At last! New studies are coming out showing that what we give our children to eat has a direct result on whether they develop ADHD. Check out these articles and . The studies showed clearly that when children stopped eating processed candy bars and foods laden with chemicals, preservatives, artificial flavors and colors their symptoms reversed. Even their school teachers were amazed “The teachers thought it was so strange that the diet would change the behavior of the child as thoroughly as they saw it. It was a miracle, the teachers said.”
Brightly colored packaging and clever marketing entices children and adults to buy these highly processed foods. It’s funny how people actually think that my son will be missing out if I don’t feed him “treats” such as chocolate buttons, processed cookies and brightly colored candy such as gummy bears. He will definitely get his fair share of treats, but ones that will foster fun family times, helping me to make cookies and fun pure fruit popsicles in the summer. Our taste-buds become accustomed to what we eat on a regular basis, and it may be a struggle at first to cut out the processed junk food but in no time at-all you will be amazed that you ever used to eat it, children also become used to the taste of real food very quickly. I used to enjoy Macdonalds hash browns and Snickers ice cream bars. As I became more aware of how unhealthy they were for me I stopped eating them. Then, around 3 years ago I decided to try them again. I almost threw up. After the first bite I knew what a mistake I’d made, they went in the trash immediately.
It irks me that in restaurants the “kids Menu” is always junk food. Chicken nuggets and fries, pizza and fries etc. Why not have some hummus with veggies to dip? Baked sweet potato fries with grass fed beef pattie? If we feed our children good quality real food from the beginning their taste buds will become used to the taste of real food. Of course they may stray down the line, but while you can control what the family eats, why not have it be real?
So I urge you to bake with your little ones, if you don’t know how, then have fun learning together. Your children will thank you for it.
Contact me if you need recipe ideas.