10 Nutrients That Every Child Needs

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Vitamins and minerals are very essential for all the processes and functions in your body, especially children, Find the top 10 nutrients every child needs:

Calcium: Get your kids strong bones and teeth, builds healthy nerve system and muscle function, helps blood clot, and helps in the digestion process and the body conversion from food into energy.

Essential fatty acids (EFAs): Assist in building cells, regulate the nervous system, makes the cardiovascular system stronger, build immunity, and make the child body absorb nutrients better. Beneficial for healthier brain function and vision.

Iron: Helps in making hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying red pigment in blood, and stores oxygen in muscles. Lack of iron can cause anemia, which can result in tiredness, weakness, and irritability.

Magnesium: helps strengthen bones and keeps the heart rhythm steady, supports the immune system, and maintain muscle and nerve function.

Potassium: controls the body’s water level, which helps maintain blood pressure. Helps in muscle function and heart rhythm and may decrease the risk of kidney stones and osteoporosis later.

Vitamin A: Important for vision and bone growth; Keeps infections away ; promotes the body health and cells growth, also helps in better hair, nails, and skin.

Vitamin C: Helps form and repair red blood cells, bones, and tissues; helps keep healthier gums, as well as stronger blood vessels, and minimizes bruising; helps in curing, and promoting the immune system, and protects the body from infections. Also helps the body absorb iron.

Vitamin D: Helps the body absorb minerals like calcium and builds stronger teeth and bones. Important for reaching growth potential and peak bone mass. Also works as a hormone with roles in immune system health, insulin production, and better cell growth.

Vitamin E: Controls the production of free radicals that can damage cells. Also important for immunity, DNA repair, and other metabolic functions.

Zinc:  More than 70 enzymes in your body need Zinc to help in digestion and metabolism. It’s also essential for growth.

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