We all love winters, but with it comes an array of health problems so it is important to keep your kids guarded and safe against all weather. Other than keeping them warm with clothes, you must look after their diet too. We bring you the list of foods that your kids should avoid eating during winters to stay healthy during this season.
You must avoid giving your kids meat during winters as it can cause throat problems. Meat contains a lot of protein that can lead to production of mucus which can cause throat infection.
- Sugary foods
We know kids love donuts and candies but it is advised to keep these foods away from them especially during winters. Too much sugar can reduce white blood cells, which increases the risk of developing infections and other related diseases. Some of the foods that you should avoid are: Sodas, chemical beverages, candies, chocolate, and cold drinks.
- Fried foods
It looks like fried foods are the ones that you must avoid. Fried foods are full of fats and oils and are especially harmful to kids. Try to avoid giving fried foods to kids in winters such as french fries, fried chicken, potato chips and cook food in vegetable oil.
- Dairy products
Avoid giving dairy products like cheese and cream during winters to avoid the production of mucus. Dairy products contain animal proteins, which can be harmful to kids during winter. You should also limit their consumption of milk as much as you can. Try to give them seasonal foods to avoid such problems.
Foods to include in kids winter diet:
- Fresh, seasonal fruits are best when consumed in their natural harvest season.
- Almonds, cashews, walnuts
- Leafy vegetables like spinach, fenugreek, etc. are rich in various vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.
- Keep them hydrated