Parents need to be very careful about the digestive health of their children. Unfortunately, many parents find it tough to give their kids food with the proper nutritive value leading to many problems.
Here are some basic and simple points to keep in mind about your child’s diet:
Parents need to pay attention to whether the kids are consuming enough water or not. Regular fluid intake will keep your child hydrated and healthy. Sugary drinks like packaged juices and colas are to be avoided.
Say no to overeating:
Many people feel that kids should eat more during their growth years. This is a wrong concept and overeating should be avoided. Children should eat only as much as that makes them feel full but the diet must be rich in nutritive value and in proper proportion. It is a good idea to have multiple small healthy meals rather than large unhealthy ones.
High fiber foods:
Fiber is essential for a healthy digestive system and parents should ensure that their children are getting a regular share of high fiber diet from fruits and vegetables.
Probiotics are live bacteria that are beneficial for good intestinal health. They are found in curd, buttermilk, yoghurt and should be a regular part of everyone’s diet.
Less use of antibiotics:
Nowadays people tend to use antibiotics for every ailment. This tends to destroy the gut microbiome leading to many problems. Unnecessary use of antibiotics should be avoided and even when they have to used it should be done under the guidance of a trained and qualified medical practitioner.
These simple tips will help every parent take care of their children’s intestinal health.