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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Benefits of Yogurt for Children

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Get children to consume yogurt to maintain health, and can increase endurance when given regularly. However, the yogurt should be given to children after they consume the main meal, so that children do not feel full before meals. A meal can be a mixture of fruit juice, vegetable salad dressings, fruit, and pudding, and fruit satay sauce.

At this time has been available yogurt (milk ferment) special and safe for children. It feels good, to overcome the type of children who do not like to consume milk from malnutrition. It also contains many good probiotic bacteria which is useful in digestion.

However, it should be observed for yogurt that can be consumed by children, make sure the label there is a description good for infants or toddlers. Yogurt which is good for the baby is a yogurt containing Bifidobacterium sp. which produce lactic acid type L (+). While lactic acid type D (-) which has a slower metabolism is not suitable for infants. After a year of age, children can consume all kinds of yogurt and enjoy its benefits as a source of protein, calcium, and high phosphorus.

The benefits of yogurt for children's health

1. Overcome and prevent diarrhea, typhoid and vomiting
The little one who always diarrhea every drinking of milk, could be due to lack of digestive enzyme Lactose. In yogurt, lactose in milk is split by 'good bacteria' Lactobacillus Bulgaricus through the fermentation process, so it's easily absorbed by the body. If your child early on consume yogurt once a day as much as 200 cc, then the balance of the digestive channels would preserved. The good impact, the germs causing various diseases such as typhoid and diarrhea will not be able to grow.

2. Preventing coronary heart disease
Good bacteria namely Lactobacillus Bulgaricus and Streptococcus contained in yogurt, will produce folic acid and vitamin B complex, both vitamins are useful to prevent the emergence of coronary heart disease in children.

3. Anti gastric cancer
The bacteria that play a role in the yogurt can alter pre carcinogenic substances present in the digestive tract, to be able to inhibit the occurrence of cancer.

4. Maintain intestinal health
Intestinal flora that consumed yogurt has proven difficult overgrown with pathogenic germs or bacteria that cause disease. With impaired growth as well as the death of microbial pathogens in the stomach and small intestine could prevent the emergence of various diseases caused by microbial infection or intoxication.

5. Neutralize antibiotics
Consume antibiotics are functioning deadly germs, but it did not discriminately which germs that need to be killed and which ones actually do not need to be destroyed. In fact there are germs that must be in the gastrointestinal tract in order to maintain the balance of intestinal flora. Well, yogurt can neutralize the bad side effects of antibiotic.

Probiotic yogurt can be a healthy alternative food choices for your child. But of course you still need to keep a balanced nutritional intake for optimal child health.


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