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Nutritional and Vitamin Supplemental Needs of Children

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In today's hectic world parents don't have time to create a 
healthy menu for their children. Their children only have tastes 
for high fat, low nutritional, junk food items. Feeding them 
healthy vitamin rich food needed for proper growth and 
development has become an issue.

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In today's hectic world parents don't have time to create a 
healthy menu for their children. Their children only have tastes 
for high fat, low nutritional, junk food items. Feeding them 
healthy vitamin rich food needed for proper growth and 
development has become an issue. Vitamins are very important 
for children. They help them to grow, develop, learn, talk, see, 
walk, and run. The body needs vitamins to create energy, to form 
hemoglobin, and develop a strong immune system that helps in 
fighting disease.

There Are Two Types Of Vitamins:


These vitamins dissolve in our body. They flow in our body with 
the blood and any unused vitamins come out with in the body's 
waste. Vitamins C, B2, B12, B6, are all water soluble.


These vitamins get stored in fat tissues of the body and stay 
there unless needed and called upon by the  body. Vitamins A, B1, 
B2, B6, B12, D, E and K are all fat soluble.

Parents should focus maximum attention on fruits and raw 
vegetables as they help in meeting nutritional requirements of 
children and help them to grow and develop properly. Juicy fruits 
are an excellent source of vitamin A and C. Bread, rice, cereals, 
pastas, when taken at breakfast time help children maintain 
energy that can be used all day. Milk and milk products like 
cheese, yogurt, and cream help in maintaining strong bones, 
improve vision and, help memory.

Children should avoid cookies, chocolates, artificial juices, and 
soft drinks; and drink plenty of water.



This vitamin helps children to see more clearly, distinguish 
between colors, get healthy skin, nails, and bones. It even helps 
in forming soft and healthy skin. The deficiency can lead to 
night blindness, eye disorder and in worst cases causes' double 
vision. Weaker enamel, weak bones, asthma, headache, hair loss 
are other common problems associated with deficiency of vitamin 

Children should take more milk and milk products like cheese, 
curd, milk shakes along with fish, oil, and eggs to avoid 
problems that can occur due to lack of vitamin A.


This vitamin creates energy that is required by the body during 
heavy work outs. Vitamin B can be further classified as:

   -> VITAMIN B1:

      It combines with other vitamins and helps in forming energy 
      from food that we eat.

   -> VITAMIN B6:

      It helps in forming liquids that are needed for regulating 
      mood. It forms hemoglobin in red blood cells that help body 
      in fighting diseases. Beans, peas, spinach, potatoes, 
      yogurt, juicy fruits are all sources of vitamin B.


Its deficiency can lead to scurvy. Children should eat more and 
more juicy fruits and vegetables to meet the requirement of 
vitamin C.


Helps in forming calcium needed for strong bones. Milk, milk 
products, fish and other seafoods are all rich in vitamin D. But 
of all the sources the best source is sunlight. Parents should 
make sure that children get sufficient sunlight. Its deficiency 
leads to weak muscles, kidney disorder, weak bones, and high/ low 
blood pressure.


It takes care of our body tissues, helps in increasing immunity. 
Grains, wheat, nuts, yogurt all provide body with vitamin E.


It helps in proper blood clotting. Green leafy vegetables and 
dairy items are rich in vitamin K.

Vitamins are very critical for the body. Today by the time a food 
item reaches the store and finally to the house of the consumer 
most of its  nutritional value is lost. So to provide children 
with all the nutrients and vitamins, supplements may need to be 
given to children by their parents. Vitamin supplements should be 
used along with food items as a complement to the diet.  They 
should not be a replacement for fresh green vegetables, fruits 
and other nutrition rich food. Children should always be given 
supplements along with the meal. Taking them before or after the 
meal can cause stomach problems.

Supplements with higher prices do not mean that they are better 
or more efficient than lesser priced brands. Sometimes pills that 
cost the least are the ones that are providing maximum nutrients 
to the body.

Always check the box for a list of ingredients. This will help in 
ensuring that you are buying the very supplements for your 
child's needs.

The makers of a children's vitamin and nutrient product called 
EssentiaLean helps fights the problem of obesity in children by 
providing better nutrients. The makers of this product tell us 
that if children receive better nutrients they will crave junk 
food less.  Essentialean was created by a well respected doctor 
and can be found at or 

Kamau Austin is a health and fitness enthusiast and 
advocate. He writes on a regular basis on timeless 
health and fitness tips at the Fit After Forty Blog. 
See more useful health and fitness news and tips at...

This Article must be published with a disclaimer as such...
This article is for general information purposes only. Before 
under taking any exercise or treatment program always first 
check first with your doctor and health professionals.



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