Products loved by children who should not be served to them

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How is it that you will refuse your child? Sometimes it’s better to refuse because health is more important than the temporary pleasure of eating. We decided to collect in one place products liked by children, which should definitely be denied to children. 

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1. Jelly beans with fruit juices enriched with vitamins 

Why are fruit jelly jellies enriched with vitamins not to be eaten by children? First of all, it’s easy to lose control over them. Usually the child eats a packet of jellies at once, which in the case of the presence of synthetic additives is not healthy. Nutritionists warn against the risk of overdose. Secondly, jellies, although they have painted fruits on the packaging, contain mainly sugar and thickening substances. Sometimes, instead of sugar, they contain glucose-fructose syrup or aspartame. In addition, these jellies, like any other products, can be a source of artificial colors, thickeners, acidity regulators and aromas. The child after eating these sweets is hyperactive and has no appetite for nutritious food. One jelly can not hurt, but did it ever end on one jelly? It’s better for a dessert or an afternoon snack to give your child an apple, banana or carrot, or health in its pure form with fiber and sweetness in one. 

2. Dairy desserts with toppings 

Milk desserts with toppings – whether in the form of a cheese or in the form of a bar in the form of a sandwich – are advertised as a source of calcium. Even if they provide this element (the second issue, is it digestible?), Along with it they supply a lot of sugar and artificial food additives. We will not know from any advertisement that dairy desserts with additives cause a significant increase in blood sugar levels, because they contain a lot of sugar or glucose-fructose syrup. Instead of giving them a natural yogurt with mixed fruits – without sugar! 

3. Juices fruit 

How did it happen that fruit juices from the healthy food category penetrated the category of highly processed food? It probably started with the production of juices (although they are often drinks or nectars, but colloquially every fruit drink is called juice) on an industrial scale, in smaller and larger cartons or bottles. The fruit juice in the packaging on which the fruit is painted has been an integral part of the children’s diet for many years and despite the fact that we already know about the adverse effect of such juices on the body, it is still there. The problem is that children drink juices, full of sugar, low in vitamins and minerals instead of water. They do not quench thirst, they only raise blood sugar and the need for vitamins and minerals. Do we really want to feed our beloved children in this way? Fruit juice squeezed at home, or declared by the manufacturer as one day, given to a child is a completely different product – healthy. At this point, it is also worth mentioning cola-style carbonated drinks or sprite, which, as it is commonly known, children should not consume – if, for example, we take cola-type beverages for wallpaper we will find there a lot of sugar, aroma, caffeine, dye and phosphoric acid (which even a small dose blocks the absorption of needed minerals for example magnesium, zinc etc.). Such a drink strongly acidifies the body and the supply of empty calories. 

4. Sausages and meats 

Delicate sausages and meats advertised especially for children are a simple and cheap way to have breakfast, dinner and sometimes even for dinner. Kids love sausages, especially with white bread and sauces, for example in the form of hot dogs. However, before we give the child such a dish, or we make him a ham sandwich, let’s look carefully at the product label. Sausages and sausages produced from mechanically separated meat should not hit the table. In the child’s diet there is a place for valuable meat that provides protein, vitamins and minerals. 

5. Sandwiches 

Fruit juices freshly squeezed and sausages and sausages produced from good meat are welcome and a little weapon discussed above food categories. In the case of sandwich creams, it is difficult to find those healthy, unless they are organic products, containing no chemical food additives, or have been prepared by a parent of valuable ingredients. Sandwiches can be divided into salty, simmering cottage cheese and healthy cheese, as well as sweet – chocolate, nut, chocolate-nut (Nutella), caramel etc. Who will not resist them? Even adults have a place in the fridge for them, and the children simply fall for them. They can be found on the menu at most 1-2 times a week, in small amounts. 

6. Breakfast cereals 

We do not like breakfast cereal, which contains a lot of sugar, glucose-fructose syrup or sweeteners concealing other names (eg brown sugar, invert sugar syrup, molasses of cane sugar) and a lot of food additives marked with the letter E (eg phosphate sodium in cornflakes). The sweet taste results from the high content of simple sugars that lead to a rapid jump in glucose in the blood. As a result, after eating, the child quickly becomes hungry, even though he ate a large portion of calories. Empty calories are better replaced with cereal flakes (eg oatmeal) rich in fiber and poor in simple sugars. 

7. Chips 

Chips are addictive – this has been confirmed by scientists. In addition, they contain carcinogenic substances. If these arguments are insufficient, let us add a high content of trans fats and food additives and very high calorific value. Potato crisps and crisps also contain a lot of salt. An alternative to unhealthy crisps are vegetable snacks baked with the addition of herbs and spices, eg carrot chips, beetroot chips or fruit chips. With their help, you can convince your child that vegetables can be tasty. 

8. Pizza 

One of the frequent dinners served to children is pizza. It happens to eat this heavy meal also for dinner. Toddlers love pizza, but that’s not the reason why they only feed on it. Let’s choose good products – it’s better to make a home-made pizza or go to a good restaurant. In this case, frozen foods are not likely to be a good choice, because they are usually food with a cheap price, highly processed – it is better to keep children away from such products. 

9. Melted cheese 

Cheese melted on a sandwich for many people is a taste of childhood. Melted cheese, however, contains a lot of fat and salt, and a lot of food additives, like other products described above. Children are fond of creamy melted cheese, but they should not eat it too often. Cottage cheese with chives, or a slice of yellow cheese are healthier alternatives, and just as tasty. 

10. Fruit drinks that pretend to be tea 

Granulated fruit tea is not a tea at all – it is a sweetened drink, as unhealthy as the one in the bottle. The color usually results from the addition of artificial colors. Even granulated tea from camomile or fennel contain a lot of sugar. It is worth considering twice whether and in what quantities the child should eat them. 

Parents bear full responsibility for what their children eat. Their material status is not very important. Fresh vegetables and fruits as well as good water are cheaper than all the products mentioned above. Children learn flavors – if from the beginning they are fed with sugar, glucose-fructose syrup, palm oil, monosodium glutamate and other such ingredients, these will have nutritional habits. When the shell gets soaked in youth, it nudges in old age – in the case of bad eating habits, there are no jokes. Statistics on overweight and obesity among children and adolescents are alarming, but unfortunately not the only diseases resulting from eating the described food. 

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You can read also: Sugar – yes or no?

Posted on: May 24, 2019

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