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10 Essential Nutrients Working Parents Need — and How to Get Them!

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Working full time while raising children is physically and mentally demanding. With little time for themselves, parents who come home from their day job to their second shift as mom or dad may be stressed and fatigued. But with dinner, homework, and kids’ bedtimes to juggle, there’s little respite from an already packed day. So to combat the effects of a hectic, non-stop day, we’ve compiled 10 essential nutrients that working parents need to feel more energized, relaxed, happy, and healthy.

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10 Essential Nutrients for Working Parents: Give Your Energy a Boost!

Calcium

In stressful situations your body depletes its supply of calcium, so it's important to be mindful of this and eat calcium-rich foods when things are particularly hectic. This is especially crucial if you happen to be pregnant or breast-feeding. Everybody knows dairy is high in calcium, but green leafy vegetables and tofu are also great sources. These easy kale chips are a great way to get your vitamins on the go. Plus they're a tasty mid-afternoon pick-me-up when you start zoning out at the office!
Make kale chips
Image: Julie Van Rosendaal

Note: These suggestions are all for healthy, food-based sources of important nutrients. If you are considering supplements for these nutrients, talk to your doctor first.

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Elizabeth Stark and Brian Campbell write the blog Brooklyn Supper, dedicated to seasonal ingredients and wholesome home cooking. Read bio and latest posts → Read Elizabeth's latest posts →

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