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   Oct 01

Many things people do instinctively obeying impulses arising from nowhere. Learning, children also instinctively try to taste everything. However, watching more closely for the habits and tastes our kids, sometimes we can understand exactly what agents do not have a child for proper development. Many of us watched in amazement suddenly coming strangeness in taste. This is especially true for children. Sometimes it is quite intelligent children six to ten years, suddenly begin to pull in the mouth "dirtiest". And not just drag and purposefully seek out and have some substance.

This may be chalk, clay, coal, limestone pebbles, even at the beach head matches or land. Someone with emotion, recalls how as a child in the village with my grandmother secretly ate plaster, someone grieves for "sweet" Cretaceous of the Soviet era. And someone digging in the depths of memory, finds that a child sometimes happy to lick watercolor. All of them were sweet to the taste, but the preference is for some reason was given red and orange. Some of us kept the style is, for example, chalk, and in adulthood. Accidentally found "Brothers" out of habit, these people are seriously discussing the taste differences between different brands of chalk, and arguing about whether harmful health chalk from the store office supplies, and that tastes – small "baby house", a round chalk "Lanthanum" or tender Czech "Kohinoor". Many women have noticed for a passion for chalk or whitewash during pregnancy.

All these habits are not accidental. If you find your kid's habit to some and not quite the usual "product" is another reason to think – and whether the child eats and whether the food all he needs for development and growth substances? Reasons for "Chalk dependence" in children (and adults) are different. But as a rule, children who secretly boxed crayons on the blackboard, not enough calcium. After the chalk – a natural source of calcium. Addicted to all the lime derivative of chalk, including clay, the same nature. Calcium in childhood body needs in large amounts: 800 mg / day for children 1-3 years, 900-1000 mg for children 4-6 years old, 1100 mg – 7-10 years 1200 mg – 11 years and older. Calcium is needed for normal bone development, the formation of healthy teeth and gums, as well as for muscle growth. Without calcium, the child not only suffer impaired physical growth and development, quickly get tired and often sick. Calcium is also involved in many metabolic processes in the body, and its deficiency can lead to severe hormonal disorders

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