Kids Carbs for Energy

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Kids’ bodies are powered by the carbohydrates in the food they eat. Carbohydrates, also known as carbs, are the major source of energy for kids. Children need large amounts of nutrients as they are active and grow so rapidly. Carbs have long formed the bulk of the human diet. Ancient Egyptians grew wheat and barley on the Nile River thousands of years ago and the harvested grains were made into bread, soup and beer. Organic lentils, rice, and beans are highly nutritious source of carbs and are the basis of many dishes around the world. Organic potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams are high in antioxidants and carbs for kids. Organic whole wheat and organic whole multigrain bread and pastas are the staff of life, rich in vitamins, minerals, and carbs for energy. Organic food is produced using farming methods that do not harm the environment, without chemical pesticides or fertilizers. Land must be farmed organically for several years before crops can be labeled “USDA Organic”. Much of processed food has stripped the grains of nutrients, adding chemical additives, preservatives, food coloring, and genetically modified organisms to make processed food cheap, appealing to kids, ready to eat, but with a side dish of risk. Growing potatoes and yams in an organic backyard garden gives kids and their families a delicious healthy source of carbohydrates.

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