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4 Tips to Help Your Kids Eat Antioxidants

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Here’s what you can do to teach your children about the importance of antioxidants:

1. Learn all about antioxidants and free radicals
If you’re going to be teaching your children about antioxidants, you ought to know what they are and what they do. Antioxidants are vitamins and nutrients that defend your body’s cells from dangerous molecules called free radicals. These free radicals are produced as natural byproducts of digestion, but can also result from environmental factors like cigarette smoke and air pollution. Free radicals make normal, healthy cells become unstable and may play a role in various diseases and even cancer. Antioxidants fight off harmful free radicals and restore stability. Antioxidants are good for you. If you want a more cynical, existential rant about antioxidants, refer to a preceding blog post called The Power of Antioxidants.

2. Use appropriate analogies to aid understanding
Children, being young and unlearnèd as they are, will likely have trouble understanding an explanation that includes scientific terms like “molecules” and “cells.” So, create analogies that are both entertaining and didactic. For example, you could liken free radicals to “bad guys” or “thieves” and antioxidants to “superheroes” or “policemen.” Your children will understand antioxidants much better if you teach them in simpler, more relatable terms.

3. Encourage your children to eat antioxidant-rich foods
Once your children have a basic understanding of antioxidants, they may be more motivated to eat foods containing antioxidants. If they don’t want to eat those foods after you painstakingly created an entertaining analogy to help them understand how important antioxidants are, punish them. Assuming that they do want to eat such foods, introduce the foods into their diets. There are numerous foods that contain antioxidants, including various berries, fruits like apples and oranges, vegetables like sweet potatoes and bell peppers, nuts like pistachios and almonds, and even legumes like red beans and pinto beans. Acquaint yourself with the vast selection of antioxidant-rich foods, and stock your pantry and refrigerator with them.

4. Prepare a variety of antioxidant-rich foods at mealtimes
In order to acquaint your children with foods containing antioxidants, feature them at various meals. The possibilities are virtually endless. Sprinkle some blueberries into oatmeal at breakfast. Make a fruit salad at lunchtime. Make colorful dinners featuring meat with bell peppers or tomatoes with potatoes and beans. Your imagination is the limit. Experiment a bit, and find which foods your children like to eat.

And if you want to make sure your children are getting enough antioxidants every day, try our Children’s Complete Multiple supplement, which provides an ample amount of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, as well as numerous other vitamins, trace minerals, and enzymes.

If you are looking for more information or you are interested in carrying or purchasing our products, please do not hesitate to call us at 800.995.6607 or send us an e-mail at [email protected]

Sources/Information:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/520253-information-for-kids-on-antioxidants/
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/multimedia/antioxidants/sls-20076428?s=3
http://everydaylife.globalpost.com/information-kids-antioxidants-13543.html

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ADHD Vitamins for Kids: What You Should Look For

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There is a lot of debate about whether medicating a child with ADHD is the best decision, and while I have no direct experience with this, I would venture to say it has to be a case-by-case personal decision. This is definitely a situation where one size does not fit all and people have different resources available to them, so you have to do what is right for you and your child. With that being said, there are some minerals and supplements that have shown some promise in helping to reduce the symptoms of ADHD. So if you’re willing to or looking to try some adhd vitamins for kids, these are a few ingredients to consider:

Omega-3 Fatty Acids/DHA
A study done in Sweden, testing the affect of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on ADHD symptoms found the following: “A subgroup of children and adolescents with ADHD, characterized by inattention and associated neurodevelopmental disorders, treated with omega 3/6 fatty acids for 6 months responded with meaningful reduction of ADHD symptoms.”

Zinc
According to WebMD.com “Several studies have shown a reduction in hyperactivity and impulsivity with zinc supplementation. The same studies, though, report no change in inattentiveness, which is another key symptom of ADHD. A 2005 study in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, though, did show a correlation between zinc levels and teacher- and parent-rated inattention in children.”

Dr. David Perlmutter is quoted on Healthcastle.com as saying Phosphatidyl Serine, Alpha lipoic acid, Coenzyme Q-10, and Ginkgo Biloba “have been clinically proven to protect the brain and enhance brain function, and he has had great success with them in his own practice.”

Valerian root extract and Melatonin may be beneficial for some suffering from ADHD because of their ability to calm moods and relax the person taking them. WebMD.com shares that children taking a stimulant medication for ADHD, who also took melatonin were noted by researchers to have “improved sleep problems in these children.”

Vitamin B6
A study reported on the National Institutes of Health website found “In almost all cases of ADHD, Mg-B6 (Magnesium/Vitamin B6) regimen for at least two months significantly modified the clinical symptoms of the disease: namely, hyperactivity and hyperemotivity/aggressiveness were reduced, school attention was improved.”

GABA
Kyorin University Medical School Researchers conducted a study on 60 sixth graders in 2005. This study tested the effects of GABA on brain function and stress levels while taking a math test. The group that was given GABA answered not only more questions than the other group, but also had 20% more correct answers, showing that GABA appeared to increase the brains ability to work quickly. The stress levels recorded in the GABA group were also lower than those of the other students. In response to this study, Michael T. Murray, ND said “there is no question that it (GABA) can be used very successfully during stressful times to increase feelings of calmness and improve mental focus, which may be beneficial to children who have issues with hyperactivity and/or focus.”

Only time and more testing will show the long term affects of these adhd vitamins for kids. Be sure to do your own research before starting any kind of liquid nutritional supplements on yourself or your children. And of course no major decisions should be made without first talking with your health care provider.

 

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WHAT’S IMPORTANT

When choosing vitamins for your kids, you want the best stuff earth has to offer. That’s why parents all over the country are catching on to Liquid Health.

We source exceptional ingredients that build a healthy foundation for your little champion. Whether your kids are looking at iPad or phone screens, running around with friends, or focusing on their next creative project, our blends are there to help.

Some ingredients, like our methylated B-vitamins, help fuel their energy as they go out to conquer each day. Other ingredients, like our organic prebiotic fiber, help build a healthy gut which has a vast number of health and immunity benefits. In our Children’s Complete Multiple, we even pack in lutein which helps protect their eyes from the blue light they encounter every day. One serving of that special ingredient is nearly the equivalent of eating 2 cups of fresh spinach.

Everything in each Children’s blend is incredibly absorbable. We source from the USA whenever possible, as long as it meets our high standard. We always pull ingredients directly from nature, unless for a scientific reason that we explain to you. And of course, we use organic wherever we can.

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When you want your active kids covered for every aspect of their growth & success

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FloraGlo® Lutein

Formulated to protect your child’s eyes from the screens & blue light they encounter every day.

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30+ fruits, vegetables, herbs, and superfoods harvested from the Earth and the sea.

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Children’s Liquid Supplements

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4 Tips to Help Your Kids Eat Antioxidants

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ADHD Vitamins for Kids: What You Should Look For

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Raising Healthy Kids

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Children’s Liquid Supplements

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At times children may not want to take vitamins or supplements. This is because they struggle with taking them in a pill form. Here at Liquid Health, we supply children’s liquid supplements to help them get the vitamins and minerals they need.

Why Children need Supplements

There are many reasons why children need vitamins. They need them in order to help their brain develop properly and to help them grow. The problem is that some kids are lacking the vitamins they need due to their diet. Children do not eat right because as it turns out, most kids are picky eaters so it can be hard as a parent to get them the vitamins they need.

If you are wondering if you should get a Children’s Liquid Supplement, many health experts advise you to do so. They advise this because a balanced diet goes a long way to get the vitamins and minerals that your child needs to stay healthy; however, most children do not eat right every day. Their body is not getting the vitamins and minerals it needs through the diet. Some form of supplements is needed to help. Click here to learn more about why we need vitamins and minerals.

On the other hand, if your child is eating right and has a balanced diet, The American Academy of Pediatrics and the United States Department of Agriculture Dietary Guidelines don’t recommend supplements over and above the recommended dietary allowances for healthy children who eat a balanced diet. Parents should always keep in mind that supplements are intended to help support a balanced diet and not replace one. Even though vitamins are essential for children, too much of them can be harmful to them.

The Children’s Liquid Supplements we offer

Here at Liquid Health, we offer a wide variety of liquid vitamin supplements to people of all ages. Our children’s Liquid supplements are amazing. The children’s vitamins we offer are:

Children’s Complete Multiple

Our Children’s Complete Multiple contains the highest quality vitamins and comes in an Orange Mango Peach flavor that kids love. Our Children’s Complete Multiple also contains:

  • Aquamin mineralized red algae
  • Double the vitamin D
  • NutraFlora
  • Fruits & Greens

Children’s Multi

The Children’s Multi we offer is specifically designed for kids. It is also one of the few sugar-free children’s liquid supplements that are 100% vegan. Children’s Multi comes in a delicious grape flavor as well. It also contains:

  • Folic Acid or Folate
  • Vitamin C
  • Omega Fatty Acid Blend
  • Pure Aloe Vera BAse
  • Sea Vegetables

It does not contain

  • Artificial colors or flavor
  • Gluten, milk, salt, soy, starch, sugar, wheat, or yeast

Conclusion

Children’s Liquid Supplements are amazing because they can help ensure that your kids are getting the vitamins they need to grow and be healthy.

Getting your hands on a children’s liquid supplement can be as easy as hopping online or taking a trip to your local health foods store. If you are looking to grab some for yourself then you can check out our Children’s Complete Multiple or our Children’s Multi for your kids and find a store near you. If you are a retailer looking to sell our products in your store please check out our wholesale page for more information.

Sources:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamins-for-kids#risk-groups

Full-spectrum vitamin-mineral support with added lutein for blue-light protection, prebiotic fiber, fruits & greens blend, and MTHFR friendly folate. Naturally sugar free.

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Raising Healthy Kids

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I found it funny that just after writing my little ditty about sublingual vitamins, I see a headline on Yahoo!Health about “pixy stix” vitamins – I just had to read the article. Now, I am all for doing everything we can to raise healthy kids, but I don’t think making their vitamins seem like candy is a good way to do it. Here’s the skinny on these new vitamins: a company called alternatives developed a powdered vitamin that “melts quickly in your mouth” as an alternative for people who have a hard time swallowing pills. There is an adult and child version available and they come in multiple flavors.

While I agree that taking any vitamin is better than none, I still don’t think we should be “tricking” our kids into taking them. I’ve never been a fan of the gummy vitamins either, for that matter. It seemed like every time I gave one to my son he always asked for more, and it’s hard to explain to a 2 year old that this particular gummy thing he was eating is different from all the other gummy candies he has encountered in his life. Ilyse Schapiro, MS, RD, CDN, a Westchester, NY registered dietician, who was quoted in the Yahoo! article says, it is “possible for kids to get all the nutrients they need from a healthy diet” – but with the busy and fast paced lives most of us lead, I can’t imagine that really happening for a large number of families.

There are lots of things we can do to help ensure we are raising healthy kids, and taking vitamins is certainly one of those things, but I don’t think we need to resort to “pixy stix” vitamins or vitamins shaped like your child’s favorite cartoon character to teach our kids how to be healthy and make good choices. I think the most important thing we can do to help our kids make healthier choices is to lead by example. I say this as a bit of a personal challenge because I know from experience that sometimes it’s easier to drive through somewhere on your way home rather than going through the hassle of cooking dinner after a long day, but we don’t want to raise kids who don’t know how to cook for themselves and come to rely on take out and premade meals to get them through life. I have a friend whose kids will not eat a cooked chicken breast, but will down chicken nuggets from just about any fast food place by the handful. Healthy kids should know what real food looks like and most importantly tastes like.

Another facet of leading by example is to encourage our children to be more active. Healthy kids are active kids! I don’t necessarily think the TV is evil (I don’t think my son wouldn’t know his ABCs so well if it weren’t for LeapFrog) but it’s all in how we use it. I think we could all stand to turn off the tv, computer, ipod, ipad, etc and spend a little more time interacting and playing with each other! It will do our body, minds and spirits good! Another article on Yahoo! states: “The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which includes recommendations for exercise as well as for nutrition, says that children should get 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise daily.” While an hour may SOUND like a long time to keep your child active, just remember it doesn’t necessarily need to be in one big block. Playing tag with your child, going on a bike ride or walking to a nearby park are all ways you can be a part of your child’s physical activity.

There are lots of little things we can do to make sure we’re raising healthy kids, but in the end it all starts with you, as the adult, you are the example. Kids are far more likely to do what we do and not what we say, if those two things aren’t the same. Decide today to be a positive role model for healthy habits in the lives of the children you’re around. Choosing a carrot over a cookie, or going for a walk instead of watching another TV show are the little choices that can add up to a whole generation of healthy kids.

 

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