Vitamin C is something we have all heard of and know that it is vital to make sure out little ones consumes adequate amounts but have you ever wondered why?
Vitamin C helps form and repair red blood cells, bones, and tissues. It also helps to keep your child’s gums stay healthy and strengthens their child’s blood vessels, minimizing bruising from falls and scrapes. In addition, vitamin C helps cuts and wounds heal, while also boosting the immune system to help keep infections away.
How much Vitamin C is required each day?
Ages 1 to 3 years: 15 mg per day
Ages 4 to 8: 25 mg per day
What are all-natural sources of Vitamin C?
In general, brightly colored fruits and veggies are full of Vitamin C; so incorporating these into your children’s daily diet will insure they receive adequate amounts. Below are some of the best sources of Vitamin C!
- 1/4 cup guava: 82.5 mg
- 1/2 cup orange juice: 50 mg
- 1/4 cup red bell peppers: 47.5 mg
- 1/4 cup papaya: 47.5 mg
- 1/4 cup kiwi: 41 mg
- 1/2 medium orange: 30 mg