Summer is a great time for your child to be outdoors. In addition to the fresh air and many opportunities for fun physical activity, being exposed to the sun (although long exposure to direct sunlight should be avoided from 10AM to 4PM) is good for the health, as the UVB rays trigger the body’s production of Vitamin D3, or cholecalciferol2.
The majority of other vitamin types, however, cannot be made by the body. While supplements can be a good source for these, consuming food that is rich in the different vitamins is another good way to make sure that your child gets the adequate daily requirement. You should also give Lactum 3+/6+ to help give your child 100% nourishment.*
•Vitamin A helps reduce the chances of infection and promotes normal growth and development. It can be found in liver, milk, cheese and certain fish.
•Vitamin B allows the body to produce energy, and are easily obtained from sources such as grains, meat, beans, nuts, mushrooms and dairy.
•Vitamin C strengthens the immune system and increases iron absorption. It is available in citrus fruit, mangoes, papaya and dark leafy vegetables.
•Vitamin D strengthens bones, teeth and the immune system. It comes from milk, fortified margarine, certain fish, eggs, organ meat and fish liver oil.
•Vitamin E helps maintain a healthy immune system and other bodily functions. It is available in sources such as vegetable oil, avocados, leafy green vegetables and even peanut butter.
*with 3 balanced meals a day
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