How to prevent childhood obesity?

Many Chinese mothers think that children can eat is a blessing, so they eat less and move less every day, but surveys show that childhood obesity is not all good, and childhood obesity is very important to prevent as soon as possible.

With the improvement of living conditions, the diet structure and lifestyle are unreasonable, leading to more and more children becoming obese. And the child is too obese, which not only affects the body shape but also endangers the health or growth of the body. So , what are the harms of childhood obesity? How to adjust the diet of obese children to prevent obesity? Let us understand these problems together.

At present, about 70 million people worldwide suffer from obesity (weight exceeds 20% of the corresponding age and normal height), and the number of obese people doubles every 5 years. With the economic development and the improvement of material life in China, more and more children have quietly joined the ranks of obese people. Obese children have accounted for 10% of the total number of children and are increasing at an annual rate of 8%.

Child obesity is neither a simple excess of nutrition nor a robust manifestation. Obesity causes too much fat to accumulate in the brain tissue, forming a fat brain, making the sulci close to each other, reducing wrinkles, smoothing the cerebral cortex, poorly developing the neural network, reducing the level of intelligence, and not responding quickly to the brain; slow action Difficulties in physical movements; further affecting children s psychological development; At the same time, obese children often eat too much fat and heat, which may lead to precocious puberty and high blood pressure; and the persistent obesity of children affects their current life, learning and health, It is also a breeding ground for adult diseases, burying the root causes of diseases such as adult hypertension, heart disease, arteriosclerosis, tumors , and diabetes.

Perhaps because people have realized the dangers of obesity, at present, more methods such as accelerating metabolism, hunger, diarrhea, and diuresis are used to lose weight. However, obesity in children, especially infants, is mainly caused by an increase in the number of fat cells in the body, and general weight loss methods can only reduce the size of fat cells. Therefore, childhood obesity is more difficult to treat than adult obesity. Some treatments are even harmful to health. So what is the panacea and effective way for children to lose weight?

Limit the intake of high-calorie, high-fat, high-sugar, high-cholesterol foods (fat, animal offal, fried foods, mousses, nuts, ice cream, chocolate, etc.). Eat raw foods as raw as possible so that they are low in calories and high in nutrients. Keep your body in a state of negative heat balance to consume body fat.

Limit fine staple food intake. Eat brown rice (brown rice flour), whole wheat (oatmeal), corn, etc. Can not only reduce calorie intake, but also satiety.

Guarantee foods containing vitamins and minerals (vegetables with high water content: cucumbers, winter melon, white radish, lettuce, tomatoes, watermelon; vegetables with high fiber content: celery, bamboo shoots, spinach, cabbage, carrots, mushrooms, kelp, agaric fungus ) Intake. Fruits and vegetables with a lot of water and fiber are low in calories and bulky, which can increase satiety; promote fat metabolism and make it difficult for fat to accumulate. Carnitine, a newly developed unique vitamin, can reduce weight. Carnitine can timely convert excess fat in the body into calories and consume it. The thicker the fat, the stronger the effect, and the weight loss is less rebound.

Parents must remember that when adjusting the dietary structure of obese children, do not fast their favorite foods, otherwise they may overeat by stealing. Only when you can enjoy (limited) delicious dishes, relaxed and happy, can you avoid weight loss rebound and work .

Child obesity is harmful to the child s health, so parents and friends should pay attention to adjusting the child s diet, matching the diet reasonably, and bringing the child to develop the habit of exercise.

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