Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Beat Your Kid's Winter Blues

            On those cold, snowy days we all have the winter blues. Especially children. Not being able to exercise and get outside regularly can affect our children’s moods during the winter. Believe it or not we can help eliminate this gloomy mood, even for our little ones with these five simple foods.

1.     Salmon
            Tryptophan is a forerunner to serotonin, a brain chemical that regulates mood.

      2. Clementines
Kids love these because they are fuss free and parents love all the nutrients they are full  of! Calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium are essential for bone strength and muscle development to keep our kids going.

     3. Winter Squash
Squash is high in Vitamin A and carotenoids to promote a healthy immune system.

     4. Sweet Potatoes
        Sweet potatoes are full of fiber, Vitamin A, and potassium. Because of their mellow flavor,   they can   be incorporated with all kinds of recipes kids love.

     5.  Cauliflower
            Cauliflower can blend into recipes easily which makes it easy to eat for those picky eaters, while being high in Vitamin A, C, K, many B-Vitamins, and a small amount of protein so you get the bang for your buck.

 Cording, Jessica. "The Best Winter Foods for Kids." Www.eatright.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2016.

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