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The one drink that ensures every child’s good health and wellbeing. Rich in calcium and protein, it has amazing health benefits for growing children – both physically and mentally. Generation after generation, we have lauded the benefits of plain milk and told our kids to drink up. Yes, like most kids, your child probably threw the regular tantrums too – “I can’t stand the smell and taste!” – so you made it more palatable by adding a little something, be it cocoa, sugar, or anything yummy that the child loves (or tolerates). When your darling downs his daily glass of milk, you feel relieved that his daily nutrition needs have been met. Well, it’s time to dispel an age-old misconception: milk alone is NOT enough for your growing child.
Shocking as it seems, a plain old glass of milk is not going to ensure that your child gets the nutrition he needs and deserves. It is possible that he is suffering through an underlying nutritional deficiency even after consuming his daily doodh. As per some recent studies, more than 50% healthy looking kids are deficient in Calcium, Zinc and Iron. And there’s a good chance your child is one of them. After all, children don’t have to look ill to be lacking in essential nutrients! So what should you do? You already invest a lot of time and energy in feeding your munchkin, so trying to cram his mouth or plate with more food isn’t an option – neither for you or him. So how can you ensure that your child is as healthy on the inside as he looks on the outside?
The good news is that you can opt for a nutritional food supplement to complement your child’s daily intake of food and drink. However, you need to be careful while selecting the appropriate one to ensure maximum benefits and zero side effects. It won’t do to pick a protein powder made for adults as they have completely different nutritional requirements. Also, let’s face it – these powders generally taste pretty yucky! A good option is to put your trust in a completely natural protein powder like Naturamore for Kids. It is a 100% herbal and vegetarian supplement to ensure that your child gets all the essential nutrients his growing body needs, like Protein, Calcium and Iron. Plus, it has a yummy chocolate flavour that kids simply can’t resist!
What Are The Nutrients Your Child’s Milk Should Contain?
Ideally, kids can drink up the following nutrients with their routine glass of milk every day. These are important for overall development especially in their growing years:
This refers to the group – Vitamin A, C, D and E, to name a few. Vitamin A is essential for your child’s eyes and skin, and helps maintain normal bones, hair and teeth. Vitamin C aids absorption of iron and even helps maintain healthy gums. Vitamin D helps build and maintain healthy bones and teeth, and enhances calcium absorption. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant and helps in the formation of red blood cells, muscles and other tissues.
2. Iron, Calcium and Zinc
A good intake of Iron is essential for making and maintaining healthy haemoglobin levels in the body. Calcium is responsible for building strong bones and teeth and helps blood to clot normally. Crucial for your child’s good health and development, Zinc is the one thing that more than 100 enzymes require for normal digestion and metabolism.
3. Omega 3 DHA
An essential component for the normal development of your child’s brain and eyes, omega 3 DHA also helps increase his brain’s cognitive functions.
Similar to Omega 3 DHA, Brahmi too helps increase your child’s cognitive functions. It also enhances memory and intelligence, and even induces a sense of peace and calm in your child.
Children of today’s age are facing a lot of competition across all the fields they are exposed to. They are constantly under the pressure created by the high expectations of their parents, teachers and coaches. It causes a lot of stress in them at a very tender age. And obviously the stress beats the performance.
As parents, we need to realize this and keep children away from any sort of stress. Ashwagandha, an anti-oxidant and a great stress reliever, is useful for combating tension in kids and promoting a sense of wellness. Not just that, Ashwagandha extracts have also been proven to enhance cognitive power and memory while keeping the brain functioning to its optimum. This is highly beneficial for children in their growing years who are learning new skills and relying heavily on their brain power.
Using Naturamore for Kids takes this one step forward – it also contains Soy Protein Isolate, a concentrated form of soy protein, which helps manage weight by building lean muscles and also reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Plus, there’s Aloe Vera Extract to nurture your child’s hair and skin, build immunity, manage blood sugar levels, and even aid in proper absorption of nutrients. Please note that some children may be allergic to soy, so make sure you consult your doctor first.
So, the next time you’re fixing milk for your kids, make sure to check for these essential nutrients. Just one scoop added to milk per day can make a world of difference for your little one – a change for everyone to see. Plus, another big motivator is that you will never again have to nag your child to get him to drink his milk. On the contrary, he himself will ask you for it. What absolute peace, right?