The healthiest babies are those with fewer risks of developing health problems and diseases, according to a study.
The researchers say babies who receive a healthy diet and plenty of exercise are healthier than those who don’t.
Read more Read article “We think it is important for babies to get regular physical activity,” Dr John Molloy, who led the study from the University of Newcastle, told Business Insider.
“We know that babies can benefit from regular physical exercise in the early years of life, but we don’t know whether that is as beneficial as it is when they are older.”
The researchers tested the benefits of a diet rich in plant-based foods for babies and found that the most beneficial ones were the ones that are more filling and nutritious.
“There is some evidence that older babies who are breastfed can benefit,” Dr Mollow said.
It is not clear why the researchers found so much benefit from a healthy plant-rich diet, which they also recommend for older babies. “
They are not getting the nutrients that they need, which can lead to complications.”
It is not clear why the researchers found so much benefit from a healthy plant-rich diet, which they also recommend for older babies.
“It is possible that babies that were exposed to this diet were able to get more nutrients from their diet than those that were not,” Dr Mark Aarons, a paediatrician at the University College London, told The Independent.
“This may mean that the mother’s vitamin and mineral intake may have been compromised by the high intake of plant-derived foods in the diet.”
The study found that babies who received a healthy feeding of plants, fruit and vegetables at least two to three times a week were significantly more likely to have a healthy gut, and had a lower risk of developing a range of health problems including obesity, type 2 diabetes, asthma and allergies.
Baby rat: What’s more, they had higher levels of micronutrients, which may help them cope with the stresses of life and a shorter lifespan, Dr Mollsoy added.
The babies in the study also had higher concentrations of the vitamins B12, B6, folate, iron and zinc.
The vitamins were linked to improved mental health and reduced stress.
The findings are in the latest issue of the journal Child Development.
Read the full study here.