Sponsored Posts Basics of Nutrition and Natural Ways to Replace Chemical Supplements to Acquire Nutrition ?Part 1 Well, we had discussed last week about how useless these commercially marketed health supplement mixes are. In fact, they are more harmful due to the factors required to keep them from getting spoilt, than being helpful in boosting the health of your children. And believe me, with storing those vitamins and minerals are sure to get lost, bottled food supplements that contain a lot of grain tend to become just a waste product and we spend so much of money on them and mix it with milk which our children drink. I really hope some stricter food regulations come up in India and we would really know that the food that we are feeding our children is really worth every penny we pay for them. Basics First Before you learn about choosing the right food to be given to your children take a look at the real necessities for keeping your children healthy and active. There are five basic necessities for any human body to live a naturally healthy life, they are Omega fatty acids The blanket term omega fatty acids include omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids which are fats that are necessary for the human body for performing many functions such as building healthy cells, lowering risk of heart diseases, protecting against type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer?s disease, maintaining brain and nerve functions and even acts against age related brain decline. Natural Source of Omega Fatty Acids are Omega 6 ? sources poultry eggs avocado nuts cereals durum wheat whole-grain breads most vegetable oils Omega 3 ? sources Sardine Salmon Tuna Mussels Flaxseed Walnuts Cauliflower Antioxidants With so many different types of cancers reported, antioxidants have become more and more important. Antioxidants fundamentally are the defence forces of your body and are very important when it comes to free radical damage. Well, if you want a clearer understanding, antioxidants fight oxidation process taking place in your body cells on a daily basis. If there is a disruption in the oxidation process, free radicals are formed, which can cause destructions of body cells. When these free radicals go beyond the protective level of your body?s defence system, oxidative stress occurs which leads to early stages of cancer and heart diseases too. Latest studies connect free radicals to other diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, kidney problem and so on. Sources of Antioxidants Some vitamins like vitamin C and vitamin E and minerals such as selenium and manganese have inherent antioxidant properties however compounds that are rich in antioxidants are carotene and lycopene. These are present in nature in coloured vegetables and fruits such as Carrots sweet potatoes spinach tomatoes beetroot green leafy vegetables eggplant broccoli cabbage Turmeric which has curcumin also is considered to be a good antioxidant. After antioxidants one would need multi vitamins and minerals, vitamin K2 and probiotics, the details of which would soon be provided in the part 2 of this series. also read Why You should Not Give Health Drink Mixes To Your Children Related Posts:Mindful Walking – An Easy Way To Get Rid Of…6 Amazing Health Benefits of Sunflower Seeds7 Seemingly Healthy Ideas That Can Prove To Be DangerousWhat Are Superfoods And Why They Are Good For YouShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Menaka Bharathi is a Mindful Parenting Consultant and an Organic food Producer. She markets Indian Superfoods throug SIM Organics which taken in small quantities would help to maintain the health of the family and boost resistance against diseases. 22/06/2015 by menaka bharathi | 0 comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.