Monday, October 13, 2008

Let Your Kids Snack – On Fruits

From TODAY, Voices
Tuesday October 7, 2008

By Dr Bill Maier

Worried about the way your children are eating? Why not let nature be your family nutritionist? You can’t get better than nature’s garden for sweets that are good for you.

Fruits are a great tasting way to get the vitamins, minerals and fibres your children need to grow strong. They can satisfy a sweet tooth without raising your dental bills. Fruits are also low in calories and fat.

Instead of filling your cupboard with chips and candy, try stocking the fridge with oranges, plums, strawberries, bananas, or any other fruit your children enjoy. Besides tasting great, fruits are loaded with compounds that help prevent diseases such as cancer and diabetes. And they also promote cell and tissue growth.

Try to keep a wide variety on hand. Different fruits provide different nutrients and having fruits in a bowl in the kitchen tends to entice children to grab small bites throughout the day, which is a great way to keep them from snacking on candy.

So get your children to eat right the natural way – through nature’s produce.
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