Teens need a lot of calories and healthy nutrients, particularly calcium and iron which are important for all the growth and development happening at this stage of life. Calorie requirements for teens vary just like they do for adults, but on an average, a teenage girl needs between 1,800 to 2,100 calories a day, while boys need between 2,200 to 2,700 calories daily. That sounds like a lot, but remember that teens are growing, and their bodies need a lot of fuel to support healthy growth and to get them through their crazy schedules. However, these calories need to come from healthy food and not junk. There is probably no teenager who eats healthy all the time. But a few food choices can make a huge difference. Here are some guidelines by nutritionist Dr Tejender Kaur Sarna to help parents make their teenage kids eat healthy.
Teenagers fail to realise the importance of a healthy diet and that fast food are a more rapid way to gain any disorders in the system. The key is not to nag a child or teen because they will just end up rebelling, sneaking in junk food or doing other things to sabotage their health. Encourage healthy eating at home by talking with your kids about the healthy choices available at the school or in the fast food restaurants. The knowledge of a healthy diet is essential to make teenagers aware of what to eat to keep themselves healthy. Here are diet changes to make your kids top exams.
Encourage them always to eat breakfast as it works like fuel for the body and gives the energy to get going for the day. Whole grain bread, cereals like oatmeal, brown rice, whole wheat pasta are very helpful in providing complex carbohydrates. Also, adding two serving of fruits in the diet is crucial. Fruits help in providing the necessary phytonutrients and other antioxidants. Watch the video for more such tips.
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Published: September 22, 2016 6:16 pm