Childern Care

Do you know and learn the necessary nutrients for your child? We all care about and know the importance of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and water to build the bodies of our children and forget the very important elements those are the vitamins and mineral salts; what are they and what their usefulness?

Vitamin A

Importance to children! Vitamin A is key for kids' good eyesight, especially for colour and night vision. So its deficiency leads to night blindness. It also gives their immune systems an infection-fighting boost. In which food? It is available in: carrots, orange and other vegetables and fruits like cantaloupe and sweet potatoes and fill their glasses with fortified milk.

Vitamin B

Importance to children! B vitamins are important to nervous system & blood cells, their deficiency leads to anemia. Kids need B vitamins (or B complex), which include thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, B6, B12, and biotin, to make and use energy. In which food? You can find Bs in just about every food group; Whole grains, fish, chicken, meat, leafy greens, and dairy are packed with them.

Vitamin C

Importance to children! It is necessary for normal growth and development & repair of tissues in all parts of your body. It is used to: form an important protein used to make skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. It Heal wounds and form scar tissue, repair and maintain cartilage, bones, and teeth. It blocks some of the damage caused by free radicals. Its deficiency leads to Scurvy. In which food? Guava, citrus fruits like orange & lemon and in Kiwi, Mango, Papaya, Pineapple, Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, watermelon, and cantaloupe Also: tomatoes, sweet green and red peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, cabbage, turnip greens, and other leafy greens and sweet and white potatoes.

Vitamin D

Importance to children! Vitamin D helps body absorb calcium, which your child bones need to grow. A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone diseases in children named rickets. Vitamin D also has a role in your nerve, muscle, and immune systems. In which food? You can get vitamin D in three ways: through your skin, from your diet, and from supplements. The body forms Vitamin D naturally after exposure to sunlight (Ultra Violet rays) for 15 -20 minutes at morning or before sun set; however too much sun exposure can lead to skin hazards. Vitamin D-rich foods include egg yolks, saltwater fish, and liver. Some other foods, like fortified milk and cereal.


Importance to children! Calcium is essential for our children to build strong bones and teeth. Insuffient Calcium intake can lead to a higher chance of bone disease later in life. In which food? Milk & milk products are the best source for calcium. Giving your child a glass of low fat milk or yogurt every day should keep your kids' bones strong and healthy.


Importance to children! Choline isn't a vitamin, but it's still an important nutrient for your child. Cells need it for their shape, and the nervous system needs it to speed messages throughout the body. In which food? You have to provide you child with :eggs, fish, beef, chicken, and broccoli.


Importance to children! Our children’s’ bodies need iron for many functions. The body needs iron to make the proteins hemoglobin and myoglobin. Hemoglobin is found in red blood cells and myoglobin is found in muscles. They help carry and store oxygen in the body. Iron is also part of many other proteins and enzymes in the body. In which food? Beef up on lean meat, or give kids other iron-filled foods, like beans, dark leafy greens, and iron-fortified cereal.


Importance to children! Magnesium is one of the building blocks of the body's cells, and it's important in making energy. A diet rich in magnesium also will keep your child's heart pumping strongly into adulthood. In which food? Magnesium can be given in: Bran cereal, brown rice, beans, almonds, and other nuts.


Importance to children! Almost every cell and organ in the body needs potassium to work as it should. Potassium also is important for blood pressure, keeping the heart pumping and the muscles working when kids are running around. In which food? Bananas are loaded with potassium, but you also can find it in sweet potatoes, white beans, skim milk, and low-fat yogurt.


Importance to children! Zinc is important to the immune systems of our children; it helps by them to fight viruses and other disease-causing germs. The body needs zinc to grow and develop. In which food? It’s available in enough amounts in chicken, beans, and fortified breakfast cereals. On studying the vitamins and minerals, you can notice that the best way to feed your child is by giving varieties of food to get a balanced nutrition full of those essential elements. Visit a pediatrician if your child is picky eater to ensure a daily vitamin and mineral supplement.

By | FutureLab مايو, 30, 2018
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