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Sadly, This Is The Top Vegetable 1-Year-Olds In America Eat

Nutrition during the 1,000 days between a child's conception and their second birthday is critical to their future success, dictating both brain and physical development. And yet the vegetable American toddlers are most likely to eat is a french fry.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The article missed the point that it is the development of the gut microbiome in the first 3 years after birth that is important for their future health.  This requires a consistent intake of fermentable fiber primarily from non-starchy vegetables, berries, and apples as well as omega-3 fatty acids to make sure the appropriate bacteria are established in the gut for future metabolic and neurological health.  Potatoes are rich in starch that is easily broken down in the small intestine and never reach the colon where the gut microbe colony is primarily located.


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