“As a doctor and a mother I know first hand how critical proper nutrition. This is especially true for kids whose growing body need the right nutrition. KidzShake is scientifically formulated to super power your child’s growth and development.

-Doctor Rach

Key Nutrients 

What are Probiotics?

Probiotics are good bacteria that help to maintain the natural balance of organisms in the gastrointestinal system. Probiotics also strengthen the intestinal linings to keep keep bad bugs out of the bloodstream.

 

Why does my child need Probiotics?

Probiotics improve the balance between good and bacteria bacteria and keep the gut healthy. Probiotics can help with digestive health, immune function and general wellbeing. Probiotics also strengthen the intestinal linings to keep keep bad bugs out of the bloodstream.

 

What are the best sources of Probiotics?

Probiotics are available in Yogurt (please check to make sure it is not overloaded with added sugars), kefir, kombucha,sauerkraut and other fermented foods.

KidzShake has a probiotic blend including L-acidophilus and L-Bifidus to promote a healthy amount of good bacteria in their system.  KidzShake also contain prebiotics (or fiber) that supports these healthy bacteria.

What is Fiber?

Fiber is the indigestible part of fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains. It is also known as roughage. Dietary fiber refers to nutrients in the diet that are not digested by gastrointestinal enzymes.

Fiber is classified into soluble or insoluble.

Why does my Child need fiber?

Soluble fiber attracts water into the digestive tract which slows down your digestion and makes you feel full.   Soluble fiber balances your blood sugar levels and lowers your bad cholesterol levels.

Insoluble fiber adds bulk to your digestive tract and speeds up the passage of food through your gut. Insoluble fiber helps with constipation

What are the best sources of Fiber?

Soluble fiber (dissolves in water) and is found in peas, beans, lentils carrots, citrus fruit, apples, flax, oats, barley or psyllium. Insoluble fiber (does not dissolve in water) can be found in nuts, wholegrains, dark leafy greens, broccoli, cabbage, celery, carrots, cucumbers and grapes.

Most plant foods have a mix of soluble and insoluble fiber. Eating a variety of high fiber will maximize health benefits.  KidzShake provides 10% of your child’s daily recommended intake of dietary fiber.

What is Protein?

Protein is a macronutrient that is vital for a healthy body.  Protein is broken down into amino acids which are the building blocks for many functions in our body.

Why does my Child need Protein?

Protein is vital for growth, strength, and brain power. Protein supports our musculoskeletal development, as well as providing building blocks for our blood, organs, hair, nails, hormones and immune system. Protein is important as it helps you stay full.

The good news is that nearly 80 percent of boys and 75 percent of girls ages 1 to 3 years meet or exceed the protein foods recommendation per day. However this level drops significantly with age. Almost 40% of boys and girls ages 4 to 8 years do not recommend protein levels, children ages 9 to 13 years about 55% of children do not reach their protein targets. 60 percent of adolescent males reach their recommendation, while less than 25% of their female counterparts are getting adequate protein levels.

What are the best sources of Protein?

Eggs, dairy products and milk are all sources of protein.  There are also many plant based sources of protein such as nuts, seeds,and legumes.  When it comes to protein, organic is best.  KidzShake contains 100% grass fed, organic protein in levels appropriate to support kids.

 

Effects of high-protein vs. high- fat snacks on appetite control, satiety, and eating initiation in healthy women. Ortinau LC, Hoertel HA, Douglas SM, Leidy HJ1. Nutr J. 2014 Sep 29;13:97. doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-13-97.

Usual Dietary Intakes: Food Intakes, US Population, 2007-10: Applied Research Program. National Cancer Institute; [updated May 22, 2014]. Available from: http://appliedresearch.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2007-10/.

What are B Vitamins?

The B-group vitamins are a collection of eight water-soluble vitamins essential for energy production and red blood formation. Most of these vitamins can’t be stored by the body and have to be consumed regularly in the diet.

The B vitamins include B1(thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6, B7 (biotin), B12, and Folic acid.

 

Why does my child need B Vitamins?

These essential nutrients help convert our food into fuel, allowing us to stay energized throughout the day.  These vitamins help the process your body uses to get or make energy from the food you eat.  They also help form red blood cells.  Not getting enough of certain B vitamins can cause diseases. A lack of B12 or B6 can cause anemia

What are the best sources of B Vitamins?

Food sources include proteins such as fish, poultry, meat, eggs, and dairy products. Leafy green vegetables, beans, and peas also have B vitamins. Many cereals and some breads have added B vitamins. KidzShake contains an extensive range of B vitamins. B vitamins should be consumed often as many of them are not able to be stored in the body.

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/vitamin-b

What is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid) is a water soluble vitamin.

Why does my child need Vitamin C?

Vitamin C It is used for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. It is essential for the synthesis of the protein collagen, which is necessary  for the production of skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels.  Collagen also helps heal wounds and form scar tissue, and repairs and maintain cartilage, bones, and teeth.

Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant and which helps protect the body from free radical damage.  Free radicals are associated with cancer, heart disease and conditions like arthritis.

Vitamin C increases the absorption of iron from foods, especially from plant based sources of iron, so vitamin C levels are very important for vegetarians and vegans.

 

Vitamin C is also thought to boost the immune system and improve physical endurance. It can be used for the common cold, scurvey, asthma, gingivitis, musculoskeletal injuries and seasonal allergies.

What are the best sources of Vitamin C?

The body cannot store vitamin C due to its water solubility, so it is important to incorporate foods high in vitamin C into your daily diet.

Food sources of vitamin C include citrus fruits such as orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit; lychees, kiwi fruit, mango, papaya, pineapple, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, watermelon and cantaloupe. Vegetable sources include broccoli, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, potatoes, tomatoes and squash.

KidzShake contains a superboost of Vitamin C.

 

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-Consumer/

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/

What is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D can be obtained by food, but is most commonly made by the body when skin is exposed to the sun.

 

Why does my child need Vitamin D?

Vitamin D helps the body with absorption of calcium and phosphorus to assist in the normal growth and maintenance of bones. It also helps to maintain blood sugar levels.  Vitamin D deficiency can lead to depression.

People can easily be deficient in Vitamin D during the winter months due to less daylight hours, less outdoor play and more clothing.

 

What are the best sources for Vitamin D?

Sun exposure is a great way to get Vitamin D.  People, especially children can easily be deficient in Vitamin D during the winter months due to less daylight hours, less outdoor play and more clothing.  Dietary sources of Vitamin D include salmon, mushrooms, oysters, grassfed dairy products as well as fortified breakfast cereals and milk.  KidzShake can provide 40% of your child’s Vitamin D requirements. (12+ year old serving size)

 

http://www.webmd.com/diet/guide/vitamind-deficiency

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminDHealthProfessional/

What is Magnesium?

Magnesium is one of the six essential minerals that the body needs in large quantities. It is crucial to life.

 

Why does my child need magnesium?

Magnesium is an important cofactor in more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the body. Magnesium is crucial for bone strength and development.  Magnesium supports muscle and nerve function, it helps maintain a healthy immune system, it regulates your blood sugar and heart rate and it keeps your bowels regular.  It can also help with increased energy and endurance. Magnesium deficiencies can present themselves as anxiety, muscle spasms and cramps, depression, insomnia and low Energy/fatigue.

What are the best sources for magnesium?

Magnesium is readily available in many foods.  Good sources of magnesium include Cacao/ Cocoa, Almonds, Cashews and Pumpkin seeds. Other good sources of magnesium include halibut, mackeral and cooked spinach.  A serving of KidzShake (4-7 year old serving) gives your child 32% of the daily recommended intake of magnesium.

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Magnesium-HealthProfessional/

What is Potassium?

Potassium is a mineral and electrolyte that regulates metabolism, water, and chemical balance in the body.

 

Why does my child need Potassium?

Potassium helps muscles contract, helps regulate fluids and mineral balance in and out of body cells, and helps maintain normal blood pressure by blunting the effect of sodium.

 

What are the best sources of Potassium?

Potassium is found in a wide range of foods, especially fruits and vegetables such as leafy greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, eggplant, pumpkins, potatoes, carrots and beans. It’s also found in dairy foods, meat, poultry, fish and nuts.

Make up a KidzShake with bananas, baby spinach and almonds to give your child a real potassium boost.

What is Calcium?

Calcium is a mineral found in many foods.

Why does my child need Calcium?

Calcium is essential to our bodies ability to function and our ability to think. The cardiovascular system and the nervous system both utilize calcium, and it is vital for blood clotting.  Calcium is also needed for muscle contraction and nerve conduction.  Almost all calcium is stored in bones and teeth, where is makes them strong and hard.

In children a long term deficiency may result in growth impairment and poor tooth development.  More than 40% of american are not getting enough dietary calcium.

 

What are the best sources of Calcium?

Calcium is found in dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and cheese, Leafy greens, seafood, legumes, and fruit are also great sources of calcium.  KidzShake contains a boost of calcium to support your child.

 

What We Eat in America, NHANES 2007-2010