Micronutrient Deficiency


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If a child looks healthy on the outside that does not mean he is also healthy from inside.

Micronutrient deficiency is common among kids nowadays. You must have observed, some kids don’t grow strong and they look weak even after their parents trying best to feed them with a healthy diet.

This can be due to Micronutrient Deficiency.

What is Micronutrient Deficiency?

Micronutrient deficiency is the lack of essential vitamins and minerals which are required in small amounts by the body for proper growth and development.

Micronutrients include Vitamins A, B, C, and D, Calcium, Folate, Iodine, Iron, Zinc.

In India between the age group of 6-23 months, Iron deficiency is the highest. As we all know that for development of brain function and immunity Iron and Zinc play an important role.

By the time your child reaches the age of 2, 90% of the brain is developed.

Being a mom of a premature baby, I am very particular about what my child is eating and I ensure he gets all nutrients and minerals necessary for proper growth and development.

 

How to save our kids from Micronutrient Deficiency?

Micronutrient Deficiency

Every parent wants their kids to be healthy and happy. Hence it is vital to know which nourishments your child needs to help give them the most ideal beginning in life.

In simple terms:

  • Ensure that you give vitamins and minerals in their daily diet.
  • Fruits are loved by kids a lot like my little one does, so please give fruits daily which are filled with micronutrients like grapes or orange.
  • Dairy products like curd, paneer or dark green vegetables should be on their menu daily.
  • A well-balanced diet is a key pointer for healthy and fit baby.

Providing vitamins and minerals enriched food or fortified grains/food is essential for overall growth of an infant.

Eating the correct nourishment from the beginning is imperative as the food kids eat can provide the building blocks for a sound body and brain.

To shield the baby from infections and ensure its proper brain development, make sure you give him/her proper diet

 

 

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18 Thoughts to “Micronutrient Deficiency- how to save kids from Micronutrient Deficiency”

  1. Useful & quite informative post. Must be shared with all for more reach.

  2. Very informative and useful post…

  3. Very informative and must know facts about micronutrients and its causes of deficiency. Should know to all parents. Thanks for sharing this.

  4. Wow this looks like a great thing… I attended a conference few days back where they talked about first 1000 days of baby growth and power of breast and provided with micro nutrients please find the link
    http://www.allthatsmom.in/first-1000-days-childs-nutrition/

  5. I try to give all nutrients, vitamine and minerals to my son for his proper growth and development.This is a very important topic that you share with us.

  6. True micronutrient are must for our kids brain development do read my blog blogsikka.com on micronutrient

  7. Preparing nutrients rich diet is not easy and making child to eat it is most difficult task. Indeed we should take extra care

  8. You are so right about this . Our kid might have it while we dont know. Thanks or the suggestions

  9. That was a new term to me. Thanks for informing! 🙂

  10. I completely agree with you that it’s important to ensure that kids get all the micronutrients properly. Being a mom even I have been worried about the same. Your post is very helpful.

  11. Abhinav Singh

    Very interesting blog. Often parents miss such vital information.

  12. Thx for sharing this informative post.. must be very beneficial for we all.

  13. Joshita JJ

    This is a very useful and informative post. Parents should keep these points in mind

  14. Proper diet is definitely very important…. this is a great post for every mom

  15. Shreemayee Chattopadhyay

    Such an informative post. It helps us a lot. Thanks babe.

  16. Proper nutrients, minerals, vitamins are important for a healthy growth in kids.. Such a helpful post it is…

  17. roopali

    Very useful information, all nutrients are must for us as well as kids

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