"Additives" children's milk do not drink Experts recommend pure milk
Survey: Up to 11 species of children's yogurt drink additives
Through the visits to several supermarkets, it is learned that children of different brands of milk, 190 ml are mostly, the price is about 3-4 yuan. Children's yogurt drinks are mainly in 200 ml, and the price is about 3 yuan. 250 ml of various brands of adult milk, the price is 1.6-4.9 yuan. It can be seen that the price of milk for children is slightly higher than that of adult milk. In a table of ingredients for children's yogurt drinks, the reporter saw up to 11 kinds of additives, including sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, citric acid, glyceryl monostearate, sucrose fatty acid esters, aspartame (including benzene) Alanine), acesulfame, sodium tripolyphosphate, food flavor, etc. There are also 6-7 kinds of children's milk additives relatively few.
Reminder: Children with flavors should drink less milk
Does the additive contained in children's milk have an impact on health? Li Hongliang, an associate professor of food at Shaanxi University of Science and Technology, explained that “the additives listed in the children's milk or dairy ingredients list are generally in line with national requirements. However, when parents buy It should be noted that the state stipulates that sterilized milk and fermented milk are prohibited from adding flavor. In general, the addition of flavor can only be regarded as flavored milk or dairy products. Children's milk and dairy products containing flavors in food additives are easy to addicted, occasionally drink no The problem is that the liver and kidney have self-regulating functions, but if you drink it regularly, it will lead to excessive intake of additives, which will increase the burden on the liver and kidney. Therefore, foods or drinks containing flavor should be eaten as little as possible.宏 啥? Li Hongliang suggested that fermented milk or sterilized milk containing no flavor and protein content of 2.3 grams or more will help to supplement the nutrition needed for children's growth and development. Suggestion: Children should use pure milk or food supplement for calcium supplementation.
Sun Dafu, Xi'an Children's Hospital, said that in the process of growth and development, children's demand for calcium is large. Pure milk does help to supplement calcium, but the effect of supplementing calcium with dairy products is not obvious, and the types of additives in dairy products are more obvious. More, drinking often is not good for health. If you have to go through the hospital's examination, you really need calcium supplementation, you should choose pure milk or food supplement. As for trace elements such as iron and zinc, the daily balanced diet can be ingested without the need to make up for it.
From the perspective of nutrition, Dong Chun, a nutritionist at the Xi'an Nutrition Society, said that, first of all, children's milk drinks and milk are very different. The nutrition of milk drinks cannot be compared with milk. In addition, it can be seen from the ingredient list that in order to increase the taste of yoghurt drinks, it contains various food additives such as white sugar, sweeteners, flavors, etc., which may cause bad eating habits and malnutrition such as dental caries, picky eaters and partial eclipses in children. problem.
The Children's Dietary Guidelines recommend that children aged 3-6 drink 300-600 ml of milk a day and use healthy growth. When choosing milk, you should pay attention to the food label and choose pure milk or other dairy products with higher nutritional value, such as pure milk, yogurt, milk powder and so on. In addition to milk, calcium, iron and zinc should be added, and it can also be taken through foods such as oysters, shrimps, animal livers, and lean meat.