Healthy snack for kids

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Digestive Health & You -

ONE in seven chil­dren in Malaysia is af­fected by obe­sity. In ac­cor­dance to the Malaysian Di­etary Guide­lines for Chil­dren and Ado­les­cents, it is ad­vis­able for ev­ery­one, es­pe­cially par­ents, to iden­tify and give chil­dren ce­real foods that are high in fi­bre and low in fat, sugar and sodium.

Stud­ies show con­sis­tent ben­e­fits of di­etary fi­bre in body weight con­trol and di­ges­tive health among chil­dren and adults.

Pae­di­atric ex­perts favour in­creas­ing fi­bre con­sump­tion as the first treat­ment op­tion for chronic con­sti­pa­tion in healthy chil­dren, be­fore re­sort­ing to lax­a­tives.

Pae­di­atric ex­perts favour in­creas­ing fi­bre con­sump­tion as the first treat­ment op­tion for chronic con­sti­pa­tion in healthy chil­dren, be­fore re­sort­ing to lax­a­tives.

High fi­bre, high pro­tein

One packet (15g) of Oat BG22 Crispy Ce­real Snack Pack is high in fi­bre and pro­tein and con­tains only 51kcal. Made from oat bran from Ger­many, the snack is rich in iron and mag­ne­sium.

Chil­dren can en­joy one or two pack­ets of the crispy ce­real a day with fresh fruits, milk and yo­ghurt or eat the snack straight from the packet to in­crease daily fi­bre in­take.

High fi­bre in­take has been as­so­ci­ated with im­proved bowel func­tion and bet­ter weight man­age­ment.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 03-7956 2220 (Mon­day to Fri­day, 9am to 5pm), e-mail info@biogrow.com.my or visit www.fb.biogrow.com.my.

The Oat BG22 Crispy Ce­real Snack Pack comes in con­ve­nient packs so chil­dren can en­joy a high-fi­bre snack even when on the go.

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