Easy Fat, Fiber, and Essential Nutrients Guide

When we try to define what a balanced nutrition for a child is, it is all about the vitamins and minerals. Since too much fat can be unhealthy, worrywort parents go to the extreme as to putting their child on a “no fat” diet. Healthy fats & fibers are essential for energy, support cell growth, protect our organs, help with nutrient absorption, produce hormones and even keep us warm. There are plenty of healthy fat food sources and it can also be provided through select supporting nutritional supplements (eg, Pediasure).1, 8

Fat is not your Foe  

Fats can come from vegetable products like nuts, beans, and seeds and as for meats, healthiest is from fish. Coincidentally, these food sources for fat are also the primary sources for Omega 3 (α-Linolenic acid) fatty acid, Omega 6 (Linoleic acid), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and Vitamin E.1, 3 Besides providing a certain layer of cushion for our organs, it is a type of energy source for our bodies. Also certain fat soluble vitamins like A, D, E, and K, which are important for muscle & bone tissue building, require fats for absorption. Though fat is not directly responsible for calcium absorption, it does it through improving vitamin D absorbency.1, 2

Fiber is your friend

Fibers are important for intestinal functions like the feeling of fullness and regulation of bowel movements. Children who have healthy servings of fiber in their diet are at lower risk of cholesterol and blood sugar related diseases developing in the future. This is because fiber slows down glucose and fat absorption, while preventing you from overeating. A child’s gut does not naturally produce the enzymes needed for fiber digestion, so it relies on good gut bacteria you get from eating enriched or fermented foods. Fiber is their food and it gives them the energy to fight off the bad ones. Thankfully, fiber rich foods are not hard to find and the majority of your child’s favorite fruits, vegetables, cereals and whole grains contain plenty.4, 5

How about supplements     

As children are, it can be difficult to make them eat something they do not like. For instances like these, nutrition supplements can be used to fill in nutrient gaps from food. Formulated with 37 essential vitamins and minerals, including growth supporting amino acids like Arginine, high quality proteins, and prebiotic fibers FOS (Fructooligosaccharides).6, 7 Validated by more than 20 clinical studies, Pediasure is a complete and balanced nutritional supplement that can help improve digestion, increase appetite, and sustain optimal body growth for even the pickiest of eaters.6, 8  

Good nutrition absorption does provide the nutrients, but also relies on the quality of mediums like healthy fats and fibers for support. It is in the power of the parents to provide all the help they can. Pediasure is a nutrition you can be sure of to help your child grow up happy. Consult a Pediatrician or related medical professional to find out if Pediasure is right for your child. Visit Pediasure Myanmar today for additional child nutrition tips or to request product samples.8

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