Children are now eating highly processed snacks that are nutritionally poor and a threat to their future health. These products are loaded with artificial colours, flavours, refined sugars and are super high in calories. Kids are eating more refined sugars than ever before. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s statistics are alarming. By 2050, 1 in 3 people will have diabetes. You can improve and change that by switching many of these unhealthy snack options for fruit and homemade recipes.
Eating more fresh fruit will help you stay away from processed food. Fruit comes from nature, not a factory. The closer to nature, the better for your health. Fruits are naturally low in fat, calories, and have key nutrients that your child needs to grow. Fruit helps protect you from illnesses.
Top 10 Reasons Why You Need To Eat Fruit
1. Eating lots of fruit lowers the risk of developing diseases
2. Fruit makes you strong
3. Water content in fruit makes your skin soft and well hydrated
4. All fruit has antioxidants which combat free radicals
5. The fruit is high in fibre, helping ward off fats and cholesterol from the body
6. The fruit is nutrient-dense, and provide our bodies with vitamins and minerals
7. Fruit makes you glow
8. Fruit boosts brainpower
9. Fruit makes you feel energized and healthy
10. The fruit keeps your digestive system happy
Did you know that eating plenty of fresh fruit might also boost your child’s performance in school?
A 2008 study published in the “Journal of School Health” notes that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables results in higher test scores. A healthy diet that includes fruit can also increase your child’s focus in the classroom so he is able to learn new information, as well as retain what he’s learned. That’s really amazing!
Eating fruit provides many health benefits and peop
le who eat more fruits are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases and cancer. Now that I eat more fruit I can see my skin glowing, I have more energy, and I feel better. Fruits provide nutrients that are vital for health and maintenance of your body.
Remember that you are in charge of buying the groceries and your kids will eat what’s available in your kitchen. Always have fruits available for healthy snacks. If you have another great fruit recipe, please share it with me. I am always looking for new creative and healthy fun fruit recipes.
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