Foods you should incorporate into your toddlers with autism diet
Today, I’m gonna be sharing with you my four top foods you should be implementing into your autistic child’s diet. If you want to gain a better quality of life for your toddler on the autism spectrum, please remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel and follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.
#1 Meat Stock
My number one food that you should be adding to your autistic child’s diet is meat stock. Meat stock is so powerful it has so many nutrients and is so beneficial to children on the autism spectrum. One of the main components in meat stock is gelatin. Gelatin is very important and is key when it comes to healing a leaky gut. Meat stock is also rich in amino acids all of which play a major role in healing a damaged gut. Many of our children on the autism spectrum have damaged guts therefore I’m adding meat stock to my top food that you should be incorporating into your child’s diet.
#2 Fermented foods
My second food that you should be adding to your child’s diet is fermented foods. Fermented foods are full of healthy bacteria that improve the balance of the microbiome. Fermented foods can boost your child’s immune system. They can improve the absorption of nutrients from food. They can repair a damaged microbiome, not only that, but fermented foods contain loads of Vitamins. Vitamin B, E, K, C, and minerals such as iron, selenium, zinc, and calcium are a few of the nutrients found in fermented foods. I would like to hear from you in the comments that have you attempted to add meat stock or fermented foods into your child’s diet? If so, what did you notice? Let me know in the comments.
#3 Probiotic beverages
My third food that you should be adding to your child’s diet is probiotic beverages. Probiotic beverages such as kombucha, coconut water kefir, and milk kefir are all beneficial for children on the spectrum. Probiotic beverages have similar benefits as fermented foods. In addition, they can help with constipation and diarrhea which many children on the spectrum suffer from. They can improve your child’s mental health. They can help reduce allergies, asthma, eczema and the list goes on. It’s sometimes easy for your child to consume a probiotic beverage than it is for them to consume fermented food. This is because beverages are in liquid form and some kids love the taste of coconut water kefir because it’s so soothing to the digestive tract. If you are not able to get your child to eat fermented foods just focus on probiotic beverages first. Remember to go slow with the introduction to prevent any healing crisis.
#4 Healthy Fats
My fourth and final food that you should be adding to your child’s diet is healthy fats. Healthy fats are critical to brain development. The brain needs fat in order to properly grow and develop. Many children on the autism spectrum have deficiencies in fatty acids. They oftentimes, refuse to eat things like salmon which is high in fatty acids causing parents to opt for supplementation. You can also get healthy fats from foods such as avocado, extra virgin olive oil, duck fat, butter, and avocado oil. All of these are great ways to introduce healthy fat into your child’s diet.
I believe that adding all these foods to your child’s diet will lead to a better quality of life in the future. I’ve created a free pdf for you to download. This pdf has some snack recipes you can start implementing into your child’s diet right away that will provide some nutritional value. Just sign up below for my newsletter and you will receive these recipes in your inbox.