Childrens nutrition equals Poor Nutrition
Poor Nutrition In Our Children
Childrens nutrition is “at risk”. You can compare a child’s nutritional needs to a race car; Always moving full speed ahead, burning fuel, shoving more fuel in, in a never ending cycle. What would happen if you took a high performance race car and put water in the gas? Well, it would probably still run for awhile, but not as well, and eventually, it would break down.
Kids are like that. They need “high octane” fuel, which means food with nutrients in it. Fast food, candy, pop, sugar cereals, etc., do not fall into the category of supporting childrens nutrition, or nutritious food.
When you realize that every single cell in a child’s body is growing, pretty much all the time, it should make you think about what is fueling, or supporting this growth, pop tarts? a big Mac? Diet Pepsi? skiddles? Frosted flakes? I don’t think so.
Every Cell Needs Nutrition
Just as every cell needs nutrition, there are other factors involved for some cells to function in a normal manner.
Take the nervous system. Did you know that nerve tissue is one of the slowest growing tissues, and one of the most difficult to repair in the body? So when you connect that information with children and their growth with poor nutrition, there is a potential problem.
I like to compare nerve growth to a rubber band: the bones, muscles, skin, organs, etc hit a growth spurt, and guess what’s left behind: slow growing nerve tissue that is not able to keep up with the demands of the body. Results? It can show up as:
• Lack of focus;
• Short attention span;
• Not completing projects;
• Hyper activity;
• Moodiness, etc.
Do any of those symptoms sound familiar? You see, we are complex, and for everything to work the way it is designed to, we need to respect the system and make sure it gets what it needs, or pay the consequences.
Inadequate Childrens Nutrition Is Serious
Some of the results of bad childrens nutrition are:
• High blood pressure;
• Heart disease;
• High cholesterol;
These are not diseases that children should have to deal with, but today, in the United States, they are becoming more and more common. What’s the main cause? You guessed it, poor childrens nutrition. Look at the children in any underdeveloped third world country where lack of nutrition is the norm. You see:
• Heart disease;
• Muscle wasting;
• Total body sickness.
Drugs will not help these children to regain their health, food and proper nutrition will. That’s been proven. That’s the main focus of international care organizations: nutritious food to support childrens nutrition and clean water. Not pop tarts;, sugar frosted flakes or skittles, but real food.
Why is it so difficult for people in our country to make the same connection with our children? Is it because we are a “developed” country, with a surplus of food, and there is no way that it could happen here? Well, not only can it happen, but it is happening, and we are for the most part, looking in the wrong places for the answers to childrens nutrition.The “Quick Fix”
Everyone wants the “quick fix drug” to take care of it. Did you know that there has been an unprecedented increase in ADD and ADHD disorder in the last 20 years? The answer you are given by doctors if your child is hyper active is to put him or her on a drug.
Drugs like Ritlin;, are not safe, can cause long term damage to the heart and brain, and, equally important: DO NOT CORRECT THE PROBLEM, and certainly add nothing to childrens nutrition.
Over 5 MILLION children are on these ADD/ADHD drugs in the US. The drug companies love it. What could be better than getting people “hooked” on a drug when they are children, and continuing with different drugs throughout their lives? That is happening.
We had a friend who had been on Ritlin; for years. When we knew him he was 25 years old, and had a heart attack when he was playing golf. It turned out that the doctor had over prescribed his Ritlin, and that caused the heart attack. He now lives with permanent heart damage.
It reminds me of the tobacco industry. When I was a child, it was not only "cool" to smoke, but you were led to believe that it wouldn’t hurt you, you would be accepted, and all would be good. Well, the tobacco industry has known since the 1940’s that smoking was bad for your health, as this article from the December 1941 Readers Digest indicates. Do you think that that industry has your best interests in mind, or do you think it is all about the money?
Yes, There Is An Easy Answer
Good quality food and effective nutritional supplements (NOT Gummy Bears:!) seems like too easy an answer. See diet and nutrition, and also: vitamins for optimum health. Sometimes the hardest problem has a very simple solution.
Where Do You Go For Good Food?
Fortunately, more and more people are deciding that enough is enough: they want good, nutritious food, and are paying more attention to their diet and their childrens nutrition.
Families are also starting to work together with their children to lose weight and exercise. This has led to an incredible movement and change in the grocery industry. Now, most of the major supermarkets have a totally organic section, so the choices are easy. You can also shop at:
• Farm stands;
• Farmer’s markets;
• Directly from the grower;
• Even Costco has a great selection of organic foods!
You need to realize that most of the large companies that are producing our food are not in the business of nutrition, just like the cleaning product companies, they are in the business of making money. The more that they can make, the happier they are, the happier the stock holders are. The less it costs to produce the food product, the more they make.
Producing high quality, high nutrition food on a large scale is expensive compared to using chemicals to grow it. The problem is that we cannot live on chemicals, they especially affect childrens nutrition.
One of the main problems when you grow food with chemicals, is depletion of the minerals in the soil. The USDA has known about this problem since the early part of the 20th century, there was even a bill proposed to deal with the problem.
It is not just a quick fix by getting rid of chemicals; there are other poor farming methods that are not showing good stewardship of the land.
Some of the foods that are in the supermarket can actually be classified as foods that harm your health instead of foods that heal your health. Feel free to travel around my site for more information.--------Focus on Childrens Health-------- --------Heart disease, and a healthy diet------- --------Your amazing heart-------- --------Exercise programs that work-------- --------Kid's health and toxins-------- --------Healthy foods to eat-------- -------Disease prevention-------- --------Return to home page--------