Remember the baby and toddler stages? Pureed broccoli and picky eaters?
That feeling of smug satisfaction as you watched your smallie cover their face and cloths with banana, tuna and avocado mash? Ok, so it wasn’t easy back then either, but still you swore your child would never find out what a Happy Meal is!
A tiny minority of parents manage to keep the kids in blissful ignorance of sugary yoghurts and fast foods – but for many of us, standards drop as the children grow. Supermarket fish fingers become a fixture and birthday parties introduce our kids to a whole new culinary palette. What’s more, growing kids develop their own likes and dislikes, and they don’t match with ours.
But some things are non-negotiable – like ensuring good brain development. Learning, speech, motor skills and more all rely on a healthy brain and nervous system. For this, children need a diet rich in essential fatty acids – so called because they are essential for every cell in the body. Studies have shown that a type of fatty acids called Omega 3’s aid memory, improve concentration and they may even help stabilise mood.
Best sources include oily fish such as salmon or mackerel, walnuts, flaxseed and canola oils – doesn’t sound very kid-friendly? Of course, there are ingenious ‘cheats’ to make these foods appeal. Bread salmon at home to make healthier fish fingers or crush walnuts into a pesto. We can cook or dress salads with flaxseed oils, but if these foods still don’t cut it with mini diners, supplementation is a handy fix.
Cleanmarine Orange Burst for Kids tastes of – you guessed it! – orange and has been flavour-approved by an expert and discerning panel of children. It’s made with krill oil sustainably sourced from clean Antarctic waters. The body absorbs more Omega 3’s from krill than from conventional fish sources and best of all, there is no fishy aftertaste or burbiness.
Cleanmarine Orange Burst for Kids also contains 100% RDA of Vitamin D. The body naturally produces Vitamin D when exposed to sunshine, but for much of the year in Ireland, this can be a challenge. Food sources include more oily fish, egg yolks and beef liver – again not very kid-friendly. But Vitamin is vitally important for healthy bone development, good immunity and countless other important functions in a growing body.
The other thing to remember is that kids’ tastes change. While it seems like we spend years scraping piles of cold broccoli off plates, someday the plates will be left empty! The trick is to keep offering. Meanwhile, look after growing bones and that precious grey matter with ingenious meal-time ‘cheats’ and a supplement kids love.
Cleanmarine for Kids Orange Burst contains Omega 3 ( EPA and DHA) and Vitamin D3. EPA and DHA contribute to the normal function of the heart, brain and vision. Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system and to the maintenance of normal bones and muscle function.
New Nordic Cran Berry 30 Tablets
Cran Berry is a tablet-based on a special cranberry extract with a concentrated and standardized content of Proanthocyanidin (PAC) in combination with lingonberries, black pepper, and vitamins. A Cran Berry™ tablet provides 36 mg of Pro-Antho-Cyanidines equivalent to a quarter to half a liter of cranberry juice. Vitamin C and B6 contribute to the normal functioning of the immune system and niacin to maintain normal mucous membranes.
- High strength 36 PAC
- Immune system
- Only one tablet a day
- Cranberry, lingonberry, vitamin C, B6 & niacin
- 30 tablets
Take 1 tablet daily with a meal. Food supplements are intended to supplement the diet and should not substitute a varied diet or healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed the stated dose. Warnings: Not suitable for children under 12 years of age. Do not use it if the blister package (inner foil) is broken or tampered with. Keep out of reach of children. Seek professional advice before using if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or suffer from allergies.
The cranberry extract in this tablet is made from cranberry harvested in the fall when the fruit has its characteristic deep red color. The berries are then cleaned and sorted, after which they undergo an optimized extraction process so that the desirable plant substances are preserved. This guarantees high quality.
THE HAPPY PATH TO GUT HEALTH
With our digestive health playing an integral role in maintaining the health of our bodies. Nutritional Therapist Kerry O’Connor explores how we can maximise it.
They say you are what you eat, but we now know we are what we absorb. Unfortunately for some it feels like everything they eat creates a disturbance or sensitivity in their digestive system. Our digestive system, which begins in our mouth has three main functions; to digest, absorb and eliminate. All of these processes must be working properly to maintain good gut health, which plays a huge part in overall health.
Up to 70% of people suffer from gastrointestinal disorders at some point in their lives, symptoms varying from bloating, fatigue, heartburn, IBS and burping to skin issues and for some even pain. Aside from so many symptoms being unpleasant this can occasionally lead to more serious gut health issues.
There are a lot of things we can do to help alleviate symptoms by adopting some lifestyle changes. Regular exercise, stress reduction and taking more probiotic and prebiotic rich foods, such as bone broth and fermented foods or a quality microbiotic supplement like Super 8 can help.
One of the best ways to discover if your issues are caused by food and drink intolerance is to keep a food diary and recording how you feel both physically and mentally for up to three days after eating.
If you discover that a food or drink seems to be creating symptoms then you should eliminate this for up to three months before gradually reintroducing and closely monitoring how you feel. Some people find great relief by adding a digestive enzyme when they eat to help break down foods and to help with absorption of nutrients.
Of course, if you are coeliac, which is an autoimmune condition, you will try to never eat gluten again as it causes such damage to the small intestine. However, there are around 13% of Irish people classified as having non-coeliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) and are now following a gluten free diet. They report symptoms such as diarrhoea, wind, constipation, brain fog and fatigue and find that these are alleviated when they cut gluten out of their diet. The only EU approved enzyme for breaking down 86% of residual gluten in just 10 minutes, Gluten Shield, has just been launched in Ireland. This is an additional help for those following a gluten free diet who inadvertently eat gluten through possible cross contamination, thereby giving a sense of security to those who suffer from gluten sensitivity especially when eating out.
Figuring out food sensitivities and trying to avoid them, healing our gut and adding in beneficial microbiotics and digestive enzymes can help both physical and mental health. Eating a wholefood low sugar diet will always be better than eating processed foods containing additives regardless if they are gluten free or free from.
Gluten Shield is a food supplement. It is not intended to replace a gluten free diet and is not intended to prevent or treat Coeliac disease. It may be useful if you are following a gluten free diet and are concerned about unintentional or residual gluten in a gluten free diet.
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New Nordic Multi Vegan Gummies 120
It is said that a vegans diet does not certain nutrient requirements may be difficult to achieve through diet and fortified foods alone. This is especially true for vitamin B12, vitamin D, and long-chain omega-3s. All vegans who are unable to meet their dietary recommendations through diet alone should consider taking supplements.
With good planning and an understanding of what makes up a healthy, balanced vegetarian and vegan diet, you can get all the nutrients your body needs to be healthy without the need for supplements. However, if your diet isn’t planned properly, you could miss out on essential nutrients. All vegans should take 250 mcg per day of a B12 supplement. All lacto-ovo vegetarians should consider taking 250 mcg per day of a B12 supplement a few times per week.
Multi Vegan™ Gummies are suitable for vegans, vegetarians, and everyone else looking for a clean product. This multivitamin for the entire family is an easy way to get your daily vitamin supplement. Enjoy the health-related advantages and try the new delicious gummies.
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