Prepare your kids for a summer full of fun and vitality with Zespri SunGold kiwifruit
It’s that time of year again! The kids have broken up from school and suddenly the house is in complete chaos. Keeping your children entertained over the summer months can be hard work, especially if all they want to do is stay inside and play video games. But don’t despair! Fill their tummies with delicious, vitality enhancing foods like Zespri SunGold kiwifruit, and they’ll have all the nutrients young bodies need to make the most out of summer.
Which nutrients can help boost your kid’s vitality?
Two to look out for are vitamin C and folate (which is also known as vitamin B9). Vitamin C helps regulate body functions and reduce tiredness1 and folate plays an important role in psychological functions and in our defences. Moreover, it helps convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose) for our bodies2. Together they’re the perfect combination to make sure bodies and minds stay ready for action.
Zespri SunGold kiwifruit your kids tasty treat for summer vitality
Just 100 g of Zespri SunGold kiwifruit contains 100 mg of vitamin C and 31 μg folate per 100 g, making it a tasty way to help your child meet their daily nutritional requirements3.
Vitamin C cannot be stored in the body, is why children need to eat each day1.
What are you going to do now that your child has all that extra vitality?
Perhaps a trip to the park, or a swim at the local pool? Whatever activity you decide on, chances are they’re going to return home happy and hungry. Which is why you should have a batch of Zespri SunGold Cookies ready and waiting. These delicious walnut and cinnamon treats are topped with kiwifruit, raspberries and honey, and you might want to double the recipe – they don’t stick around long!
- National Institutes of Health. Vitamin C. Available at: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/ (accessed 9 January 2017)
- University of Maryland Medical Center. Vitamin B9 (Folic acid). Available from: http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-b9-folic-acid (accessed 9 January 2017)
- USDA national nutrient database for standard reference (release 28) 2015. Available from: https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/ (accessed 9 January 2017)