Boys & Teenagers
Even from a young age boys may turn their nose up at healthy foods opting for less healthy ones such as burgers, shakes and chips which are notoriously low in micronutrients and loaded with sugar, starch and salt.
If this is the case then consider a multi such as Tasty Chews which contains decent levels of all the important trace minerals like chromium, iron and zinc. It’s unlikely that many children will be eating oily fish, let alone regularly. The Omega 3s in fish oil are essential for brain development and the easiest way to ensure adequate intake is to supplement their diet with a fish oil supplement such as our Chewy Omega 3 Bursts.
During the teenage years boys gain about 20cm (8’’) in height and lay down a great deal of muscle, so the body needs higher levels of nutrients to sustain these rapid growth spurts. During these periods boys may eat up to 4000 calories a day, which is twice a normal adult man’s intake! With such a high calorie intake it is important they follow healthy eating guidelines, however this may be easier said than done! A suitable multivitamin and mineral should be the basis for a supplement programme as this will safeguard imbalances brought about by poor diet.
Lack of fibre is often a cause for concern and Flourishe®, a soluble fibre, may help with regularity.