Parents make sure their children wash their hands, drink medicine, sleep well, get a balanced and healthy diet - all in the name of ensuring their kids remain healthy and free from sickness.
However, after a long day at work, preparing easy-to-cook meals, like instant noodles, hotdogs, and bacon, seem to be the most practical option for an exhausted parent; plus these appear to be irresistible for many children.
In the long run, these kinds of food may not be practical because of all the health risks they present to a child's body.
Preserved cold cuts and other highly-processed instant meals tend to have higher quantities of sugar, salt, and fat, which are not the ideal dietary intake for a kid, according to the National Health Service, the publicly funded national healthcare system for England and one of the four National Health Services for each constituent country of the United Kingdom.
The common medical condition that a child may develop from constantly eating highly processed foods is obesity.
These convenient meals have extra sugar that has little to no nutritional benefits for the body, and at the same time trigger the body to munch on more calories that exceed the recommended sugar consumption for a day.
Children should consume less than 25 grams or six teaspoons of added sugar per day according to the American Heart Association.
Aside from obesity, feeding processed food to kids almost every day may lead to heart disease and diabetes. Too much sugar found in these food remain to be the culprit in raising blood pressure and the blocking of the heart arteries with fats.
The extra sugar found in processed foods that cannot be burned by the body is stored as fats, and this contributes to weight gain, heart complications, and high blood sugar levels.
This means that a child is prone to having or experiencing stroke, fatigue, infections, nerve damage, and even visual complications later in life.
Preparing highly processed foods may be convenient at the moment, but as the sugar, salt, and fat intake of the child increases, hospital visits will be inevitable as a child becomes more vulnerable to these medical conditions.
These diseases can be avoided by introducing kids to dishes that are healthy and good for their body.
Parents can prepare a wide variety of nutritious meals that everyone in the family can enjoy.
Among the dishes a parent can prepare is sinigang, which contains radish, okra, string beans, and kangkong leaves.
Sinigang is a tasty dish that a child will get to love, especially when it has the perfect sour deliciousness that can be acquired with Knorr Sinigang Mix.
Parents can also transform tinola and ginisang monggo into dishes kids can't resist with Knorr Cubes.
Adding Knorr in the kitchen will surely make eating time enjoyable for kids while making meals that will be beneficial for their health more palatable.
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