Eating more fruits this winter

Posted November 9th, 2010 in Healthy Eating, Healthy Tips

Eating more fruits this winter does not have to be a difficult task, yet most moms would agree it’s not always easy serving fruits and veggies to picky young children. However, we all know it’s important for kids to grow up learning the health benefits of these nutritious foods. But knowing isn’t enough. It’s essential for both children and adults to get the right dose of vitamins on a daily basis.

As the months get colder, it becomes even more vital to enrich the body with nutrients like vitamins A, C and E, zinc and selenium. Consuming these key ingredients will help build a strong immune system and in return, reduce the chance of getting that nasty cold or flu.

A recent press release from The Nutrilite Health Institute says “The majority of Americans report getting a cold or flu in the past year, and more than a third say they’ll make lifestyle changes to prevent getting sick again this year. However, 40 percent of Americans don’t plan to take what is arguably the easiest and tastiest step to help potentially prevent illness this cold and flu season – eat more fruits and vegetables daily.”

You don’t want your household to be part of that group of 40 percent Americans, right? Stock up on both fresh and canned fruit at your local grocery store. (Fresh and frozen veggies are key, too!)

For more info on how to sneak fruits and veggies into your kids food, read about Jessica Seinfeld’s new book. Or, if you believe honesty is the best policy when teaching your kids about healthy eating, then check out this interesting editorial in the Huffington Post.

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