Five misunderstandings of eating health products for children
1、 Children don’t grow tall. Is it helpful to eat calcium?
99% of calcium in the human body exists in bones and teeth, which is an essential nutrient for the growth of bones and teeth. However, children are not tall, not necessarily lack of calcium. Genetics, sleep status, amount of exercise, mood and stress may all affect them. Calcium is a problem that many parents will pay attention to, but how to judge children’s calcium deficiency? Many people may go to the hospital for blood test, but this method is not accurate, because 99% of calcium is stored in bones, and only bone mineral density is accurate. However, parents can judge by the child’s rib bones. If they touch the last rib under the child with their hands, it is a manifestation of calcium deficiency. The calcium phosphorus ratio in the human body is relatively stable. If there is too much calcium, the attraction of phosphorus will be weakened. Insufficient phosphorus will affect intellectual development, and the excess calcium will be deposited on the bones, affecting the baby’s height.
2、 Does eating fish oil really make children smarter?
The main components of fish oil are EPA and DHA polyunsaturated fatty acids, which exist in salmon, COD, sardine, saury and other deep-sea fishes. Tang Fujun, a professor in the Department of family studies at Taiwan Normal University, pointed out that fish oil does help maintain the healthy development of brain nerves, but relevant studies have found that 70% of brain nerves have developed in fetuses and infants. Fortunately, recent studies have proved that brain cells have the function of regeneration, and fish oil can still play its role.
3、 The child is very partial to food. Will you supplement him with vitamins?
Children’s partial eclipse is very common. Although vitamin supplementation can solve the problem of nutritional supplement for children for a time, it can not be taken all the time, because vitamin B and C are water-soluble. Excess is easy to excrete with urine, which is relatively safe, but it will also cause kidney burden or cause stones. Vitamins A, D, e and K are fat soluble. Taking too much will accumulate in the body and not be easy to excrete, resulting in poisoning.
4、 “Bovine colostrum” and “protein powder” are more nutritious than breast milk?
Bovine colostrum is extracted from the milk secreted by dairy cows within 7 days after calving. It contains various nutrients and immune substances required for calf development. It is a good nutrient and immune food for cattle. However, it is only meaningful for the same species. People and cattle belong to the same species, and they face different diseases. People do not necessarily suffer from diseases suffered by cattle, except diseases shared by people and cattle. In addition, immune active substances lose their original living environment through the process of processing. Is there still “activity”? At present, scientists have only studied how many immune substances are contained in bovine colostrum. Are these immune substances to improve people’s active immunity or passive immunity? What is the effect of specific application to infants? Are there any disadvantages? What is the immune response? These have not yet reached an accurate conclusion, not to mention how there are so many colostrums?!
Compared with normal milk, the content of prolactin in bovine colostrum is about 4 times higher, the content of growth hormone is about 10 times higher, and the content of gonadotropin is about 1 time higher. Children should not eat more.
For infants, it is also wrong to choose extra protein powder to eat in order to promote their growth and development. The reason why scientists want to transform milk is to reduce the high protein in milk (twice that in breast milk), mainly because the child’s kidney is not well developed. Too high protein will seriously damage the child’s urinary system, especially increase the renal load. Therefore, China stipulates that the protein content in every 100g of infant formula milk powder is 11 ~ 20g. If parents give their children extra protein, isn’t it the opposite?
5、 Are the health products “suitable for all ages” on the market beneficial to the baby?
Nowadays, there are many kinds of children’s nutrition products on the market, and some are under the banner of “suitable for all ages”. In fact, the composition of some children’s nutrition products is not very clear. Although some contain only trace hormones, if they are taken for a long time, they may accumulate in the body and cause children’s “precocious puberty”. For children with normal growth and development, parents do not have to let their children eat nutritional and health products. Even those children with weak physique, lagging development and need supplements should be carried out under the guidance of doctors. They must not blindly listen to advertising.