To keep your children healthy and well-being. You must stop giving them harmful foods that are lacking in nutrients, are full of sugar, and highly processed.
Children are missing out on essential nutrients needed for proper growth and function by eating these foods on a regular basis. If you wish them well and don’t want them to settle for unhealthy foods. So, stop giving them these foods: Cereals, Junk food, Hot dogs, Chicken nuggets or Chicken fingers, Dipping sauces, Fruit snacks, Hard candies and lollipops, Packaged lunches, Sugary drinks.
Cereals contain a lot of sugar. All the healthy elements of corn, wheat, and oats are removed during production, only the carbohydrates are left. Even the cereals labeled “whole grain” can be full of sugars and empty calories with only a small amount of fiber added.
Read the ingredient label and see that sugar or fructose corn syrup, is not at the top of the three ingredients. In place, search the word”whole” as the first word marked in the ingredients. And don’t forget to look for a cereal with 3 or more grams of both protein and fiber per serving.
Chicken Nuggets or Chicken Fingers
Chicken nuggets are the most food chosen by many children in the restaurant. Chicken nuggets from popular fast-food chains often contain 20 or more ingredients and are fried in oils with additives like dimethylpolysiloxane, an “antifoaming agent”. And also, they are full of preservatives and fillers such as”modified food starch” and “hydrolyzed corn gluten”(MSG).
The breading uses bleached wheat flour, which has been stripped of nutrients. The best way to feed your children in a safe and healthy way as parents is to make them at home by coating chicken breast in egg and whole grain bread crumbs or crushed cereals and baking until crisp.
Junk food and restaurant meals. rarely serve foods of only one color: Brown. Burgers, grilled cheese, french fries or mashed potatoes are popular choices. Cheeseburger, small fries, and small soda can contain over 800 calories, 40 grams of fat and 1,000 grams of sodium, food preservatives, and noodles stripped of fiber.
In fact, the more color on a child ‘s plate, the more nutrients. Some restaurants are now serving healthier choices as low-fat milk and apple slices or a fruit cup as a side in place of french fries.
Processed meat-such as hot dogs, bologna, and bacon. contain nitrites, which are linked to increased cancer risk, according to the world health organization (WHO).
Its report said 50 g processed meat a day _less than two slices of bacon -increase the chance of developing colorectal cancer by 18 %. Meanwhile, it said red and processed meat were “probably cancerogenic”.
Also, associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.they are as well, high in sodium and saturated fat and often come served with additional high sodium seasoning and a white bun made of enriched flour. which losses fiber and nutrients.
Dipping sauces is one of the easiest solutions to make your kids eat more vegetables, but try not to get them used.
Avoid having them in all plates especially, with food that already tasted good like chickens nuggets and burgers. Try to serve them in a small dish and avoid the whole bottle. Also, these sauces are full of sugar, condiments, a lot of calories, and extra fat to a meal.
Try to make them at home.they will test fresh and you”ll avoid the extra salt, sugar and chemical additives contained.
Fruit snacks seem to be everywhere, from birthday party goody bags to pee-wee soccer sidelines. But they are neither fruit nor a healthy snack.
If you check the package ingredients you’ll shock, here the ingredients of fruit snack: corn syrup, sugar, apple puree concentrate, water, modified corn starch, gelatin, contains 2%or less of citric acid, vitamin c (ascorbic acid), natural and artificial flavors, yellow 5, Red 40, sodium citrate, Blue 1.
So it’s better to make at home for your kids or try to give them fresh fruit it will get them healthier.
Hard Candies and Lollipops
Hard candies and lollipops are made from sugar and artificial colorings and flavors.they are causes caries or cavities because they stay in the mouth for a long period.
Hard candies are very bad for braces, retainers or padding, as these may become destructive or dislodged.
Children’s packaged lunches with deli meat, cracker combinations and cheese and often a drink and dessert are full of sugar, saturated fat, simple carbohydrates that provide few nutrients, and sodium that exceed current standards and recommendations.
There are more than 91 million schoolchildren worldwide now defined as living with obesity.
The perfect solution is to make your own at home with whole -grain-cubes and serve it with grapes, cherry tomatoes, and baby carrots.
Sugary drinks are beverages that contain added sugars or sweeteners they include: soda, and other carbonated soft drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks,fruit-flavored or powdered drinks,vitamin-enhanced drinks. drinking large amounts of these drinks can increase the risk of gaining weight and developing type 2diabetes, heart disease, and gout.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics; sugary drinks pose a risk of dental caries because of their high sugar content.