Grow­ing up strong and healthy

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - World Milk Day -

ARE you con­cerned that your child is miss­ing out on an im­por­tant part of nutrition by not drink­ing enough milk?

The creamy liq­uid has long been seen as a rich source of calcium and is vi­tal in pro­mot­ing healthy bones and teeth. How­ever, there is more to milk than that.

It of­fers other essen­tial nu­tri­ents such as mag­ne­sium, pro­tein, as well as vi­ta­mins A and D for op­ti­mum de­vel­op­ment.

Choos­ing from the grow­ing range of milk avail­able in the mar­ket, from dairy to plant-based milk, can be con­fus­ing.

While cow’s milk is the com­monly pre­ferred choice, goat’s milk is also highly rec­om­mended for chil­dren as it has more calcium, mak­ing it a bet­ter source to re­plen­ish their calcium needs.

Goat’s milk also forms a softer and finer curd, which means that it is eas­ily di­gested and ab­sorbed.

On top of that, goat’s milk contains high nat­u­ral bioac­tive com­pounds such as nu­cleo­tides, which helps boost chil­dren’s im­mune sys­tem.

It also con­sists of sialic acid, which helps pro­tect against bac­te­rial in­fec­tion and ca­sein phos­pho­pep­tides, a group of pep­tides that in­creases sol­u­bil­ity and ab­sorp­tion of min­er­als such as calcium, iron and zinc.

Mean­while, tau­rine – a form of free amino acid – sup­ports over­all brain and phys­i­cal de­vel­op­ment.

Here are some fun and in­ter­est­ing ways to in­tro­duce goat’s milk to your child’s daily diet:

> In­volve your chil­dren by ask­ing for their pref­er­ence when de­cid­ing which milk prod­ucts to buy. You could also try whip­ping up de­li­cious smooth­ies to­gether at home.

This will spark their in­ter­est in drink­ing milk and is an ideal op­por­tu­nity to en­lighten them on the ben­e­fits of milk.

> Par­ents should also in­stil the habit of drink­ing milk from a young age.

Serve one glass of milk at break­fast to help your chil­dren kick-start their day and another glass be­fore bed for bet­ter sleep qual­ity.

This ar­ti­cle is brought to you by Kar­i­home, Ori­ent EuroPharma (M) Sdn Bhd.

■ For more in­for­ma­tion, call 03-5569 5405.

Goat’s milk has high nat­u­ral bioac­tive com­pounds that help sup­port the growth and de­vel­op­ment of chil­dren.

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