Vitamins For Kids


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Vitamins For Kids - Need for Kids Vitamins

Vitamins and minerals are substances that are found in foods we eat. The kids are under great need of vitamins i.e. for growth, proper functioning of body parts. As they utilise their energy lot in playing, thus they need vitamins and minerals in huge quantities.

Children have a tendency to want to choose certain foods above the others and exclude important nutrient bearing ones. So no matter how nutritious the food they are eating is, it may not supply all the nutrients the child requires, all of the time. 

One nutrient can not make up for the shortage of another. Foods from all the basic food groups should be eaten daily (grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy, meats, fats/oils). Variety in the child's diet balances against over consumption or deficiency of any nutrient. 

The growth in childhood is slower than in infancy or adolescence, energy output is high, with hard play periods that include plenty of running, jumping, and testing of new physical skills. Thus, They need vitamins in a large quantities. Children, especially girls, also need good nutrition to prepare their bodies for puberty.

Need of vitamins:

Here are some important vitamins and their functions:-

  • Vitamin D in milk helps your bones.
  • Vitamin A in carrots helps you see at night.
  • Vitamin C in oranges helps your body heal if you get a cut.
  • B vitamins in leafy green vegetables help your body make protein and energy.

The childrens, who are suffering from cystic fibrosis lose some vitamins in their stools, in particular, fat-soluble vitamins A, D and E. These are main body-building vitamins, that play very important role in the proper functioning of the body organs. Therefore, vitamin supplements may be necessary. Blood tests will indicate if your child requires vitamin supplements.

Parents can play a significant role in easing their child's adjustment. For example, continue to offer traditional foods like a peanut butter sandwich, which is a favorite with non-vegetarians, too. Parents who eat vegetarian diets are often nutrition savvy, but there are different nutritional requirements for children and adults. Most importantly, children have higher metabolic rates and energy requirements.

Vitamin supplements for kids:

  • If babies over nine months of age are receiving whole cow's milk, they'll need a daily vitamin C supplement until their diet provides other sources of vitamin C such as fruits. 
  • Vitamin D is added to all commercial liquid milks so babies drinking these fluids don't need extra vitamin D.

Vegetarian children-unlike their carnivorous counterparts-usually get sufficient fibre. But bulky, fibrous foods fill up small stomachs before enough calories are consumed to match their energy needs. Preschool vegetarians need plenty of higher-calorie, nutrient-dense foods such as nut butters.

Childrens are greatly need of vitamin C. If you are 18 years of age or younger, you should get 115 milligrams of vitamin C per day. Those over 19, should get 120 milligrams per day. Good sources of vitamin C include:

  • Citrus fruits
  • Broccoli
  • Cantaloupe
  • Potato
  • Bell pepper
  • Tomato
  • Kiwi
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
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