Do you have trouble getting your kids to try new foods? Maybe they are junk food lovers who only like to snack? Here are just a few tips to get your kids to enjoy eating new, healthy foods!
1. Let them help in the kitchen.
Allow your children to help choose fruits and vegetables that look appealing to them at the grocery store. Have them help you cook and prepare meals to boost their interest in food. Make cooking fun! If they enjoy cooking the food and are proud of what they created, they will be much more likely to eat it.
2. Be creative.
Use as many colors of the rainbow in your meals. Not only do these different colors offer many different health benefits, but can also be very attractive to kids!
Having trouble getting your kids to eat vegetables? Let them dip their veggies in their favorite sauces or dressings!
Remember that you control what comes into the house. Eliminate the amount of junk food you get each week, and slowly introduce new foods! Be a good role model and eat meals with your kids!
Caffeine is most commonly known to boost your energy levels, but did you know there is a long list of other health benefits that come from this favorite morning beverage? Here are just a few!
1.Coffee helps burn fat.
Studies show that caffeine can increase metabolic rate by 3-11%. Caffeine also stimulates the central nervous system which activates the breakdown of fat(1). Coffee is known as one of the best natural fat burning supplements!
2. Coffee reduces stress
Some research shows that even the aroma of coffee beans can reduce stress. One study done at the Seoul National University that examined rats exposed to the aroma has shed light on the effects that the smell has on the brain(2).
Coffee is a mild antidepressant that produces neurotransmitters in the brain such as serotonin and dopamine, which are known a “happy” chemicals. A study done at Harvard School of Public health found that drinking 2-4 cups of coffee a day can lower the risk of suicide by 50%(3).
3. Coffee is full of important nutrients!
There are high levels of many essential nutrients in coffee beans that remain present during the roasting process.