete heavy metals from the body (for example, lead, cadmium – the constant components of the atmosphere of large cities), radio nuclides, toxins and harmful microbes.
Despite the fact that seafood contains a lot of useful substances, let the kid try them not earlier than he turns 3 years old. The fact is that seafood often causes allergies, besides they are rich in active substances, which, on the one hand, give a lot of strength, and on the other – irritate the gastrointestinal tract. Wait until the baby grows up and his body can properly respond to all these features of the composition of seafood.
The exception to this rule is kelp: seaweed salad can be prepared for children from 1.5–2 years old.