Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Food For Energy

If your child needs energy for a football match or sports day, it is best to give a meal based on foods that release sugar slowly into the bloodstream such as brown rice, pasta, wholegrain cereals, vegetables and fruit. A good snack might be peanut butter sandwiches on wholegrain bread or a banana.

Give water or pure fruit juice instead of soft drinks. The sugar in soft drinks could trigger low blood sugar, leaving your child feeling tired. After physical activity and particularly in hot weather don't let your child wait until he feels thirsty to give him a drink. The chances are that he will already be dehydrated.

Source of information: Book titled "SUPERFOODS for Babies and Children" by Annabel Karmel

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