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In the spirit of back to school, let’s fatten up our kids and send them into anaphylactic shock! Seems that wasn’t much of an issue in the ’50s, when fall advertising aimed at lunch-packing moms revolved around peanut butter, …
Are we growing healthy kids? Probably not.
certainly not if we follow prevailing advice from today’s ‘experts’. They advocate that a healthy diet must include processed foods, snack bars, and sweet cereals. In schools protein is rarely mentioned.
The fact is, the most important food for kids is protein foods. It was once known as the building blocks of life. Why? It is the only healthy food that can grow their skin, bones, muscles, tissue and vital organs. Instead, experts advocate carbohydrates.
What do carbohydrates do? The body converts them to glucose. Glucose is liquid sugar. it is our body’s preferred fuel. When we have the energy to burn, we use our glucose. But how much energy we have will depend on how much protein we eat.
If our kids don’t eat much protein, they will not have much energy. Chances are, they will end the day with left over fuel. The body cannot store glucose. it is forced to convert it to body fat.
Think about that for a moment: Because that means, if we eat a lot of carbohydrates like cereals, snack foods and other processed foods. And we don’t eat enough protein for the energy we need to burn all that food. Then we will end up with a lot of body fat. That’s how we grow fat kids.
But that’s not all. Artificial, processed foods. in other words, anything that rolls off an assembly line. Is food our body does not understand. It hasn’t learned to process fake food. That’s because the body does not adapt, it evolves. Evolution takes eons, not a few decades.
Processed foods are highly addictive to our body. The more we eat them the more we want them. They are causing food addiction, cravings and binge eating. They are making us, and our children fat. Like cigarettes and tobacco, processed foods, particularly sugars, are beginning to kill us.
Healthy kids cannot grow without protein foods!
To grow healthy children into healthy people. We need to get all those processed foods out of the pantry. We need to start showing our kids how to get healthy habits. We need to teach them a healthy diet.
The link below will tell you much more about how to grow healthy kids.