|Posted on June 30, 2017 at 1:10 PM|
This may or may not come as a shock to you, but today’s children are the sickest they’ve been in history! Everything from allergies, to respiratory problems, to conditions involving chronic inflammation are on the rise in youth. What’s to blame for this troubling pattern? Why everything around us of course! From the heavily sprayed, genetically modified food that we’re eating, to the polluted air that we’re breathing, everything around us affects our health.
Let’s Talk About Food
This day and age, children (and adults too!) are pummelled by opportunities to eat processed, unhealthy foods. If you’re not driving by a McDonalds, you’re watching a commercial for Burger King on the TV, or listening to an ad for Wendy’s on the radio. Unhealthy, processed snack foods for kids are plastered with their favourite cartoon character, so they’re begging you to have it.
The problem is, unhealthy eating has become so mainstream, that the parent who denies their children sugary drinks or treats may actually be the minority. But poor food choices do have consequences, and we’re beginning to see them worldwide. For example, there has been a huge flare in paediatric inflammatory bowel disease in young children in India. You can read the full article here. This rise has been correlated with the increased consumption of processed foods.
And here’s the kicker; even when you think you’re making the right choice by filling up on veggies, fruits, and meat prepared at home, many of those products are chalk full of chemicals, hormones, and antibiotics. If that’s not enough, the produce is likely genetically modified.
So What’s The Answer?
Are you feeling confused about the right course of action? Many people feel the same way, and I’m here to give you an answer! You can help promote your child’s health (and yours too) by opting for organic produce. If you’re finding it hard to get your kids to eat enough fruits and veggies, Juice Plus+ is an excellent whole food based supplement that provides nutrition from over 30 different fruits, vegetables, and grains. It is a great addition to a healthy diet, for children and adults alike! To put it simply, Juice Plus+ “helps bridge the nutrient gap between what you should eat and what you do eat every day” (Juice Plus+ 2013).
This blog merely touches on the sickness we’re seeing in today’s children. Blood sugar disorders and weight gain/obesity are also on the rise. It’s important to remember that combating any illness, including digestive and respiratory problems, a strong immune system is crucial. If you would like more information about this, contact Harmony in Health today!