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Does your child have at least one bowel movement per day? Do you struggle to help your child go potty more often? Believe it or not, it’s VITALLY important — yes, “going number two” is something that you must pay close attention to. Today I’ll show you how to guarantee your child receives more nutrients without working so hard. Yup… as a result your healthy child will “go” (have a movement) AT LEAST once a day and likely more. Here’s why “going” is so important — AND how to do your part by incorporating “whole” (dark green leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts) and superfoods into your child’s daily diet.
First, have you ever tried to evaluate your child’s food? I’ll give you a very simple tip on how to do this. Take a pen and a paper — and list everything your child ate today. Please make two columns: one for “all raw vegetables and fruits” and the second one for “all other food” that your child consumed during the day? Evaluate. If your second column (other food) is longer then the column with (raw vegetables/fruits) then you likely have a problem. Ok… please bare with me. I know this may be frustrating and you think I’m a Food Nazi — but please read on and I’ll explain.
Try to experiment and the next day feed your child the more raw vegetables/fruits as compared to all other foods. I know, I know now you will say it’s easier said than done. Well, make it easier for you and your child try — to be creative but NOT by sneaking fruits and vegetables into meals. The best way to succeed here is by presenting the fruits in a irresistible way to your child. How? Let’s say you take the time and cut the fruit in different shapes with a simple cookies cutter. How about the leafy vegetables? Green smoothies are a perfect way to make them appealing (ie. sweet!), as an example.
So what guarantees do I make? Your child will experience a bowel movement shortly after the eating — or later on in the day. But rest assured, they WILL go! Remember — I’m realistic. Sure, I’m pushing you to promote dark leafy vegetables and fruits in more quantities than other food every single day… but here’s where I get back in touch with reality. The only way we can realistically, joyfully, comfortably, QUICKLY achieve this is by incorporating green smoothies in our everyday eating habits.
Why are Bowel Movements Important?
Well this is the simplest and the easiest way to get rid of toxins that are build in our bodies. What is happening when we consume more raw fruits and dark green leafy vegetables is so significant and beneficial than we can imagine. I would like to explain to you in very simple language and illustrate with an example. When we have a cup of green smoothie we do a big favor to our body — making it very easy to digest stuff and giving our pancreas a break.
Using smoothies, all the nutrients are absorbed in 15 minutes — it even begins in our mouth. By drinking a single green smoothie a day you child will receive the needed digestive enzymes (which are need it for the food to be EASILY digested). Digestive enzymes are the tools that our body use to turn food into nourishment. Our pancreas needs to provide the proper enzymes according to the food we eat. This process is well known as “tagging”. Tagging is an approximation process that means the pancreas may file to produce the correct enzymes for the food we eat. A very common example of this is eating cooked corn. Have ever pay attention to your child’s stool after eating cooked corn? You can see the the corn in the stools right? Well it’s very hard for the body to properly tag enzymes to digest cook corn — thus it passes through the body without being utilized.
Bottom line: If we incorporate more whole foods (dark green leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts) into our child’s menu his/her body will benefit tremendously. Their bodies will receive more nutrient without working so hard. As a result our kids will experience at least one bowl movement a day — and that’s serious progress toward a healthy lifestyle! Now it’s your turn. You can be in control. The choice is yours.