Six reasons why kids should be encouraged to eat fruits

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Nathaniel standing before a tray of fresh star apple fruit.

Kids will have a lot of benefits they can get from eating fruits. Parents should know how important it is to consider fruits as one of the most important parts of their children’s diet. The challenge, however, is in getting them to actually do so.

But that’s why there are parents because they are tasked to help their children develop food preferences and to encourage them to eat a more healthy diet in the first place. Children looked up to their parents as role models so that when they see their parents eating fruits and enjoying it, they would most likely do the same. The following are six reasons why kids should be encouraged to eat fruits:

FOR OVERALL NUTRITION

Fruit is jam-packed with vitamins and minerals needed by the body for it to function well. It consists for the largest part of water keeping the body hydrated and well-nourished.  It keeps the kidneys and other internal organs working normally.

AS AN ULTIMATE BRAIN FUEL

Brain development and healthy diet go hand in hand. The nutrients kids are getting from fruits stimulate their memories that may boost their performance in schools. It has a positive effect on the human brain.

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Freshly picked guyabanos or also called soursop.

AS A RICH SOURCE OF NATURAL FIBER

The fiber in fruits help prevents constipation, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Fiber serves as a natural broom for the body. It cleanses the system from wastes and impurities that could help kids from chronic diseases.

AS A NATURAL FOOD

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The exotic fruit called “durian.”

Fruits are produced naturally by fruit-bearing trees or plants for animal and human consumption. Both humans and animals help spreads its seeds. Eating an all-natural food like fresh fruits could have a significant impact on children’s health.

AS A LOW FAT, LOW CHOLESTEROL FOOD

High amount of cholesterol is not good for the body. Much of this cholesterol is acquired from consuming animal products like meat, and dairy. Regular fruit consumption could lower children’s caloric intake, therefore preventing unhealthy weight gain.

IT MAKES KIDS FEEL BETTER

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The serotonin compound found in bananas may help fight depression.

Eating fresh fruit (especially a banana) on a regular basis could cure depression. Fruit has a miraculous healing effect on human beings. Kids would surely have a lot to benefit from eating fruits regularly.

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