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The Importance of Children’s Multivitamins and Digestive Health

children's multivitamins

Many parents know about the general benefits and importance of children’s multivitamins and do their best to be sure their children get them regularly. Vitamins promote health in a variety of ways, and it’s often difficult to build a diet for children that covers all of the essential nutrients. However, most people don’t know how important a child’s digestive health is to the overall function of their immune system and other essential functions.

By selecting multivitamins and supplements with specific digestive health benefits, your child can experience a higher level of health and comfort. Here are some of the most important areas to target as well as some of the best products currently available for that purpose.

Lower GI Health

When your child’s lower GI tract is functioning improperly, a number of symptoms can develop. For example, your child might feel bloated, gassy, or nauseous. They might also suffer from bad breath. In severe cases, vomiting and reflux are common. Supplements like Aquaflora Enzyme Restoration can help promote lower GI health without adding sugars or allergens to your child’s diet. This is extremely important, since allergic reactions are often just as unpleasant as the symptoms that you’re trying to remove.

Bacterial Balance

Bacterial balance is a popular topic among the health-conscious consumer. Various yogurts and other foods exist to help suppress the growth of detrimental bacteria while promoting the growth of beneficial organisms. Probiotic supplements are a must for every child in order to give their digestive tract the good kind of bacteria that they need. Some probiotic supplements even add multivitamins and minerals, so that you’re getting all bases covered with one supplement.

Bowel Function

Bowel function is not just about your child’s comfort. The proper absorption of nutrients and expelling of waste are essential for proper body function. Digestive enzymes can certainly help break down the food and help promote proper bowel function in your child. With daily use, your child will experience more effective and efficient nutrient absorption from both their diet and their vitamin supplements.

Proper Diet

One of the most powerful ways to ensure healthy digestive and immune system health is through a properly designed diet. Cookbooks designed to aid in digestive health can help parents discover ways of choosing and preparing food that will constantly promote proper functioning in their child. While supplementation is still a good idea, there really isn’t a better foundation for any type of health than a proper diet.

Multivitamin supplements and probiotics are critical to the long-term health and comfort of your child. By choosing high-quality products and a sound diet, you can help ensure that your children enjoy the benefits of great health for their entire childhood.

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Holiday Cooking Resources for Alternative Diets

Holiday cooking resources for alternative diets

Just because you or one of your guests may be suffering from the digestion pains of Crohn’s doesn’t mean your holiday meal has to be bland. There are plenty of festive, delicious dishes that you and your family can serve to complete your family’s feast! Here are some amazing holiday cooking resources for alternative diets that will keep all your guests happy, no matter if they’re gluten-free, meat-free, or fat-free.


While many foods are trial and error with Crohn’s, it’s important to ask someone what foods to avoid and what foods are safe to be jazzed up for a holiday dinner. When you’re entertaining guests with special dietary needs, you should get this information during the planning stages of your party to ensure you’re preparing enough diet-friendly dishes. Researching the diet associated with the disease and finding cookbooks with suggestive recipes is one way to be informed to what your friend may be experiencing.


Including a few simple and organic appetizers, such as avocado or hummus deviled eggs, for the entire crowd is a good way to avoid bringing attention to your guest with the special diet. You can also ask your guest for suggestions and recipes that work for him or her and ask them to bring a dish of their own to share for the main course. Avoid preparing anything fried by choosing raw ingredient finger foods or oven-baked side dishes. If you’re doing a self-serve main course, make sure to include enough diet-friendly proteins and sides. On party day, it is a good idea to have festive place cards with the name of the dish on the front and the ingredients on the back or inside so your guest can take a look at the list without asking.


When the day arrives, don’t draw attention to the possibility of a flare up. Serving a soup to the entire group, such as this creamy tomato soup, or making it an option available before, or during, the main course is one way to help create a fulfilling dinner menu and avoid triggering a reaction. All of your planning should pay off during the event. You and your guest should be able to sit back, relax and enjoy the company of one another without any stress or reactions!

Here’s another great resource.

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