Instead of suppressing the mobility caused by your child’s high energy, support your child to release this energy with activities such as exercise and games. Another important point is, of course, nutrition. If you have an energetic child, let’s see what you should pay attention to in his nutrition…
Make sure it gets enough energy…
The higher a person’s activity level, the greater the amount of energy he needs on a daily basis. A child who is constantly on the move during the day must receive sufficient energy through food for growth and development. You can support him to meet his energy needs by enriching the meals he eats by adding minced meat to vegetable dishes and eggs to meatballs, and by paying attention to the meal order.
Snacks can be a savior
Children who are constantly on the go get more hungry and may want to satisfy their hunger with packaged foods that are high in sugar or fat. To avoid the consumption of these foods, you can add fresh/dried fruits or nuts such as almonds/hazelnuts to dairy products such as milk, yogurt, kefir and ayran to make them both a satisfying and nutritious snack. At the same time, following a snacking diet makes it easier for you to meet your child’s daily energy needs.
Foods that contain preservatives and additives can reinforce hyperactive behaviors
Foods containing preservatives and additives such as snacks such as chips/crackers, acidic drinks, ready-to-drink fruit juices, milk and dairy products with added white sugar, sweets and foods containing coloring agents, processed meat products such as salami/sausages, instant soups, and ready-to-eat ready-made sauces should not be consumed.
Excessive secretion of adrenaline can cause magnesium deficiency.R
Children release adrenaline, especially in situations such as jumping from a place or making dangerous moves. Excessive adrenaline secretion causes rapid consumption of magnesium, and magnesium deficiency can be seen in this case. Be sure to consume sources of magnesium such as nuts, legumes, green leafy vegetables and whole grains.