We have all heard that popcorn, greasy snack foods and ice cream are unhealthy for our children. But do these things really make them sick? Read on to find out. We’ll also touch on the infamous “sugar bomb” and “fatty snack foods” which have become so common that the World Health Organization has banned them. And what about the advertisements for these foods?
What are the benefits and risks for our children?
You may have heard that popcorn is a bad food for kids, but this isn’t necessarily the case. This snack is filled with plenty of dietary fiber and a relatively low calorie content. That’s why it’s often regarded as a healthy food for kids at the movie theater. However, not all popcorn is created equal. The unhealthy fats found in commercial popcorn are especially bad for the brain.
There is no doubt that processed meats and other foods are unhealthy for kids. These foods contain artificial colors, carcinogens, and a long list of other ingredients. While the FDA has endorsed low levels of BPA as safe, they are known to contribute to obesity and diabetes. This is especially true in children, who tend to consume more of these foods. The following are some reasons why you should limit your child’s exposure to these foods.
Despite the marketing of packaged juices as a health food, the fact is that the sugar and processed ingredients in these beverages are not good for children’s health. One recent study found elevated levels of lead in some juices, which may cause neurodevelopmental problems in kids. Sugars in juices are also a concentrated source of calories, and babies with growing tummies may experience diarrhea. Juices are also a waste of calories and do not contain the fiber found in … Read more