According to experts, iron deficiency can be harmful to children's health. When the child with severe iron deficiency, children with mental retardation, reduced IQ and anemia...
Many parents have a lot of effort to iron by feeding children processed milk enriched and whole grains, but still did not improve iron deficiency in children. According to the experts, there are up to 15% of children with iron deficiency.
The children aged 6-12 months should provide the body 11 milligrams (mg) of iron / day, children aged 1-3 years need 7 mg iron / day. And to provide enough iron for children, in addition to breastfeeding - are rich sources of iron, nutrition experts suggest that parents often children eat four food groups:
1. The meats beef donhu, pork, lamb and liver are rich sources of iron absorbed by the child easily.
2. Legumes, including lentils, chickpeas, soy foods rich in iron, which is very useful for the kids not conditional like or do not eat meat.
3. Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale is an excellent source of iron supplementation. In addition, green vegetables also provide fiber, calcium and vitamin C, provides many benefits for health.
4. Juice. However does not contain iron, but according to experts, the consumption of vitamin C combined with iron-rich foods will help the body to enhance the absorption of iron. Most of the children's juice such as orange juice, apple juice and grape juice can provide enough vitamin C needed for the child every day. Besides, the fruits of their mandarin, kiwi, cantaloupe and strawberries are also rich natural source of vitamin C.
Note: Children need regular blood tests to detect iron deficiency in the body at the time they are 12 months old. This control is very important, because children with iron deficiency often do not have obvious symptoms until they suffer from severe anemia. The symptoms of iron deficiency anemia include state body fatigue and weakness, pale skin, rapid heartbeat, no appetite and dizziness.
To avoid suffering from anemia, according to the pediatrician, all children need to check the blood count is low in iron or not in order to have timely treatment.