The words teens and nutrition are often thought to be incompatible, yet healthy eating is important for teenagers just like for any other adult. The issue with teenagers’ eating habits is easy access to foods that are unhealthy, but are convenient. Helping them create healthy eating habit is something that they will appreciate later in life. Wild blueberries, yogurt or natural orange juice are good introduction for teenagers towards healthier lifestyle, without much sacrifice. For snack options, try to encourage intake of various nuts which have many health benefits.
- 100% orange juice is good for children because it includes a bunch of vitamin C, folate and potassium.
- Wild blueberries are great because they contain anthocyanins which are antioxidants that promote brain health.
- Peanut butter is a good source of unsaturated fat and also gives you a good source of plant based protein.
“For example, omega-3 fats (which are in oily fish and some oils and nuts) are good for healthy skin, hair, and the immune system. Omega-3 have also been shown to reduce depression.”