What is the importance of vitamin D in babies?

At Caña Nature we offer you several guacamole recipes, made with fresh foods that have such important elements in their composition as vitamin D, essential for our organism.

In fact, this vitamin is important for everyone, but with special emphasis on babies, as it is related to the correct formation of bones and teeth.

Why is vitamin D important for babies?

 

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble substance also called calciferol, which is considered essential for the body.

Its main role is in the formation of bones and teeth, which makes it necessary for a baby’s proper growth.

In addition, if the baby has enough vitamin D, it will also help to prevent diseases such as rickets during the first months of life.

This disease can develop due to a lack of vitamin D in babies, as well as a lack of calcium and phosphorus in the body and causes, among other problems, deformed bones and cartilage.

How to give vitamin D to a baby?

The best way to ensure vitamin D in infants is through breast milk.

With the optimal amount of breast milk every day, the baby will have enough vitamin D in its body to take advantage of all its properties, as well as many other components that will help in its development, such as proteins, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins A, E and K.

Vitamin D can also be obtained through exposure to the sun. It is also important for babies to sunbathe, but their delicate skin also requires us to guarantee them the best possible protection and to be extremely careful with the amount of time they are exposed to the sun.

For this reason, the use of vitamin D supplements has been promoted, which can be given to babies for nutritional needs with the use of a few drops with the appropriate composition.

However, when the baby is old enough and begins to eat foods other than breast milk, a little guacamole can be included in the baby’s diet.

The texture and mild taste of guacamole makes it easier for babies to eat than other foods. It does not need to be chewed too much and does not need to be cut into small pieces for them to enjoy it. This makes it a healthy alternative to other foods that, while appealing for their intense flavour, do not have as many nutritional benefits.

In fact, you don’t have to wait until the baby is born to take advantage of the properties of guacamole. During pregnancy itself, by eating guacamole, the mother can provide the foetus with potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium for optimal development inside the foetus.

Other benefits of vitamin D

In addition to strengthening bones and teeth, vitamin D also aids in the absorption of calcium in the intestine.

On a general level, vitamin D is also recommended because it helps to keep the nervous system, immune system and muscles in optimal condition.

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