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富含铁的食品清单,提高孩子的铁含量

铁能在红细胞中合成血红蛋白。

红细胞通过血液在孩子体内输送氧气,确保孩子的器官、肌肉、组织和细胞接收氧气。

铁对大脑发育和中枢神经系统的最佳功能至关重要。

 

婴儿和幼儿每天需要摄入多少含量的铁?

健康专家建议,足月出生的健康婴儿在出生时体内已含有铁。在前六个月,婴儿通过母乳和/或加铁婴儿配方奶来获得铁。当宝宝开始食用固体食物时,可以给宝宝食用富含铁的食物,因此宝宝可从新鲜食物中获取必需的营养物质。

在健康发育的铁含量的摄入指南中,7-12个月龄的婴儿每天需要摄入11毫克的铁,而幼儿(1-3岁)每天需要摄入7毫克左右的铁。

铁含量低或诊断患有贫血或缺铁的婴儿可能会出现皮肤苍白、经常疲倦、头晕和发育迟缓等症状。向健康专家寻求医疗建议或治疗至关重要。医生可能会为孩子开含铁的多种维生素或铁补充剂。

 

富含铁的健康食品清单

孩子可从日常饮食中获取铁。均衡饮食是家庭养成健康饮食习惯的重要部分,可让孩子养成不挑食的习惯。

有两种类型的铁-血红素铁和非血红素铁,分别来自肉类和蔬菜。就这两种铁而言,血红素铁更容易被身体吸收。下列富含铁的食物对于您的宝宝而言是很好的选择:

在浓郁的番茄汤中加入嫩牛肉块,可提高孩子的铁含量——为妈妈点赞!

#1: 红肉

牛肉、羊肉、猪肉和鸭肉都是可以给孩子食用的红肉。但是由于宗教或其他原因,有些家庭可能会避免食用某些红肉。在此情况下,父母可从其他家禽或含有非血红素铁的蔬菜中摄入铁。

红肉中的铁含量:100克牛肉≈2.6毫克铁;100克羊肉≈1.9毫克铁;100克鸭肉≈2.7毫克铁。

自制美食:可将红肉煸炒、烧烤或烘烤,或者炖一锅牛肉汤,煮羊肉意大利面或鸭粥。给幼儿喂食红肉时,确保红肉完全煮熟,避免半熟,以降低食品污染的风险。

富含铁的鸡蛋也可为孩子成长提供大量的营养物质。

#2: 鸡蛋

鸡蛋中除了含有大脑发育所需的二十二碳六烯酸和胆碱外,也含有丰富的铁。给宝宝喂食鸡蛋时,应将鸡蛋完全煮熟,因为未煮熟的食物中可能含有沙门氏菌从而造成食物中毒。

鸡蛋中的铁含量:1个鸡蛋1毫克铁

自制美食:鸡蛋是一种万用配料,有多种烹饪方式。煮熟的鸡蛋非常适合婴儿和幼儿食用。在蛋饼、煎蛋和烘蛋内加入菠菜和西红柿(或其他蔬菜)可额外增加营养!或者仅在幼儿的水煮面中加个鸡蛋!都是小菜一碟!

 

富含铁的扁豆通常混合加入汤中或制成蘸酱。为孩子提供丰富的口感!

#3: 豆类

不要小瞧这些小小的的豆子!芸豆、扁豆和鹰嘴豆都能为儿童成长提供丰富的铁。纯素食者和素食家庭可能会食用更多的豆类来摄入铁。更重要的是,这些豆类中还有纤维,促进孩子排便。

豆类中的铁含量:100克芸豆≈2.2毫克铁;100克扁豆≈3.3毫克铁;100克鹰嘴豆≈2.9毫克铁

自制美食:在给宝宝食用豆类时,应将其混合捣碎,防止窒息。可用鹰嘴豆泥制成美味的蘸酱,配合吐司或芹菜棒食用,也可用温热的豆类肉汁配合加铁谷物或米饭食用。对于幼儿来说,烤鹰嘴豆也是美味健康的手指食品!

芥兰汁、烤芥兰菜叶、炒芥兰和芥兰沙拉,都可让孩子吃到美味的青菜!

#4: 芥兰和菠菜

将这些绿叶蔬菜添加到孩子的食物中是有充分依据的。除含有维生素和矿物质外,芥兰和菠菜中还富含铁,具有极高的营养价值,促进孩子的健康发育。这就是大力水手爱吃菠菜的原因!

芥兰和菠菜中的铁含量:100克芥兰1.5毫克铁;100克菠菜2.7毫克铁

自制美食:为保留菠菜和芥兰中的营养成分,在它们完全枯萎之前稍微煮一下。可尝试蒜蓉炒菠菜,烤芥兰片,或仅在孩子食用的谷物或面条中加入少量美味的菠菜和芥兰。

可给宝宝食用加铁的意大利面、谷物和全麦,提高孩子的铁含量。

#5: 加铁谷物、意大利面和全麦

可以给宝宝食用加铁谷物和意大利面来代替白米饭。这样您的孩子也能从每日摄入的碳水化合物中来摄取铁!

加铁谷物、意大利面和全麦中的铁含量参考单独包装

自制美食:富含铁的婴儿谷物是方便的速食食品。根据建议,添加富含维生素C的水果有利于铁的吸收。

 

蛤蜊和牡蛎等海鲜也可以为孩子提供大量充足的铁元素!

#6: 海鲜

蛤蜊和牡蛎等海鲜含有丰富的铁,可供孩子食用。但是,初次给孩子食用海鲜请谨慎,特别是如果有家庭海鲜过敏史的话。

海鲜中的铁含量:100克煮熟的蛤蜊28毫克铁;100克煮熟的(养殖)牡蛎7.8毫克铁

自制美食:蛤蜊因其天然的海鲜甜味常被添加在粥或汤中!如果您的孩子喜欢新鲜的海鲜,可以尝试制作蛤蜊和牡蛎意大利面或海鲜饭等西班牙美食,确保将海鲜完全煮熟后再让孩子食用。

除日常饮食外,儿童还可通过加铁配方奶粉来满足日常的营养需求,达到最佳的身体发育。

您可以给孩子食用富含维生素C的食物或饮料,以增强铁的吸收。孩子们都非常喜欢鲜榨果汁哦!这些都是为了养育健康快乐的全球宝宝!

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List of Iron-rich Food to Boost Your Child’s Iron Levels

Iron is needed to make haemoglobin found in red blood cells.

These red blood cells carry oxygen around our child’s body, to ensure that their organs, muscles, tissues and cells receive oxygen.

Iron is also essential for brain development and optimal function of their central nervous system.

 

How much iron do babies and toddlers need per day?

Health experts advise that full-term healthy babies are born with an iron reserve. During the first six month, babies obtain iron through breastmilk and/or iron-fortified infant formula milk. When they are ready to start solids, foods rich in iron can be included in their diet so they receive essential nutrients from fresh food too.

As a guide on the amount of iron essential for healthy development, babies from 7 to 12 months need 11mg of iron per day, and toddlers (1 – 3 years) require about 7mg of iron daily.

Babies who have low iron levels, or are diagnosed with anaemia or iron deficiency, may experience symptoms such as pale skin, frequent tiredness, dizziness and a slower development. It is important to seek medical advice or treatment from health experts. Doctors may prescribe multivitamins with iron for kids, or iron supplements for children to include in their diets.

 

List of Wholesome Foods Rich in Iron

Through diet, children can obtain iron from their daily meals. Eating a balanced diet is part of forming healthy eating habits in the family, to educate young children about conscious eating.

There are 2 types of iron – Heme and non-heme iron; from meat and vegetables respectively. Between both types of iron, heme sources are more easily absorbed by the body. Here is a list of iron-rich food that are great options for your babies and toddlers:

Beef up your child’s iron levels with tender beef cubes simmered in a tangy tomato broth – thumbs up for mama!

#1: Red meat

Beef, lamb, pork and duck are types of red meat that parents can prepare for children. However, due to religion or other reasons, certain red meat may be avoided. Hence, parents should look to other poultry or non-heme iron from vegetables instead.

Amount of iron your child gets: 100g beef = approx. 2.6mg iron; 100g lamb = approx. 1.9mg iron; 100g duck = approx. 2.7mg

Food ideas: Grill, stir fry, roast or bake – put together a one-pot beef stew, lamb pasta, or duck porridge. For young children, ensure that meat is fully cooked, avoiding semi-rare cooking states to reduce risk of food contamination.

These egg-cellent source of iron serves up a host of nourishment for your growing child.

#2: Eggs

Besides being touted as a brain food for its doses of DHA and Choline, eggs are high in iron too. For babies, serve them fully cooked as undercooked ones may pose a risk for food poisoning due to salmonella bacteria.

Amount of iron your child gets: 1 whole egg = approx. 1mg iron

Food ideas: One of the most versatile ingredients, eggs can be served in a variety of ways. Hard boiled eggs are great for babies and toddlers for that palate experience. Stuff omelettes, scrambled eggs and baked frittatas with added goodness from spinach and tomatoes (or other veggies!) for extra nutrients! Or simply crack an egg in your toddler’s bowl of Mee Sua – easy peasy!

 

Iron-rich lentils are usually blended, added in soup or made into a dip. A great palate experience for kids!

#3: Beans

Don’t belittle these itsy-bitsy beans! Kidney beans, lentils and chickpeas provide a rich source of iron for growing children. Vegans and vegetarian families may consume more of these beans for iron intake. What’s more, these beans add fibre to your child’s diet too, easing his bowel movements.

Amount of iron your child gets: 100g kidney beans = approx. 2.2mg iron; 100g lentils = approx. 3.3mg iron; 100g chickpeas = approx. 2.9mg iron

Food ideas: For babies, these beans may be blended and mashed to prevent choking. Try a mixed beans hummus as a deliciously healthy dip with toast or celery sticks; or perhaps a warm beans gravy to go with their iron-fortified cereal or rice. For toddlers, roasted chickpeas make tasty and healthy finger food too!

Kale juice, baked kale chips, sautéed kale and kale in salad – diverse ways to serve these greens to your kids!

#4: Kale and Spinach

These leafy greens are often added into baby’s food for good reasons. In addition to vitamins and minerals, Kale and spinach are rich in iron, and boost high nutritional goodness that support healthy development. Clearly, Popeye knew what’s good for him!

Amount of iron your child gets: 100g kale = approx. 1.5mg iron; 100g spinach = approx. 2.7mg iron

Food ideas: To retain the nutrients in spinach and kale, cook them briefly before they wilt completely. These vegetables are brilliant as is – try sautéed spinach with garlic, baked kale chips, or simply add a handful of these delectable greens into your child’s bowl of grains or noodles.

Look out for iron-fortied pasta, cereals and wholegrains to boost your child’s iron levels.

#5: Iron-fortified cereals, pastas and whole grains

Instead of white rice, consider offering iron-fortified cereals and pastas. That way, your child receives his daily dose of iron intake from his source of carbs too!

Amount of iron your child gets: Refer to individual packaging

Food ideas: Infant cereals enriched with iron are convenient food options. Serve according to the recommended way, so simply add fruits rich in Vitamin C to aid in iron absorption!

 

Seafood such as clams and oysters serve up a dish of succulent and juicy sources of iron for kids to enjoy!

#6: Seafood

Clams and oysters are ocean-fresh sources of iron-rich foods to add to your child’s diet. However, do be careful with the first introduction of seafood to your little ones, especially if there’s a seafood allergy in the family.

Amount of iron your child gets: 100g cooked clams = approx. 28mg; 100g cooked oyster (farmed) = approx. 7.8mg iron

Food ideas: Clams are commonly added into porridge or soup-based meals for their natural seafood sweetness! If your child enjoys fresh seafood, try a clam and oyster pasta dish or a Spanish cuisine like paella – ensure seafood is thoroughly cooked before serving your tot.

Besides regular diet, children may consume iron-fortified formula to meet their daily nutritional requirements and support optimal development.

To improve iron absorption, offer foods or drinks rich in vitamin C to enhance iron absorption. Freshly squeezed juices usually score with the kids! All in a bid to raise healthy and happy world-ready children!

 

Are you including iron rich food in your children’s meals? Do share them too!

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