Balanced diet and childhood obesity

In the previous days we have dealt with how the child feeding, knowing for example even how it should be healthy food at a certainly general level so that it can be called and identified as such.

However, for some time now we have been highlighting the problems that currently exist -and specifically some years- exist on the childhood obesity, a problem that is still growing as has been proven in recent decades.

Precisely because of this question, it is necessary to know that a healthy food it is fundamental and mainly basic for the healthy and healthy growth of children, and ultimately of the youngest ones.

And it is that as already indicated by many experts in nutrition and dietetics, the risk of suffering diseases directly related to the overweight and the obesity It is tremendously high, especially if you do not acquire good eating habits since childhood.

How to prevent childhood obesity?

One of the best ways to prevent childhood obesity in the smallest is to follow the so-called Mediterranean diet, which is characterized primarily because it is rich in vegetables, fruits and vegetables, and the use -among other issues- of one of the healthiest oils: olive oil.

Follow a balanced diet with the practice of daily exercise (for example in school or in extracurricular activities) it helps a lot not only that our children are not at risk of suffering from childhood obesity, but that they grow up healthy and healthy.

Guidelines for effective prevention

  • Practice of physical exercise: It is a good idea to aim the child to exercise classes in the afternoon. Surely in the school they will make groups to practice basketball, soccer or aerobics.
  • Baubles and sweets only a few times: reduces or eliminates from your diet the trinkets, buns and sweets. It is better to change them for natural fruits, which are just as sweet and more nutritious and healthy.
  • Watch little televisionChange or substitute television for reading or for a more active life, for example by practicing physical exercise.
This article is published for informational purposes only. You can not and should not replace the consultation with a Nutritionist. We advise you to consult your trusted Nutritionist. ThemesObesity

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