Alla Kalintseva, a pediatrician, determined what vitamins schoolchildren need and how they affect their activity.
A Russian doctor points out in an interview with the Izvestiya newspaper that in order for a student to endure school workloads and extracurricular activities, he must receive a balanced diet containing a high percentage of vitamins and mineral elements, as well as materials that contribute to normal growth and development, work All organs and body systems are normal. Because in this way he memorizes new material more easily and performs his duties faster.
She adds that it is wrong to take vitamins to increase activity without a prescription from a doctor.
Vitamin D – improves the function of short memory, promotes the absorption of fluorine and calcium, improves the condition of bones and teeth. With its lack, the child suffers from fatigue, caries, pain in the bones and muscles, paresthesia. This vitamin is found in beef liver, egg yolk, fatty fish, butter, dairy products, and potatoes.
B vitamins – These vitamins improve the mood and emotional state of the child, and are also useful for teenagers who need to remember a large amount of information, as they form a strong memory and improve attention. These vitamins are found in beef liver, mushrooms, pine nuts, beans, eggs and dairy products.
Vitamin C- This vitamin is a strong oxidizing agent, but the body does not store it, so it must be taken constantly. This vitamin promotes the absorption of B vitamins, and also strengthens the child’s memory and protects his vision. and “supports immunity and maintains health.”
This vitamin is found in sweet peppers, broccoli, citrus fruits, black currants, watermelon, tomatoes, raw cabbage, spinach, and liver.
Vitamin A – this vitamin improves eyesight, the condition of nails, teeth and skeleton. Vitamin E protects this vitamin from oxidation both in the intestines and in tissues. That is, with a deficiency of vitamin A, the body does not absorb the required amount of vitamin A. Therefore, these two vitamins must be taken together. Vitamin A deficiency causes night blindness, xerophthalmia, keratoconjunctivitis, dry skin, flaking, and more.
This vitamin is found in high amounts in eggs, fish, cucumbers, zucchini, liver, sweet potatoes, watermelons, carrots, spinach, broccoli, pumpkin, apricots, and milk.
Vitamin E. This vitamin improves concentration and attention, and when it is deficient, a child develops neuromuscular disorders, such as slow reactions, difficulty walking, weak eye muscles, and a short life of red blood cells.
This vitamin is found in a large percentage in vegetable oils: sunflower, cottonseed, saffron, corn, margarine, almond and peanut.
The doctor emphasizes that the daily diet of students should contain minerals such as chromium, iodine, molybdenum, calcium, selenium and omega-3 fatty acids.
Source: Izvestia newspaper.