C vitamins for children from 0 to 3 years old?
Your child is tired from back to school and would you like to stock up on vitamin C? Good idea!
What’s vitamin C?
It is a micronutrient (it is necessary for the body in small quantity) essential for all ages and must be tap into the diet.
Why is vitamin C important to our babies?
It’s a vitamin of vitality: it serves to fight diseases (colds…) and activates wound healing. It also plays an antioxidant role.
This is a fragile vitamin because light and oxygen destroy it: so we avoid leaving your orange juice in the sun, for example! She is also sensitive to cooking. Indeed, part of vitamin C is destroyed in contact with heat. Therefore, it is important to consume raw fruits and vegetables.
In the baby, as you cook vegetables, we lose to vitamin C, so it’s more of a supplement than a real source. But we can still make him consume mixed raw fruits or juice (preferably in the morning).
If you prepare the compote in advance (a little difficult to prepare it every day…) you have to put it in a well-closed pot, safe from light and air. Thus, it can be kept for two days. Otherwise, it’s better to freeze it, it will keep her vitamins longer.
Age by age, the right dose of vitamin C From 0 to 1 year: 50 mg per day. From 1 to 3 years old: 60 mg per day.