Wellness - Nutrition | 3-18 yrs

Good And Bad Fats For Children

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Indian kitchen relies on cooking healthy food. But with taste dominating health in the form of junk foods that have replaced the traditional Indian meals, it is difficult to create a balance between nutrition and health. .

Unsaturated fats are essential for your child's health as they are very essential for the nervous system and also keeps the heart healthy. They are also known as natural fats. Whereas saturated fats and trans-fats are bad for health as they can increase cholesterol levels and result in health problems.

For more information on this topic, go through our ClipBook, ‘Good and bad fats for children.’

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The Basics Of Good And Bad Fats

Our bodies can’t make essential fatty acids, so we need to get them from food. Good or unsaturated fat helps keep arteries clear. It helps us produce good cholesterol and move it around the body, which can reduce the risk of heart disease.

Fats And Your Child

Too much fat can be a bad thing; but certain kinds of fat are actually good for us and are an important part of a healthy diet for your children.

Facts About Fats

Not all fats are bad. A certain amount of fat is an essential part of a healthy balanced diet. We need fat for our nerves, brain and skin cells, to protect vital organs in the body and to help control our body temperature.

Good And Bad Fats: 12 Tips For Getting The Balance Right

Children need to get energy for their big growth spurts from high-fat foods. They should also avoid certain foods that have bad fats. Here's how you can help them strike a balance.

Good Fats, Bad Fats: How To Choose

Eating fat can be heart-healthy if you pick the right kind. Too many of us cut fat willy-nilly and replace it with refined carbs, so we miss out on the benefits of healthy fats. Here's how you can choose the good and bad in fats.

High-Fat Foods Children Should Avoid

Parents are getting used to the idea that there are certain foods they should encourage their kids to eat and others that they should avoid. Here's a look at some high fat foods that should be avoided.

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