If like many of this start of the year, you have tried to focus more on your family’s health and diet, you may be particularly interested to know more about your vitamin intake. When it comes to supporting the general health of young children, Vitamin C plays an important role. In addition to supporting the immune system and the absorption of iron, Vitamin C also helps with collagen production, which is needed for the formation of blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth – all important for the development of young children!
Below are some top tips to help you ensure you and your family are getting enough Vitamin C:
- Vitamin C is an essential vitamin, meaning your body can’t produce it. It’s water-soluble and found in many fruits and vegetables, including oranges, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bell peppers, broccoli, kale, and spinach. Try to incorporate these foods into your and your child’s diet.
- Eat your fruit and vegetables raw whenever possible. When you cook them, you strip the food of some of its vital nutrients. Cooking especially affects water-soluble vitamins, such as vitamin C. Keep a bowl of vitamin-C rich fruit in the house for snaking.
- You could also try Colief Vitamin C Drops – a food supplement rich in vitamin C and free from yeast, gluten, corn, starch, wheat, nut, soy and dairy. Easily added to milk or juice it can be taken by children aged one year upwards. Colief Vitamin C Drops is a convenient, sugar-free daily supplement, and is produced without artificial flavours, colours, or preservatives.
For more information, head to our website at https://colief.com/colief-vitamin-c-drops/