How to Create a Healthier Diet for You and Your Kids

Our health is the most important asset that we have and having a healthy and nutritious diet is the key to achieving lifelong good health. As parents, an effective diet is also important to give us the energy we need to keep pace with our children, but of course our first priority is always to our kids’ health, so it’s essential that we pay full attention to their diets as well. Cutting down on junk food and adopting healthier options can make a vast difference to how you feel and how your children feel, so let’s look at how easy it is to do.

 

Increase Your Fruit and Vegetable Intake

Fruit and vegetables are nature’s gift to us all, as they provide us with the essential vitamins and minerals that we need on a daily basis. Expert opinions vary on how much fruit and veg we should consume, but they all agree we should eat between five and ten portions per day. That can sound like a lot but reaching the target can bring huge benefits to your health, fitness and energy levels. If your children are reticent to eating vegetables, or anything healthy, try hiding root vegetables like swede and turnip in among other foodstuffs, or encourage them to find one or two vegetables or fruits that they really like.

 

Cut Down on Sugar

Many of us have a sweet tooth, and there’s no denying that cakes, chocolate and candy taste great, but they are far from great for our health. Sugar is an addictive substance, and it features heavily in almost all the readymade and processed food stuffs that you can buy. It’s also a leading cause of obesity and linked conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, so it makes sense to reduce your sugar intake as much as possible. One way to do this is to cook your meals yourself using fresh ingredients rather than turning to ready meals or take-aways. This may seem difficult at first, but your body will soon forget its sugar cravings and love its new healthier diet.

 

Reduce Weight Naturally

Being overweight has an adverse effect upon every aspect of your life, so if you want to lose weight you’ll have to exercise more and eat less. That’s a simplistic equation of course, and some people find that they have to turn to a diet plan to help them say goodbye to their excess pounds; in this case, they should opt for diets based upon purely natural ingredients, such as the HCG diet. You can find more information on this hormone-based diet through expert websites such as Hcgdietreview.Com and this also means that you’ll be able to find the best HCG drops and supplements at the best possible prices.

A healthy diet and lifestyle adopted in childhood is likely to remain in place throughout an adult life, and the best way to encourage your children to eat healthily is to eat healthily yourself. Wave goodbye to processed foods filled with sugar and excess fat and say hello to homemade meals full of natural ingredients such as fresh fruit and vegetables. You’ll be amazed at the transforming effect it can have on you and your family.

 

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40 thoughts on “How to Create a Healthier Diet for You and Your Kids

  1. These are really great tips considering the alarming rate of children with obesity. What our family does is avoid preservatives in our food and adding flavorings.

    1. That’s definitely a good practice. We couldn’t be certain of the extent of the harmful effects of chemicals in preservatives and additives do to our body. So it is wise to avoid them as much as we can.

  2. This is good advice not for just kids but for anyone. Definitely increase the increase of fruit and veggies especially more organic if possible.

  3. These are some really helpful tips. Cutting down on sugar is a biggie, you don’t always realise just how much you’re actually taking in!

  4. These are some good tips. Actually…I think my child could teach me a thing or two about healthy eating. He eats better than me when it comes to veggies and diversity in foods. I always eat the same things… So unadventurous.

  5. I just wrote a post on a similar topic!

    I am working on my son — the teen who likes few veggies. We are moving (slowly) towards a more plant-based diet so it will be a little easier for him to eat more veggies LOL

  6. These are great tips! Fruits & veggies can be transformed in so many different ways now that kids actually enjoy eating them!

  7. Ohh… it is very informative article. Fruits and veggies are helpful for good health. This post is a good guide. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Healthy diet is good not only for the kids but also for the adults. We should never forget that the a healthy lifestyle is the best lifestyle one can have!

  9. I don’t give sugary food or drinks to my 3 years old too and luckily she loves fruits and veggies. She loves to drink water too.

  10. My daughter loves her fruits and veggies, so I don’t worry about her. My son, on the other hand, needs to prodding. I can get him to eat somewhat healthier, but he does love his sweets.

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