The common problem of dehydration in children
"Water....the most essential nutrient, but often the most ignored"...so says a poster hanging in our school canteen.
I agree. I've seen the effects of dehydration in children - constipation, which at a young age is the herald of endless tummy ache and discomfort; fatigue, especially in the heat; headaches...I could go on. Hydration - or the lack of it - is a serious issue.
But it can be really tough getting kids to drink, and sometimes it's a toss-up between hydration and health when faced with sweeter alternatives that children will more willingly consume. It's a choice a parent sometimes resents. But recently we came across the lovely people at Water for Health...and just look what they have to offer! You can read all about it in their fabulous guest blog below. This is something I will definitely be trying in my household! We'd love to hear your thoughts.
A clever, healthy way to get kids drinking more...by Water for Health
Super Kids Vibrance – A Healthy and Tasty Treat for Growing Kids
It can be hard work getting kids to hydrate with anything other than sugary drinks. Water doesn’t have much of a flavour, but to see some youngsters grimacing as they gulp down a glass, you’d think they’d been forced to swig straight whisky! Sadly, telling nippers about water’s beneficial properties does little to wean them off their favourite Fruit Shoot.
Introducing Super Kids Vibrance
What if you could encourage your son or daughter to drink more water, while at the same time providing them with a comprehensive array of nutrients? Super Kids Vibrance lets you do just that. Pioneered by renowned supplement specialist Vibrant Health, Super Kids Vibrance has been formulated to help assure the physical growth, maturation and neurological development of youngsters.
Super Kids Vibrance is more than just a ‘protein shake’ for kids. Yes, it delivers 10g of valuable vegetable protein in every serving – but it’s packed with vitamins, fruits, organic greens and key trace minerals to feed natural growth as well. ‘Wait a minute,’ you may be saying. ‘How will Super Kids Vibrance help my children drink more water?’ Because the powder is mixed with H20 of course! It can also be blended with rice milk, almond milk or natural fruit juice. Delicious flavours include Cool Chocolate (yes, it tastes just like chocolate milk) and Awesome Apple.
The Nutritional Needs of Children
As we all know, our kids need different amounts of certain nutrients at different ages. They need these nutrients, as we do, to provide energy – although since they’re in a growth phase, it’s much more important that good habits are established. Sadly, figures show that many children are not meeting their recommended daily allowance of five servings of fruit and vegetables. Some kids also fail to meet the guidelines for vitamin A, which plays a vital role in vision and bone growth and helps protect young bodies from infections.
Super Kids Vibrance addresses these shortfalls. A full complement of micronutrients is provided in every scoop, including:
9 billion friendly probiotics from 9 strains
Essential trace minerals from the sea to regulate blood sugar and fat metabolism
Vitamin B12 to facilitate full nerve and brain development
Vitamin D3 (the ‘Sunshine Vitamin’) to help develop healthy skeletons and immune systems
Vitamin A (from beta carotene) to promote cell health, bone growth and vision
Lecithin to protect nerves and brain tissue
Recommended for kids between the ages of 2 and 12, Super Kids Vibrance is dairy-free, low in sugar (2.4g) and, thanks to the inclusion of the enzyme Alpha galactosidase, easy to digest!
Whether your child is a fussy eater, thereby compromising your ability to give them the nutrients they need, or you just want to ensure they get a generous helping of vegetables, fruit and muscle-building protein, Super Kids Vibrance is a great – and great-tasting – choice. It’s no wonder it won a 2016 Taste for Life Essentials Award.
Super Kids Vibrance can be enjoyed in the morning or afternoon, and you can use it to reward good behaviour or make it a staple of your child’s diet. You could also make a Cool Chocolate or Awesome Apple shake one of the coveted prizes while playing the Gotrovo Mealtime Treasure Hunt.
Every kid deserves to be vibrant, and with Super Kids Vibrance, you’ll give your little darlings a healthy drink they’re sure to love.
About the author: This guest blog was provided by Water for Health, a family-run hydration and natural health supplement store in Central Scotland. Since 2007, Water for Health have provided many happy customers with detox supplements, fish oils, green superfood powders and alkaline water filters, among other products. Their continued aim is to encourage people to make informed choices that will enhance their wellbeing.