Parents have a major role in their children’s nutrition. While TV commercials and peer pressure have a great influence on children and their unhealthy eating habits, there are steps that parents can take to instill healthy eating habits. Providing healthy options for your kids you can stabilize energy, mood, brain development and provide them the best opportunity to grow into healthy adults.
Here are 7 tips to get you started!
1. Be a role model. Children will develop their eating habits based on what the parents are consuming. Don’t ask or force your child into eating a vegetable or fruit that you may not be eating yourself. Make it fun and involve the whole family in the lifestyle!
2. Make food fun for the kids and get them in the kitchen! Bring the kids along to the grocery store and ask them to pick out a vegetable or fruit that they want to eat. This will involve the child into the process and will get them more excited to try something they picked. Or if...
Let's discuss one of the foods that I could never live without, BANANAS!
The most recent trend that I have been hearing from clients is, “I can’t eat bananas because they are bad for me.” My first question to this statement is, “SAYS WHO?” Let me just clear the air – this is a myth and false information. Bananas are considered super foods and are very beneficial for your health.
If you are one of those people that believe that bananas are bad for you, I’m going to explain to why they are not!
Bananas are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. They are made up of vitamin B6 (25%), manganese (16%), vitamin C (14%), potassium (12%), fiber (12%), copper (10%) and biotin (10%).
Katie, what are these vitamins and minerals and why are they important? Here’s your answer:
Vitamin B6 – Vitamin B is one of your most important vitamins. You need vitamin B in order to convert food into energy and help metabolize fat and protein. B6 is important for cardiovascular, digestive,...