Every age group has particular nutritional needs. For instance, infants need the fat that comes in whole milk for proper brain development. Elderly people need lots of fiber. Middle aged individuals need to eat foods that are low in cholesterol and fats. Preteens have their own nutritional needs too, and their dietary needs are about more than just growing up strong.
Feed the monkey in your child. Bananas are a great source of fiber and other vitamins, but did you know that they help prevent cramping? Preteens are still growing and developing their muscles. Leg cramps are just one of the things they are going to suffer. You can help prevent those cramps by feeding your child bananas.
Apples aren’t just for teachers. Apples are not just good food for the brain. They used to be the food that was used to cleanse the mouth. Many preteens suffer from excessive plaque buildup that is a normal part of the preteen years. And apple a day not only keeps the doctor away, but doesn’t hurt the dentists feelings either. And your preteen will be much happier when his or her latest crush does not avoid standing close because of bad breath! (It doesn’t hurt to give one to the teacher with bad coffee breath either!)
Brussel sprouts make your kids happier than they realize. While many children avoid brussel sprouts and scrunch up their noses at the smell of them, brussel sprouts actually help create serotonin in the brain, which is the chemical that keeps us from being depressed.
Ease those cuts and scrapes with a bit of pie or tea. You may have thought that pie and tea just made you feel better because they were your comfort foods, but if they include ginger, they are also reducing inflammation. I thought my son looked abused when he was a toddler and everything seemed to either trip him or hit him in the head. Today, he gets so bruised up wrestling with his friends that I can’t even look at the purple marks he waves so proudly. The only thing I can do to make myself feel better is to give him some ginger to reduce some of the swelling he earns while out being one of the guys.
Blueberry pancakes mean better grades. If your kids won’t eat blueberries by themselves or you just want to make breakfast fun, try some blueberry pancakes. Blueberries stimulate the brain in such a way as to help your child learn. Who would have thought this is what was meant by a healthy breakfast?
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