A good diet is sufficient to provide children with the vitamins and minerals necessary for their development or do they need to take multivitamins?
These days it is more about what children wants than about what children need!! Your child is very choosy when it comes to food!! You are worried if he gets all the nutrients and vitamins he needs to grow up healthfully? Do you need to add multivitamins to your child diet and keep your mind in peace?
Giving my kid multivitamins is it safe?
Well, as parents, we often fear the intake of vitamins and minerals of our child is insufficient. However, children with a healthy and varied diet consisting of fruits and vegetables, whole grain products, milk and dairy products as well as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, tofu or legumes do not benefit from this practice often expensive.
When do you need to give your child multivitamins?
In winter, by cons, it is justified to supplement children’s diets with vitamin D. Exposed to sunlight; the skin synthesizes it from April to October. The rest of the year, it is recommended to give 400 IU to children less than one year and increase to 600 IU thereafter. This is also true for adults. Many researchers consider this recommendation too low and believe that it is necessary to double it.
What you should be aware of?
- In large doses, some vitamins can accumulate in the body and become toxic.
- Many children think that multivitamins are sweets, especially now that they come in
gumdrops, Gummy forms and cute animals and cartoon characters.
- Get advice from your child’s pediatrician. Do not give your child more than one vitamin a day.
- An excess of vitamins can block the absorption of other in the body. If your child has too
much calcium for example, it could prevent vitamins such as iron to be absorbed.
Children who may benefit from taking supplements
- Children who suffer from anorexia or chronic lack of appetite, or have poor eating habits.
- Children strict vegetarians.
- Children subject to a restrictive diet due to food allergies or suffer from a chronic illness.
- Children consuming drinking water containing little fluorine.
Make sure that your child understands that “to be healthy, eat healthy!!”, and that it’s certainly not a matter of an each day pill.