Including fibre may not only affect children’s health during childhood but it may help to prevent disease later in life.
A new survey of more than 1,500 ParentsCanada readers shows that almost three-quarters consider themselves role models for healthy living for their children. But many face challenges such as cost and lack of time when it comes to being active, eating well and managing a healthy lifestyle.
As a typical, busy parent, you’re on the go much of the time, shuttling kids from one activity to the next, taking care of errands, working and – if you’re lucky – playing, too. In all this hustle and bustle, your diet can suffer. And one of the first nutrients to feel the brunt is fibre.
If a food has been pickled simply through the addition of vinegar, it is not fermented and there won’t be microbial benefits to be reaped.
Kefir is a drink created by fermenting milk with live kefir grains. In the process, the kefir digests any bad bacteria in the milk and replaces it with good bacteria, resulting in a drink that has a similar taste to yogurt, but a thinner consistency.