It will provide them with significant amounts of important micro-nutrients as well as macro-nutrients: vitamins C and D, calcium, iron, fibre, carbohydrates, protein and fat. This is of great importance also for older children moving into puberty and adolescence. Their nutritional needs explode as they swap their children’s bodies for adult ones.
Eating a healthy breakfast helps kids to concentrate better in school. When food is digested it is changed into energy, that energy is sent to the brain to help it perform better. Without breakfast the brain can be sluggish, making it difficult for your children to focus on their lessons.
Step Two: Exercise for 30-60 minutes. I know exercise is the last thing on your mind on a busy holiday, however it is worth your effort. You will negate some of the extra holiday calories and your metabolism will climb even higher.
My favorite recommendation; a glass of red wine has been shown to help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease and because of the flavanols in red wine, also contains anti-inflammatory properties. Don’t get too excited though, because these benefits only come from up to one glass per day for women and two glasses per day for men at the maximum. Anything beyond that and you actually see a decrease in the benefits of red wine.
I’ll be willing to bet you are overweight. Most of us are. Whether it’s a few extras pounds or a whole bunch, we’re fat. The fast food giants and junk-food manufacturers spend billions convincing us to eat their food. Even the so-called reduced fat kind are filled with calories. So we just eat more of those anyway, thinking we are cheating the scale. Restaurant portions are huge and my wife and I usually bring half home. But the rest of you don’t. So, what am I saying here? I’m saying that you have to stop whining and do something before you end up like my wife and mother. If not, you’ll get heart problems, cause liver or kidney damage, retain clogged arteries and as a result, produce a shortened lifespan.
Many people think they can’t make big changes in their life. But, do you think you could make just one healthy change in the next week – even a small one. You see, it’s all about taking “small steps.” If you can make just one small change each week, then by the end of one year you will have made 52 healthy changes! And those changes add up to real transformation!
Get into the routine of browsing product labels. By examining these Nutrition Facts on the foodstuff or refreshments, it may help you to eliminate the sweets consumption. One thing you ought to be aware of is those key phrases ending with ‘ose’. Generally it is one other way of stating “sugar”.