Do our kids need Food Supplements?
When the school year started last June, I realized how thin Ren is now compared last year. His classmates all gained weight except him who visibly lost some pounds. Everybody at the school is asking me what happened to him during the vacation. They all thought he was sick.
The reason I told them was that he had a swimming lesson last summer and I thought that’s what made him thinner. But I felt they were not convinced every time I say that reason.
these pictures are taken this year.
The truth is that Ren has hard time consuming the meals I prepare for him. And he usually (always) misses taking his Vitamin supplement. I am just glad that he barely gets sick.
I am trying my best to be a good mom, but I know as much as I want to, I can’t make all things right. I cook healthy foods for my son’s baon because it is required at school, but at the house I am guilty of feeding my son preserved foods and those ordered from fast food once in a while. As a busy mom, sometimes I just prepare the easiest thing to prepare at the table.
So, the question is, does my son need a food supplement? I think the answer is Yes!
He can’t get the minerals and nutrients his body needs just by eating food with little nutritional value, and I am concerned of him getting thinner, that is why, aside from preparing a balanced diet, I decided to be religious this time in providing him the food supplements that he needs.
Here are the food supplements I am planning to give Ren:
- Milk– the reason why Ren stopped drinking milk was that he doesn’t like the taste anymore. But since milk is a good source of calcium and it is also fortified with vitamin D and it has other vital nutrients, including protein, phosphorous, vitamin A and some B vitamins so I think Ren needs it. What brand of milk is still the question on my mind.
- Iron– This is important for making hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying red pigment in the blood. Lack of iron can cause anemia, which can result in fatigue, weakness, and irritability. Oh boy! Ren needs this. I will consult his pediatrician about this first.
- Vitamin C– This is the only vitamin his pediatrician recommended to him when he was still a toddler. This vitamin helps form and repair red blood cells, bones, and tissues. It also helps keep child’s gums healthy and strengthens the blood vessels, minimizing bruising; assists with healing, boosts the immune system, and keeps infections at bay. Ren still has some un-opened bottle of Vitamin C here at the house, and I think he should consume it religiously starting now before it expires.
- Taurine, Lysine and Chlorella– I learned that Taurine can help your child perform better in school. It enhances your child’s mental performance. Lysine is needed for growth. Chlorella growth factorshelp your child aim higher. I am glad we received some bottles of Propan TLC. He has G6PD, and I also learned that kids who doesn’t eat beans and soya needs Lysine to provide for the nutrients that they needs.I need to be serious in helping my son achieve his full potential.
I am hoping this list of food supplements will help me do that.
How about you do you think your kids need food supplements also?