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PostHeaderIcon Forming the right habits and stay healthy by eating fruit

Healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle have a lot to do with forming the right habits. There are plenty of healthy habits that we can apply in our every day lives such as drinking plenty of water, eating breakfast, not skipping lunch, avoiding a late dinner and eating fruit and vegetables. Start by choosing one of them and making it a habit before moving to the next habit. Before you know it, you’ll develop a more healthy lifestyle.

Fruit is a source of natural nutrients needed by our bodies to stay healthy. Various kinds of fruit contain different vitamins. For teenagers and adults, eating fruit helps the body’s immunity against various diseases and makes the body fit and healthy. If you wish to get more information about a healthy lifestyle, you can visit There is information about nutrition, fruit recipes, fun games and healthy eating lifestyle. The site funded by the European Union, the Italian government and the CSO aims to provide complete information, especially for families with children on the quality, safety, nutritional characteristics and the health benefits of fruit and aims to prevent child obesity. This is in addition to the promotion of the consumption of fruit and the benefits in young people, especially children and teenagers.

To build the image of fruit as a tasty alternative to junk food, you can play fruit games. Many games are related to fruit and the main character is Mr. Fruitness who helps to promote the consumption of fruit in Europe. He is a superhero with special powers that children can interact with in order to learn about a healthy diet whilst having fun.

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PostHeaderIcon Make attention to your child growth

Proper nutrition is necessary for optimal child development. Every day children need balanced nutrition consisting of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Intake of these nutrients can be obtained from the variation of food consumed. Fat consumption to 30% of the total energy in a day is required also to absorb important vitamins like A, D, E and K are maximal.

Nutrition children should get special attention and it is still often seen the emergence of a misunderstanding of parents. There are three issues of nutrition, namely: lack of nutrition, nutrition and any excess nutrients that have indications and many effects. To avoid this, the balanced composition of carbohydrates (45% -65%), protein (10% -25%), fat (30%) and various other vitamins absolutely must be given to children who in turn can help to optimize the physical growth, brain development, intelligence and social maturity.

Smart plan of the parents is also necessary for the creation of a healthy diet, controlled and enjoyable. The key is 3J: The number of calories as needed, regular eating schedule and type of food with the composition of carbohydrates, protein and fat balance, in addition to specific nutrients are met. The parents should not be afraid to give to the child’s fat intake while it is on the recommended servings.

Then, the question is about the tricks to control intake of children whenever they are outside home or at school. In this case there is a plea deal to provide a healthy lunch with balanced nutrition to help parents monitor the type of food consumed by children. By lunch, children need to not eating snacks at random, so parents need not worry about a balanced nutritional needs of children as well and clean.

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PostHeaderIcon No problem to drink yogurt

The best yogurt fermentation of the bacteria Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus. Two bacteria that already exist naturally in the human digestive system is increasingly enriched in yogurt that helps the child to facilitate the digestion so that children will not experience constipation.

Yogurt has been produced as food around 4500 years ago and became a favorite food in Central Asia and Europe. If consumed regularly, can be trusted to make yogurt with longer aging. Even in Spain, Isaac Carasso build Danone in 1919 that produces yogurt for children with diarrhea.

Indonesia is also familiar with yogurt. It’s name curdle the yogurt in the traditional society of West Sumatra. Dadiah curd or derived from water buffalo milk which is fermented in bamboo tubes and consumed as an everyday food. But have not researched more about nutrition and good bacteria curd what is conceived by the curd.

Actually Yogurt is made by entering specific bacteria into the fresh milk at a temperature controlled and specific environmental conditions. After that bacteria will break down milk sugar or lactose and lactic acid release. Lactic acid is what will produce gel-like texture and flavor unique to the yogurt.

Because it is made from fresh milk and natural fermentation, the nutrients in yogurt is almost the same as the original milk that has not changed its form. Ranging from proteins to help strengthen the functions of the body, vitamins and minerals, and calcium that will shape the bone to a maximum. The good bacteria will keep your digestive system with more leverage.

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PostHeaderIcon When milk cow harm

Approximately 2-3 percent of infants 0-3 year-old cow’s milk allergy, because babies have immature immune systems and still vulnerable. Allergies will occur when the immune system of infants realize that the protein contained in cow’s milk as a dangerous substance. Consequently, the infant immune system will fight the existing proteins in cow’s milk so appear symptoms of allergic reactions.


Just as the symptoms of allergies to other foods, cow’s milk allergy will also attack the skin, digestive tract and respiratory tract.

There are 3 clinical patterns of this allergic response in infants, namely:

1. Rapid reaction. Symptoms will appear after 45 minutes of drinking cow’s milk. Namely the form, the rash on your baby’s skin, itchiness, respiratory tract system disorders such as breath sounds ‘ngik’, sneezing, itchy eyes and nose and red eyes.

2. Reaction medium. Will appear after 45 minutes – 20 hours after the baby is drinking cow’s milk, which is marked by vomiting and diarrhea.

3. Slow reaction. Generally, symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation (difficult BAB) and dermatitis (eczema skin), will be visible after more than 20 hours.

Do not ignore symptoms that might be caused, because if not immediately acted upon will affect all organs and even the behavior of children.

All you need to pay attention and do is:

– Give the mother’s milk. However, if milk production is not much, you need to take care of cow’s milk in infants. Replace milk with some formula Hydrolysed (partially hidrolized), and full Hydrolysed (extensively hydrolized). Consider child reaction after being fed milk. If any suspicious symptoms, immediately stop feeding cows first.

– Consult your baby’s problems on the doctor to get a better handling and precise.

– Avoid giving food allergens such as eggs, fish, nuts and certain fruits. Usually babies who are allergic to cow’s milk also has other food allergies.

– Parents who have a history of allergies tend to be high risk for allergic disease is lower in infants who are born. Numerous allergists munologi belief, the risk of developing allergies in infants around 30 percent if one parent suffering from allergies. Risk will increase two-fold if both parents are allergy sufferers.

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