Keeping your kids healthy
Getting the proper nutrients into your child can be a daunting task at the best of times.
Here we take a look at the most important nutrients that can help with a growing child.
Vitamin A – Great for the immune system and good eyesight, best taken in the form of Beta- Carotene which means it is converted in the body only when needed.
Food sources for Vitamin A for vegetarians, eggs, cheese, milk and for vegans, green leafy veg, sweet potato and carrots.
B-Complex Vitamins are important for energy production the immune and nervous systems, best food sources for Vegans include mushrooms, wholegrains, bananas and yeast extract.
Vitamin C & A are great antioxidants, helps to absorb iron and can be found in green leafy veg, broccoli, peas, oranges, and blackcurrants.
Vitamin D Essential for bone health and the immune system. Best food sources for Vegans include fortified cereals, soya milk and non- hydronated margarine.
Magnesium, can help with the maintenance of normal bones and teeth a great all round mineral used in many of the body’s vital functions. Best food sources for Vegans include avocados, bananas, apples, wholegrains and almonds.
Iron, essential for transporting oxygen around the body and for energy production. Best food sources for Vegans include beans, lentils, tofu, kale and dried apricots.
Calcium, for healthy teeth and bones. Best food sources for Vegans include green leafy veg, broccoli, watercress, kale, spinach and almonds.
Zinc, essential for the immune system, best Vegan food sources include, tofu, wholegrains, pumpkin and sesame seeds.
Lactic bacteria. Digestive health is just as important for children as it is for adults, it is important from an early age to encourage good gut health in children. Lactic acid supplements can be a useful back up to the foods which can help good bacteria in the gut which are fermented foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut and kefir.
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