Heart disease isn’t something you should have to worry about during your kid’s childhood, but what about when those little rugrats turn into full-fledged adults? You want your kids to grow up strong and healthy, but what can you as a parent do for them? Make sure that healthy eating starts during their childhood.
“People who average eight or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day are 30 percent less likely to have a heart attack or stroke compared to those who eat fewer than 1½ servings, according to a long-term study of almost 110,000 men and women.”
It can be easy to let your kids pig out on junk food or even make poor diet choices yourself by choosing readily appeared foods, but taking the easy way out isn’t a habit you want your children to learn.
A proper diet is something that the whole family should make a priority. It doesn’t matter if you or your kids have a fast metabolism because working towards a healthy heart isn’t about being skinny. It’s about being healthy and fit. So swap fried foods to grilled or steamed options, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, and make sure your whole family is getting enough exercise.
Healthy heart-happy lives
You want your kids to have long healthy heart-happy lives so do your part to make sure they’re choosing a healthy lifestyle from the very start.
To learn more about how you can help your child live a healthier life refer to 4 Things You Need to Know to Ensure Your Kids Grows Up Heart-Healthy.