Friday, July 22, 2011

What Kind of Vitamins and/or Minerals Does a Teen Need Per Day?

  • Water-soluble vitamins; C and B-Complex
  • Fat-soluble vitamins; A, D, E, and K

A teenager has a growing and developing body whose nutritional needs are different from those of adults. Minerals and vitamins provide support for many bodily functions including bone maintenance, organ maintenance and repair, skin integrity and immune strength. Regular physical activity helps the body digest, absorb and use the nutrients you get from foods.

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