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A Healthy Heart Begins in Childhood

Feb 02, 2018

By: Almond M. Duldulao

Healthy Heart, Happy Heart

Dad and Mom, we share your desire to train your children to choose foods that make them healthy and strong. Part of this is making sure that their heart is in the right place when it comes to eating.

Here are a just a number of ways on which to get them on the path to healthy eating that nourishes the heart and, the rest of the body.

Water and Skim Milk: These are the perfect liquids for children. Other than these are beverages of all colors, sizes, and flavors that are loaded with sugar and calories that do nothing for them.

Veggies, Fruits, and Whole Grains: Heart-healthiest foods. You may also complement these with low-fat dairy and meat with the fat trimmed out.

Everything in moderation: We understand your desire for them to not miss out on the pleasures of eating so fried, fatty, baked foods and desserts are okay as long as you encourage them to practice portion control.

Breakfast: The most important meal of the day that should never ever be skipped! This first meal of the day is extremely important in regulating your children‘s metabolism.

Lastly, eat together as a family because then your children will learn to associate healthy eating with family bonding.

World Citi Medical Center has excellent cardiologists, pediatricians with sub-specialties in cardiology, facilities and equipment at its Cardiovascular Center and Pediatric Department at the hospital‘s 2nd floor. For appointments, call +632 913 8392 |+632 913 8385 | +632 913 8389 +63 9258 853 470 | +63 9177 085 843

Here‘s to a heart full of love and healthy eating for you and your children!
(AMD)
Source: https://childrensnational.org/news-and-events/our-blogs/parenting-blog/2016/february/keeping-your-child-and-your-family-heart-healthy

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