According to all experts, the child’s height is influenced by two things, genetic factors, and nutrients obtained by the child. After a while, your child may not seem to grow, but as he begins his teen years, his growth will start again. Then what nutrition does your child need?
1. Vitamins A and D
It is essential for children to have well-developed and proper skin, hair and bones. Vitamin A and D are required. There are two kinds of vitamin D, which are vitamin D2 made from plants and cholecalciferol, and vitamin D3 produced by the human body when the skin is exposed to UVB rays from the sun. Vitamin D2 and D3 help absorb calcium and phosphorus in the blood. This vitamin can be administered through egg yolks, fish, and milk. Vitamin A is good for child’s vision. It also plays a role in reproduction in child bone metabolism. Vitamin A can be obtained through carrots, spinach, and potatoes.
Calcium is the key to the growth of the child because of calcium functions in almost all parts of the body’s growth such as muscles, bones, and even the nervous system. In addition to milk, you can get calcium from almonds, broccoli, nuts, vegetables, mushrooms, eggs, and sardines.
Protein is needed for the growth of hair, muscles, skin, and other organs in the body. Because our body cannot produce protein, we must take it from the outside, that is food. You should choose a functional protein, such as meat, soybeans, chicken, vegetables, and fruits to meet the needs of vitamins and minerals.
4. Fiber need
Fiber is essential for digestive health, so children will not suffer constipation. Lack of fiber also affects the reduced weight. You need to give fiber-rich foods to children, such as apples, watermelons, vegetables, nuts, and salads.
5. Mineral needs
Minerals are needed for healthy brain, good bones, and many other children’s body development. An essential mineral for children is calcium, zinc, copper, manganese, potassium, chromium, selenium, and iron.