Summer is the time when kids become more active and restless. Unfortunately, playing hard during this season often causes illness in children. Hence, parents should take proper methods to give children a safe, healthy summer. Although there are various reasons to blame for making your kids fall sick, the main cause is from eating-drinking habit. Here, ICollectOZ informs certain foods you should avoid giving your kids during the summer.
1. Street foods
In summer, nearly all the street foods get bacterial easily. Also, the foods are considered viral contamination because they are uncovered, easily getting infected by the dust plus other harmful particles. Because of the uncleanness, you should stop your child from eating the street foods or they will get caught with various health-related issues. Additionally, the spices of these types of foods are not good for children’s digestive system.
2. Spicy foods
According to ICollectOZ, foods with extra spicy flavor will cause abdominal problems to the majority of kids, such as stomach ache and nausea. Since the digestive system of your child is not really good during summer, spicy foods might cause acidity if they are not digested properly.
3. Fried foods
How bad are fried foods? A survey of ICollectOZ has estimated that nearly 85% of kids all around the world, in the summer 2016, ate fried foods. Well, this is not good. All types of fried foods contain a huge amount of oil that could easily cause multiple health disease to your kids. So from today, try to avoid them from fried chicken, potato chips, and French fries. Also, the fried foods will make the kids feel hotter as the oily substances increase the temperature in their body.
4. Soft drinks
Kids love soft drinks, of course. No one can resist the instant refreshment and coolness of iced soft drinks, especially in summer. However, a researcher at ICollectOZ has pointed out the threat of these types of beverages, not only to the children but also the adults. Soft drinks can cause illness and numerous other health-related problems to your kids. It’s time to ask them to stop consuming soft drinks!
Apart from the foods above, there are still several types of foods, like red meat, canned foods, fast foods, cheese-based heavy foods, popcorns, etc., that should be avoided during the summer season. Generally, ignore all the health injurious foods so that you can keep your children fit and healthy.
Useful Tips to Protect Your Children Skin
Summer is the ideal time for swimming as well as outdoor activities. During summer months, it’s necessary for parents to apply sunscreen to their kids and give them sun-protective clothing. Some are seemingly skeptical about the dangers of prolonged sun exposure on the children’s skin. However, the sunlight exposure in fact can increase the risk of melanoma, as per Vilma Cokkinides, PhD at ICollectOZ. Below is the list that comes up with useful tips for parents to protect their child’s skin from the risk of sun damage.
- Apply the sunscreen that have SPF of 15-30 for 6-month kids and older
- Apply 20 to 30 minutes before sun exposure
- Reapply the sunscreen frequently (every hour)
- Cover your kids’ neck, elbows and knees in sun-protective clothing and hats
- Limit the playtime during the peak-sun hours (10am to 3pm)
- Keep the infants out of the sun if they are younger than six months
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