A Healthy Lunch Box

What is the backbone of a healthy lunch box?

During our research we realised that this generation of children have many more illnesses and disorders. How could Umf Box help with this problem? Well, we aim to give children the BEST!

Organic food – why organic?

Organic food is essential for our children since it has more nutritional value and it was produced with no pesticides or harmful toxins. All these toxins and poisons are affecting our children’s behaviors and abilities.
Ever wondered why we never new a child with ADHD when we grew up… We played and exercised much more! Our children do not exercise and play as we did as children. It is too dangerous for our children to ride bicycle on their own in the street or run to the park and play. Our children can only play in a small space at home. Parents that come home from work are too tiered to play with their children and rather have them watch TV or play on the computer. Due to this way of live, it is crucial that we take extra care (more than in the past) to what kinds of foods our children eat.

Presentation = Fun Food!

Our children are growing up in a time where they are spoilt with amazing visuals – this is why presentation is so important! We present the foods in such a way that children are excited to see what is in the lunch box and cannot wait to eat it.
Low GI (Glycemic Index) GI is a measure of the impact of food on your blood sugar. Foods with a high GI tend to quickly raise your body's blood sugar levels. By contrast, foods with a low GI will raise them more slowly and over a longer period, thus ensuring sustained energy.

No Harmful Preservatives

Harmful food preservatives are:
Benzoates: This group of chemical food preservatives has been banned in Russia because of its role in triggering allergies, asthma and skin rashes. It is also considered to cause brain damage. This food preservative is used in fruit juices, tea, coffee etc.
Butylates: This chemical food preservative is expected to cause high blood pressure and raise cholestrol levels. This can affect the kidney and liver function. It is found in butter, vegetable oils and margarine.
BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole): BHA is expected to cause the liver diseases and cancer. This food preservative is used to preserve the fresh pork and pork sausages, potato chips, instant teas, cake mixes and many more.
In addition to these there are many other harmful food preservatives. These are Caramel (food colorant), Bromates, Caffeine, Carrageenan, Chlorines, Coal Tar AZO Dies, Gallates, Glutamates, Mono- and Di-glycerides, Nitrates/Nitrites, Saccharin, Sodium Erythrobate, Sulphites and Tannin

No Artificial Colourants

Though past research showed no correlation between Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and food dyes, new studies now point to synthetic preservatives and artificial colouring agents as aggravating ADD and ADHD symptoms, both in those affected by these disorders and in the general population. Older studies were inconclusive quite possibly due to inadequate clinical methods of measuring offending behavior. Parental reports were more accurate indicators of the presence of additives than clinical tests. Several major studies show academic performance increased and disciplinary problems decreased in large non-ADD student populations when artificial ingredients, including artificial colors, were eliminated from school food programs.

Rooibos Tea–FRUtea Cooldrink

Rooibos Tea is naturally good for you. It is an anti-allergic nutritional supplementary drink and is suitable for babies from birth. It can help relieve the following conditions:
Food Allergies
Stomach Cramps

Water bottle

Water is essential to all the vital functions of your body.
It reduces the risk of so many health issues people face, especially cancer of the bladder, breast, colon and kidney. Drunk together with raw foods and cleansing, water is a natural cancer cure.
Regular hydration will boost your energy levels.
It will also boost your immune system and mental sharpness.
You need water to speed up recovery from injuries.
Cleansing and detoxing absolutely requires water. Don't spend money on colon cleansers or any other detoxing system and then neglect drinking lots of water. You may be doing more harm than good.

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