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

6Honey

We’re not trying to stop you from feeding your child honey. Honey is very nutritious and healthy for children and adults. We’re just making you aware that you shouldn’t feed them honey under the age of 1. This is because honey contains toxic bacteria which causes an illness called infant botulism. After the age of 1, their bodies can fight these bacteria.

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7Rice bars

Rice bars are often considered healthy by parents who are unaware that the FDA believes them to be very harmful to small children. The FDA believes that the bars expose children to high levels of inorganic arsenic. Adults can handle this but small children cannot. They advise not feeding rice bars to children under 5. Instead, you can give them oats.

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8Chewing gum

Although chewing gum is not marketed to children some companies try to do so. Even though these pose a choking hazard risk in case some child swallows it, many companies use colorful packaging and fruit flavors to lure them in. If you want to give your kid’s chewing gum find ones made from xylitol. Another alternative is making them eat healthier snacks instead.

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9Potato chips

Children love potato chips and that is a fact. Be it chips or fries, kids love potatoes deep-fried. While most brands still fry their chips there are some that bake them but don’t get many sales. Fried potato chips are filled with fats, calories, and salts which are very bad for children. It can cause hypertension and high blood pressure.

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You can make a healthier version at home using sweet potatoes that are baked. Not only are these healthy but they are also rich in flavor.

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10Store-bought ice cream

The joy of childhood is ice cream that is creamy, soft and delicious. But, the issue arises with store-bought ice cream. These contain substances called emulsifiers that are known to interrupt the work of good bacteria in our body. Also, ice cream found in stores can melt and refreeze which makes them dangerous to consume. A fun activity you can do with your kids is making homemade ice cream with all fresh ingredients.

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