Snacks do not mean children’s food
Many parents think that snacks are children’s food, and this view is incorrect.
There are many kinds of small foods, which can be roughly classified into the following categories: 1. Candied preserved fruits, such as plums, preserved fruits, candied fruits, preserved fruits, dried fruits and so on.
2. Puffed foods such as shrimp sticks, potato chips, squid crisps, vegetable rings, popcorn, chicken, etc.
3, dried meat and dried fish, such as beef jerky, dried beef, pork jerky, dried fish, fish fillets, etc.
4. Chewing gum.
6, dried fruits, such as peanuts, seeds, pistachios, walnuts, almonds, etc.
During the production process, too many small foods use additives in them.
For example, preserved fruit preserves are often added with saccharin, cyclamate, pigments, and preservatives; puffed foods are often used with pigments, monosodium glutamate, flavors, etc .; dried meat and dried fish are often applied with preservatives, monosodium glutamate, nitrates, etc . and even food additivesThey are relatively safe, but they can also have some adverse effects on the human body.
It is not good for adults to eat too much, not to mention that children’s liver detoxification ability and kidney excretion function are relatively weak, so small foods are not children’s foods.
In addition, the taste of small foods is mostly heavy.
And children (especially infants) have different tastes than adults.
Something that makes adults feel dull and tasteless is more in line with the characteristics of children.
When parents are out of caring for their children, they are always willing to give babies something that is “delicious” and “tasteful”.
However, this loving way is not necessarily defective for the healthy growth of the baby.
Because, in addition to taste factors, child nutritionists have found in research that high-sugar diets can cause childhood obesity.
Children who eat a lot of sugar are more prone to dental caries, suffer from ADHD, and have a higher proportion of depression (of course, high sugar here is not what children generally say eat a few pieces of sugar).
A high-salt diet is not good for children. It can increase children’s kidney burden and cause potential adverse effects on the cardiovascular system.
At present, in the European and American markets, too many foods intended for children are often supplemented with food additives, and they are often specially added without sugar or salt.
Some mothers are always depressed and their children do not eat well. They are worried that their babies will be malnourished, which may be related to their children eating more small foods.
Small foods are not comprehensive in nutrients. If children eat too many snacks, they will not eat well. Over time, they may cause malnutrition.
In particular, parents need to be reminded that among the substandard foods supplemented by quarantine personnel, the substandard rate of small foods is the highest.
For example, during a random inspection of imported small foods in Southeast Asia, it was found that the coloring agent in some puffed foods has reached an alarming level-plus it exceeds the standard, and it is also mixed with multiple colors or uses carcinogenic pigments that are prohibited by health standards!
If you let your child eat this kind of small food that does not meet the hygiene standards multiple times, the consequences will be disastrous.
The most frequent causes of failure in small foods are: saccharin, saccharin, and pigments exceed the standard in cold fruit preserves; among the bulking agents, the pathogenic index, the pigment exceeds the standard; dried meat, dried fish, preservatives, pigments, The flavor exceeds the standard; jelly food, flavor, color, and bacterial index exceed the standard . Faced with small foods, there are serious problems, parents should be careful when buying, look at the address, trademark, and optimistic about the date of manufactureThen I dig out of my pocket.
However, some small foods are pure natural foods without any additives, such as dried fruits, peanuts, seeds, walnuts, etc. They are indeed nutritious foods that are good for children’s growth and development and can be eaten appropriately.