Foods That A Baby Should Not Eat

Foods That A Baby Should Not Eat

In this article, we are going to talk about some of the foods that a baby under 1-year-old should not eat.

It is important to know what these foods are to take care of the health of the little ones and avoid future problems for the baby.

Foods That A Baby Should Not Eat:

Salt

Numerous studies indicate that normally babies between 6 and 11 months consume a dose of salt that is 33% higher than the recommended dose. Salt should be avoided as much as possible as it is harmful to the baby’s kidneys.

Sugar

Babies don’t need sugar. Sugary foods, especially beverages, promote cavities. To sweeten foods we can make use of numerous fruits or milk. Therefore, it is not advisable to give them honey, since its sugar content is similar to that of white sugar.

Skim Or Low-Fat Foods

The baby is in full growth, and fats are essential as a source of calories and as foods that are usually accompanied by some fat-soluble vitamins. Therefore, it is advised that children eat whole foods and avoid giving them foods that are low in fat.

It does not mean that we feed them based on fats, but it does mean that if we have to choose between whole or skimmed milk, we choose the former.

Certain Fish And Shellfish

Due to the levels of mercury present in some fish, NHs Choices advises against the consumption of certain species. In order to guide the most vulnerable groups, the United States Food and Drug Administration, FDA for its acronym in English (Food & Drug Agency), has published guidelines for children, pregnant women and for those trying to enter gestation process.

[spacer style = ”3 ″] In its list, the FDA places grouper, white marlin, sea bass, swordfish, deep-sea perch, shark and (king) mackerel as the species that should not be consumed, as they have the highest levels of mercury in their body. [spacer style = ”3 ″]

Also, there is another group of fish that are considered to have a high level of mercury but that can be consumed in a restricted way, up to three servings of 170 grams per month . This group includes sea ​​bass (not farmed), corvina, halibut, tuna (canned, white albacore and fresh bluefin), anchovy and lobster (American).

Mercury is present in waters due to high environmental pollution and fish accumulate it throughout their lives, so large species, with a longer life than others, present higher levels of this element.

The consumption of crustaceans on a regular basis is also discouraged, since they present significant levels of cadmium, which is another heavy metal that accumulates in the body, especially in the liver and kidneys, which can cause serious disorders.

Raw Foods Of Animal Origin

Raw foods, such as eggs, fish, and some meat products, can cause infections by bacteria that release toxins, so their consumption is strongly discouraged for both babies and adults.

Junk Food

obviously, its own name says it all … NHS Choices advises against giving small foods lacking in nutritional value and rich in saturated fat and sugars, such as cakes, pastries, French fries, etc. Unfortunately, in countries like Spain, this junk food is increasingly present in the snacks and dinners of the little ones.

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