Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Food for Energy: A Healthy Food Guide for Active Children

During play, active children consume more energy per unit of body weight than teenagers and adults. This is the very reason why they have different nutritional needs compared to adults. In order to keep up with their pace, moms should carefully select what food for energy to include in their daily diet, foods that are healthy and are readily digestible.

They must consume foods that contain higher proportion of body-building nutrients such as protein, mineral elements and vitamins. If you are having trouble how much food for energy to give to your active kids, you can follow the new Food Pyramid For Kids approved by the USDA.

Now, what foods for energy would make a good meal combination every day? Here we provide a healthy food guide for active children.

Breakfast: The Most Important Food Combination of the Day

You may have heard this old momma's saying "Eat your breakfast, honey, because it's the most important meal of the day..." and the sermon goes. But she's absolutely right! During sleep, our tiny little cells still work overnight, consuming nutrients such that in the morning, proteins and other energy-giving nutrients are at their lowest. The best way to restore your kids' energy level is to give them a hearty-breakfast.

Whatever beverage you choose, (milk or fresh fruit juice) this meal combination will surely give your children a boost of energy.

Banana or Sliced Avocado combined with their favorite scrambled egg.

Bananas are mighty powerhouses of nutrients. Eating at least 1 piece in the morning will provide your kids the recommended daily serving of potassium, a natural regulator of the body's water balance.

Avocados are heavyweight in calories and other nutrients that keep our hearts and skin healthy such as Vitamin A, D and E.

Eggs are also packed with nutrients such as the B-vitamins, proteins and minerals. In order to make eggs enjoyable for your active kids, scramble them with ham, bell peppers, onions and milk.

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