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Few things you can try are: Make sure he's getting enough vitamin C which helps with Iron absorption. Limit dairy with meals as calcium in cow's milk inhibits absorption. Make him a smoothie out of fresh spinach and some fruit. The spinach is high in iron and does well blended up with fruit. For finger food snacks, plain old Cheerios are a good source of ...


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Sugar does not cause hyperactivity. However, if a kid learns from his parents that he is expected to be hyper after eating sugar, well, you can guess what will happen when he gets sugar. Even with that trained response, I don't think there's any plausible reason that sugar would cause bad behavior the next day.


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There are lots and lots of reasons to restrict the processed sugar that kids consume, but behavior problems the next day isn't one of them! There was a comment that your wife is looking for something blame. Maybe she is looking for something that she can tell you to get you to stop giving him sugar. Perhaps you should stop giving him sugar.


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The main benefit is that in our society, people are expected to eat at mealtimes. Sometimes people who eat in class, or at their desk, or on public transit are perceived as being odd or rude for doing so. People who don't eat much when they're offered a meal are also sometimes seen as being odd or rude. Being able to be hungry for a bit, or scaling what you ...


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I suggest that you let them eat when they are hungry rather than just at the times most people eat. After I started doing this, I rarely get indigestion. YMMV. You could establish "conventional" meal timings starting on any chosen weekend by giving your kids a super small meal before a major meal at a chosen time. Hopefully, they will be hungry then. IMHO, ...


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Iron Sources (see also link) dried herbs beans and pulses fortified cereals bran sun-dried tomatoes artichokes prunes tempeh vital wheat gluten whole wheat bread dark turkey meat chicken leg and breast thuna halibut pork chops beef and lamb Factors that Increase Iron Absorption meat proteins: increase nonheme iron absorption vitamin C and A: C ...


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My toddler isn't too fond of eggs either. One thing we do for him is make french toast since toast is often served when we have eggs for breakfast it really isn't that much extra work to make. Another thing we do is finely scramble them and add them to his oatmeal. It sounds weird but you can't taste it at all and the texture is very similar to the oats. ...


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Sugar in very large quantities gives me headaches and used to give me more headaches when I was younger. This was putting me in a bad mood until I figured out that it was due to the sugar. Maybe it could be the same thing with your son ?


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The link between sugar and hyperactive behavior has been debunked.


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I think the largest challenge to "eat when you're hungry" is ensuring the overall quality of nutrition. With the three meals a day schedule, you can largely ensure that lunch and dinner are "protein/fat" meals, and breakfast and snacks are "energy/carb" meals, and make sure all of the right bits are in there across the day. In an 'eat when you want' ...


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Children's multivitamins are an option. They are chewable and more like lollies than pills. This has the advantage of topping up a wide variety of vitamins. Our son was borderline on iron and a little deficient in vitamin D so we started giving him multivitamins. Obviously, this should be done as a top-up to a healthy diet and lifestyle.


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I'm a healthcare provider (holistic healing, per se). I advise not to eat just before you go to bed! In fact, your last meal and your hitting sack should have at least the gap of two hours for better digestion. In a layperson's language, while the body is asleep, all the systems calm down and undergo maintenance. Allotting a work to any system during this ...


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I've tried EVERYTHING! I have found 1 WAY to get my toddler to eat eggs. I take two eggs and blend it with one banana and plenty of cinnamon. I then pour and fry (on medium) like a pancake in coconut oil. I began making them when we went grain free for a pancake substitute and they've stuck ever since. I also add some grass-fed butter and OCCASIONALLY raw ...



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