5 protein-rich fruits that kids should include in their diet regularly

Building Stronger Kids: The Benefits of Protein-Rich Fruits in a Child’s Diet

Fruits are an essential part of a child’s diet, providing them with the nutrients they need to grow and develop optimally. Protein-rich fruits like bananas, grapes, avocados, raspberries, berries, guava and avocados are especially beneficial for children because they help build and maintain muscles and tissues in their bodies.

The recommended daily protein intake for children varies by age. Children aged 1-3 years old need 13 grams of protein per day, while children aged 4-8 years old require 19 grams. Children aged 9-13 years old need 34 grams of protein per day, while adolescents aged 14-18 need different amounts based on gender, with boys needing 52 grams and girls needing 46 grams per day.

Protein-rich foods like lean meat, fish, turkey, chicken, and eggs are also beneficial for children’s optimal development. However, some fruits also provide protein to supplement children’s diets. For example, bananas are a popular and protein-rich fruit that also contains essential nutrients like potassium, magnesium, and vitamins. Raisins and berries are other fruits that are good sources of protein for children. Raspberries are high in protein and other nutrients like vitamin C and manganese. Avocados are rich in healthy fats and vitamins such as omega-3 which is beneficial for brain development in babies. Guava is another protein-rich fruit that also provides essential nutrients like vitamin C and folate to support immune function and growth in children.

Incorporating these protein-rich fruits into a child’s diet can help ensure they receive the necessary nutrients for optimal growth and development. Whether eaten on their own or combined with other healthy foods such as lean proteins or whole grain breads, fruits like bananas, berries, avocados

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