The best thing is to prevent the child from developing bad taste habits so that later he does not fight with them all his life. When is it better to start doing? “Even in the womb,” – said the French, considered the nation of gourmets. Of course, we laugh at this and make a discount on the poetry of this nation. And in vain.
Scientists have already proved that this is what should be done. Taste preferences begin to form in the fetus during pregnancy. This is a very young science, the main discoveries in it have been made in the last 20 years. It is already clear how this happens. Products that a pregnant woman consumes influence the taste of the amniotic fluid in which the fetus floats and which it swallows. It is shown that later, when the baby begins to receive complementary foods and consume new foods, he prefers those that the mother most often ate during pregnancy. This is demonstrated not only for harmful sweets, fat and salty food, but also for healthy vegetables, garlic, spices, etc.
The next most important stage in the formation of taste is breastfeeding. What the mother eats at this time, then the child will also love. He literally sucks in tastes with mother’s milk. This is also a scientific fact. If a nursing mother ate healthy fruits, the child will also like them. The reverse is also true: if the mother did not eat fruit, the child does not love them. The same happens in children on artificial feeding. Unfortunately, they do not have the opportunity to receive information about useful products with mother’s milk.
Scientists believe that a child from a very early age remembers the characteristic taste of the product
This memory persists for a long time, affecting its eating behavior almost throughout life. True, this does not exclude that he will also love harm. Even a child with good taste finds it difficult to get through without loss through aggressive advertising aimed at children and through the influence of peers who impose bad taste by example (this is a powerful channel of influence). Parents need to work a lot further to preserve the right taste preferences inherent in the child. And for this they must eat right themselves, creating a healthy food environment around it. But it pays off the health of children. As adults, they will be resistant to harmful food influences.