Keeping our children healthy is one of the hardest and most important responsibilities as parents. Nutrition is the baseline for their emotional and physical health so staying on top of that is key for their success. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming to tackle nutrition. Paying attention to AZUCAR (sugar) intake can make a huge difference in children’s physical health and behavioral issues. Consuming refined sugars on a regular basis is linked to tooth decay, childhood obesity, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and behavioral issues.
QUE ES REFINED SUGAR?
All sugar in our diet is refined, even the “natural brown” sugar. Refined sugar is prevalent in processed foods, including simple carbohydrates such as white bread, flours, candy and desserts.
SIMPLE WAYS TO REDUCE SUGAR IN KIDS DIET:
Say adios to breakfast cereals and replace with:
oats/oatmeal, protein and high fiber oat bars, full fat yogurt (not fat free because that has added sugars), and fresh fruit (avoid canned fruit, which has added sugars).
Providing protein and fat in their lunch will help give them a natural energy boost and keep them full until dinnertime. Think apple slices with cheese, veggie sticks and pitta bread with hummus or a homemade oat bar or energy bites.
Say adios to fizzy drinks and juices. Switch to 100% fruit juice, with no artificial corn syrup. Juices should be a treat not an “all the time drink”. Agua should be their main hydration tool. Milk is also fine.
MAKE IT DIVERTIDO:
You can still make fun healthy treats.
Popsicle molds make it easy to create your own healthy natural fruit juice frozen treats! Organic nuts, dried fruit, raisins, and dark chocolate bits make a wonderful trail mix that kids love. Mix dry oatmeal, natural no sugar added peanut butter, and bits of your favorite granola; roll into balls and put in the fridge for an afterschool snack…packed with protein, healthy fats, and plenty of nutrition. Sticking to healthy ingredients while snacking, you are only limited by your own imagination!
Tripp Miller (Master of Science in Physiology) and Tatiana Miller (Clinical Holistic Specialist)
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