Do Your Toddlers Get Enough Fiber and Potassium?
A new study suggests that children from the ages of one to three are not getting enough fiber or potassium in their diets
According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the average toddler only eats about 10.4 g out of the suggested 19 g of dietary fiber.
Kids also are consuming only 2051 mg of potassium on average, when they should be getting 3000 mg.
Fiber helps kids feel full as well as avoid things like constipation and type 2 diabetes, while potassium helps with blood pressure and muscle function.
An easy way to make sure children get enough fiber and potassium every day is AIM supplements.
- One serving of fit 'n fiber contains 7g or 28 percent of the recommended daily intake. A serving of fit ’n fiber would pretty much put the average child on track to getting their daily fiber, without too much of a change to their regular diet.
- Beets (RediBeets) have potassium, with one serving having 442 mg or about 12 percent of your daily recommended intake.
- Carrots (Just Carrots) have potassium too, but less than half of that of beets, with around 5% of your daily needs.
- Barley grass (BarleyLife Xtra) contains potassium and combined with the Garden Trio is a pretty good source of potassium.
Why not see how AIM nutritional supplements work for you and your toddlers?