Why You Should Include Walnuts In Your Children’s Meal

Walnut as you might already know is good for men but not just men, even children. If you’re still doubting the benefit of walnut for children you might want to take a look at the health benefits below.

Here are the benefits of walnut for children that you should know;

1. Good source of Omega 3

Oily fish and other fatty oils are great sources of Omega 3, but walnut can also be given to children to boost their omega 3 intake. Not only that, walnut is good for a child’s brain development which is why even pregnant women should eat it during pregnancy.

2. Energy

Immediately children become active they need a good store of energy and walnuts are energy givers. Let your children snack on walnuts and date, it’s not just yummy, it will provide them lots of energy. The good thing is, you can include them in your daily meal

3. Magnesium and Vitamin B

Walnuts are packed with magnesium and vitamin B so adding just a little walnuts into your child’s food will provide them enough of it but do not give them too much. And why is Magnesium and Vitamin B so important? They help the  heart and nervous system function properly and help children feel energized, luckily, walnut contains different types of vitamin B so your child gets them all.

4. Source of Good Fat

Walnuts contain good fat called polyunsaturated fat (PUFA) which are considered healthy and also monounsaturated fats (MUFAs). They help reduce the chances of your child having heart related problems. A handful of walnut will do the trick.

5. Good for Hair and Skin

If you want your child to have healthy, shiny hair and beautiful skin, feed them walnut. They contain biotin, a very good nutrient that helps strengthen the hair, reduce hair fall and boost hair growth.  
The one big benefit of walnuts that interest me is that it’s good for the brain which means if you want your child to be smart, you gotta eat walnut during pregnancy feed them walnuts after birth. Give your children walnut in moderation please as taking too much of it might cause diarrhoea and other side effects for them.

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How To Imbibe Good Oral Hygiene From An Early Age

Bring up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it is a very popular adage that is known by virtually everyone. This adage applies to every aspect of a child’s life including dental hygiene. The first step towards a child having a good dental hygiene is to start from the moment their teeth emerges.

According to Vanguard News, tooth decay affects nearly all adults and 60–90% of children worldwide, with toothache being the number one reason for absenteeism from schools in many countries. Yet it is largely preventable. In fact, studies show that just brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste can reduce tooth decay by up to 50 percent in children, compared with only brushing once a day.

According to What To Expect, Baby teeth are vulnerable to decay as soon as they break through the gums. The best line of defense is to brush regularly for two minutes at a time in the morning after breakfast and in the evening after bedtime snack.

Young children have poorly developed swallowing reflexes, and so they usually end up swallowing the large amounts of toothpaste they add to the brush even though they have been advised to use pea sized toothpaste when brushing for kids.

Health experts have conducted a long-term study to specifically measure the impact of building good brushing habits in young children and demonstrating the positive long-term impact of brushing day and night for two minutes, every day. Just two years into the study, children who were participating had already experienced a significant reduction in dental cavities.

The Nigerian Dental Association (NDA) also recommends that you brush your teeth twice daily using fluoride toothpaste for fresh breath and to avoid dental diseases such as tooth decay, swollen gums, bad breath, sensitivity and tooth stains.

While most toothpastes contain fluoride and it should not be ingested while brushing your teeth because it can cause permanent tooth discoloration (dental fluorosis), stomach ailments, acute toxicity, skin rashes (perioral dermatitis), and impairment in glucose metabolism. Macleans has created the Macleans MilkTeeth Toothpaste specially for babies and toddlers.

Macleans MilkTeeth Toothpaste contains low levels of fluoride which is safer for young children and protects them from tooth decay. Macleans Milk Teeth contains natural flavours and is completely sugar-free with a gentle mint taste that will encourage your child to brush regularly. Make sure you spot the difference in the picture and save your children from the counterfeits. 

Are you looking for a good toothpaste with a low level of fluoride to start brushing your kid’s teeth with? Try out Macleans Milkteeth Toothpaste. Look out for it when next you go shopping. #ad




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