Every mom like myself wants the best for the kids. Hence, I ensure that my child gets protected as she accumulates stars along her journey.
There are a lot of ways to protect children, and one of the best ways to properly do so is to start from the inside. Our choice of foods has a major impact on the health of our family. And making healthy eating choices supports our children in all aspects of their life.
Here are the things I learned from the recent "Nido Growing Up Milk Bloggers Kick Off Event" hosted by Bettina Carlos:
Getting kids to eat a colorful diet for Optimal Nutrition
Kids need to eat fruits and vegetables to stay healthy. Fruits and vegetables are good sources of vitamins and minerals that benefit children in many ways. Eating different colors gives their bodies a variety of vitamins and nutrients. Vitamins and nutrients help kids grow and can help keep them from getting sick.
These nutrient-dense foods also build up their immune system, prevent the risk of obesity, and promote healthy bowel patterns.
Teaching kids happens by example. Children will model their parent's eating habits and so moms should include a rainbow of colored foods in their family's diet plan to ensure kids get a variety of those nutrients and phytochemicals. Including a variety of colors equal health. The more colors that were eaten, the better overall health is.
Avoid foods high in refined carbohydrates and high-calorie snacks with less nutrition. Starches, fats, and sweets are devoid of the vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals that are so abundant in plant foods.
Getting kids to eat their way to a Healthy Gut
We only have one stomach and gut health is at the forefront of health concerns. The ideal balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut forms the foundation for good health. The gut flora dictates a person's health because health and disease are usually born inside our digestive system. When the stomach system is thrown off balance, it leaves our children weak and vulnerable.
New emerging studies show that micro biomes are good for gut health as it supports systemic health and digestive wellness. It is important to maintain the right balance of microflora to keep your digestive system working efficiently. That is where probiotics come into the picture.
Probiotic-rich foods support the immune system and digestive system. Probiotics help move food through your gut. Probiotics are the building blocks for your gut lining.They bring the good bacteria into balance and starve bad bacteria from thriving. And foods that contain probiotic cultures are the best way to eat your way to a healthy gut. While naturally found in your body, probiotics can be found in some foods, beverages, and dietary supplements.
These show up in fermented foods like yoghurt, which have the unique aility to ease digestive discomfort.
NIDO® 3+ Ensures Your Child Is Getting Essential Nutrients
Ensure that your kids are healthy and protected from within at all times with NIDO® 3+. It is the only milk brand with Lactobacillus PROTECTUS®, millions and millions of live good bacteria that are constantly on guard to maintain stomach balance and help strengthen the immune system.
NIDO® 3+ is specially formulated with the right amount and combination of nutrients for growth and development during his pre-school years. Specially developed by the best of Nestlé Research, it has DHA, ALA, LA, Folic Acid and Taurine to support brain function and is the only one with Prebio® 3 and Lactobacillus PROTECTUS® to help protect and build your child’s bodily defenses.
There is NIDO® 5+ for kids 5 and up. Enriched with CALCI-N®, it helps to build healthy bones by providing better calcium absorption.
Do avail of the free consultations with NIDO® 3+ and NIDO® 5+ licensed nutritionists in select groceries and supermarkets nationwide starting February 2016.
to know more about proper nutrition and protection for kids above 3 years of age,