5 Foods to never give your Kids

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It was tough to come up with only 5 foods to never feed your kids. There are a lot of unhealthy foods out there. Many will set your child up for a lifetime of bad health and obesity.

Kids foods are aggressively marketed during children’s TV programs and brightly packaged with friendly cartoons. It can be hard to fight with your kid at the grocery store.

1. Sweetened Drinks Like Fruit Juice

Kids love sugar. Sugar is really bad for kids. Sports drinks, fruit juice, sodas… all those yummy drinks with bright colored labels and targeted advertising should never be consumed by children.

Even 100% fruit juice is not healthy. Fruit contains a lot of sugar as well as fiber and nutrients. When it is juiced, you lose the fiber and many of the other nutrients. What you keep is the sugar.

2. Flash Fried Finger Food

Flash fried finger food is also known as chicken nuggets, fish sticks, and mozzarella sticks. These are just nasty on several levels. For instance, chicken nuggets contain more than 20 ingredients (including low quality chicken), many not found in nature.

One ingredient is refined flour (breading). They are then fried in trans fats like hydrogenated vegetable oils. They are then served with preservative- and sugar-rich dipping sauces.

3. Breakfast Cereal

Breakfast cereal and pastries offer up some terrifically bad nutrition. Start with the white refined flour. The body treats white flour just like sugar. If you don’t burn it off through exercise, your body turns it into belly fat. You get no fiber or nutrients from white flour.