Can children under the age of one eat salt? Not really alarmist

time:2022-10-02 05:23:31source:monlittlebaby.com author:Make one's mouth water
Can children under the age of one eat salt? Not really alarmist

"I only added a little salt, and it has a little taste that babies like to eat." "Isn't it just a little salt, how much impact can it have." "You didn't pay so much attention when you were young, didn't you grow up so much?" These The words are not very familiar! In fact, many mothers know about not giving their babies salt before the age of one. But in the process of making complementary food for the baby, it is inevitable to encounter elders who want to intervene. I shared it in a previous video, and my mother-in-law also said the same thing when I had a baby: "There is no salt, there is no taste at all, and the baby doesn't eat it at all." Moreover, after adding salt, it seems that the baby does eat a little more. , so in order to let the baby eat more, I can only add some salt along the way. But it was precisely because of my unsteadiness at the time that my Dabao was very picky eaters for a long time. Therefore, on the issue of adding salt, it is really recommended that all parents must abide by this principle! Today we will talk about why babies can't eat salt within one year of age, and what kind of adverse effects eating salt will have on children. "Why do you think your child needs salt?" First, let's ask ourselves a question: "Why do you think your child needs salt?" Some elders may think that the reason why the baby does not want to eat solid food is because it is too bland and tasteless, so They are reluctant to accept new foods. This is actually a big misunderstanding. Adults always unconsciously impose their own feelings on children. In fact, the reason why children are not interested in food is probably because they are used to, or even too fond of, breast milk or formula. Some breastfed babies, in particular, don't really become interested in foods other than breast milk until they are 10-12 months old. So, for a child who has been on breast milk or formula for six months or more and has never tasted salt, where do they need salt? Do you miss something you never eat? This is obviously impossible, right! Why can't babies under 1 year eat salt? This is because infants and young children are very sensitive to sodium, and additional sodium added within 1 year of age is likely to cause high blood pressure. Moreover, once the baby develops a "heavy salt" dietary preference from an early age, it will bury hidden dangers such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and adult obesity for future health. Also, for babies under one year old, they need less than 1 gram of salt per day (equivalent to 0.4 mg of sodium). And these sodium babies can be obtained completely from breast milk or formula. If you read the nutrition label of milk powder or formula, you can see that formula contains a certain amount of sodium. How much sodium intake? The American Advisory Council on Food and Nutrition (SACN) recommends that daily sodium intake for children should follow: 0-6 months, 0.4g sodium 6-12 months, 0.4g sodium 1-3 years old 2g, 8g sodium 4-6 years old, 1.2 g sodium 7-10 years old, 2 g sodium Seeing this, you may have a question, since we want to control the daily salt intake of children, how can we know which things contain high salt (sodium) Woolen cloth? In fact, there is a very simple and convenient way, look at the nutrition label. When buying food for your child, look at the labels. Under normal circumstances, foods containing more than 0.6g of sodium per 100g of food are high-sodium foods. Snacks such as potato chips, sandwich biscuits, seaweed, fruit and vegetable juices that are in daily contact with high sodium content should be avoided as much as possible. The harm of baby's intake of too much salt: 1. Excessive intake of salt will put a burden on the baby's kidneys, but also increase the burden on the heart, damage the baby's kidney and heart function, and easily cause edema and high blood pressure. 2. Excessive salt intake will also inhibit the reproduction of oral mucosal epithelial cells, reduce the baby's oral saliva secretion, and correspondingly reduce lysozyme, so that various bacteria are more likely to grow in the upper respiratory tract. 2. Due to the osmotic effect of salt, it will kill the normal parasitic flora of the baby's upper respiratory tract, resulting in dysbacteriosis. 4. Excessive intake of salt in the baby will affect the absorption of zinc and calcium in the body, resulting in a lack of zinc and calcium, which will seriously affect the development of the baby's brain and bones, and will also cause a decline in immunity, small stature, and various diseases. . 5. Babies consume salt too early, and the dietary habits of heavy salt developed from childhood will continue to adulthood, and it is difficult to correct. And long-term "heavy taste" is likely to increase the risk of diseases such as high blood pressure. How can it taste better without salt? In fact, in recent years, nutritionists have begun to recommend that mothers try adding some natural flavorings as condiments to their children's food. On the one hand, these condiments will enrich the taste of food and make children more fond of it; on the other hand, these condiments themselves have high nutritional value. So, we can try making homemade condiments for kids (sharing some of my homemade condiments). You must insist on not giving your children salt. Because it's something that's not worth arguing about, and it's not a difficult thing to do. We just need to let the elders abandon traditional concepts, no longer always consider children's feelings from their own perspective, but take care of children in a more scientific and modern way. Babies under one year old should not eat salt except for the following: 1. The content of salt in soy sauce and soy sauce accounts for 20%. Compared with salt, the amount of soy sauce is more difficult to control. Typically 1 g of salt per 5 mL of soy sauce. It is recommended that after the age of 1, even if you want to add it, the baby can add 1 to 2 drops to each complementary food. 2. The main component of monosodium glutamate is sodium glutamate, which also contains sodium. Excessive consumption of monosodium glutamate will make the baby zinc deficient. Therefore, it is not recommended to add MSG to babies under 1 year old. 3. Sugar and sugar that can make babies prone to tooth decay. Eating too many sweets can lead to tooth decay and childhood obesity. It may also increase the risk of diabetes in adulthood. After the age of 1, it is recommended that the daily intake of sugar should not exceed 10g. The sugar mentioned here refers to "added sugar". Since the natural foods we often eat contain sugar, "added sugar" is just a condiment that acts as a condiment and does not need to be added. PS: "Added sugar" refers to condiments and food additives such as white sugar, soft white sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, high fructose syrup, etc. sucrose, fructose, and glucose. These behaviors should also be cautious: during breastfeeding, mothers eat too much salt, some of them have a heavy taste, and the food they eat generally contains more salt, but breastfeeding Mama, if you eat too much salt during breastfeeding, milk There may be relatively more salt in it, which will lead to the baby who is breastfed also ingesting too much salt. Therefore, the daily salt intake of breast-fed Ma Ma should be controlled, and the taste should be relatively light. For example, in the complementary feeding stage, in order to exercise the baby's chewing ability, many parents will give the baby some noodles. This practice is good, but some parents eat adult noodles for the baby, only adults The salt content in the noodles, mothers should stop, not to mention that adult noodles also contain various food additives. Therefore, parents need to give their babies special children's noodles. Invisible salt-containing foods Some foods contain a lot of salt even if they are not salty. Therefore, in addition to paying attention to the amount of salt added in the baby's daily diet, some "invisible salt" foods should also be eaten by the baby. For example, sliced ​​bread, biscuits, jelly, cakes and other foods contain a lot of salt. Today's sharing is temporarily here! Finally, what I want to say is: children's taste buds are ten times more sensitive than adults, and many of us eat things that have no taste, but they can actually eat them with relish. Giving children the taste of simple processing of natural ingredients and less of the taste of condiments and additives is an important foundation for children to develop a healthy eating habit, which will benefit them for a lifetime. Therefore, no salt within one year old and less salt within three years old is the correct way for babies to open up to salt. Ma Ma, don't judge your baby's taste by your standards!
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