It is summer in the yard, and we are stocking up with vitamins. Our berries are especially good. I think greens and berries are the most important suppliers of vitamins in the summer. After all, both can be eaten from the very beginning of the warm period.
Particularly pleased with the berries of children. Not every child will want to eat greens, and hardly anyone will refuse from sweet and beautiful berries. Probably, there are such nehochuhi, but my son loves berries very much.
Delicious extraordinary, although, of course, may be just the very first (at least in our region). I did not try to make any blanks out of it: we eat everything from the bush and freeze a little. Honeysuckle contains many vitamins and microelements, but most of all – vitamin C and potassium. Strengthens the immune system and improves the appetite – just what we need.
When overeating honeysuckle may be constipated. I did not bother with the fact that, as they say in some articles, – children should be given it with caution. In any case, it is a valuable multivitamin delicacy. The main thing is to comply with the measure and be sure that you have edible honeysuckle on your plot (or with the seller on the market).
The main value – a lot of vitamin C and folic acid. While the berry season is on, I will definitely give it to my son. It is believed that it strengthens the immune system and blood vessels and a positive effect on digestion.
Contraindications and dangers
1. Probably the strawberry of all berries is the strongest allergen. And although my son, fortunately, nothing like this was observed, I do not allow myself to get involved.
2. It would seem harmless little bones on the surface of the berry. But they can cause allergies and irritate the digestive system. So the first time to give the child preferably only the pulp of the berry.
3. Since the strawberry touches the ground, it needs to be very carefully washed – there may be helminth eggs on it. And thorough washing again reduces the risk of allergies, since a lot of plant pollen accumulates on the surface of the berry.
4. There is a lot of oxalic acid in strawberries, and, therefore, it is better not to give it to children with diseased kidneys.
In the red currant a lot of potassium and magnesium, which means that it is useful for the heart and nervous system. Black currant, due to the abundance of vitamin C in it, improves immunity. Perhaps that is why children in the summer almost do not get sick.
Regular use of currants can increase hemoglobin and blood clotting. Sometimes it is necessary. For example, when my daughter had an operation, she had to be postponed due to poor blood coagulability.
There is more vitamin C in black currants than in red, but tannins in the skin can cause constipation. Since we have such a problem with a chair, I’m afraid to give my son a lot. Although he would eat and eat.
If we talk about it as a medicine, raspberry is useful for colds as an antipyretic and analgesic, as everyone knows. She is also a storehouse of vitamins, trace elements, pectins, folic acid. And just a very tasty berry.
Cherries are rich in folic acid, vitamins of group B, vitamin C. As a medicine, it is more useful for older people, but it will not be unhealthy for a child. The main thing is to give the child dark, very ripe berries and remove the bones.
Contraindications and dangers
The main danger of cherry is its bones in blanks that are more than a year old. In such a cherry, prussic acid is formed, which is especially dangerous for a child’s body. Therefore, I try not to leave the cherry in any form for the next year.
Any berries can cause allergies in the child. Although, perhaps, the reaction is not only on the components of the product, but also on the chemicals with which the plants were treated. Therefore, I think it is better to give the child berries, if possible, from his (or relatives or friends) garden.
Do you give your child berries?