How to Prevent Obesity in Childhood

Obesity has been shown to trigger a variety of diseases, obesity has become a matter of considerable concern, especially in children. The doctor said metabolic syndrome or a symptom of various diseases that will arise due to obesity or overweight.

Ranging from diabetes, kidney disorders, erectile dysfunction, eye disorders, heart attack, until the stroke.

How to Prevent Obesity in Children
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Therefore, since childhood, to look at the tendency of eating and body condition of our children. Familiarize healthy lifestyle with diet with balanced nutrition menu is the best way.

"Importance snack on the child, not only to overcome their hunger. But on the other hand, these snack are useful to reduce overeating and increase the concentration of children".

So by the Chairman of Indonesian Pediatric Association, Dr. Rini Sekartini.

"Stomach capacity is relatively small so that their children need a distraction to overcome hunger in between meals," she said.

Rini said, a snack for children can be served in small portions and scheduled. And most importantly, nutritious and low in sugar and fat.

"From our study on 25 obese adolescents, it was all consuming more than two cans of soft-drink (min 250 ml  / cans) every day. In fact, calories and sugar are very high. Contributions soft-drink even have exceeded the energy needs of the child," she said.

Rini added that children should not contains snacks high in sugar and fat, low calories and multiply the pieces of fruit or milk pudding.

Causes of obesity in children

Genetic Factors
It is the offspring of parents that are difficult to avoid. When the father or mother has overweight, it can be unloaded in children.

Fast food and snack food in packaging
The rise of fast-food restaurant is one of the factors the causes. Kids mostly liked the fast food or fast food even many children who will eat voraciously and increase servings when eating fast food. Whereas such foods generally contain high sugar and fat that causes obesity. Busy parents often use a handy fast food was served to their children, although its nutrition value content is bad for children.

Fast food even though it tastes delicious but has no nutrient for the growth and development of the child. That's why fast food is often referred to by the term junk food or junk food. In addition, the Favorites of children at snack Fast food even though it tastes delicious but has no nutrient for the growth and development of the child. That's why fast food is often referred to by the term junk food or junk food. In addition, the Favorites of children at snack or sugary foods in the pack is noteworthy.

Soft drinks
Just like fast food, soft drinks (soft drink) proved to have a high sugar content so that the weight will quickly accrue when consuming this drink. Delicious and refreshing flavor make children very likes this drink.

Lack of physical activity
Children's time with identical time of play. First, children's games are typically physical game requiring children running, jumping or other movement. However, it has been replaced with electronic games, computers, the Internet, television or simply done by just sitting in front of him without having to move. This causes less children do exercise so that cause excess weight.

Here's how to prevent obesity in children.

Healthy Breakfast
Morning or breakfast eating habits is not easy to make body fat from food intake are not stacked in a certain time. Choice of food is also important for breakfast such as a bowl of cereal with low-fat milk. Add fruits such as apple / banana to improve the taste. Yeast slurry is a healthy and nutritious breakfast options for obese children.

Healthy Juice
Replace carbonated beverages with healthy fruit juices such as grapefruit, watermelon, papaya, grapes, and apples. A glass of juice every morning along with breakfast also recommended. More without sugar. If you want to sweet, use sweet fruit.

Give Vegetables
Most children hate vegetables because vegetables regarded as tasteless food. Thus, the ideal way for children to eat vegetables with stir frying, making it a soup, salad, or pasta. You may also mix vegetables into noodles, nuggets, or materials which favored child.

Sports
The best diet can not succeed if it is not accompanied by physical activity. Children should be encouraged to play and move outdoors. For obese children, teach your children the sport the longest one hour. Such as aerobics devoted to children or swim.

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