We are concerned about food, especially if it is about the little ones. But sometimes we do not know very well what to expect if we do not supervise everything they eat. In school, for example. The truth is that there are many popular beliefs about food that have no justification or argument and word of mouth is often a bad counselor in these cases, because as an informed and responsible consumer that I am, I have found that we almost always believe everything . Several examples
Is it dangerous to take panga?
Thanks to the panga analyzes there were contaminants, specifically a toxic herbicide and mercury. Although the amount was within acceptable limits, there were contaminants, so it is not convenient to abuse this type of fish, especially in the most sensitive population: children and pregnant women. The OCU recommends taking them only occasionally, at the most every two weeks. In addition, the panga is a fish that contains half the protein that most and very few Omega 3 fatty acids. Its taste is similar to grouper or hake, but the panga is cheaper and like children more because it has no thorns . Watch out.
The defenses do not eat breakfast
Apart from circulating on the Internet several bullets that ensure that if you take Actimel or Petit Suisse little less than you die, it is appropriate to clarify several things. Obviously, a hoax is a hoax, it’s a false information. But the truth is that taking an Actimel is simply fermented milk plus an organism called lactobacillus casei inmunitas, exclusive to Danone. So much exclusivity is more marketing than anything else, because Actimel is comparable to any yogurt on the market, but it has a much higher price. Three products of these would be a simple glass of milk.
Is cow’s milk bad?
Speaking of cow’s milk consumption is very controversial lately, because there is an active group of people opposed to the intake of milk, who usually rely on the fact that humans do not have to be mammals all their lives. It is very respectable, and the same opinion some organizations opposed to dairy. Of course, the argument that milk has many germs and produces diseases is not valid. The safety of the milk consumed in Spain is more than guaranteed and there is no scientific basis that relations milk consumption with diseases. Another thing is that milk feels better or worse for everyone. For children, milk and its derivatives are, of course, recommended and necessary.
My son only has a glass of milk
It also happens a lot. But the truth is that breakfast should be the most important meal of the day, when only 5% of Spanish children take a full breakfast based on dairy, cereals and fruits, which would be the most correct. In any case, if the child is reluctant to get up, you can give him a snack to take it at midmorning. But not a bun.
Is chocolate bad?
For children chocolate is not the best and should not be taken daily. And not only chocolate, it is not advisable to abuse the pastries and sweets. They should be taken only occasionally because at these ages eating habits are forming and we should not accustom the little ones to those products.
There is no way to give them fruit
That children do not want to take fruit is a frequent problem. But you must take it every day. If they do not want it for dessert, it does not matter. You can habituarles to take it at other times, as in the snack. Normally children prefer bananas and tangerines, because they are easy to peel. Try that also for you to eat fruit is a normal act and not something exceptional. With this you will have already won a lot.
And the vegetables?
With vegetables it happens as with fruits, which does not usually attract children. Purees can be your great allies to take vegetables, and you can also put it in the rice, as in the paella; in tortilla or ensaladilla. Dispense with potatoes as a garnish and bet in place for vegetables can also be a good alternative.