I think the food system in America is designed to grow fat and unhealthy kids. The system is loading them with the unhealthiest foods like carbohydrates and sugars, not to mention GMO foods and artificial flavorings and colorings.

The food most commonly advertised and sold targeting specifically the youngsters as a healthy food is fruit or fruit flavored juices. Take a closer look and you’ll find out that they actually are junk food!

Fruit and fruit-flavored juices are loaded with sugar, high in glycemic load, contain no fiber, and are filled with artificial flavoring and coloring. Some have hardly any fruit juice at all. Juices have minimal nutritional value except some small amounts of vitamins which you can get at higher doses from real fruits and almost all vegetables. For example, peppers, broccoli, and dark leafy greens contain more vitamin C than oranges and other juices.

Now, I’m not saying you should stop eating oranges or fruits.  All I’m saying is, fruit juice is not the health food it is advertised to be. Eat the fruit, don’t drink it!

Quick healthy tip…

Gather together frozen whole fruits and vegetables, a low carb, high protein shake powder, and almond or coconut milk and blend to make a great healthy ice cream substitute for the kids with far more nutritional benefits than any kind of fruit juice.

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