These Are The 15 Unhealthy Foods We Give Our Children That Are Very Bad For Them

Feeding kids is not an easy task as there are so many food items available today to choose from. There are many food items that we provide our children thinking they are safe and should be consumed but the truth is they are not.

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Store-bought ice cream and pizza are bad and dangerous for our children yet we keep feeding it to them. Processed meats in fast food chains along with fries and chips are also bad but children love them. Today we’ve gathered a list of foods we give our children because we think they’re safe and better alternatives that you should try.

1Microwave popcorn

When it comes to family time watching a movie everyone loves some popcorn. But, everyone also wants it fast and easy so they go for microwave popcorn which takes just a few minutes to make. What they do not know is that form of popcorn has dangerous chemicals in them that allow them to stay fresh.

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The best thing to do is to make popcorn the old fashion way. Just heat a pan with a bit of olive oil and a cup of kernels and in 5-7 minutes you’ll have fresh and safe popcorn.

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2Low-fat drinks

With today’s growing child obesity rates, parents what to give their kids only healthy foods. One of them is ‘low fat’ drinks and food. What parents don’t know is that these products contain aspartame instead of sugar which is a more dangerous compound when taken in high dosages. Making fresh fruit juices is a better and safe alternative.

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3Fruit gummies

Children love gummies – they’re chewy, fruity and sweet. The only issue here is that it’s like feeding them balls of sugar with no nutrients. There is absolutely nothing healthy about these sweets. You can easily substitute these by shoving a spoon full of sugar in their mouths.

The best alternative is consuming dried fruits. They have the same chewy texture but they have plenty of healthy nutrients and vitamins in them.

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4Raw milk

As kids grow we want them to be healthy and fit so we give them milk. We tell them that milk is a whole food and will aid in making them stronger and healthier. Many parents even argue about giving raw milk vs. regular pasteurized milk. What they do not understand is that raw milk contains parasites like E. coli, campylobacter, salmonella. Pasteurized milk is always the better option and is also the safest.

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5Soft drinks

Kids love soft drinks – they’re sweet, fizzy and taste great. But, what your child is actually drinking is just sugar water laced with chemicals. The same can be said about many fruit juices. The labels might say ‘organic’ or ‘fresh’ or even ‘natural’ but the truth is that they too have chemicals in them. The best alternative is to make the juices yourself with fresh fruits or even make milkshakes.

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