Juicing for Children
For children, the focus should be on fruits and vegetables that promote growth and development. The right combination will spur growth, protect against disease, and provide vital nutrients to keep kids healthy. The need for fruits and vegetables in children’s diets actually grows more acute as they grow up and enter puberty. Young children require 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. By the time they’re teenagers, they’ll require 7-13 servings.
Though a healthy diet contains a broad range of vitamins and minerals, children benefit more from some than from others. Here’s a short list you should include in a child’s juice mix.
Nutrients Benefits Sources
|Vitamin A||Promotes bone and tissue growth.||Apricots, Cantaloupe, Carrots, Mangos, Spinach, Watermelons|
|Vitamin C||Boosts immune system. Repairs tissue damage. Protects against infection. Protects teeth and gums.||Blackberries, Oranges, Kiwis, Lemons, Limes, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tomatoes|
|Iron||Hemoglobin production and healthy cell function||Spinach, Apricots|