We all want to take the best care of our kids’ heart and body, but sometimes we overlook simple things in our daily life which can have a significant role to play in his health!
1. Healthy Breakfast
A healthy heart starts with a healthy breakfast – it is very important to make sure that your kid takes a nutritious and filling breakfast. Don’t let him skip the most important meal of the day!
2. Monitor BP and Sugar
When we go for BP or blood sugar level monitoring, we often forget that our kids need it too. If your child is 3 years old or more, he needs yearly blood pressure measurements. It’s easier to treat any disease if diagnosed at an early stage.
3. Reduce the salt
Keep the salt shaker off the table! Choose and prepare foods with less salt. Most children consume more sodium than their body requires and that can be harmful for them in the long run.
4. Use whole grains
Look for words like “100% whole” when buying wheat or whole grains. Make smart choices when you buy grains or grocery. Small changes in your kid’s food habit can have big effects on his/her health.
5. Get creative with food
Speak to them in their language! Make your child’s sandwich colourful, or give a different shape to the cutlets you make next time. Load different fruits in ice-cream sundae and put colourful vegetables in dishes to make it attractive. Twist your old home- recipes to suit their taste buds.