08 Jan 5 Healing Foods to Support Healthy Children
To keep your child’s health in tip-top shape make sure these foods are on their plate every day to either heal their leaky-gut or prevent it from becoming leaky in the first place.
|Grass-fed Meat||Meat from grass-fed animals contains healthy fats called omega-3 oils. These fats help to reduce inflammation throughout the body to support a leak-proof gut wall and they also have amazing properties to support healthy brain function. Additional benefits of feeding your child protein (meat) is it supports their growing process and builds strong muscles. Protein also keeps them fuller for longer and stops the urge to snack on gut damaging processed foods.|
|Vegetables||Vegies help keep the gut healthy because they are high in fibre to provide a food source for friendly bacteria. Fibre helps prevent constipation to support their immune health and vegies are a rich source of vitamins and minerals.|
|Bone Broth||Broths made from chicken, beef or other bones and a long history for their healing properties. They are chock-a-block full of restorative minerals plus contain a nutrient called gelatin which has the capabilities to not only protect the gut wall but also to close the gaps to make a leaky-gut, leak-proof. When working to repair a leaky-gut, broths are best consumed daily and can be incorporated into your child’s diet in soups, casseroles, popsicles and smoothies.|
|Grass-fed Gelatin||Natural gelatin made from grass-fed animals has the ability to heal and seal the gut wall. This natural kind of gelatin (NOT your standard supermarket jelly or jell-o!) contains a protein called collagen which has the restorative powers to the gut wall. Natural gelatin is not in our diets anymore because it is found in cuts of meat we no longer eat such as bone marrow.|
|Oily Fish & Healthy Fats||Omega-3 oils are beneficial fats and a major building block for good health. They not only help to heal the gut wall with their anti-inflammatory properties but they also contribute to brain functions and happy moods. Good sources of healthy fats come from oily fish, meat, organic eggs, bone broths, nuts and seeds (and their oils).