What’s the most important thing to a mother? Or let me rephrase that. What should be the most important thing to a mother/parent? Health. You cannot put a price on the health of your child. Never. As a mom I do the best I can. If you know me well, you know what my little family has gone through with our son’s health since he was born. We do not dwell on the things that have happened, we think of his future. Through all of the research I’ve been doing for myself about nutrition and fitness it cannot be more obvious to me how much food effects our health. Yes, I know there are exceptions and I am not a doctor or a nutritionist. But, I am a mom with the power of knowledge! I do not give Maddox crap to eat. It’s funny because he doesn’t even like that kind of stuff anyway. He’s trained at a young age! As parents we have the responsibility to teach our kids a healthy lifestyle. When I grew up my mom and dad would let us have a little treats, but we always had to ask and we always got a small amount. We were never crazy, bounce off the wall kids. I was actually the most boring kid in the world…ehem…anyway.
Maddox has to be on an antibiotic everyday. So, we have been giving him greek yogurt every night for his tummy. I found a really great product on Vitacost called Garden of Life RAW Probiotics. This is another way for us to keep his gut healthy with all of the antibiotics he takes.
Their description, “RAW organic, whole food probiotic formula specifically designed to meet the unique needs of children, RAW Probiotics Kids is formulated with powerful probiotics, 23 RAW and organic fruits and vegetables, plus RAW inulin, a prebiotic that supports probiotic growth. RAW Probiotics Kids delivers over 5 Billion live probiotic cells per daily serving.”
Check out these facts:
Serving Size: 3/4 Teaspoon (1.6 g)
Servings per Container: Approx 60
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
RAW Organic Fruit & Vegetable Prebiotic Blend
Inulin, Banana (fruit), Strawberry (fruit), Cherry (fruit), Blackberry (fruit), Blueberry (fruit), Raspberry (fruit), Beet Juice (root), Carrot Juice (root), Spinach Juice (leaf), Broccoli Juice (flower & stem), Tomato Juice (fruit), Kale Juice (leaf), Red Cabbage Juice (leaf), Parsley Juice (leaf), Brussels Sprout Juice (leaf), Green Bell Pepper Juice (fruit), Cucumber Juice (gourd), Celery Juice (stalk), Garlic Juice (bulb), Ginger Juice (root), Green Onion Juice (bulb), Cauliflower Juice (flower & stem), Asparagus Juice (flower & stem) 1.52 g *
Lactobacillus gasseri, Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus 81 mg *
Total Cultures 5 billion CFU
What the heck is my point you ask? My point is, we need to keep our kids healthy. So what if the other moms don’t do the same thing you do. So what if you weren’t brought up that way. I think kids this generation are an exception. There is so much crap in the food we eat, the juices, sodas, everything! We need to be on guard and protect them the way you see fit. There are just too many studies out there now that prove the food we eat can effect behaviors and health. We can’t look away anymore. We’re the parents. It’s our job!