5 Tips for Healthier, Happier Kids
By TabithaBlue on April 08, 2014
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2/ Remove excess sugar
Another factor that's been key for us in keeping steady days of smiles instead of the highs and lows of sugar induced hyperactivity is, well, reducing the amount of sugar that our kids intake. Of course we have days, and usually more on the weekends, where we allow for sweets and treats, but since sugar is found in just about everything, we look for ways to cut back on adding any excess.
Brayden is especially inclined towards sugar, and he knows it. Though as it goes, the more sugar you eat, the more sugar you want. Sugar promotes cravings, and so I need to continually work on this little guy's sweet tooth (he takes after his mama, by the way).
One of my favorite tricks to help get my kids drinking more water and simultaneously cutting back on sugar (because during the week they rarely drink juice and don't have any other sugary drinks) is to add frozen berries to their water. When I pack their lunches, I just add a few frozen berries to their water bottle, which flavors and sweetens the water and also keeps it cold. Of course we like doing this at home as well, and in addition to adding some flavor, it also adds color and looks delicious.
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