Raisins nutrition for kids

“If you’re trying to steer your kids away from snacks high in refined sugar and fat, a box of raisins can send them in a healthier direction. A snack-size box of raisins will provide kids with fiber and iron with very little sodium and fat.”

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/307877-raisin-nutrition-for-kids/#ixzz1bmda1mJo



Part of turning the tide of the food crisis lies in allowing kids to grow up knowing and appreciating the taste and immediate health benefits of real food. This will give them an innate check on the amount of artificial and highly processed food they will want to consume. 

Fighting conditions such as diabetes and obesity can only be achieved through a fundamental shift in the general attitude towards sweets amongst kids; a shift away from high intensity dumping of glucose into the system through artificially coloured, flavoured and preserved ‘soft’ drinks and candy – to experiencing the natural and superior quality sweetness of fruit sugar (fructose) as part of a rich source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidant phytonutrients. 

This ensures that kids are, for example, receiving vital minerals such as iron, essential for growth, amongst many other things. A 1.5 ounce box of raisins can supply around 10% of the daily recommended daily amount of iron for kids between 4 and 10 years. This is a small amount consumed quickly, which can be easily integrated into larger meals and generally will be well-received. One such amount could well qualify as one of the recommended minimal 5 servings of fruits and veggies per day whilst also supplying a good boost of calcium and potassium.



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