Pre­vent­ing Your Child ’s Cold & Flu

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Teach your child th­ese healthy habits to help pre­vent ill­ness and in­fec­tions.

The av­er­age Amer­i­can con­sumes more than 100 pounds of sugar a year. And that’s not just bad for our weight— it may also be bad for our bones. “Sugar causes in­flam­ma­tion in the joints, mak­ing arthri­tis and other con­di­tions worse,” ac­cord­ing to Vic­tor Ro­mano, MD, a board-cer­ti­fied or­tho­pe­dics and sports medicine doc­tor. Sug­ary foods cause a spike in in­sulin, which starts a cas­cade of bio­chem­i­cal re­ac­tions that lead to in­flam­ma­tion. Re­search also shows that sugar de­pletes im­por­tant min­er­als needed for proper mus­cle con­trac­tion and re­lax­ation. If you suf­fer from joint and/or mus­cle aches, boost your in­take of foods with anti-in­flam­ma­tory prop­er­ties, in­clud­ing omega-3-rich fish, chia, and flaxseed, as well as cur­cumin and turmeric, which have been found to as­sist in al­le­vi­at­ing joint pain.

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