With today’s era of fast food chains and instant meals, children often fail to obtain all the nutrition their body needs; and considering the environment’s present condition – with all sorts of pollution almost everywhere – children DO need to have complete nutrition. Children need to be protected not only from physical injuries and accidents; they also need to be protected from various diseases and illnesses. Considering the strong social impact and influence of fast food chains, instant meals, and processed foods, how will children ever obtain a complete nutrition?
Nutrition and children
To equip their children with complete nutrition, parents often administer nutrition supplements – along with their regular vitamins – to their children. What is great about these supplements is that they ensure that children obtain all the necessary nutrition their body needs without having to force less likable foods into their meals. Foods, like those green leafy vegetables are so full of necessary nutrients that anyone who’ll eat them wouldn’t have to take supplements or additional health pills. Unfortunately, most children don’t like to eat these types of vegetables. Unless it is a common practice at their home to eat vegetable or their mothers make vegetables visually enticing to eat, children would rather stay away from any green leafy food.
Hence, taking nutrition supplements has become a common practice among households. The rapid popularity of these nutritionally healthy pills has led not only to skyrocketing sales, but also to the development of various types of pills and supplements, which could harm those who take them – including children.
Along with the growth in production of herbal and natural health supplements is the introduction of synthetic supplements – health pills that provide the same nutritional benefits (or so it seemed) in a much cheaper price. Consumers accepted these synthetic supplements as positively and enthusiastically as they did herbal and natural supplements. On the other hand, these supplements are reported to have negative side effects that may, otherwise, lead to serious illness and death. In fact, a recent study published in the Journal of American Medical Association, the dangers associated with the use of synthetic supplements were revealed, specifically including a shocking increased risk of death.
What’s more worrisome is that only a few individuals and parents know this fact. The larger parent and adult population continue to administer synthetic nutrition supplements to their children religiously every day without knowing the danger they’re putting their children into. It’s even scarier to think about how these children may end up in the future.
Hence, parents should be aware and extremely conscious of the type of supplements they are using for their children. Basically, parents must confirm if the supplements are made up of whole food for safe and effective absorption, standardized (which guarantees that everything on the label is really included), and follows good manufacturing practices.
There are various types of health supplements available on the market today. Parents should, indeed, bet meticulous on the supplements and health pills they give their children. Otherwise, their children would no longer need nutritional protection as they have already obtained more severe illnesses.