Green Child Magazine Summer2017 | Page 6

| by Ashley Andrews

8 Superfoods Your Child Will happily Try ( Or be less likely to notice when you sneak them in !)

| by Ashley Andrews

Superfoods are packed with essential nutrition . While a few of these foods aren ’ t exactly super-tasty to kids , others - like blueberries - have extreme kid appeal . And let ’ s be honest , sometimes we ’ re just looking for ways to sneak nutrition into our child ’ s diet .
Superfoods aren ’ t the sole solution for every health issue . Sometimes you have to nourish yourself beyond food . But diet is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle . Focus on eating a well-balanced diet full of superfoods and your family is less likely to experience vitamin deficiencies , dementia , heart disease and number of other serious health problems .
Here are some powerhouse foods your child will either enjoy , tolerate , or never know they ’ re hidden in their smoothie or dessert .


Most people are seriously deficient in raw fats . Avocados are rich in healthy fats , and they provide dozens of essential healthboosting nutrients , including fiber , folic acid , potassium , and B-vitamins . They also enable your body to more efficiently absorb
fat-soluble nutrients , like alpha- and betacarotene and lutein from other foods .


This small berry holds a high level of vitamins and nutrients , which is why blueberries are superstars among superfoods . They are particularly high in vitamin K , vitamin C and anthocyanins . New research is also showing that blueberries may protect against cognitive decline , including dementia , as well as cardiovascular disease . hemp seed hearts

Hemp seeds are more than 30 % fat - mostly from healthy Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids . In addition to supporting heart health , omega fatty acids relieve skin dryness and irritation . Hemp seeds are also a great source of lean plant protein . Toss them in a smoothie or sprinkle them on homemade blueberry muffins . broccoli

Moms always tell kids to eat their greens , and in the case of broccoli it ’ s sound advice . It ’ s no surprise that this cruciferous vegetable