What Cereals should You Give to Your Baby


cerealsThere are a lot of cereals that are used as a food in different countries. They're nutritious and helth-giving. But some cereals are rather indigestible for the children, especially babies and toddlers. So be careful when you're starting to give paps to your baby. Here are those cereals that are good for babies: baby rice, brown rice, couscous, lentils and oats.

Baby rice
should be the first cereal you introduce because it does not contain gluten, a protein found in wheat, oats, barley and rye that can cause food allergy if introduced before six months. Baby rice is a valuable first food: it is easily digested and has a milky taste that helps to ease your baby's transition front a purely milky diet to solids.

Brown rice tends not to be used for Chinese fried rice, but it is an excellent source of energy. It's a good idea to get your child used to eating brown rice as it contains more minerals, vitamins and fibre than white rice and is therefore much more nutritious.

Couscous is a form of grain made from wheat and is popular in Middle East cuisine. You can find it in most supermarkets next to the rice section. It's fairly high in minerals and vitamins, and has a mild taste and wonderful soft texture. It is also very quick and easy to prepare.

Lentils feature high up on the list of SuperFoods and contain properties that can help reduce the risk of developing heart disease and cancer. They are an excellent source of protein, iron, selenium and potassium.

Oats help stabilise blood sugar and help to give long-lasting energy. They are also rich in a form of soluble fibre that protects intestinal surfaces and helps to keep the body's cholesterol levels down.

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