Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2018: Do you have any special little things you like to do at Christmas. Every year I buy a new Christmas tree decoration and over the years I’ve built up quite a collection for my children. They are all shapes and sizes, some made by my … Read more »

Close

Hot Links

Are plant- based beverages suitable for children?

Plant-based beverages and drinks e.g. rice, coconut,almond, hemp and potato sound so healthy but are they?

Should we be giving these to our children?

When used as a main beverage plant-based drinks may not support good health, especially for children aged 1-8 years old.

A Canadian study has found that the consumption of these milks may be associated with lower childhood height compared to the gain in height recorded using dairy products.

This article looks in particular at the protein content of cows milk, soy, hemp, grain ( oat, quinoa, spelt and teff) almond, rice, coconut and potato as well as vitamins and minerals.

One concern is that drinking too much low- nutrient beverages (other than water) could displace hunger and cause children to eat less food.

Also in Hot Links View all »

Would you like to subscribe to our fantastic FREE monthly newsletter?

Each month we'll keep you up-to-date with the latest nutritional articles and healthy recipes from LeaStening.com. You are free to opt out at any time, but we think you'll enjoy what we've got in-store for you.

Plus as a bonus offer — subscribe today and receive FREE weight loss tips for two weeks! Learn how a number of foods, many one would consider 'healthy', may in fact be slowing your progress.

Subscribe

Yes please, it sounds great! (and it's FREE after all).


OR

Enter

No thanks, I'm not interested (or I'm already a subscriber and really enjoying these fantastic newsletters!).