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Friday, November 2, 2018

The Best Superfoods for Your Children

Every parent knows that the foods your children eat every day can have a big impact on their current and future health. However, it’s not always easy to convince kids to choose celery over potato chips. But not the worry! There are plenty of yummy and good-looking superfoods you kids will love.


Eggs
With so many ways to make them, eggs are an easy way to make sure your children get the right amount of protein each day. Plus, eggs are more filling than other breakfast options, such as cereal or granola bars, so they will keep your children satisfied longer and prevent the need for that mid-morning snack.


Blueberries
These little guys have been thought of as superfoods for decades, mostly due to their high concentration of anti-oxidants each one has. Research has also shown that blueberries can protect against heart disease, improve brain function, and target the fat cells that lead to obesity.


If your little ones don’t want to eat blueberries on their own, try blending them up into a smoothy or adding them to a bowl of yogurt.


Greek Yogurt
The good bacteria found in low-fat Greek yogurt is a great digestive aid and helps boost your child’s immune system. Serve it to your children with a small drizzle of honey or a bit of agave to add some sweetness to it, and we bet they’ll eat it right up.


Cocoa
We’re not talking about the fan-favorite winter drink here. Cocoa contains compounds that have been shown to reduce blood pressure and improve oral health. Sprinkle some cocoa powder onto your child’s oatmeal or melt 70% cocoa dark chocolate and dip fruit in it.

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