Tuesday, May 20, 2014

B Vitamins and Children

 Discuss why children might be deficient in B vitamins and the symptoms they may show in one paragraph.

Vitamins from Complex B are extremely important for children due to their function in growth and brain development, and correct activity of digestive enzymes, important to transforming food in energy and keep skin, nerves and digestive system healthy.

Because the majority of these vitamins are water soluble, so not stored in the body, and also, because, some children can be more resistant to eat fruit, vegetables, grains and fish, these two factors together reduce drastically these B Vitamins daily sources and a deficiency is more common.

To prevent a deficiency, parents should be looking for this kind of symptoms:
pale skin
sore tongue
 light sensitivity
poor memory
stomach upset
 diarrhoea or constipation 
 slow growth rate.

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