Exactly Why Are Vegetables Important, Anyway?
We all think we know why vegetables are important for kids, but just in case, here’s some helpful info from Dr. Garcia, who wrote the wonderful and informative book The Food Cure for Kids.
“The more vegetables a child eats, the greater the amount of phytochemicals in their bodies, which is extremely important to building strong bones and healthy brains."
Explain to your kids why you are adding green vegetables to the dishes: They are high in calcium, magnesium and potassium, which work together to help you absorb nutrients, build strong bones and think clearly. Green is the color of health and purifies the blood. When you eat green foods, bacteria and viruses are less likely to set themselves up in your body and you stay healthy.
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