Fitness – Children ages 6 to 12January 13, 2021
Obesity AwarenessJanuary 29, 2021
Are you dealing with a picky eater?
Are you finding it difficult to keep your child’s meals healthy?
Find a way to make eating fun! One way is to let them know what the foods could do for their body. Everybody wishes they could have cool superpowers, right? Sell your children on all the amazing powers they will acquire when they eat certain foods. Want to be stronger? Want to fight off illness? You have the ability to prepare these superpowers!
How do you start? One helpful hint is to eat as many different colors as you can!
Let’s look at all the different colors of food and what benefits they provide the body:
Foods and their Superpowers:
Red foods make your heart strong
Foods like red bell peppers, tomatoes, raspberries, apples, watermelon, and cherries are full of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber. These will help to boost heart health.
Orange foods give you super vision
Carrots, squash, cantaloupe, pumpkins, peaches, and orange peppers are loaded with beta carotene and vitamin A, both super important for good eyesight.
Yellow foods heal your cuts and keep your stomach happy
Bananas, yellow bell peppers, pineapples, corn, lemons, and potatoes have lots of fiber and vitamin B6 to help with digestion and general health support.
Green foods help you fight off sickness
Foods like spinach, broccoli, pears, kiwis, green apples, grapes, and cucumbers have lots of nutrients like zinc, iron, and vitamin C to support immune health and strong eyesight.
Blue and purple foods make your brain and skin strong
Blueberries, grapes, blackberries, purple cabbage, eggplants, and raisins are full of healing antioxidants and vitamins that protect your blood vessels and boost immunity and brainpower.
White foods help you stay energized
Garlic, onions, coconut, cauliflower, and milk are full of nutrients like calcium and potassium, which will keep you energized and active throughout the day. They also have lots of vitamins that can help your brain stay focused and help your skin heal.
Not only do healthy foods make your child big and strong, starting to introduce these healthy eating habits at a young age will also help your child maintain this lifestyle into adulthood.