10 Importance Facts of Protein Intake In Children

There are three macronutrients protein, fats, and carbohydrates in our food. Protein plays an important role in the growth of children. It makes up around 15% of a human's body weight. Kids grow faster they need the right amount of protein for the development of the body. Here, you are going to find 10 important facts about protein in children’s diets.

1. Protein is the most significant element of a kid’s diet. It is essential for the growth of all organs, including bones and muscles.

2. If your child is 3 to 5 years old, your child should consume 25 grams of protein. It is 30 grams if your child is 5 to 7 years.

3. Proteins are made of large numbers of amino acids joined end to end. There are 20 types of amino acids in the body.

4. Out of 20 amino acids, 9 are called essentials as they can be obtained from dairy and other animal products such as yogurt and cheese, eggs, meat, poultry, and fish.

5. How do you know how much protein your child is consuming? If he/she eats one egg, it means the child has consumed 6 grams of protein. Furthermore, one piece of chicken thigh and salmon contributes 16 grams and 29 grams of the body's protein need respectively.

6. If your child refuses to eat different types of food and loves to have the same type of food. You should try different tricks to add protein to the child's food.

7. Your kid may need extra protein if he is an underweight, picky eater. Vegan or even vegetarian.

8.If, your teen is an athlete or sportsperson. Your kid may need protein supplements after a workout to build muscles.

9. Consider plant-based proteins such as beans, and pulses in your child’s diet, they contain vitamins and minerals as well as extra fiber.

10. If you wonder at what time you can give protein to your children, well, there is no fixed rule to follow. It is enough to offer it with foods 2-3 times a day. 

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