As parents, you want what is best for your child. You’ll be surprised to find that foods you feed your little kids might actually be harming them. Here are some foods that you might be feeding your kids that you should avoid at all cost.[/nextpage] [nextpage]
This is an interesting one and something that you might not be aware of. Honey includes a bacteria that is called Clostridium and it is usually found in soil and dust but can also be found in honey. If babies up to one year of age ingest the honey that can result in weakened muscles, floppiness, inability to suck properly and constipation. Experts suggest avoiding honey until they are over one and use it sparingly from then on.[/nextpage] [nextpage]
Froot Loops are corn and soy-based yet the first ingredient in the cereal is sugar. The cereal has twice the amount of recommended sugar than healthier cereals and there is a stack of color in the loops which means that the dyes are being digested by your child. If you have a hyperactive kid or you are trying to avoid artificial flavors and colors avoid these like the plague. [/nextpage] [nextpage]
While Pop-Tarts taste good, there is little to no nutritional value in them and they are only 10% real fruit. The rest of the snack is comprised of soybean, flour, and palm plus lots and lots of sugar. As well as this, Pop-Tarts have plenty of colors and dyes and each has four teaspoons of sugar, making them more of a candy than a tart or breakfast food that will start off your day in a nutritional way. [/nextpage] [nextpage]
There is absolutely no nutritional value in soda whatsoever and plenty of negatives to keep it off the table. A cup of soda can have as much as 25 grams of sugar in it. If you want your kids to consume a drink that will ruin their teeth, weaken their bones, and cause hyperactivity then you have all of this to look forward to with soda. Consider water as an alternative to soda and consider the tremendous health benefits you will be passing onto your kids.[/nextpage] [nextpage]
High in calories, saturated fat, and trans fat, sugar, simple carbohydrates and sodium. while a fast food meal of a hamburger and fries, plus drink, from a leading fast food restaurant, might be delicious, it is packed with salt and sugar and will wind up being basically of no nutritional value to your kids. Fast food packs a lot of calories and children who eat fast food twice a week are likely to gain an extra 6 pounds per year, leading youth up the garden path to issues with obesity in childhood. Avoid the fast food, stick with meals that are nutritional and tasty and you can set your kids up for a lifetime of good health.