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Health Benefits of Apples for Kids

“An Apple a Day, Keeps the Doctor Away!”


This age-old saying has been speaking itself out time and again but seldom have we lent our ears to it. Apple is a fruit which contains all those nutrients which are required by the body and should be essentially included in your and your child’s diet.. In this article, I have listed down certain health benefits of apples and why it should be considered as an inevitable ingredient

Apples are rich in Vitamins & Minerals
Apples contain lots of nutrients and health-boosting agents like Vitamins C, A, B1, B2 & B6, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and iron. Along with these, they are rich in carbohydrates and contain the highest level of pectin amongst all fruits which helps in proper digestion of food and helps cure diarrhea in children.


Apples are rich in Dietary Fibers
Dietary fibers present in apples help kids maintain a healthy bowel system and keep their stomachs full for a prolonged period of time.

Apples are great Energy Boosters
Apples are composed of 90% water along with fructose and glucose, both of which are important carbohydrates that supply our kids’ bodies with energy that prevents fatigue while helping them stay more focused. Kids at this tender age need a lot of energy to play and for other activities, of which apples can be a great source.

Apples are great for Teeth
Calcium & Phosphorus are the two most important minerals our teeth are made up of and are also responsible for the strength of dental enamel. Apples are full of these essential minerals and we should give our kids one apple at least in a day to help keep their teeth strong.


Apples can Cure all kinds of Stomach Disorders
Mothers would have noticed their babies suffering from stomach disorders very often. Diseases like constipation, diarrhoea, dysentery, etc., are the few common diseases observed in children every now and then. Apples, rich in nutrients and dietary fibre, are the best natural way to cure these diseases in children.

Apples reduce Cough
When suffering from cough, babies might not be able to get a good sound sleep. Apples are very effective in reducing cough and helping cure the children from this ailment.

Apples are a great source of Antioxidants
Consuming foods that contain antioxidants helps in preventing the damage caused to the body due to the oxidation of cells. Antioxidants do not allow the excess fat to get deposited in the body, thereby lowering the risk of heart diseases later in the lives of kids. Therefore, apples should be given to kids daily. This is one of the most important health benefits of apples.

Now, having discussed with you the benefits of apples, I would like to give you an icing on the cake by adding a delicious yet healthy recipe by which you can add this nutritious fruit to your kids’ daily diet without having them crib about it.

Apple Recipe for the ‘Apple of your Eye’:
Take a bowl, add oatmeal crumbled cookies/ cornflakes, finely chopped apples, whipped cream and mix it well. After stirring the mixture, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and serve it to your little one. She will certainly relish the dish and enjoy it much more than she would enjoy eating just an apple.