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Everything You Need To Know To Give The Gift Of Health To
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Chapter 3: What Foods To Keep The Kids Away From
Kids just love sweets and other meals that lack nutritional value.
Since the foods that your children take can definitely impact their
growth and development, it essential to know which specific foods to
Knowing which kinds of food products and meals to avoid can
help you in guiding your kids when it comes to the food that they eat.
Of course, you cannot monitor your kids’ activities 24/7 especially if
they are in school. But while they are still young, you need to help
them develop the right eating habits.
Stay Away From These
Everyone of use had our childhood experiences of eating different
candies and chocolates. For children, they are at their happiest when
they get to have these yummy candies and delicious chocolates.
is really nothing wrong in allowing your kids to have sweets. But you
should make sure that they don’t overdo it.
According to the American Heart Association, children are limited to have 12 grams
per day or 3 teaspoons a day.
There are ways for you to reduce sugar intake. For one, you can use
less sugar whenever you prepare and cook meals. Another option is to
avoid having sugary drinks like softdrinks and sodas.
Instead of these
drinks, you can replace nutritious smoothies. Lastly, you should not
allow your kids to have processed foods.
Lessen Consumption of Products with Salt
Sodium is also needed for the body. But kids cannot have too much
salt. One teaspoon of salt is already equivalent to 2,300 mg of
There are guidelines when it comes to maximum salt intake
recommended for young kids.
For kids 1 to 3 years old, the maximum
salt intake is 1,500 mg a day.
Kids age 4 to 8 years old, they should
not consume more than 1,900 mg of sodium in a day. For kids 9 to 13,
the maximum salt intake is set at 2,200 mg per day.