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Nutrients that help the child grow

Nutrients that help the child grow

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Carbohydrates provide energy for work and play. Sources: Cereals like rice, wheat, and vegetables like potatoes.

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Fat provides energy stores, builds nerve tissues and prevent loss of body heat. Essential fatty acids are required for brain and vision development.

Sources: Oils and fats like butter and ghee.

Vitamins B1, B2, B12, and Folic acid help convert food to energy, build hormones and red blood cells.

Sources: Vegetables and fruits like spinach, peas, tomato, apple and pulses, milk and fish.

Calcium helps in development and maintenance of strong bones and teeth.

Sources: Milk and milk products, sesame seeds, green leafy vegetables (like turnip greens, mustard green, broccoli), dried fruits and fish.

Iodine helps in brain development.

Sources: Milk, eggs, sea foods and meat.

Vitamin D helps make bones strong and healthy.

Sources: Butter, margarine, eggs and fatty fish.

Proteins are required for growth, muscle formation and to build antibodies that protect the body from within.

Sources: Milk, pulses, paneer, cheese etc.

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