Does your child have tantrums, bad behaviour, low mood or low self esteem?
You may need to look no further than their lunchbox. Foods we eat affect the chemicals in our brain and our blood sugar level, which affect mood. Sugar is a major contributor to mood disorders so replace sweetened yoghurt, biscuits and bars with fruit. Protein is very important for balancing blood sugar levels but some proteins are better than others. Remove processed meats like packaged ham and chicken as they are full of fillers, preservatives, sugar and salt which lead to mood swings. Replace with home cooked chicken, eggs, hummus and cheese.
Small changes every day can make a big difference.