In my previous article, I talked about top five minerals that are important for a child growth. As promised, today I will be talking about 6 most important vitamins for babies.
Nowadays, parents are more literate about diet tables. And, when it is about their babies, a few of them are very strict, whereas, many others take this very leniently. “What to do! My baby is very choosy like his daddy or mommy.” But, that is not done. For the betterment of your baby, being parents, you should learn the importance of 6 most important vitamins for babies.
Play a vital role in improving eyesight and bone development. Like many other vitamins, it helps in strengthening the immune system and protecting from infection and disease. This vitamin promotes growth and development of tissues in the body, including hair, nails, and skin.
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For your baby, you can obtain this vitamin from food like carrot, sweet potato, spinach, melon, apricots, red pepper, mango, broccoli, peas, peaches, and papaya.
Vitamin B complex consists of a group (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12) of vitamins that often work together to support metabolism, maintain healthy skin and muscle tone, immune system function enhancement, and nervous system.
Vitamin B in children or rather family of B vitamins produce energy, improves circulation, helps metabolism and nervous system of children. Before you use a vitamin B complex, consult your pediatrician.
Cereal grains, green vegetables (asparagus, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, pumpkin), and yeast are a few excellent sources of vitamin B.
Vitamin C offers huge help in repairing body cells and red blood cells in the blood and tissues. It also plays an important role in maintaining gum health and small blood vessels’ strengthening. It is vitamin C that speeds the healing process and keeps the infection away.
There are plenty of food sources for vitamin C such as citrus, kiwi, papaya, broccoli, cantaloupe, strawberries, mango, tomato, spinach, pink grapefruit, and banana.
Vitamin D is associated with calcium. This vitamin is very important for the health (strength) of teeth and bones. This vitamin contributes greatly to the growth of children and promotes bone development. Besides, insulin production or cell regeneration is the main function of facilitated by vitamin D.
This vitamin is quite difficult to obtain from food. Salmon, yogurt, fortified juice, or egg yolks are few products that contain vitamin D.
Vitamin E is essential in protecting cells from free radical damage. This vitamin helps in cell regeneration and immune system’s strengthening. It intervenes in the cellular processes.
To obtain vitamin E, children must eat foods like almonds, sunflower seeds, almond butter, spinach, broccoli, soybean oil, mango.
Although often overlooked, vitamin K is necessary for blood clotting; plays an important role in case of excessive bleeding. It has an important role in the proper functioning of the kidneys and bone growth and repair.
Rich sources of vitamin K are dark green leafy vegetables, spinach, broccoli, lettuce, cabbage, green tea. It can be found in oats, whole grains, fresh peas, eggs and dairy products.
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