Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Keeping Your Children Healthy
Want to help your kids avoid getting as many flu and cold viruses during the winter months as possible? Avoid at all costs, sugar and processed foods - including packaged grain or carbohydrate products like crackers, most pasta, chips, and bagels. The more they eat fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy proteins like organic grass-fed meats and poultry, raw unprocessed dairy like milk, cream, and butter, moderate amounts of good fats like those found in raw nuts and oils, and sprouted whole-grains, they will stay healthy and free from illness longer. So don't make the mistake of loading children up with soda pop, ice cream, Jello, and even fruit juices when they don't feel good - those substances will make recovery longer by lowering the immune system and can even cause a relapse in sickness. Healthy foods support the immune system and keep illness away or at the very least, minimize it.