18 Harmful Foods We Keep Giving to Children

hey, parents, we know you mean well but here are 18 harmful foods you should stop feeding your kids so you’re going to be late for work, Your kids need to be ready before the school bus arrives time is running out but the grumpy faces at the table compel you to whip up a quick breakfast to prevent a meltdown you toss cereal and a box of pop-tarts onto the table yeah does this scene look familiar do you want your kids to settle for unhealthy food choices,

That they are likely to repeat as they become older the struggle is real especially when both parents work however it is important to teach children at a young age about the foods they must avoid to foster a healthy and balanced diet.

We at Picknova will help you pinpoint the foods that are harmful to children as well as wholesome alternatives so here we go.

#Number 18

juice oh that shocking isn’t it this fruity drink is popular among all children they are convenient and come with brightly colored packages but this is where the advantages of packaged juice and a glass of juice contains 5 to 6 teaspoons of sugar the dissolved sugar immediately gets absorbed into the bloodstream which is bad for the metabolism of carbohydrates.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends eating fruit instead of drinking juice thanks to the fiber and fruit the juice is absorbed gradually you could also try to get your children to drink freshly squeezed juice or a smoothie.

#Number 17

Yogurt, Now to choose a healthy yogurt you need to read the ingredients written on the label most importantly don’t buy yogurt products that are not stored in a fridge but on open shelves as these can be dangerous.

Try to buy natural yogurts instead of sweetened ones yogurts with fruit contain a lot of sugar fat and calories which all lead to children becoming overweight it also increases their risk of getting diabetes.

#Number 16

Cereal Flakes, Muesli and other similar cereals look very healthy in commercials and the spokesperson always claims that they contain a lot of vitamins and minerals, in fact, these foods don’t contain any nutrients what they do contain is a lot of sugar all the healthy elements of corn wheat and oats are removed during production.

Only the carbohydrates are left it’s very hard to satiate hunger with this food and children are usually hungry again just a few hours later a good replacement is oatmeal you can add fruit and nuts to make it more attractive and tastier for children don’t you love oatmeal too

#Number 15

Honey, Now children younger than two years shouldn’t eat honey there’s the possibility of an allergic reaction sometimes honey contains bacteria, which can lead to a serious infectious disease called botulism.(Botulism) is a rare and potentially fatal illness caused by a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The disease begins with weakness, blurred vision, feeling tired, and trouble speaking.

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