A heady mix of sweet and sour, your baby will happily gobble up this flavorful smoothie! The delicious richness of bananas combined with the citrusy goodness of strawberries will make a healthy and satisfying snack for your baby!

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What’s So Awesome About Strawberry Smoothie?

Bananas are dense in dietary fiber, and lend a characteristically sweet taste to the smoothie. They contain A, B and C vitamins as well as important minerals like magnesium and potassium. Strawberries are tangy and nutrient-rich. They are a powerhouse of antioxidants, folic acid and vitamin C.

Strawberries and bananas make a lovely combination for taste and health!

You have done your research on PLANT-BASED WHOLE FOODS, explained your lifestyle change to family and friends, and made a plan of action for the child’s conflicting life situations. But your child won’t eat the veggies.

If this story is familiar to you, you have a picky eater on your hands.

You need to resolve picky eating even if your child is not ‘ill’, because a poor diet will limit the child’s full health and academic potential. Besides, picky eating makes children tired, irritable, and may reflect an internal medical issue.

The first thing to remember is to take control of your child’s diet – don’t leave the composition of their plate to them!

What You Can Do

An expert is someone who has:

All in all, with good planning, compassionate love, and PLANT-BASED WHOLE FOODS, you can do anything!

References:

  1. Kelly Dorfman, M.S., L.N.D., author of the book, Cure Your Child With Food
  2. Joel Fuhrman, M.D., author of the book, Disease-Proof Your Child
  3. Natalie Geary, M.D., and Oz Garcia, Ph.D., authors of the book, The Food Cure For Kids

This puree contains the goodness of greens! Pears, kiwis, spinach and peas all combine in this healthful and delicious puree to give your baby the best of nutrition. Wholesome, filling and a bright green color, your baby will keep reaching out for more!

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What’s So Awesome About Green Goodness?

Pears are rich in antioxidants, phytonutrients and vitamin C. Peas are a good source of C, K and B vitamins and some essential minerals. Spinach is famous for being nutrient-rich and high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, while kiwis are known for being packed with vitamin E.

This green smoothie is full of nourishing goodness!

Did you feed your baby pork soup for lunch? Did you bring home ice cream from your evening walk? Did you mash some egg yolks for your kid’s dinner?

Without knowing it, you have been feeding your children dangerous foods.

The Bad Foods

The foods that are good for humans are those that nature designed for us to eat. The foods that nature didn’t intend for us to eat qualify as bad for health. When we deviate from nature’s intended diet, it backfires in the form of disease.

So, what has nature designed for us? Foods that can be eaten closest to their natural state: fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds are the best foods for us. Eggs, fish, meat and dairy contain cancer-causing chemicals (carcinogens), toxic heavy metals like mercury and cadmium, artificial hormones, antibiotics, and industrial toxins. Even if you buy organic, free-range animal products, you have still been feeding your baby the oxidants, saturated fats, cholesterol and estrogenic meat carcinogens found in all animal products. These are factors responsible for the mucus that causes ear infections, allergies and colds, and leads to chronic diseases later in life. Not only are these foods nutritionally inappropriate, the industry way of producing them are adding more antibiotics, hormones and chemicals to them. It’s no wonder then, that a world raised on this diet is battling so many diseases.

Refined extracts like sugar and oil are equal culprits. They contain zero nutrition but all the added calories, and are responsible for children becoming obese. Childhood obesity is a serious epidemic, one that will cause children to develop chronic diseases as they grow older. Not only that, sugar and highly processed foods also make your child more prone to falling sick by weakening the body’s defenses. That means you need to keep away all sugary drinks and colas. Excess salt can also lead to high blood pressure and incidences of stomach cancer.

We see it all around us, don’t we? The animal products, the sugar, the salt, the oil, and the diseases. It’s a clear correlation.

So what should you eat if you eliminate meat, fish, eggs, milk, sugar, excess salt and oil? See Experts and Scientific Evidence to find out which is the right food choice for your baby.

References:

  1. John McDougall, M.D.
  2. Joel Fuhrman, M.D., author of the book, Disease-Proof Your Child

The scientific truth is that children thrive on a plant-based diet and avoid diseases common to other children.

But if you are worried that your child is nutritionally missing out on animal products, read on:

Protein

Plants synthesize all essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. 100 grams of broccoli contain more protein than 100 grams of beef. Dark leafy greens, beans, seeds and grains contain adequate protein. A well-balanced, plant-based diet fulfils all protein requirements.

Calcium

Calcium is not produced in the body of animals, and in that sense, meat, poultry and eggs essentially contain no calcium. Plants absorb calcium through the soil, and dark leafy greens, beans, bananas and seeds all contain adequate calcium.

Iron

The protein in cow’s milk prevents the body from absorbing iron. Breastfed babies show excellent iron absorption from food. Tomatoes, greens, cereals and seeds contain sufficient iron. The iron in animals (heme iron) is known to product free radicals in the body, which may lead to strokes.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a hormone, which is produced in the body in the presence of sunlight through activation by light (photochemistry). With adequate exposure to sunlight, adequate Vitamin D is produced in the body. Therefore, there is no need for Vitamin D to be ingested.

Vitamin B12

Bacteria in the soil produce B12. If the child eats organic plants which have not been factory-cleaned, the bacteria of the soil will still be on the plant and will produce enough B12 in the gastrointestinal tract. However, doctors recommend a supplement for those who buy produce from stores.

Omega 3 Fats

McDougall claims that only plants can synthesize Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. Fish convert these into fats like EPA and DHA, but humans too convert these into other fat building blocks to be utilized by the body. Just like fish make these fatty acids on their own, humans do too. We do not need to eat fish for the same. However, eating fish brings with it methionine (a cancer-causing agent), high cholesterol and a host of industrial pollutants.

Calories

Starches such as cereals and potatoes provide sufficient energy for growth. Nuts, avocados, seeds and dried fruit can add additional calories for growth. Not only do these foods ensure proper development, they also keep your child’s tummy full.

Aside from not providing a healthy source of nutrition, animal products also bring with them high cholesterol, high oxidants, high saturated fat and zero dietary fiber! A PLANT-BASED WHOLE FOODS diet takes care of all nutritional needs of your child!

References:

  1. Joel Fuhrman, M.D., author of the book, Disease-Proof Your Child
  2. John McDougall, M.D.

Your baby is the most precious gift life could have given you, and now you need to give your baby a precious gift: the gift of good health.

Childhood diets create adult diseases, and you don’t want to be the reason for your baby being sick.

Foods habits start young.

Think children are naturally inclined to foods loaded with salt and sugar? Think again.

Experts say that children who are raised on a low-salt diet do not crave salt when they grow up. Alternatively, those raised on a high-salt diet, continue that trend throughout their life.

Bad habits of excess salt and sugar develop if children are allowed to eat those foods! It’s that simple.

Don’t keep anything in the house that you don’t want them to get their hands on. Children quickly learn that they can refuse dinner with a tantrum till their desired food is given.

Children should only be given PLANT-BASED WHOLE FOODS that are minimally processed (whole foods) – such foods provide all the nutrition that a child needs to thrive. These include a balanced mix of fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds during the day.

Doctors claim that the healthiest diet is a PLANT-BASED WHOLE FOODS one. To help your baby adapt to this lifestyle to grow up healthy and happy, this is what you need to do:

Develop A Healthy Relationship With Food

Your children’s lifelong relationship with food is impacted by what you feed them Be mindful of the fact that food is not just meant to satisfy hunger, it is the most important source of nutrition. Here are fun ways to help your children relate to healthy food:

Establish Routines

Establish a meal routine so that children can bring discipline into their eating habits.

References:

  1. Kelly Dorfman, M.S., L.N.D., author of the book, Cure Your Child With Food
  2. Milton R. Mills, M.D., Associate Director of Preventive Medicine for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
  3. Joel Fuhrman, M.D., author of the book, Disease-Proof Your Child
  4. Natalie Geary, M.D., and Oz Garcia, Ph.D., authors of the book, The Food Cure For Kids

A PLANT-BASED WHOLE FOODS lifestyle is meant to make your baby thrive.

Whole PLANT FOOD should make up the bulk of your meals. However, for moms on the go, packaged food can be a savior. Read the labels well on packaged foods to ensure that they are consistent with the plant-based whole foods lifestyle.

What To Look For

Ingredients:

The ingredients are listed in descending order of weight, so read through the whole list to ensure they are PLANT-BASED WHOLE FOODS, especially taking care to check that no dairy products or pesticides are in the food. Many manufacturers indulge in label manipulation, a practice called ‘ingredient splitting’, wherein they use more than one kind of substance as a sweetener. This breaks them into smaller components, allowing the healthier ingredients to be listed on top. Specific ingredients to watch out for:

Serving Size:

Manufacturers deliberately list very small serving sizes so the quantity of ingredients they must list reduces, giving the overall impression that some ‘bad’ substances are present in negligible quantities. Read the serving sizes carefully.

Cooking Techniques:

Having whole foods means ensuring that they are minimally processed. Dried or dehydrated, ground, powdered, or sprouted are safe process labels. Do not believe the term ‘made from whole grains’ unless it is certified ‘100% whole grains’.

Traps:

When a label says ‘fat-free’ it could have excess sugar to make up for not having fat. Some so-called ‘dairy-free’ foods may still contain dairy derivatives, listed using unrecognizable names such as: rennin, rennet, lactic acid, lactose, sodium caseinate, caseinate, albumen, whey protein, whey, and casein.

Other Terms

Look for the PLANT-BASED WHOLE FOODS symbol which stands for Plant-Based Whole Food. If you see a product with this symbol, you can rest assured that it is the best for your baby!

What you eat matters, too.

In a discussion about your child’s nutritional needs, how can your nutrition be left behind?

Pregnancy is the best time for you to reassess your lifestyle, and choose the nutritional foundation for your baby. So, what is the best lifestyle? Doctors recommend a plant-based whole foods diet for better health, especially to pregnant women.

Adopt PLANT-BASED WHOLE FOODS Yourself!

The first thing you need to do is stop drinking cow’s milk! Doctors say it can cause your little one colic pains.

Research also shows that mothers who ate lots of vegetables during their pregnancy imparted, through their breast milk, the greatest capacity for adult brainpower to their children.

Eat minimally processed, PLANT-BASED WHOLE FOODS for your health and that of your child! The first seven weeks of pregnancy are the most important time for fetal development, when most women do not realize they are pregnant. Switch to this lifestyle yourself, and sustain it through pregnancy, breastfeeding and beyond, to create a healthy environment for your child.

This orange mash does not contain oranges! It has the yummy blend of carrots and pumpkins! Bright, tasty and packed with nutrition, this mash is sure to be a favorite with your child. Warm and filling, carrots and pumpkins are also a great combination for a fulfilling dinner.

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What’s So Awesome About Orange Mash?

Packed with beta-carotene, carrots are a rich source of vitamin A, which keeps your baby’s eyes healthy. Carrots also contain vitamins B and K. Pumpkins, too, provide a vitamin A boost, and a host of antioxidants which protect your baby’s immunity. The beautiful orange color adds to the already awesome mash!

“Good food and good health is simple”

– T. Colin Campbell, in his book, The China Study

Adopting a plant-based whole foods lifestyle is easier than you think. Imagine nourishing fruits, vegetables, nuts, sprouts, seeds and whole grains and delicious meals made with these – a diet abundant in nature’s bounty is a diet abundant in health. PLANT-BASED WHOLE FOODS are all your child needs to grow healthy.

And guess what?

Experts also say that a plant-based whole food diet is great for you during pregnancy, when you breastfeed, and for your baby through infancy, childhood and across the teenage years.

The plant-based whole foods lifestyle is a win-win.

A Healthy Beginning

If you are the mother of a just-born, or are expecting a child, you are in the best position to program your child’s perfect health. PLANT-BASED WHOLE FOODS are the best!

If you are a working mom, or if you are struggling to cook meals for your baby, buy PLANT-BASED WHOLE FOODS products that are consistent with this lifestyle. These are a convenient and healthy way to feed your child!

Since people tend to be comforted by foods they ate in their childhood, changing to a healthy diet later in life can take massive effort. The easiest way is to give them healthy foods in their childhood so they grow up to only crave those!

Baby Steps

If you have already started to feed your child, don’t worry. It’s never too late to do the right thing. You can now start introducing wonderful PLANT-BASED WHOLE FOODS. Buy only products that are whole and PLANT-BASED. Simple!

Once they begin to eat in a healthy way, they will themselves reject unhealthy food. The younger they are, the easier it will be to transition them to a healthy diet. So hurry!

Teach them the idea of mindful eating, choosing fruits over fried snacks and coconut water over sodas. The taste and flavor of organic produce is more prominent than those that are genetically modified and sprayed with pesticides. Your child will appreciate the change.

Childhood Changes

If your child is already in preschool and is used to a certain diet by now, you can still make the healthy change!

Children grow up to understand that when parents feed them a healthy diet, it is an expression of love.

However, be prompt in making this lifestyle change, since the eating habits established by the time the child is 10 will last a lifetime.

The Transition

  1. Stock your kitchen with PLANT-BASED WHOLE FOODS products and utensils to cook them with.
  2. Throw away any bad foods the children may get their hands on.

As you make the transition, your child’s tastes will change, allowing the discovery of new flavors which were otherwise dulled.

Trust that you are doing the best for your child by feeding a PLANT-BASED WHOLE FOODS diet.

See Food For Every Age to discover the variety of foods to feed your child.

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