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Health Benefits of Bean Sprouts As a Meal for Toddlers

Mansi Dubey
1 to 3 years

Created by Mansi Dubey
Updated on May 07, 2018

Health Benefits of Bean Sprouts As a Meal for Toddlers

Minerals and vitamins are extremely important for everyone. However, it becomes all the more important for toddlers because the sprouts contain 30 times more nutrition than the cooked food and it’s really high in fibre which is essential for your toddler’s healthy growth. Most of the brain development happens within 5 years and with the growing age of the child needs nutrition dense diet which can help the child to be able to get all the essential macro and micro nutrients. Its no other than nutrition-rich bean sprouts. 

A healthy mix of sprouts with your child's meal helps the child to get essential nutrients and an opportunity to catch up on the lost nutrients. 

Sprouted Grain Nutrition Benefits For Children 

Here are some reasons why you need to feed your child sprouted grains that you should know..

  1. Easy to digest

    One of the biggest benefits of sprouts is that they are very easy to digest. Unlike other food or beans, nutrition provided by sprouts is easily absorbed by the body as sprouting breaks down the protein and fat to the pre-digestible stage and the amount of water and fiber increases which make sprouts easy to digest. Also the child's feels light tummy and remains active. 
  2. Abundance of fiber and vitamin

    Fiber helps in weight management. It helps to flush out the toxins from the body. Also, vitamins provided by sprouts are important for the overall growth of your child. It is the one source of vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, and vitamin E. If you want your child to have proper amount of vitamin supply then always reply upon sprouts. Also Read: Constipation In Infants & Toddlers
  3. Protein and anti-oxidants

    Protein is the building blocks of our body; sprouts are a really good source of protein and antioxidants which would fill up your child with energy they need. You can give your child sprouts for morning before school or for lunch to provide nutrients he/she will need during tiring school hours. Regular intake of sprouts can substantially support the need of proteins in the growing child.
  4. No acidity

    It is always important to have a balanced diet. A large portion of our body tends to be acidic, but as sprouts are more on the alkaline level. You can always give your child a meal that includes sprouts to ensure your child’s diet is well balanced
  5. Increase blood circulation

    Sprouts helps in increasing blood circulation by maintain the significant amount copper and iron in your child’s red blood cells
  6. Builds immune system

    As sprouts are high in vitamin C, it is a powerful stimulant for the white blood cells to fight diseases and infections, thus, building your child’s immune system. If your child’s immune system is strong the chances of him/her falling sick becomes less
  7. Improves eye sight

    Presence of vitamin A in sprouts improves the eye sight of your toddler
  8. Good for heart

    Sprouts contain omega 3 fatty acids which help in boosting the good cholesterol level and reduce the amount of bad cholesterol in blood vessels

Also Read -  When & How To Give Ghee to Your Baby, Infant and Its Health Benefits ?

Sprouts as a meal would give your child the energy he/she would need throughout the day. It is not only easy to make but can be made in a different way every time and takes only 5 minutes, provided you have properly sprouted the lentils/beans a few hours prior to the making.

 

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| Aug 23, 2018

suggest some interesting recipe for sprouts.

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| Aug 22, 2018

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| Aug 22, 2018

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| May 09, 2018

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| May 09, 2018

my baby is 1. 6mnth wat kind of sprouts can give her

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| May 09, 2018

nice information ,my girl is 1. 8years old which sprouts can I give her in her diet

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| May 08, 2018

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| May 08, 2018

My daughter is 1yr 6 months old... She doesn't chew sprouts at all.... Should I give her too..

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| May 08, 2018

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| May 08, 2018

great

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| May 08, 2018

sprouts should be given cooked or raw...

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| May 07, 2018

good

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