21 weeks of 2018
Once upon a time, young parents had to worry about their children's full stomach. Food and clothing were still a problem, let alone vitamin supplements. But for more than half a century, parents are worried about their children's health, but this is an excess of nutrition. The direct consequence of overnutrition is overweight and obesity, and obesity is the root cause of a series of chronic diseases, including diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
The National Institutes of health, the National Institutes of health, defined children with a weight index of 30 or more as obese children, and indicated that childhood obesity could lead to the early development of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, depression and related psychological problems. Even after adulthood, obese children will be at higher risk of arthritis, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
An American educator says obesity is a complex problem. Besides the nutritional factors, it includes "the lack of physical activity in the school, the rise in food prices, the decrease in eating time, the increase of time spent playing games or watching TV, and more and more leisure time, and so on."
Childhood obesity is the most important problem facing children today. Some people attribute this first problem to the following factors. First of all, parents do not understand their young children. They always think that their children are too light or too thin, and then feed them crazily. There are many families eating unhealthy, always choose some junk food, coupled with the child's sedentary lifestyle, obesity is difficult to avoid. Most importantly, obese or overweight children are also more likely to gain weight when they grow up. This shows that keeping weight is from baby.
Time pressure leads to bad choices
Picky eating is a problem for many children. Many parents do too little in teaching children's health and clean diet. Because of the busy work, many parents spend less time at home with their children. The more urgent the time is, the more parents choose more fast, more convenient and cheaper food and snacks, even though they know they are eager for healthier choices.
Experts point out that the malnutrition of modern children is not because of lack of food - more than 1/3 of American children are overweight, but because of a lack of balanced diet and excessive consumption of snacks and fast food. The most common lack of nutrition at present is the lack of calcium, dietary fiber, folic acid, iron, magnesium, potassium and vitamin E, and if this continues, their potential impact will also be expanded. Such as calcium, magnesium and vitamin D3 are essential nutrients for the development of children's bones; iron and folic acid are the best minerals and vitamins to prevent anemia, and dietary fiber is an indispensable ingredient of the health of the intestines.
In addition, the lack of nutrition for infants and children is related to many other factors, such as the depletion of soil nutrients, the poor absorption and utilization of nutrients, the increase of stress, the aggravation of environmental pollution and air pollution, the lack of sunlight and fresh air, etc.
A child's way of life
The lifestyle of most children today can be summed up as three shortages - lack of exercise, lack of sunshine and lack of fresh air, and more than 3 - watching more TV, playing more mobile phones and playing more computers. Admittedly, the rapid development of electronic technology has brought many benefits to mankind, but it is also corroding human health all the time.
These electronic devices often emit high energy blue light. The longer children watch the screen, the greater the damage they will get. Even for adults, their eyes can be significantly damaged when they are staring at the screen for more than two hours. For children whose eyes are not yet mature and the retina is not fully clustered, blue light can cause eye damage in a short time.
Health experts say the eyes of children and adults do need additional protection. Human eyes have a specific "protective cover" to filter high energy blue light, which consists mainly of yellowish yellow pigment, lutein and zeaxanthin, and forms yellow spots in the retinal imagery. Unfortunately, digital devices consume macular much faster than the speed at which these nutrients are provided. Computer vision syndrome is caused by long term blue light exposure. It has become a "health tax" imposed on people by modern lifestyles.
Because of this, products containing lutein and zeaxanthin are well received by consumers. For example, Twinlab provides an eye healthy chewable tablet (Ocuguard BluteinChewables), which contains 10 milligrams of lutein and 2 milligrams of zeaxanthin. The company says it should become a major part of children's daily life, because they spend 6.5 hours a day on digital equipment.
It is reported that the active ingredient in the product is Lutemax2020, which is provided by Omniactive Health Technologies, and is a non transgenic marigold extract. In a double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial involving 300 volunteers, the results showed a statistically significant effect on reducing short-term symptoms of blue light for long periods of time, such as eye fatigue, fatigue, headache, and dry eyes. Three months after ingestion of the product, visual reaction time and mental processing speed can also be increased.
In fact, in addition to visual health problems, the incidence of asthma, eczema, and hay fever in children is also rising, as well as autism spectrum disorders and attention deficit.
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