Eats About the Heart
Moms who always think of their kid's health know that proper nutrition is essential. While this definitely involves getting children to consume enough of each food group according to nutritional guidelines, it doesn't mean that just any ingredient will do. If you're thinking of nourishing your kid's heart to be as strong as possible, consider using the following:
1. Dairy products - Dairy products contain high levels of potassium, a mineral that can lower blood pressure.
2. Fruits - Fruits are full of nutrients and fiber, which are good for kids. In addition, apples have flavonoids that reduce platelet adhesion in arteries, lower cholesterol, and relax and dilate arteries. Red grapes come with resveratrol, which is a blood anticoagulant, and avocados have high amounts of monounsaturated fats, which help reduce bad cholesterol.
3. Oatmeal - Oats contain beta-glucan, a type of fiber that lowers LDL cholesterol.
4. Fish - Choose fish that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and can help reduce the level of triglyceride, a kind of fat that can cause heart disease. Examples of good fish to choose are salmon, tuna, sardines and mackerel.
No matter which of these you use, remember that the right proportions need to be followed. Follow the guidelines of the Food Pyramid (LINK) for proper nutrition, and serve meals with a glass of Lactum 3+/6+ to help provide 100% nourishment*.
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*with 3 balanced meals a day
Source: American Heart Association (http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/HealthyEating/How-to-Eat-Healthy_UCM_307257_Article.jsp)