10 Food Items That You Must Avoid Giving Your Children

Feeding a kid is not an easy job. There are so many food items that are available. You must be providing many food items to your children that you think are safe, but they are not. There are some unhealthy food item that you give to your children.

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Look at the below list to find out the unhealthy food item that you are giving to your children –

Popcorn:

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Who doesn’t love eating popcorn while watching a movie? Most people want a fast and easy way of getting popcorn, hence they prefer microwave popcorn. No doubt, it takes few minutes to prepare. But they contain harmful chemicals in them which is very unhealthy for health.

The traditional method is the best to cook popcorn. Take a pan, heat it, add a little olive oil and the popcorn will be prepared in 5 minutes.

Fruit Gummies:

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Kids are attracted towards gummies as they are sweet chewy and fruity. But these gummies are just sugar balls which has no nutrients. These sweet gummies are unhealthy.

The best substitute of these gummies are dried fruits. These are chewy, sweet and full of vitamins and nutrients.

Low-fat Drinks:

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Many parents prefer giving healthy food to their kids. They believe low-fat drinks are healthy and give it to their kids, but it is an unhealthy food item. These drinks contain aspartame which is more dangerous than sugar if taken in high dosage.

The best substitute is to prepare fresh juices.

Raw Milk:

10 Food Items That You Must Avoid Giving Your Children

You give milk to your children as it is healthy. You tell kids to have milk as it will give them strength and will make them healthy. There are parents who believe that raw milk is better that pasteurized milk. But there are many parasites in raw milk like – campylobacter, E. coli- etc.

Pasteurized milk is best for children.

Potato Chips:

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Potato chips is very popular among kids, but it is an unhealthy food item. Most companies sell fried chips but there are some who sell baked chips. Deep fried potato chips contain calories and fats which is not good for health. It can affect their health and can cause high blood pressure, hypertension, etc.

It would be best to use sweet potatoes at home and bake it. It is healthy and tasty.

Soft Drinks:

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Soft drinks taste good and are sweet. Kids are very fond of soft drinks. But do you know it is just sweet water with harmful chemical. Many fruit juices available in market say fresh and organic, however, they contain chemicals too.

The best substitute is fruit juices prepared at home and milkshakes.

Ice Cream:

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Ice creams are creamy and delicious. Ice creams brought from store contains emulsifiers that affects the good bacteria in the body.

You can prepare fresh ice cream at home and feed it to your kids.

Chewing Gum:

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Chewing gum is very harmful as some kids might swallow it which may cause the risk of choking. Many companies try to attract kids by making it colorful and adding fruit flavors.

The best substitute is providing healthy snacks or chewing gum made of xylitol.

Honey:

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Honey is a good source of nutrients, but it should not be given to kids under the age of 1. It consists of harmful bacteria that can cause infant botulism illness.

Rice Bars:

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Most parents consider rice bars healthy for kids, but it is an unhealthy food item. You can give these bars to children above the age of 5.

The best substitute is oats which is very healthy.

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