Does Eating Meat Boost A Kid's Growth? Must Know Facts!!

does meat boost a kid's growth?

 

Is meat important to your kid?
All mothers are eagerly searching for what foods can make her child healthy and strong. There are a lot of foods which are good for your health. But, meat can be an alternative to all other foods like veggies and fruits. How? Do check below.

 

MEAT IS HIGHLY NUTRITIOUS

Nutritions are essential for good growth. You want to see your child excelling in all ways, in studies, sports, arts and need a strong body also. Meat can do some magic here and meat is a vital part of a child's diet.Meats are perfectly balanced with proteins and fats. It has a lot to do in the brain development of a child. Children need more good fat for brain development. So,meat is the best choice to deal with it.


You need the original meat for getting the real benefits for your child. What I meant by original meat is organic and fresh. If it is chicken or mutton or beef or whatever meat is it that you need, do not compromise on its quality.ND fresh has 3000+ verified customers who have assured the quality of meat that we provide. It is Halal and organic..!!


Meat is a huge world of nutritions comprising Iron, Zinc, Calcium, Vitamin A, vitamin E and Vitamin B12. Thus, it helps for the whole development. Meat also has antioxidants, vitamin c and calcium.Hey, guys are you wondering..! Can't you believe it? That's why meat can be an alternative to veggies and fruits..!!These nutrients in meat can do well for your littles. Look here,

THIAMIN   

Thiamin plays an essential role in regulating the metabolic reactions necessary to produce energy, particularly from carbohydrates. Not eating thiamin may cause fatigue, loss of appetite, constipation, depression and irritability.

NIACIN

Niacin plays a vital role in energy production.Together with other B vitamins, it works in intracellular enzyme system

RIBOFLAVIN

Riboflavin also helps in release of energy from carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It helps maintain good vision and healthy skin. The presence of riboflavin in a child's diet helps iron absorption.Liver is the best food source of Riboflavin.

VITAMIN B6

The active form of vitamin B6 is pyridoxal phosphate which functions as a coenzyme in numerous biochemical reactions. Pyridoxine is included in meat, whole grain breads and cereals, beans, peas, poultry, fish and fresh vegetables.

VITAMIN B12

Vitamin B12 is essential for good growth and development. It is found only in foods of animal origin, therefore, vegans may need to find supplements for the vitamin B12. Individuals who do not consume vitamin B12 have the option to inject it.Veal, liver, beef and lamb are especially high in vitamin B12. Other resources are fish, cheese and egg yolk.

Other vitamins like vitamin A, K, D are also in meats,not in high amounts in all meat. But,Liver is a good source of fat-soluble vitamins D and K. However, meat is not an important source of vitamin E and with the exception of the liver.

HOW DOES IT FUEL YOUR KID'S WHOLE DEVELOPMENT?        

Some people are following a vegan diet themself and growing their child also like that. If you are following a veggie lifestyle, it's time to rethink.

According to comparative studies with vegan children, what qualities you can see in your meat consuming child.

  • Meat helps in the kid's muscle increase.                                                       
  • Will be more talkative than those who vegans
  • Your kid will gain healthy weight.
  • Gain intelligence in problem solving and arithmetic
  • Actively participate in sports and games
  • Show more leadership skills.

READ THIS CONCERN BY A PAEDIATRIC DIETITIAN 

"Anyone who has a child on a vegan diet has to be aware that the lack of nutrients can affect the child's whole development "

               -Lucy Daniels (Paediatric dietitian and former chairwoman of the British Dietetic Association )

SOME THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND 

  • According to the World Cancer Research Fund, red meat consumption should be limited. You should not exceed 3 small portions per week.          
  • Highly Processed meat is unhealthy
  • Avoid meats packed with preservatives and chemicals, use fresh and organic meat.
  • Reheated meat is not preferred, it will harm health
  • You have to cook the meat at its appropriate temperature only. Do not overcook it or undercook it.

THE DESIRED TEMPERATURE OF MEATS 

  • Beef, Lamb, Veal: 170°F (77°C)
  • Pork       :160°F(71°C)
  • Ground meat:160°F(71°C)
  • Fish with fins:145°F(63°C)
  • Whole chicken(poultry): 180°F(82°C)
  • Chicken Pieces and ground chicken :145°F(63°C)

RECIPE TIME

Here is a juicy and healthy meat recipe.

BEST BEEF AND BROCCOLI

Beef and Broccoli             

Heat the olive oil over high heat in a skillet. Season the steak with salt and pepper. Cook until beef is almost completely browned. Stir in onions and saute until tender. Then add and stir in broccoli, condensed cream of broccoli soup, water and soy sauce. Mix well together. Reduce heat and cover the pan with a lid. Cook to desired doneness.


CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA

chicken tikka masala


Preheat the oven to 200°C/Gas Mark 6.  In a large bowl mix together the spices, lemon juice, garlic, yogurt and a pinch of pepper to season until well combined. Add the chicken pieces and coat with the mix of yogurt. Marinate it for at least 30 minutes. Put the marinated chicken pieces into an oven and cook for 20 minutes or until cooked. Take a frying pan and heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in. Add the onion and cook for 5 to 10 minutes until it turns to tender.  Add the garam masala and tomato puree or paste and cook for a few minutes more. Then you can add the tinned tomatoes and heat it for 5 minutes. Then add the cooked chicken pieces and cream. Lastly season with pepper and add chopped coriander leaves. Then tikka masala is ready.


Use the best meats from ND fresh for this tasty recipes. We are providing Locally sourced, Fresh and premium quality meats. The meat from hygienically raised healthy animals and it's Halal certified.ND Fresh is the best for its high end products of meat and spices. Place your orders on our ND fresh website and get it delivered at your doorstep as hygienically vacuum packed.


Try the recipes for your children, let us know your feedback in the comments.

Reference : 

https://www.nature.com/articles/news050221-5

https://nutritionwithjudy.com/why-we-prioritize-meat-in-our-kids-diet/

https://meatscience.org/TheMeatWeEat/topics/meat-in-the-diet/

 


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