5 harmful foods to avoid for kids
5 harmful foods to avoid for kids

5 harmful foods to avoid for kids

Harmful foods for children: There is usually a struggle between the parents and the child over the choice of food type, because Children love fast food, While parents prefer to use children more than vegetables and healthy food.

Parents are the children’s pattern of eating

Children learn and do their eating patterns from parents.

Studies have linked refined sugar consumption to type 2 diabetes in children which has actually been rising in recent years.

Inappropriate nutrition in children has increased the incidence of obesity.

It turns out that many of these problems can be solved by removing harmful foods and starting a healthy diet.

So if you follow us, you can choose healthy and more nutritious foods for your children.

1- Juice

There is a misconception that juice is healthy. But many of these drinks are made from artificial sugar and lack fiber, while natural fruit juices are rich in fiber and vitamins.

So instead of giving fresh water to your children, give them three pieces of fruit daily with a glass of water to feed their nutrients and fiber.

2- Yogurt

Yogurt is a strong probiotic that can solve many stomach problems caused by bad bacteria.

It also contains calcium, potassium, magnesium and vitamin B6.

Yogurt can be a very healthful stack for your children.

However, much like juice, many of the yogurts on the market today have added sugar to make them “palatable” to children.

A cup of flavored yogurt containing 19 grams of sugar and 26 grams of total carbohydrates.

You can easily add flavor to yogurt by adding fresh fruit and nuts. If your baby is 2 years old, you can add honey to yogurt, which is a natural and healthy sweetener.

3- Chips and fried potatoes

Fried potatoes have almost no nutritional value, especially potatoes served in fast food, because:

It contains high levels of harmful fats, which is harmful to children.

4- Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Nuggets is a very popular baby food found in most restaurants. Even parents use it as a fast-food home-made meal for children.

Manufacturing companies claim that they are made from a healthy chicken to hide the truth, but chicken nuggets are made from all parts of the chicken and are fried in an abundant and unhealthy oil that can be very harmful to the health of children.

If your kids love this snack as much as the next, you can easily make your own by dipping chicken strips or pieces in an egg wash, then roll them in lightly seasoned bread crumbs and baked thoroughly. You may find that they like this version just as much if not more.Canned Food

5- Canned Food

Some people claim they contain harmful ingredients and should be avoided.

By Consuming canned foods, the child may have an infection with botulism or other bacteria.


Collected by: Dr. Afsaneh Amin Ghafouri

About Afsane AminGhafouri

Dr Afsane Ghafuri
My name is Afsaneh Amin Ghafouri I have PhD degree in Agroecology from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. I have over 8 years of experience working in agricultural science as Medicinal Plants scientist. Currently, I work as a Senior Researcher (R&D) at Parsi Teb Herbal Pharmaceutical Company since 2017. I have written more than 100 articles on medicinal plants and their application in traditional medicine. Teaching experience for 8 years in the field of medicinal plants.

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