During early years children’s are growing in not only age but in weight, height, physical and mental capability. Their growth needs fuel, which is nutrition to ensure they grow to the full potential. The nutrients requirement of a child is same as an adult, however they need different proportion of the same. At the same time an athletic child will need much more Nutrients compared to another child. During early years children hit periods of rapid growth called Growth Spurts. During Growth Spurts their appetite increases and they might be eating all daylong, however the moment growth reduces their appetites diminishes. What it means is that nutrient needs of children are unique and if nutrients are not available on time their growth rate will diminish.
These along with Water and Oxygen are the raw materials for healthy body and mind. Needless to say lack of nutrients will result into abnormalities. WHO says Lack of Nutrition is the biggest cause of diseases in the world. During early years children’s organ and body are building unlike adults who are in maintenance mode with fully built organs and body.
Human body is incapable of producing most of the macro and micronutrients, therefore it has to be obtained from diet. For human body the single and best source of nutrients is our food. Not all nutrients are available in all types of food, as a matter of fact, composition of every food if different. Therefore to acquire all the nutrients required for your body you need to eat a combination of food products. It is recommended that for good health once should consume balanced diet. A balanced diet is consists of Carbohydrate, Protein, Fat, mineral and Vitamins. All nutrients perform different function in the body:
Therefore Children needs nutrients, which can help them build their body and mind.
We have found that most children in India get requisite amount of Macronutrients such as carbohydrate and fat, however they are often found deficient in other macro and micronutrients such as proteins, minerals and vitamins. Proteins, vitamins and minerals are very important elements of the total nutritional requirement of your child. However are children are deficient of proteins, minerals and vitamins as:
Children needs Nutrients from food and it has vital effects on physical growth and development, maintenance of normal body function, physical activity and health. Nutritious food is, thus needed to sustain life and activity of our children. Therefore a healthy diet must provide all essential nutrients in the required amounts. Dietary intake lower or higher than the body requirements can lead to under-nutrition (deficiency diseases) or over-nutrition (diseases of affluence) respectively.
If you suspect that your child is not receiving sufficient nutrition particularly during the vulnerable periods of life such as infancy, childhood and adolescence, you can depend on supplementation of Nutrients. Here are some Nutrients you must consider giving it to your child:
1. Multi-Vitamin-Mineral Formula Supplement
2. Vitamin D Supplememt
3. Calcium Mineral Supplement
4. Zinc Mineral Supplement
5. Vitamin B Complex Supplement
6. Cod Liver Oil Supplement
7. Iodine Supplement
8. Magnesium Supplement