Back
Home » Health
  •  
    Filmi Bollywood
    • Vikrant Massey Reveals His Birthday Plans & It’s Every Bit Cute!
    • After Sister Rhea Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor To Produce A Film With Husband Anand Ahuja
    • Sana Saeed, Stuck In US, Shares Her Ordeal After She Lost Her Father On Janta Curfew Day!
    • Jacqueline Fernandez Amid COVID-19 Lockdown: 'I Wanted My Parents To Be With Me Right Now'
    • ‘Kanika Kapoor Was Asked To Change Clothes Behind A Curtain’ Says Her Family
    • Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt's Wedding Functions To Begin From This Date? An Insider Spills The Beans!
    • Taapsee Pannu Shares Picture Of Her Tattoo Trial For Pink: Girls Wanted Similar Tattoos Afterwards
    • After Badshah, Singer Payal Dev Reacts To 'Genda Phool' Credit Row!
    • Shah Rukh Khan And Red Chillies Announce 7 Initiatives For Fighting COVID-19!
    • Kareena Kapoor Khan Trolls Arjun Kapoor When He Tells His Male Fans To Take Charge Of House Chores
    • Rishi Kapoor Requests People To Not Indulge In Violence During ‘Coronavirus War’
    • Vicky Kaushal Says He Will Meet His Loved Ones Soon After Lockdown; Does That Include Katrina Kaif?
    • Karisma Kapoor Pledges To Donate To PM-CARES And Maharashtra CM’s Relief Fund
    • COVID-19: Milind Soman Goes Out On Mumbai Streets For Groceries Amid Lockdown; Shares Photos
Amazing Health Benefits Of Guava For Babies
Boldsky | 6th Dec, 2019 06:00 PM

Guava is among the most common fruits enriched with numerous minerals and vitamins. People of all age groups love to gorge on this unique flavoured fruit during its season. However, there's always a doubt whether feeding guava is good for babies or not?

Babies are given solid foods when they are six months or over because breast milk is no longer sufficient to provide them with adequate vital nutrients for their development. Fruits are regarded as the best food during this period as they are rich in flavours and powerhouse of nutrients.

There's a misconception that guava is not safe for babies due to its solid seeds which may cause digestiveproblems. However, there are other ways to introduce guvava to a child's diet without comprising its health benefits. Read the nutritional profile of guava and its amazing health benefits for babies.

Nutritional Value Of Guava

100 g of guava is enriched with 80.8 g water and 68 kcal energy. Additionaly, it also contains 2.55 g protein, 5.4 g dietary fibre, 18 mg calcium, 228.3 mg vitamin C, 40 mg phosphorus, 22 mg magnesium, 2 mg sodium, 417 mg potassium, 0.26 mg iron, 49 mcg folate, and 31 mcg vitamin A along with other vitamins like B1, B2 and B3. These vital minerals and vitamins help the physical as well as brain development of babies and provide them energy.

Health Benefits Of Guava For Babies

1. Helps to boost the immune system: Guava contains a huge amount of vitamin C which is important for the immune function, growth, and cell regeneration in babies. A guava contains four times more vitamin C than an orange.

2. Helps the nervous system development: Folic acid is useful for babies to help prevent some brain and spine related birth defects like anencephaly. It greatly helps the growth of the nervous and circulatory system in babies.

3. Helpful for healthy eyes: Guava is rich in vitamin A, which is vital for good eyesight. Deficiency of vitamin A in babies may lead to xerophthalmia.

4. Prevents cancer: The antioxidant property of guava helps prevent babies from the risk of cancer. It also helps prevent them from ROS-induced diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's and other disorders like hyperoxia and inflammation.

5. Helpful for brain development: Guava seeds are rich in fatty acids such as linoleic and phenolics, which are the key components in the development of a baby's brain and other tissue formations.

6. Helps digestion: The rich amount of fibre in guava helps to improve the digestion in children and prevent constipation and appendicitis. The fruit also helps during diarrhoea and dysentery and enrich blood production.

7. Helps bone and cartilage development: Calcium and other nutrients are packed in guava which help the development of bones and cartilage in babies.

How To Introduce Guava To Babies

While introducing any food to a baby for the first time, always remember to go slow. Add the chopped guava to boiling water after peeling off its skin. After it becomes soft, mash the fruit and sieve all the seeds or remove it with a spoon.

Then, offer a small portion of guava to the baby and observe for signs of discomfort or side effects. If there's no sign, serve the baby again after some time. Remember to limit the consumption of guava to two times a week as the acidic nature of the fruit may often cause diaper rash in babies. Also, if you see other symptoms like itchiness, rashes, or swelling of the face, immediately stop the feeding and contact a health expert.

Additional Tips
  • Wash guava thoroughly before consumption.
  • Always use fresh and ripe guava and avoid giving frozen puree to babies.
  • While feeding your baby, never hurry to feed them large quantity at once. Start slowly by a teaspoon and then increase the quantity.
  • Consider boiling guava first so that it becomes soft and digestible.
  • Remove the seeds completely or blend it smoothly.
  • Feed guava to babies for a maximum of two times in a week.
Healthy And Tasty Guava Smoothie Recipe With Seasonal Fruit Ingredients
  • 1 guava
  • 1 seasonal fruit (Strawberry/banana/pear)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Sugar per taste
Method:
  • Peel guava and the other seasonal fruit and slice them.
  • Remove the seeds from guava and also from the seasonal fruit (if any).
  • In a pan, pour water and the pulp of the fruits and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Check the softness with a fork.
  • Blend them into a smooth puree.
  • Add honey or sugar per the taste.
  • In a clean bowl, feed your baby.
   
 
Health and Life
  • Nutrition Tips For People With Epilepsy
  • How To Mind Our Minds During COVID-19 Lockdown
  • Coronavirus And Cancer Patients: What You Need To Know
    • World Autism Awareness Day: What Is High-Functioning Autism? Its Causes And Diagnosis
    • COVID-19: How Does Quarantine Affect Your Mental Health?
    • 10 Best Kitchen-Friendly Herbs To Boost Immunity During COVID-19
      • Coronavirus Linked To Heart Disease, Says Study
      • 5 Best Fruits To Eat During Pregnancy
      • COVID-19: What Is Community Transmission? Has It Affected India Yet?
        • Coronaviurus: What Is Covid-19 Pneumonia? How Does It Affect The Lungs?
        • Obese People Are At An Increased Risk Of Contracting COVID-19, Says Study
        • Coronavirus: US Doctors Identify A Drug Combination Suitable For Covid-19 Treatment
          • Covid-19 Lockdown: Simple Exercises You Can Do At Home
          • What Is Convalescent Plasma Therapy? Is It Effective To Fight COVID-19?
          • Coronavirus Face Masks: Types, When And How To Use
            • Are Pets At The Risk Of Coronavirus?
            • What Is Bioterrorism?
            • How To Take Care Of A Patient With Suspected Or Confirmed COVID-19
              • Tips For A Healthy Work From Home During Covid-19 Lockdown
              • Can Vitamin C Help Prevent COVID-19?
              • 15 Deadly Viruses In Human History Apart From COVID-19