The Countless Benefits Of Coconut Water For Your Child
Coconut water may be the best drink you can give to your child as it contains key nutrients such as iron, chloride, potassium, sodium, phosphorous, magnesium, lauric acid and calcium. If your little one is ill, coconut water can go a long way in helping him/her replenish as it has ample amounts of nutrients and minerals.
It is an excellent source of nourishment for your child when he/she gets dehydrated. Coconut water is also known as a tonic that treats the cold and the flu. It contains vitamins, minerals, and salts that aid in treating fever as well as gastrointestinal diseases.
Babies and infants can digest coconut water from the minute they start consuming solid foods. Experts recommend feeding them coconut water then rather than coconut chunks.
Coconut water should not be given to babies below six months of age as there might be chances of allergic reactions. It has high sodium and calcium content which is why experts recommend diluting it with rice before serving it to babies.
Coconut water’s anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-viral properties make it one of the best cures for a child’s skin infections. It moisturizes the child’s skin from within and eliminates the excess oil.
Feeding your child coconut water will ensure he/she develops strong bones as it is high in calcium, chloride and potassium. Coconut water is low on sugar and sodium and that makes it effective in making sure that the child stays energized with the proper amount nutrients.
If your child is suffering from digestion problems, then coconut water also has the cure for it. It helps improve digestion due to its high fibre content and cure acid reflux.
So in short, keep giving your child coconut water if you want to see him/her healthy, happy and energized!
*This article first appeared in daily publication National Courier written by Shahjahan Khurram