IMPORTANT NOTICE: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months and continued breastfeeding for as long as possible. Growing up milks are formulated to meet nutrition needs of healthy young children older than 1 year and should not be fed to infants.
Metabolism refers to all of the chemical reactions the body makes to stimulate every organ to play its role in a proper way, and preserve its health and safety.
Given that metabolism is so important and vital affecting both body and brain in the short and long runs, we advise you to try hard stimulating this process in your child’s body so it would be a healthy support for him through all stages.
Here are some advices and instructions to help you achieve this goal:
- Make sure your child gets his daily sleep known to enhance physical and mental growth, and affect appetite and body mass. Not to mention the role it plays in restoring and rebalancing hormones.
- Have your child practice physical activities to boost his bowel movement, stimulate the growth of his muscles and help him regulate his blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
- Make sure your toddler consumes lots of water and healthy unsweetened liquids on a daily basis.
- Try to enrich your child’s daily meals with diversified and balanced healthy foods, to ensure he’s consuming various needed nutrients.
- Pay special attention to snacks you give to your child and make sure that they are way far from being processed and canned foods, free from preservatives and artificial colors, or being fast foods rich in salt, sugar, fat and empty calories. Scientific studies confirm that early exposure to these chemical substances increases the risks of being affected with diabetes and overweight.
- Try hard to enrich your child’s diet with fiber sources and other metabolism-boosting foods, such as broccoli, oatmeal, egg, cinnamon, whole grain products, blueberries and spinach.
- Make sure not to miss any of your child’s meals, especially breakfast, which certainly provides his metabolism with a healthy start which impact lasts throughout the day.
If it appears to you that your toddler’s lifestyle and diet bear no benefit and that his metabolism is slow and unhealthy despite all efforts, we recommend you to consult your pediatrician who may prescribe him fiber supplements or refer him to undergo tests if he suspects the presence of a metabolism disorder.
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