A list of the most essential nutrients required by our kids
Why // Great for eyesight, particularly color and night vision. Also help boost our immune systems.
Where // Carrots, sweet potato, almonds, salmon…
Why // B vitamins (such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, biotin) are all essential to help us make and use energy. No B vitamins = anemia
Where // Grains, poultry, red meat, leafy green, fish and dairy.
Why // Massive immune boosting properties, and great for healing.
Where // Oranges are the best! But also mandarins, strawberries, lime and more.
Why // As Vitamin D helps our bodies absorb calcium, it is essential for strong bones and teeth.
Where // Exposure to sunlight, fortified milk, tuna fish and eggs.
Why // For healthy and strong bones and teeth.
Where // Dairy mainly. Milk, cheese, yoghurt, etc…
Why // Needed for our cells and for our nervous system.
Where // Eggs, fish, beef, chicken, and broccoli.
Why // Just tell your kids they need it if they want to be like Iron Man. Seriously though, it helps the body transport blood and oxygen around the body.
Where // Lean red meat, beans, dark greens…
Why // One of the most crucial nutrients, with it being critical for the production of cells and making energy.
Where // Bran, brown rice, beans, nuts and tofu.
Why // It helps keeps your organs functioning correctly as well as regulating blood pressure and maintains the working of the muscles.
Where // Bananas! Also in sweet potatoes, white beans, skim milk, and low-fat yogurt.
Why // Great for the immune system and fighting colds and viruses. Also crucial for growth and development.
Where // Chicken, beans, and fortified breakfast cereals are filled with zinc.