Amaranth in baby food
Images From all plants, amaranth can rightly be considered the least allergenic, which makes it safe to use in the nutrition of young children. So, for example, to introduce into the child’s diet amaranth tea, as one of the first foods containing amaranth, can be already from 7-8 months. Starting from this age is recommended by European experts on food safety. Being an excellent natural source of many vitamins and minerals, amaranth as an ingredient for nutrition can play a decisive role in the development of your child. In addition to the rich complex of essential amino acids, amaranth contains in its composition the necessary substances and compounds that are fundamental for the formation of a child’s body.
- vitamins C, A, B-6, K;
- folic acid;
- riboflavin, etc.
– all this inexhaustible storehouse of health in the same plant with the beautiful name “amaranth”.
Juice from the leaves of the plant, as well as tea and other beverages based on it, can be given to babies as a source of natural protein. For comparison, the protein content in amaranth is 30% more than in the same wheat, rice or oats. In addition, the composition of this amazing plant includes 11 essential amino acids, including:
- phenylalanine, etc.
To meet the growing body’s need for protein, the World Health Organization recommends building a baby’s diet, keeping the proportions of rice or oats to amaranth 1 to 1.
In addition to tea and juice, children can also cook other delicious dishes from amaranth, but you should be as careful as possible, because in the process of cooking in no case can you overheat the leaves of the plant so that possible nitrates do not turn into nitrites. About culinary delights with the participation of amaranth can be found in our section: “Amaranth: use in cooking.”
Amaranth in the treatment and prevention of childhood diseases
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Due to the high iron content, regular consumption of amaranth stimulates
hemoglobin production and is a good prevention of anemia. And, as you know, the level of hemoglobin directly affects the quality of the blood in the human body. It is thanks to the positive effect in the treatment and prevention of anemia that amaranth was once approved by the Indian education system and added as a nutritional supplement to the diet of educational institutions in this country.
Another amaranth – a great antioxidant, neutralizing free radicals and avoiding the destructive effects on the body caused by their action.
In addition, amaranth is known as an excellent anti-inflammatory agent, which reduces swelling in injuries and bruises and increases the elasticity of the vessel walls. Bruises in your children will pass faster, and the risk of hematomas will significantly decrease.
Amaranth-based drinks, tea, juice, decoction, infusion, are very active on the subject of anthelmintic and antiprotozoal functions. And we all know that it is children who are most at risk of these unpleasant and difficult to treat diseases. Experimental tests of foreign medical laboratories show that the extract will be most useful in this case. That he most effectively destroys the simplest. And regular consumption of drinks based on amaranth dramatically reduces the risk of intestinal worms.
In addition, Amaranth is a natural painkiller. Amaranth tea or decoction will be useful for children with any colds, cramps in the tummy, as well as during the period when teeth are cut.
“Incredible!” You will say, having learned that amaranth is successfully used in the treatment of such a common childhood disease as enuresis. But it really is. With enuresis, amaranth tincture is quite effective. Its recipe is quite simple:
One tablespoon of crushed snow throwers and seeds is poured with 200 grams of boiling water, infused for 15–20 minutes and allowed to cool. Take the tincture one teaspoon, drinking 50 grams of boiled or purified water three times during the day 30 minutes before meals and going to bed for 2 weeks.
For dysentery they drink decoction from the roots and seeds of amaranth, and for allergies, diathesis or rashes, the bath with its solution helps a lot.
To prepare the bath, they take 300-400 grams of plant raw material (it can be branches, leaves and seeds), pour it with 2 liters of boiled water, then bring it to a boil again and keep it on slow fire for another 15 minutes. Then for 10 minutes, allow to cool, filter and add to the bath in the ratio of one to one. The procedure for taking such a bath should take no more than half an hour 2-3 times a week.
In addition, amaranth oil is very useful for rickets, because it contains a full range of substances that stimulate the formation and strengthening of bone and muscle tissue. Regular use of amaranth in the child’s diet will reduce the risk of fractures, sprains, make bones strong, and also improve muscle activity.
Surely, all adults remember how, as children, more than once received abrasions, bruises, and other injuries, not to mention broken and torn knees. Amaranth is an excellent external remedy for disinfection and healing of the affected skin. Lubricate the wounds of your offspring with amaranth oil in the morning and evening, and the healing process will go much faster, and then there will be no ugly marks from the scars on the young children’s skin.
And amaranth will help your child in puberty, protecting the skin from youthful acne.
Amaranth oil and meal in the treatment of children But no matter how perfect it is in terms of the health benefits of amaranth, it should be taken with caution, especially when it comes to children. First, we must not forget that any excesses are harmful, even when it comes to something useful. And secondly, before introducing something new into your child’s nutritional diet, you should consult with your pediatrician. Indeed, in spite of all the charm and benefit of this miraculous plant, there are a number of diseases, in the presence of which, its reception is contraindicated in one form or another. In more detail about the contraindications concerning an amaranth, it is possible to read in this article.
Whatever ailments and difficulties do not occur along the way, one should not forget that good children’s health is the most important task for adults, and amaranth is one of its solutions.