Food for the Heart:
When you think of how different children of this generation are, you can’t help but think of your own childhood. Now-a-days with the Americanisation of Indian culture, fries and burgers have taken the place of green vegetables and pulses. No wonder this generation is experiencing the most amount of lifestyle diseases.
One organ that tends to suffer because of the dietary choices you make is your heart. Even though you might feel that such dietary control only needs to be exercised by adults, yet, children also need to consume food that’s healthy for their heart.
Here are some ways by which you can help children have a heart healthy diet:
Fresh food is the best food:
Fresh food is the food for the heart. The nutritional quality of freshly cut vegetables and fruit is irreplaceable. You know children dislike foods such as green leafy vegetables, but a pizza or a burger appeases their eyes. So giving them a twist of food with a large amount of vegetables and fruits would be adequate.
Reading the Labels:
Consuming food which is high on oils, fat, sodium is not good for the heart. Even though it is good for the eyes, yet, it can be very harmful for their hearts. Hence, it is always important to read the labels before giving the kids any kind of food. This will help in deciding a healthy heart diet for them.
Eating together at home is essential as it gives the parents control over the food that is made at home along with the essential ingredients and oils. It eventually serves as healthy food for the heart and makes up a healthy food for heart.
The extra fats which we consume from our foods just accumulate in different parts of the body and also in different organs including the heart. Exercising is essential and should be a part of the heart healthy diet of the child to be active at all times.
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Making a child understand the importance of good food for the heart is essential in their years of adolescence as the very same understanding will help them once they grow. Food for the heart is a balance of all good fats, vegetables, proteins and sugar as well. The knowledge of healthy food for the heart is something people carry on for their lives.
About the hospital
Ankura is a One of the Top Children’s Hospital in Hyderabad. Set up in the year 2011 in KPHB, near Hitech Railway Station, the Ankura Hospitals family has today spread its wings to Secunderabad, Khammam and Vijayawada.