Although it is not always easy to get your kids to eat their veggies, there are so many reasons to get your kids to eat healthy from an early age. There are many health benefits for children making healthy choices at a young age, paving the path for a healthy and leaner future. If you feed your children healthy food now, they will be less likely to make unhealthy choices as an adult. Good health is the greatest gift that you can give your child and here are the reasons to get your kids to eat healthy starting today:
1. Create Healthy Habits
If oatmeal without sugar is your child’s routine breakfast, you're already creating a healthy habit. There is a good chance this will grow into an adult habit as well. As a child I was never given any sugary cereal, always oatmeal or eggs, and now as an adult, I cannot even stand the taste of sugary cereal. So thank you mom! Creating solid healthy habits are one of the many reasons to get your kids to eat healthy!
2. Better Their Health
How great will you feel as a parent when you notice that your child gets sick less often, if at all, because of the healthy food they are eating? Healthy eating makes this much of an impact on overall health so make sure you choose plenty of fruits and veggies so your kids get their daily intake of essential vitamins and minerals!
3. Be Less Likely to Be Obese as an Adult
Children that eat healthy and maintain a healthy body weight are less likely to be overweight as an adult. This can be attributed to the healthy habits that start as a child. Teach your children to live life healthily by making healthy food fun and creative. Carrots sticks, grape tomatoes and celery, in the shape of a face goes a long way with the little ones.
4. Think More Clearly
Children that eat healthier have better scores on tests, less hyperactivity and can even think more clearly. Make sure to start feeding your children healthy food and even educate them in the process. This will help them to understand why you are choosing to feed them and as a result they may enjoy your food choices even more!
5. Don’t Know Life Any Other Way
If you grow up having salad as part of your dinner, you will find as an adult, you crave your greens. If you never have greens as a child, you may find eating greens to be a chore as an adult. So teach your children now so they begin to not know life any other way.
6. Elevated Mood
If you avoid feeding your children sugary, high calorie snacks, they will have a stabilized blood sugar and have a more elevated mood. As a result, they will feel better along with having more energy at school in their studies and play! Now that is living life the right way!
7. More Confidence
Children that have a home cooked meal have more confidence because they see the pride that went into creating this dish. They also feel better about themselves if they are at a healthy body weight. Help your child build their confidence by starting their healthy eating at a young age. There is no time like the present, so start today!
Now that you are aware of the importance of starting your children to live healthy at a young age, how will you make changes in the lives of your family? It all starts with you, so make a change today!