Essential Vitamins for your children

 

Vitamin A is very important for keeping your child’s immune systemstrong and healthy, it can help their vision in dimly lit area’s and it supports healthy skin. Good food sources for Vitamin A are milk, cheese and eggs. Foods such as carrots, green leafy vegetables, red peppers and apricots contain beta-carotene, which the body can turn into vitamin A.

Vitamin C helps maintain healthy tissue in your child’s body. Our bodies can’t store vitamin C, so you need to get some every day. Young children, who can be fussy eaters, might not get enough from their diet alone so make sure they are getting it in whatever way possible. You can find vitamin C in lots of foods, including peppers, broccoli, oranges and sweet potatoes. From the start try and get your children to eat their fruits and vegetables to avoid fussy eaters.

Vitamin D helps your body absorb the calcium it needs without one another they are no good, keeping your children’s bones and teeth healthy. Babies born with low levels of vitamin D will sometimes develop softened bones, which can lead to rickets. The best source of vitamin D is summer sunlight which is great if you live in a warmer climate, but it can be hard to get enough in other parts of the wordl to last through the winter months, so a vitamin supplement may be required.

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