What I Look For When Picking a Children’s Vitamin:
1. Content and Ingredient: I am looking for the vitamins and essential minerals that will support my child’s immune system, cognitive learning and help them maintain physical and mental energy throughout the day. I also don’t want certain ingredients like aspartame, high sugar, iron and fillers.
2. Efficiency of Absorption: A vitamin/mineral supplement must be easily absorbed and assimilated into the body efficiently for optimal benefits. Many capsules and tablets must be dissolved in the stomach taking up to 6 hours to be absorbed into the body, if they in fact survive the hydrochloric acid of the stomach.
3. Palatability: If your children won’t take them, then what good are they?
4. Convenience: I want a supplement that is easy for my children to take every morning, easy to take with me when I travel and easy to keep fresh.
5. Price: With a limited budget, like most families, I am looking for the best quality within my budget.
Four Levels of Eating
-Dr. Ed Bauman.
- Eating for Pleasure
- Eating for Energy
- Eating for Recovery
- Eating for Health
Your Child's Dietary Needs
Why Fat is Important
- Building blocks of hormones.
- Insulate nervous system tissue in the body.
- They serve as energy stores for the body. Fats are broken down in the body to release glycerol and free fatty acids. The glycerol can be converted to glucose by the liver and thus used as a source of energy.
- Helps absorb some vitamins. Vitamins A, D, E, and K, can only be digested, absorbed and transported in conjunction with fats.
- Serves as a functional buffer towards a multitude of diseases. This helps to protect vital organs, until such time as the offending substances can be metabolized or otherwise removed from the body.