Do your kids really need vitamins? Right, you may first ask – whether your children need multivitamins! Simply, yes, they do, but please read more!!!
There are tons of children’s vitamins and supplements these days. So many parents today give their children something — whether a Dora the Explorer multivitamin or some kind of gummy calcium supplement. It’s also difficult for parents to decide which, if any, vitamins and supplements their kids actually need. Should children be gobbling down a daily gummy cocktail?
While most pediatricians agree that a parent’s first line of defense should be diet, they acknowledge that our busy schedules make it hard for us to get healthy meals — instead of processed snacks and energy drinks — into our kids. At the same time, health research has taken off, and doctors and the general public have learned a lot more about the importance of nutrients.
“If you eat healthy foods like fish, fruit and vegetables, you don’t need a supplement, except for vitamin D,” says Peter Nieman, a pediatrician in Calgary and the founder of healthykids.ca. HOWEVER, exactly that is the problem. In most cases kids don’t eat enough of vegitables and fruits in order to get enough needed nutrients. The problem is that their body will start lacking some of it and we don’t even notice, so that way, their bodies and brains can not function at full potential.
About only 10% of Peter Nieman’s patients are eating in what he terms the “ideal world” of 10 servings of fruit and vegetables a day, two to four cups of milk or other dairy, and two servings of fish a week. He says 30 percent are trying to eat better diets, but the reality is, “they cannot sustain it. They’re tired, they travel or they’re sick of wars with picky eaters. They fall back on what I call a ‘security blanket.’
There are so many different multivitamins which ones are really good?
Company called Forever Living has a great line of natural based nutritional supplements including multivitamins. Not just any multivitamins, but multivitamins that are specifically designed for children. These are Chewable Multivitamins. Fun and delicious multivitamins provide kids with the vital vitamins, minerals, iron and phytonutrients they may be lacking. Iron is also found for immune support and cognitive development. Iron, a commonly deficient nutrient, also supports overall health.
Phytonutrients are highly desirable plant nutrients found in vegetables and fruits. Our new and improved formula has more phytonutrients from a new, improved blend of fruits and vegetables. The result is a multivitamin that tastes great, is fun to eat and complements the range of other supplements that Forever Living offers! Formulated without artificial colours or preservatives, the phytonutrient base is taken from such nutritious foods as carrots, beets, broccoli, spinach, blueberries, apples, cranberries, tomatoes and strawberries. You and your kids will love the natural grape flavor, and you’ll love the peace of mind!
- No artificial colors or preservatives
- Chewable tablets
- Phytonutrient base taken from the finest raw foods including broccoli, spinach, beets, and carrots
~sources: healthykids.ca and Today’s Parents.