Well-balanced nutrition will help prevent disease and promote health. Nutrition is also essential for the growth and development that happens throughout lifespan. Is your child eating well? Let’s talk about your child’s diet with a doctor and get a solution.
Well- balanced nutrient intake can make sure your child is growing normally and healthy, providing protection from diseases, providing energy for everyday life and it is also good for physical and mental development of children.
Table below are some of the main minerals, its effect and sources, includes:
Vitamin D helps the body absorb mineral such as calcium and build strong bones and teeth. Important to achieve potential growth and bone mass.
• Fish Oil
|Calcium||Build a strong bones and teeth, promoting healthy nerve and muscle function, and maintain a normal heartbeat.||• Dairy and dairy product
• Tofu and Tempe
|Iron||It facilitates in the formation of haemoglobin in the red blood cell and formation of myoglobin in muscles. It acts as oxygen carrier.||• Chicken, Eggs
• Whole Meat
|Magnesium||Maintain strong bones and good heart rhythm, supports the immune system, and helps maintain muscle and nerve function.||• Seaweed
• Seeds (almonds, sunflower seeds)
|Zinc||Required by enzymes theat aid in digestion and metabolism, as well as important for growth.||• Beef, Chicken, Fish
• Nuts, grains and legumes
|Vitamin A||Provides proper vision (prevents, and cures night blindness) in both children and adult.||• Eggs, margerines and milk
•Pumpkin, carrots, apricots, mangoes (other bright yellow/ orange/ red fruits)
• Dark lefy green as spinach, mustard.
|Vitamin C||important for building and maintaining collagen and support immune system.||• Papaya, Guava
• Star fruits, Mango
|Vitamin D||helps the body absorb mineral such as calcium and build strong bones and teeth. Important to achieve potential growth and bone mass.||• Fish Oil