There seems to be an age-old battle of children verse fruits and vegetables. As a parent or grandparent, you know how incredibly important nutrition is during childhood. Our attitudes as adults directly impact our children. We know that parents are the biggest influence when it comes to diet and studies show that this continues through to adolescence and beyond! We want to model proper food choices to ensure our children grow up to be health conscious adults. Fruits and vegetables benefit children in many ways, including improved nutrition, better immunity, decreased obesity risk and better school performance.
Eating fruits and vegetables every day give children the essential source of vitamins and minerals that help children and teenagers grow and develop. It boosts their vitality and helps to reduce the risk of many chronic diseases – such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and being overweight or obese. One half of children’s mealtime plates SHOULD be filled with fruits and vegetables to reap the benefits. We know that this is a daily struggle for many parents!
One great way to up the fruit and veggie intake is to make smoothies. You can load them with all kinds of nutrients and they will still taste great. Children can help with the prep and depending on their age, make their own concoctions with the blender. We also have a number of protein powders that you can add to smoothies if your child is not fulfilling their dietary requirements. Fun in the kitchen always helps encourage good eating!
At Clear Medicine, we have a product that can easily be added to water if you do not have time to make a smoothie. Greens First KIDS is a fast and convenient way to give children the nourishment they need any time of the day! You can use one scoop in water or add to your child’s favourite smoothie recipe for added nutrients. It is a perfect after school snack, can also be sent to school in a shaker cup if preferred. Have an athlete? A protein smoothie with added Greens First KIDS would be a great addition to their pre or post game or practice snack! This is a way better option than the sugar laden sports drinks on the market that children and adolexcence often reach for.
Greens First KIDS contain:
100% Organic Fruits, Vegetables, and Superfoods
Gentle “Kid Friendly” Fiber
Fibergum™ a Healthy Prebiotic
Customized Probiotics just for Kids at 2 billion CFU’s.
Greens First Kids is 100% organic, vegan and gluten free, NON-GMO, contains no wheat, soy, dairy, MSG or Preservatives. It is parent approved for sure and the BEST part is that children love the taste. It is a win – win for all! Also, there are three tasty flavours: Original mint, Chocolate or Berry. You can purchase these online or right at the clinic and right now they are 20% off. Combine with Clear Medicine Vitamin D3 drops to ensure increased immunity throughout the school year.