7 MUST-TAKEN NUTRIENTS FOR YOUR CHILD

For every child to get proper nourishment there are a few basic nutrients required. And almost everyone is aware of them. These include proteins, carbohydrates, Fats, Calcium, Iron, Folate, Fibre, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D. The rich sources of all of these are also known to us. So, let’s quickly jump to the ones which are of higher nutritional values but very often under looked:

 Biotin:

A water-soluble vitamin is also called vitamin H or B7. It is a very vital vitamin from the B group. It helps in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and amino acids in the body. Supports brain functions, plays a commendable role in energy production, decreases inflammation and also nurtures skin, hair and nails.

The rich sources of biotin include meat, cooked eggs, yeast, bread, whole-wheat, banana, fish, seeds, nuts, sweet potatoes, spinach, broccoli and cauliflower.

Biotin is so essential that paediatricians recommend supplements for the same. Hence drug manufacturers are giving importance to biotin supplements nowadays. For instance, AROKID by ARIES Drugs Manufacturers Pvt. Ltd., is a nutraceutical syrup rich in biotin along with other vital nutrients.

Vitamin A

Excellent eyesight, boosting the immune system, enhancing the defence against germs and fighting infections. These are just a few of the innumerable benefits that vitamin A can render. Glasses of fortified milk, vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, fruits like orange, kiwi, mangoes, and grapefruits are readily available sources.

Vitamin B12:

Another important vitamin is Vitamin B12. It is very essential for the proper functioning of your child’s central nervous system. It also plays a crucial role in the formation of red blood cells, DNA (1) and RNA. These in turn help in new cells generations and growth. Avocados, broccoli, soy milk, breakfast cereals, cheese, diary products etc are good sources. Most of the non vegetarians can resort to salmon, meat and the like. Vegan children can resort to foods fortified with Vitamin B12 or some soya products. Nowadays many nutraceutical manufacturers are producing tonics and syrups that are rich in Vitamin B12. For instance, AROKID, a nutraceutical syrup.

Manganese:

People have very little knowledge about the importance of manganese. It is a very vital nutrient involved in facilitating other chemical processes of the body, like the processing of carbohydrates, cholesterol and proteins. Not to miss, it aids in bone formations. You can very easily inculcate manganese into your child’s diet through foods like nuts, legumes, seeds, whole grains, and other leafy green vegetables.

Choline

Though it is generally grouped under the Vitamin B sect, Choline is not actually a vitamin. It is a nutrient that helps the nervous system in speeding up the transmission of messages throughout the body. It also helps the cells to keep up their shape. Adding Eggs, fish, beef, chicken, broccoli etc to your child’s diet can easily boost the choline intake.

 Zinc

Another magical nutrient that can add up to your child’s defence system is Zinc. It effectively destroys germs and fights viruses. So common day to day trouble makers like colds can be for sure kept at bay. Moreover, Zinc comprehends your child’s growth and development. Lentils, sprouts, green peas, broccoli etc are the staple zinc boosters. 

Vitamin E:

It is a fat-soluble vitamin (i.e.) it gets stored in the body and is excreted much more slowly than the ones which are water- soluble. It is a potential antioxidant. It also helps in DNA repair and aids metabolic processes. Most importantly it also keeps blood vessels open for blood to flow freely. Optimal nourishment of your child with vitamin E will help in preventing diseases, enhancing recovery from illness and much more.

Vitamin E can be found in a variety of foods. Here are some of the best food sources of vitamin E. They include dry roasted almonds, dry roasted sunflower seeds, almond butter, peanut butter, roasted peanuts, sunflower oil, safflower oil, corn oil, raw mango etc

There are a lot of Pharma Syrup Manufacturers who come up with supplements that really taste very sweet and appetising for children. Do make sure to consult your paediatrician or your concerned physician before-hand.

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