There are a lot of benefits linked to the use of olive oil, especially for our babies. It is well known for its benefits on health, skin and hair. Since a very long time, olive oil has been a part of several culinary traditions worldwide. For this reason, nowadays we believe that is good for babies as well.
The importance of olive oil
Olive oil is well known for its benefits for skin, hair and health. A pilot study by University of Manchester suggests that olive oil can be consumed as well as applied topically on our skin and hair. In this case, olive oils significantly improves hydration and makes baby skin smooth, shiny and healthy. It has a regenerative power over skin tissues and helps in keeping it toned. It is a pretty good manicure lotion and a perfect moisturizer for baby’s skin. But what about olive oil in our baby’s nutrition?
Olive oil in your baby diet
Olive oil is considered as a great option when it comes to cooking thanks to its rich nutritional value. It incorporates monounsaturated fats, vitamins A,C,D,E,K,B and other vitamins as well as antioxidants. But pay attention: olive oil can be used in baby diet only after his 6 months.19
The oleic acid in the olive oil enables the growth and development of your child’s brain. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties that prevent and reduce the severity of asthma.
But it is also true that an excess consumption of olive oil can cause diarrhoea, so be sure not to use more than ¼ teaspoon in 2 ounces of baby food.
As you can see there are a lot of reason to use olive oil for babies and their diet. Enjoy the pleasure and the goodness of a good and delicious olive oil.