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Fiber, Make Healthy the Child's Digestive Function
Fiber, Make Healthy the Child's Digestive Function

Fiber is a nutrient that can be found in all plants. Fruits, vegetables and various grains are foods that are commonly known as fiber-rich foods. Unfortunately, children do not like the taste of many fibrous foods. 

Fibrous foods serve to fill the stomach, prevent overeating that will burden the function of digestive system. Assisted with adequate liquid intake, fiber will help move the food through digestive system and can help relieve and prevent constipation. Fiber also helps control weight, so it keeps the body from being overweight or obese. 

How much fiber needs by children daily?

  • Children aged 1-3 years old -> 19 grams of fiber per day.
  • Children aged 4-8 years old -> 25 grams of fiber per day.
  • Girls aged 9-13 years old -> 26 grams of fiber per day.
  • Boys aged 9-13 years old -> 31 grams of fiber per day.

Examples of fibrous foods that children like: popcorn (of course not too much salt, butter or sugar inside), fruits, cereal from whole grains or yogurt. 

For healthy digestion for the Child, reduce the child’s dependence on processed foods such as white sugar, white flour, and white bread and pasta. Expand the menu of fiber-high food for the health of their digestive system

Tags : Needs of fiber, fiber, child's nutrition, fibrous food, child's digestion