Proper nutrition is without any doubt requirement for every age group, but for teens these requirements are different because at this age of development, the body and muscles of the teens are still growing and developing and they have not yet properly and fully developed. For this thing, teens need to take care of their diet as much as any elderly person has to take care of their diet. And, dietary requirements for every age group and their food choices are different. Without proper nutrition , teens cannot grow as required and they can face a loss of energy in their daily lives.
There are different types of foods that are required for teens to grow strong and to have more energy levels for their daily routines, they can range from fruits and vegetables to proteins and grains. These foods and healthy nutrition is a requirement for teens for developing their muscles well during their age of puberty. On other side, teens should avoid using unhealthy foods and salty stuff, with it they must avoid sugary products ,specially white sugar and products having lots of amounts of caffeine.
Why do teens need more food and more proper nutrition?
At this age of teens, their bodies are still growing, and physical parts of the bodies of teens are still growing, so teens need to eat better and healthy food at this age. On the other hand if there is any teen who is doing more physical activity and is more involved in outdoor or indoor sports then the dietary requirements of his or her increases. And with this increase they require to eat more as compared to other teens. Parents have to take care of all these requirements. If their teens feel dizzy during their day , then parents must understand that the teens are feeling low energy because they need more proper nutrition in their diet.
Mainly, all foods which are good source of proteins are always good for consumption by teens, these foods include;
c. Nuts or dry fruit
Other than this , it is important to have ;
in the diet of teens. And there should be a proper mix of all these food options. So that the protein and vitamin requirements of the teens are being met. Because from only one or two sources , we can’t make sure that a teen will be getting all the required nutrients that is mainly vitamins and calcium for their body.
Milk, mainly low fat milk, and fresh juices must also be a part of a diet of teen as these drinks are very healthy for them, for their growth and development and for their skin too.