Does your child eat enough fruit and vegetables?
Fruit and vegetables are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fibre. Including more fruit and vegetables as part of a balanced diet will help your children grow and develop, improve vitality, and help prevent illness. It can be notoriously difficult to get some kids to eat the recommended ‘five-a-day’ of fruit and veg. Research has shown that the more fruit and vegetables are available and easily accessible for children, the more likely they are to eat them. Therefore if fruit is chopped up and ready to eat, children will eat more of it. There is some evidence that children need to try new fruits and vegetables up to eight or nine time before they are liked or accepted.
Could your child benefit from Whelehans Children’s Tonic?
Supplements should not be considered an alternative to a healthy diet. However, Whelehans Children’s Tonic is a good option for those kids who won’t eat enough fruit and veg. It contains iron and all the B vitamins which may be lacking in kids not fond of fruit and veg. Iron can relieve fatigue and improve concentration in your child.
Whelehans Children’s Tonic also contains Vitamin B1, B2, B3, and B12. Vitamin B1 (thiamine ) helps to regulate mental functions and nerve growth and can also help with memory. Vitamin B2 (riboflavin ) releases energy from foods, makes many of the body’s hormones and helps growth and development. Vitamin B3 (nicotinamide ) is used for over 50 body processes including releasing energy from food, making hormones, removing toxins and helping to keep cholesterol within the normal range. Vitamin B12 (cobalamin ) breaks down the proteins, carbohydrates and fats consumed to give release energy. It also helps prevent heart disease and combats depression.
Whelehans Children’s Tonic is available from Whelehans Pharmacy, Pearse Street, Mullingar. Tel (044 ) 9334591.