Children's Diet

Children's Diet

Nature has a precise dietary prescription for each creature, providing them with compatible food sources. Just like cow's milk is suitable for calves, human breast milk is compatible with human babies. Vaccinations, while beneficial, introduce foreign substances into a child's bloodstream, deviating from their natural chemistry. The long-term effect of vaccinations on a child's future cravings is a controversial topic, but it is universally acknowledged that breast milk is highly beneficial for infants, as it imparts essential nutrients and builds their immune system. Around six to nine months of age, as children develop teeth and their digestion improves, introducing water-rich, ripe, and fresh organic fruits is recommended as their first food. Some children may also accept less sweet fruits like avocado. Exploring and playing with food is a natural part of a child's development, although highly allergenic foods should be avoided until they are a bit older. Prior to introducing such foods, it is advisable to give a small amount and observe for any adverse reactions.

As children progress, they can gradually incorporate cereals and cooked grains into their diet. All foods consumed should be pure and free from refined sugars and white flour. Refined sugar refers to any sugar that has been heated above a certain temperature and turned into a granular substance. However, the naturally occurring sugars in fruits and starchy vegetables are considered healthy. Processed foods, in general, should be avoided due to their negative impact on the endocrine system. While some individuals may choose to exclude dairy, hard-boiled eggs, or animal-based proteins, it is important to note that these substances are not essential for a child's growth. Animal proteins can be introduced later if desired, but it is recommended to choose reliable, clean organic sources that come from grass-fed, free-range animals raised in a compassionate manner. Kosher foods often meet these standards. Setting a good example by maintaining healthy eating habits and avoiding processed foods is important for children's overall well-being.

When selecting snacks or juices, it is crucial to examine the ingredients of packaged foods. Fresh, raw, unpasteurized juices offer maximum nutrition, enzymes, and probiotics, whereas pasteurized juices tend to have a flat taste and lack vibrancy. Similarly, smoothies from commercial establishments often contain pasteurized milk with additives such as cane sugar or thickeners. It is preferable to find places that offer fresh, raw almond or oat milk without any additional ingredients. Incorporating the habit of making smoothies and juices at home using fresh ingredients is highly beneficial. Juices provide a convenient way to deliver essential nutrients, and concerns about naturally occurring sugar in juices are unfounded. As long as the fruit is ripe and organic, fruit consumption helps regulate cravings for refined and processed sugars. Experimentation is necessary to observe how transitioning from junk food to fruits and vegetables affects a child's mood and overall chemistry.

Supermarkets offer a variety of edible plants, and introducing a wide range of these to children from a young age, while limiting exposure to junk food, encourages them to develop a preference for natural foods. Shielding children completely from junk food can be challenging, considering vaccination requirements and societal influences. However, by promoting gratitude, educating children about fruits and vegetables, and avoiding inflammatory foods like dairy, healthier eating patterns can be established. If animal proteins are included in a child's diet, it is recommended to choose sources that prioritize compassionate treatment of animals during their lives and at the time of slaughter. Exploring the potential impact of an animal's fear and stress on its chemistry and how it may transfer to humans is an interesting topic to consider, particularly in terms of cause and effect.

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