Does your kid refuse to eat his greens? Does he or she love gummy bears more than the fruits and veggies you want him to eat everyday? You are not alone. Many parents face the same problem.
Most children are fussy eaters. They love all kinds of junk food and processed food. They would hardly take a look at all those fruits and veggies you put on their tables, but they will gobble up gummy bears with gusto. Responsible parents have always fretted over their children’s affinity for junk food. A growing child needs proteins and vitamins. Lack of these in their daily diet can affect their immunity to diseases. Children fed on a diet of junk and refined foods tend to be frailer and may also do badly in their studies. It can also affect their behavior.
This last point is not been given as much importance as it should be. When the Appleton Central Alternative High School replaced vending machines with water coolers and started offering fresh vegetables, fruits, whole-grain bread and a salad bar in place of the hamburgers and french fries, vandalism among the students nosedived!
The question is how will you make your child eat more nutritional food. In any case, pushing fruits and vegetables down their throat is not an answer. Not just because of the unpleasantness it will cause, but because pollution and other factors have reduced the quantity of vitamins and other nutrients in those foods. You may cram your child’s stomach with fruits, but he or she may still not get the right quantity of nutrients needed daily.
Children’s food supplements containing a revolutionary new class of sugars called glyconutrients could be the answer to the problems faced by parents.
What are glyconutrients. Essentially these are a class of sugars that have been found to be of immense importance in the body’s fundamental process of cell building. A lot of research is currently going on about the effect eight sugars from this class of saccarides have on the body. Two of these, glucose and galactose, are abundant in our diet. The remaining six — mannose, fucose, xylose, N-Acetylglucosamine, N-Acetylgalactosamine, and N-Acetylneuraminic acid – are mostly missing from our food. Glyconutrients strengthen our immunity, and help the body fight many diseases.
The problem is how to get the children to eat these glyconutrients. Glyconutritionals or food supplements containing glyconutrients are now available that resemble and taste like the junk food your children would like to snack on. So if you child loves gummy bears, it would be easy to get him to eat those scrumptious, delicious, colorful gummy-bear shaped glyconutritionals made from natural ingredients. For once, you won’t disapprove of your child chewing on those gummy bears!