Dry skin is responsible for most skin conditions of children. To prevent dermatitis, eczema or atopic dermatitis in children, it is also important to take care of your bowel and your defenses. What foods are used to prevent skin diseases in children and how to make them to maximize their properties?
Dry skin is responsible for most skin conditions of children. To prevent dermatitis, eczema or atopic dermatitis in children, it is also important to take care of your bowel and your defenses.What foods are used to prevent skin diseases in children and how to make them to maximize their properties? Dr. María Concepción Vidales Aznar
, specialist in Nutrition, Human Dietetics and Eating Disorders, director of the Nutrimedic clinic, and author of the bookCocina que cura, ensures that a diet rich in vitamins and minerals, and acids Essential fatty acids is essential to keep the skin and hair of children in good condition.Recommended foods to prevent skin diseases in childrenThe nutritional recommendation to maintain the well-being of children's skin is to incorporate foods rich in vitamins A, E and B (folic acid and biotin) and C (co-washed in the formation of collagen) and minerals such as zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium, selenium, silicon and copper. All of them are very important for the regeneration of the skin and hair.
We must incorporate especially in the diet of these children biotin and B group vitamins, which combined with folic acid, help skin regeneration. In addition to being ingested with some foods, biotin is generated by bacteria in our intestines. It is found in eggs, liver, yeast, cereals, legumes, kidney and peanuts. Folic acid is found in green leafy vegetables, beets, oranges, avocados, wheat germ and brewer's yeast.
we must incorporate foods rich in healthy fatty acidssuch as omega 3 and 6, linoleic acids and oleic acid to hydrate and nourish the skin of children. These healthy fatty acids are found in olive oil, seeds (sunflower seeds, pumpkin), nuts, eggs and blue fish.
Finally, we must not forget that children should drink enough water and recommended for their age throughout the day. How to take advantage of vitamins in fruits and vegetables for children For the best use of all vitamins,
the ingestion of fresh fruits
or of fruits liquefied in freshly made natural juices is recommended, since the vitamins in fruits they oxidize in a very short time in contact with the oxygen in the air and lose their nutritional properties.
Vegetables can be presented in crudites or in preparations that do not make them lose their properties. The most recommended are the iron, cooking with the pot covered, steamed or in purees or creams, using its own broth which is where most of the vitamins dissolve.
Legumes can also be presented in salads or purées, combined with vegetables. Eggs should be presented in simple preparations, or in crepes or tortillas with a vegetable. Dr. María Concepción Vidales Aznar Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
Specialist in Nutrition, Human Dietetics and Eating Disorders