Healthy Foods for Your Kids
A Growing Concern
In this day and age, food is more complicated than ever before. There are so many different processes foods undergo now, with so many different chemicals and genetic modifications that it can be scary, especially for parents. With so much out on the market today and all the loose regulations, there is no shame in being a parent who is not sure what is healthy for your child, and what isn't.
While further technological advancements have helped to make our lives easier in many regards, it has also made food far more complicated than it once was. Before drinking milk just meant drinking milk, but today it is processed, enriched, and often contains harmful hormones or chemical additives.
It is because of the ever-increasing concern of finding good food that we put together a list of healthy food for your children:
Flaxseed - This is nothing short of a superfood, and it is easy to hide as it does not have a particularly strong taste or texture. This is a nutty food that is rich in essential nutrients such as Omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for healthy brain functionality. The best part about this nutrient rich food is you can just sprinkle it on top of some cereal, mix it into some pancake batter or waffles, and your kids will never be the wiser.
Watermelon - Fruits usually aren't too tricky to get kids to eat, and watermelon happens to be a superfood. Watermelons have quite an impressive list of benefits. While a watermelon consists almost entirely of water, clocking in at 92%, it has plenty of nutrients as well. Studies have shown that watermelons can assist with muscle growth. It is known to burn fat and build muscles, which is great for keeping your kid lean and active.
Yogurt - This is a great food to maintain gut health. One of the most prevalent mental disorders is depression, which can be caused by a lack of serotonin in the brain. Believe it or not, 90% of serotonin production comes from the gut. So, if your kid has a healthy gut, they are more likely to have a happy mind. That is why the probiotics found in yogurt are a great way to maintain good gut and digestive health. Just be sure to stay away from the sugary brands and make sure the label reads, "live and active cultures" otherwise the probiotics won't be present.
Avocado - This is a food that has been getting a lot of attention lately, and it is easy to see why. Avocado production has shot through the roof to meet demands, because it is so nutritious and delicious. Avocados contain a lot of "good fat" which is essential for cognitive processes. If you are worried that your kids won't eat avocados, when they are whipped up and seasoned, they can replace mayonnaise as a healthy spread on a sandwich, or they can be used to make a smoothie really thick and creamy. Avocados are versatile and delicious.
Still not feeling inspired? Check out a more complete list of great foods you can feed your kids here
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