Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easter Candy And Church Don’t Mix

SOUTHLAKE, Texas (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Feeding your kids candy before church can turn Easter Sunday (Apr. 12) sour.

According to Naturopathic doctor Eileen Silva, the dyes, sugar, and processed ingredients found in chocolate eggs and other Easter candy don’t mix well with kids and lengthy, solemn Easter church services.

Silva says chemicals in the holiday treats “really interfere with a child’s concentration,” which isn’t good if you’re trying to keep them quiet and attentive during mass.

Candy causes mood swings and hyperactivity in kids, and can also lead to digestive problems, which may leave parents interrupting service to take their tots to the bathroom.

Instead of sugary snacks, Silva recommends parents take the natural approach to Easter and feed their kids real eggs, not candy ones.

She calls eggs “the perfect food” and suggests parents have a hard-boiled egg hunt before church and then whip up eggs for breakfast.

She says an egg painting station and little sandwiches cut up into bunny shapes are much healthier ways to create fun Easter memories.

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