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OurHarvest Shares 4 Reasons to Establish Healthy Eating Habits During Childhood

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Diet & Nutrition News J E 4
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NEW YORK, July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- OurHarvest, New York's online farmer's market, a provider of farm-fresh, all-natural groceries and healthy food recipes, shares 4 reasons to establish healthy eating habits during childhood.

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The diets we develop as children often set the tone for our adult lifestyle choices. Helping children  establish healthy eating habits enables them to grow accustomed to making positive food choices. Feeding children high levels of processed foods can lead to a variety of health issues and can strip food of the level of nutrients needed to support healthy growth. OurHarvest, the online farmers market, shares 4 reasons to offer children healthy food options:

1. Preventative health care

Natural foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains contain essential nutrients that aid in disease prevention, bone health, and overall immunity. Natural foods are vitamin- and nutrient-rich, providing the healthiest diet available.

2. Avoid harmful artificial additives

Additives such as sugars, hormones, commercial fats, and trans fats can lead to health issues such as attention deficits, hyperactivity, diabetes, cancer, lethargy, depression, heart disease, weak immune systems and excessive weight gain.

3. Avoid weight management issues in the future

Eating behaviors are established early in life, and it's important to start children off on the right path when it comes to food choices. Additives such as sugar can be highly addictive and can start a lifetime of craving the wrong foods if not managed early. Commonly used additives such as sodium benzoate, high fructose corn syrup, organophosphates and mono-oleoyl-glycerol, can lead to pre-diabetic conditions and obesity.

4. To know exactly what your children are eating

Many food additives are often not even listed in the ingredients, leaving parents in the dark about what they are actually feeding their children. There is complete transparency when buying natural foods, allowing parents to feel confident in the food choices they are providing for their children.

OurHarvest is New York's source of local, farm-fresh food and serves communities in Manhattan and Brooklyn, where home delivery is offered, and on Long Island, where customers visit central community pick-up locations. Customers can order up until the day before their purchase.

Media Contact: Scott Reich, OurHarvest, 5169312100, info@ourharvest.com

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SOURCE OurHarvest

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