7 Foods You Should Never Let Your Kids Eat
It’s a tough thing, raising kids. And one of the things that worry parents the most is what to feed them – I mean, you’re setting them up for a lifetime of eating habits. It can be hard to make the right choice when kids’ foods are so aggressively advertised. Either they don’t tell you the complete truth or they appeal to the kids themselves through colorful cartoons and fun jingles.
Needless to say, there are so many so call “kid-friendly” foods out there that are very bad for your little one’s health, but we’ve compiled the absolute worst and most commonly misconstrued ones here so you don’t fall into the trap.
Read on to find out what they are!
7. Sweetened Drinks
Sugar is a kid’s cocaine – once they’re hooked onto it, it’s a difficult journey back and it is really, really bad for them. From causing dental decay and an increased risk of obesity to a whole host of behavioral issues – sugar can be linked to so many of them.
But when it is in literally everything marketed towards kids, like sports drinks, sodas, and even fruit juice, it’s important to be vigilant. Even 100% fruit juice is not the healthiest option, as blended up fruit can tend to lose it’s nutritional properties like fiber, ending up with just the sugar remaining.
6. Breakfast Cereal
Breakfast cereal is not the healthiest way to start your day with. In fact, it offers little else apart from a whole load of calories and carbs. Most breakfast cereals are made using white refined flour, which has no nutrients of itself. Much like sugar, the body tries to burn it off through exercise. Whatever remains turns into belly fat.
To top it all off, most breakfast cereals are laden with preservatives, artificial flavorings, and colorings – these have been linked to many health issues in kids. And let’s not get started about how they are also full of sugar!