Depending on where you live, winter has officially settled in for the season. I know a lot of states to the north have had more than a taste of cold temperatures and snow. The folks in the south are getting some pretty frigid weather with frost and snow in some areas. With the colder weather and snow comes some magical allure for kids to stay in it as long as they possibly can! Even if we happen to see a few flakes of snow here, the kids are getting on coats and gloves with a snowball fight determination of a warrior! With these colder months come unique health concerns we should address for ourselves as well as our kids. Here are some great tips for you to get a handle on this subject.
How To Stay Healthy This Winter
- Vitamin C: It is not a bad deal that winter is the season for oranges as well as the time we need more Vitamin C. Pack pieces of oranges in their lunchboxes or snack bags.
- Veggies: Vegetables have important nutrients and vitamins kids need that we lose when they are cooked. Try and serve kids veggies raw or which are cooked quickly to keep as much of their nutrition as possible.
- Soups: Soups are a perfect way to get kids a lot of their essential veggies all at once! Carrots with their beta-carotene and tomatoes with lycopene are great in soups. Add some crunchy bread crumbs to make the soup more inviting for the picky eater. Also, what is better in cold weather than a bowl of hot soup?!
- Casseroles: A steaming bowl of winter stew or a casserole packed with delicious proteins and veggies is perfect for a winter family meal. This is another way to pack in the nutrients in one dish to keep everyone healthy.
How To Stay Healthy This Winter Is Important
Nutrition is one area we can focus on how to stay healthy this winter. We also need to do other things in conjunction to assure our families are as well as can be during these winter months. Hand washing is a key factor in minimizing the spreading of germs and bacteria which can lead to illness. With kids in school, they are around others who are sick and touch places these sick kids have touched. Using anti-bacterial products to clean these surfaces in addition to hand hygiene is an excellent way to stop the spreading of germs.
Another great way to keep kids healthy this winter is to be sure they take the proper supplements. The products from the L’il Critters™ Gummy Vites™ line from NNP Vitamins are a great addition to their daily routine. They offer such great tasting and natural flavored gummy bear products as their popular multi-vitamins, calcium and fiber gummy bears and even fruit and veggie bears. The latter is such a wonderful product for those kids who just will not eat enough of their fruits and vegetables. The contaminator of a healthy and balanced diet, daily exercise, great hygiene and the products from L’il Critters™ will help you keep your kids healthy and happy this winter! Be sure to follow L’il Critters™ on Facebook and Twitter to stay current with their latest news and products.