Experts claim that young children need 5-7 cups of fluids a day. The tough part is getting them to drink the right fluids. The main problem today is that kids mainly drink sugar packed beverages and sugar is your kid’s biggest enemy. Focus on getting your kid to drink more healthy beverages. He might not like them in the beginning but you must find a way to incorporate them in their daily menu.
We’ve all heard the saying – drink your milk so you’ll grow big and strong! This isn’t far away from the truth. Milk is always a good choice and it’s something you must include in your kids menu. Drinking is essential to maintaining good health. Milk is the source of calcium and will give your kids strong bones. Milk is also rich in vitamin D and vitamin D promotes bone growth. Milk will help your child have healthy bones, healthy teeth and it will keep their little bodies hydrated.
If your kid refuses to drink milk, try giving them chocolate milk that’s low in sugar. You can also create some tasty milkshakes for your kids. Add a glass of milk and some fruits in your blender and serve them the colorful and tasty milkshake.
Teach your kid to love fruits, veggies and healthy foods. If your kid doesn’t like eating fruits and veggie, there’s another way you can incorporate them in their daily menu. Use your blender to create a tasty and colorful smoothie that your kid will love. Use fruits and veggies that are rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals and improve your kid’s overall health.
Here’s a simple smoothie recipe that’s really tasty and you’ll kids will love it:
- 1 cup pomegranate juice
- 1 cup kale leaves
- 1 cup mixed berries
- 1 tbsp. flax seeds
Put all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth. Serve it to your kid, he’ll really enjoy it. The best thing about this smoothie is that it also has anti-flu properties.
3. Fresh Juices
Instead of giving your child store bought juices that are packed with sugar, make them their juice by yourself. Mix all sorts of fruits and veggies, and your child will be getting all the nutrients it needs.
Here’s a homemade fresh juice that your kid will love:
- 2 carrots
- 1 pear
- 1 orange
Juice the carrots and pear in your electric juicer. Juice the orange using a hand juicer. Mix the juices and serve the juice to your kid.