Why does the diet of adolescents need:

(a) Iodine

(b) Calcium

(c) Iron

Asked by Topperlearning User | 29th Jul, 2016, 09:49: AM

Expert Answer:

(a) Iodine helps to prevent thyroid gland related diseases.

(b) Due to an increase in skeletal mass, the adolescent diet should include calcium. Calcium intake needs to be increased to prevent osteoporosis in later life.

(c) To compensate for iron deficiency due to muscle spurt in boys and menstruation as well as muscle spurt in girls, the diet of adolescents need iron rich diet. Lack of iron in the diet results in anemia.

Answered by  | 29th Jul, 2016, 11:49: AM