February is “Heart Health” Month – for Kids too!

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Children’s Heart Disease RiskA growing number of Ontario, Canadian kids (& children worldwide)  are developing high cholesterol, high triglycerides and type 2 diabetes which are all risk factors for heart disease.  The trend is growing, as seen by many family physicians.  Just look at some of the numerous articles offering information on this growing trend (i.e. Children and Heart disease) .  According to AHA (The American Heart Association) there is credible evidence that cholesterol buildup in arteries begins in childhood. (i.e. AHA Scientific Statement)

“Lifestyle changes made before adulthood (such as healthy eating habits, exercise, and weight management) are likely to reduce the risk for heart disease later in life ”  

This Claim in a recent Australian study is not new, in fact several many medical articles mention “lifestyle” changes are necessary for improved health – the earlier in life, the better!

The three main risk factors for Toronto children and children everywhere,  in developing high cholesterol are heredity, diet, and obesity.   So,  what can you do about it?   Visit with your Toronto doctor to have your own cholesterol checked to make sure your kids aren’t at risk …AND … make some “lifestyle” changes that are good for you and your kids.

When shopping at your local grocery store, stock up on healthy snacks like nuts, dried fruit, and yogurt. Helping Toronto kids and Canada make healthy lifestyle choices now prepares them to have healthy lifestyles as adults.   And if your kids are fussy about their eating choices … I can give you 15 good Reasons  to try Xocia as a “healthy” alternative.   The Meal Replacement alone provides not only a high antioxidant meal but more nutrition than can be eaten by children (or adults) daily.

 Imagine…

1 Xocai shake = 100 cups of raw spinach in ORAC value!

As a health and wellness business owner and Burlington children’s advocate, I’m happy to share all the information I have on children’s Nutrition and “Healthy” snacking.   If I don’t have answers to all your quesitons … I know who has!    Call or email me today.

 Rosemary Horvath   (905) 336-0018  –  ChocolateAppealWorldwide@gmail.com

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