|Good post from Balancing Motherhood on sugar|
A friend posted a video on facebook and it really got me thinking. See, my belief is that we (my family and I) can eat anything, as long as it's in moderation. We don't have cookies, candy, ice cream, etc all the time. We have it sometimes. My kids do not ask for sweets everyday (LOVE THAT!), but they get excited when we have them. However, watching this video today from CBS, 60 Minutes Overtime, really starting me thinking more. Am I teaching my children healthy habits? Am I arming them with enough knowledge for Zachary to go to kindergarten next year and make smart choices for his lunch?
One of my goals in life is that my children will not go through what I went though in my quest to be healthy. I spent approximately 10 years of my adult life overweight and basically unhealthy. I do not want them to have to go through the same struggles as I have. We eat about 90-95% healthy, unprocessed foods. And I thought that was a good start.
Fruit---honestly, I do not limit the amount of fresh fruit that my kids eat. Recently, I have started wondering if I need to start doing that. I keep hearing about how even the natural sugars are bad if they have too much. I've always thought that the nutrients they are getting from the fruit make it ok. Sometimes I just want to bury my head in the sand when I get information overload!
So I ask you....how do you balance healthy eating? Do you limit fruit intake because of the natural sugar?