Nutrition for children in the “golden period” is something parents pay great attention to. So, parents have chosen the right food for their children? How many types of “harmful” foods are in the following picture that parents often feed your children? Let’s find out with WASS.
FRUIT JUICE, SODA AND SPORTS WATER
According to the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics, children should not drink fruit juice between the ages of 0 and 1 year old. Soda and sports drinks also included in the drinks parents should also avoid because it can damage the brain, skin and memory of the child.
Instead, energetic smoothies with milkshakes, yogurt or fresh milk will make you healthier.
Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a toxic ingredient found in many packaging materials such as canned food. This component can jeopardize the development of the child’s digestive system, circulatory system and brain cells. So if parents intend to cook pasta for children, it is a good idea to use the food in glass jars, or you and your children can cook together to make tomato sauce.
RICE BARS AND RICE CEREALS
This is probably a surprise for parents when most children use cereals from rice and wheat for their meals. But according to FDA research, children in the early stages of life if exposed to inorganic arsenic (often found in the cereals mentioned above) will affect the long-term development of the child.
Try giving your child whole grains made from fruits and oats.
HOT DOG AND PROCESS MEAT
A study conducted by the American Cancer Society shows that sausages and processed meats should also be avoided in order to avoid further harm to children’s health.
A great alternative to these foods is fish products. Even if you have to choose fast food, fish is still a healthier option than meat.
Studies have shown that high sugars in snacks, can cause hyperactivity and aggressive behavior in children.
Instead, parents can easily replace candy by encouraging children to eat fresh fruit, or dried fruits without sugar is also very delicious.
For convenience, fast foods can be a regular option for busy parents. But these foods are high in calories, fat and salt, which can cause problems from hypertension to kidney stones. In addition, salty foods can lead to obesity, as they are just as dangerous as sugary snacks.
Vegetables and high-fiber foods are always the best choices to boost your children’s immune systems.
Many of the foods we consume on a daily basis are thought to be harmless to children, but studies have shown that they can harm a child’s development. With this information, hopefully, parents will be wisely in choosing the right food for the little angels for their long-term development.