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