Can babies eat soy products?
When is the best time to introduce tofu into my baby's diet?
Mom, soya and soy-based foods (except for soy sauce) can be added to my meals from the beginning of my diet expansion. If you want to give me some tofu to try, choose the one with a natural flavor, not smoked; it will most probably contain less salt.
Tofu is high in iron, protein, and is a good source of unsaturated fats and calcium. Tofu is packed with proteins, which help with my proper growth and development. Calcium supports the development of my bones, teeth, nerves, and muscles. Iron and copper assist in the delivery of oxygen throughout the body. Besides, iron is an essential part of haemoglobin that helps in creating energy and releasing oxygen. Iron also assists in strengthening of the immune system.
What are the health benefits of adding soy and soy products to my baby's diet?
Mom, soy and soy products can be added to my meals since the beginning of my diet expansion.
Tempeh contains vitamin B12 and is a complete source of protein. That means it has all nine of the essential amino acids which the body needs for healthy bones and muscles.
How much calcium is needed for a one-year-old drinking soya milk?
Soya milk can be added to my meals after month 6. Only after I am 1 year-old can I start to drink it. It would be best if you choose milk without sugar, fortified with extra calcium.
Health-promoting properties of soy milk are above all caused by the presence of monounsaturated and poliunsaturated fatty acids, including omega-3 and omega-6 acids. Soy is a source of a complete protein containing necessary amino acids.
What are the health benefits of thermally processing soybean sprouts for babies?
Mom, you shouldn't give me raw soybean sprouts but only after they have been thermally processed (e.g. boiled or steamed).
Soybean sprouts are a source of protein and vitamins A, B, C, K, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium. They contain a lot of unsaturated fatty acids and isoflavones.
What are the healthiest alternative condiments to replace soy sauce with due to its high sodium content?
Soy souce shouldn't be found on my menu due to high sodium content.
What are some other high-sodium foods to avoid in a baby's diet?
Miso shouldn't be found on my menu due to high sodium content.