Friday, October 12, 2012

5 things you should never feed your kids (or yourself)

        
ok when i say "never" i mean most like "hardly ever"
in a perfect world none of these things would exist...but sadly. they do. and your kids are going to want them. know when to say no.
please.
and don't give me crap like "oh but they whined for 10 minutes and stomped their feet so i had to"
here's a thought. stop letting them watch TV all the time and their little minds wont be flooded with commercials that are advertising crapfood. yeah. try that. put them outside.
 
obviously its not going to kill your kid (unless you're reed) to give them something bad once in a while. but don't make a habit out of feeding them this crap. i don't think we will ever be able to bring ourselves to consume 1,2,4, or 5 again. but there's still a possibility for 3.
10 most sugary cereals
1. cereal
yeah. just don't do it. empty carbs. sugar. food dye.
oh but your cereal is fortified with ironfibervitaminF you say? guess what, what food manufacturers use to fortify processed foods can't be used by your body anyways so it does you no good. if you'd eat food in its original natural form to begin with you wouldn't need this so called "fortification" anyways.
c'mon
use your noggin
believe it or not, there ARE other things to eat for breakfast
 
 
2. anything that you can pull out of a wrapper and stick in the microwave or toaster
umm..gross
just get rid of your microwave. it solves alot of problems. including the alteration of the proteins in your food. yes. microwaves alter your food into something your body can't use. it might look the same (or mostly the same) when you take it out, but its molecular structure has been changed.
 
3. juice
give them water. they WILL survive without a glass of sugar
 
4. pop
stats say that the average teenager drinks about 6 cans a day. A DAY! don't do it.
 
 
5. fast food
this should be a no brainer
but just in case you're not convinced and you need something to really gross you out
if you eat fast food...you're getting hairs from...umm...down there. if you catch my drift.
yeah. nasty
plus bad fat, sugar (always with the sugar. its everywhere) bleached flour, more bad fat, MSG
 
 
now here's the thing. it is easier for us to not keep junk in our house for 2 reasons: we are used to it and most of it could almost kill reed. but that said, you are the parent. if you say "no" then that means no. trust me, kids will eat all kinds of stuff when they're hungry. even broccoli and beans.
 what?! its true.
healthy food does NOT have to be boring or gross and they CAN learn to love it
 
your child does NOT have to be in the 70% that has beginnings of coronary artery disease before the age of 20
ask yourself some questions about your kids
 
are they hyper?
do they not sleep well?
do they get headaches?
do they have trouble focusing?
do they get angry for no apparent reason?
do they have heart burn?
 
before throwing uppers, downers, and prescriptions down their throats, check their diet. alot can be solved with proper nutrition. i know its work and it will take some effort on your part to help them see they need to change their habits and learn self control but its a far better option than chemicals ontop of the chemicals they are already consuming
 
of course this isn't always the case. there are still chemical imbalances that happen. but really...why do you think the 5.2 million kids in the US are all eating diets that don't include large amounts of sugar, food dye, and additives? i don't think so.
 
i don't think most people realize how much of their future is affected by what they put in their bodys as children
2/3 of our kids have high cholesterol. KIDS!
40% of kids age 5-8 have at least 1 risk factor for heart disease
 
bad food = bad grades
in a world where many parents are obsessed with their kids grades, this is an important thing
if your kid is constantly having sugar crashes and highs they get cranky, can't focus, and are tired for no reason
you try studying or remembering things when you're malnourished
yeah
not easy
 
 
ok i could go on and on...and on and on...but ill stop now.
go get yourself a carrot and a glass of water and have a great day 
 
 
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