Vitamins are essential for not only adults but also children as they have a major influence on the quality and the speed of cell growth. Poor vitamin supply will disrupt the growing process and can lead to other physical abnormalities.
There are six main vitamins for children, including vitamin A, B, C, D, E, and K.
This vitamin plays a really important role in eyesight. Besides, having enough vitamin A daily will help you boost your immune system and promote normal growth of the cell and bone.
There are many foods rich in vitamin A, such as milk, cheese, eggs, especially reddish vegetables like carrots and tomatoes.
The family of B vitamins includes vitamin B1, B2, B6, B12, niacin, folic acid, biotin, and pantothenic acid. This group of vitamins is really important in the metabolic system and produce energy when your body needs it. The B vitamins are essential in healthy circulatory as they help in making red blood cells, which carry oxygen to every part of the body.
The best foods containing vitamin B include meat, chicken, seafood, dairy production such as milk and yogurt, leafy green vegetables.
This vitamin promotes healthy muscles and body tissues, such as gums, bones, and blood vessels in good shape. It maintains connective tissue, for example, it helps you heal the cut or wound.
Vitamin C also boosts your immune systems to fight bacteria or infection. Having enough vitamin C daily will lower the risk of having sick and illness.
Good sources of vitamin C includes citrus fruits like oranges, strawberries, kiwi, tomatoes, and green leafy vegetables.
Vitamin D is the vitamin you need for strong bones and tooth. As it the body to absorb the amount of calcium the body needs.
Foods rich in vitamin D include milk, fish, and fortified cereal. However, the best source of vitamin D is not from food, as you can get it from sunlight.
Everybody needs vitamin E to protect the cells and tissues from damage. It also plays an essential role in making red blood cells. It is an antioxidant that helps protect the body against free radicals, which can cause cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and several other critical health conditions if the child is exposed for a lone time. Vitamin E combines with vitamin C will help boost a child immune system.
Vitamin E is rich in whole grains like wheat and oats, leafy green vegetables, nuts, and seeds.
Vitamin K is responsible for clotting a cut. It acts like glue and sticks together at the surface of the cut to stop it from bleeding.
Leafy green vegetables, dairy products, and soybean oil are the rich-vitamin K-foods.
Review Date: March 15, 2017 | Last Modified: March 15, 2017
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