Nutrition and DietBalanced diet and childhood obesity

Balanced diet and childhood obesity

A balanced diet can be effective in preventing the appearance of childhood obesity in children. Find out why.

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

However, for a long time we have been highlighting the problem that currently exists – and for some years specifically – childhood obesity, a problem that is still growing as it has been verified in recent decades.

Precisely for this matter, it is necessary to know that a healthy diet is fundamental and mainly basic for the healthy and healthy growth of children, and ultimately of the youngest.

And it is that as many experts in nutrition and dietetics already indicate, the risk of suffering diseases directly related to overweight and obesity is tremendously high, especially if good eating habits are not acquired from childhood.

How to prevent childhood obesity?

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

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

Guidelines for its effective prevention

  • Practice physical exercise: it is a good idea to enroll your little one in exercise classes in the afternoons. Surely at school they will make groups to practice basketball, soccer or aerobics.
  • Treats and sweets only a few times: reduce or eliminate sweets, buns and sweets from your diet. It is better to change them for natural fruits, which are just as sweet and more nutritious and healthy.
  • See little television: change or replace television with reading or a more active life, for example practicing physical exercise.

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