Thanks to our heavily processed and highly artificial dietary regimen, kids all over the world are facing an enormous number of disorders and diseases related to food. Many of them develop gastritis and acid reflux as a result of eating food that are either too spicy, too processed, contain too many artificial ingredients or because they take too much time between meals. Here is a quick guide to regulated, clean eating that will help prevent gastronomic disorders and discomforts in your child.
Make That Appointment
Before you make any drastic changes in their diets, meet with your local GP or see a specialist even if you want. Sometimes, the reflux or gastritis could be a result of a medical condition that is not directly gastronomic. It could also require drugs. For instance, your child might respond better to a change in their diet after good bloating treatment from the doc has taken care of their discomfort. That way, you won’t have to worry too much about persuading them into a different ‘food’ life.
The bacteria that are used to ferment yoghurts and curds act as a heartburn remedy Sydney and can actually soothe an unsettled stomach. While you can opt for over the counter pharmaceutical soothers as well, it is much better to stick to natural and minimally processed foods that are healthy for the body. Interestingly, other types of dairy such as milk and cheese can actually cause gas, so it would be a good idea to avoid them. If you cannot dispense with milk, go for almond milk as a substitute.
Be a Caveman
There’s a diet called the ‘paleo diet’ that includes only food that would have been available to our stone-age ancestors. While there are detractors that claim the lack of dairy can be harmful, those who follow the paleo way of food preparation and eating attest that eating fruits and vegetables in its freshest form, as well as avoiding sugar, too much salt, any condiments, processed meats like ham or sausages actually makes their bodies healthier and stronger. The high fibre content in fresh fruits and veggies can help clean out the digestive track.
Do not ever let your children skip their breakfast. If, for some reason, you need to leave the house too early to have breakfast in order to get to school, provide them with something healthy that they can eat while on the way or at school. Have fresh fruits, cereal and smoothies as your breakfast; do not clutter up their systems with too many carb-based foods like pancakes and waffles. While they are alright in moderation, carbs make them sleepier and lethargic. Proteins, vitamins and lots of fibre make for the perfect breakfast so give them something that will boost their energy.