What are the nutritional components of milk powder?
The nutritional component table on the milk powder tank is densely packed with a long string, and it looks dizzy. It is really not easy to understand. Although there are many nutritional content of milk powder, it can be divided into two categories.
The first category is essential ingredients, including protein, fat (linoleic acid, α-linolenic acid), carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals: vitamins and minerals can be subdivided as follows:
Vitamin: Vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K1, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, nicotinamide (nicotinamide), folic acid, panic acid, vitamin C, and biomanto.
Minerals: Sodium, potassium, copper, magnesium, iron, zinc, zinc, calcium, phosphorus, iodine, chlorine, manganese, selenium and other 12 ingredients (manganese and selenium belong to “add ingredients” among larger babies and child milk powder).
The second category is selective ingredients, that is, in addition to the essential component, the ingredients that allow them to be added to formula milk powder mainly include choline, myosol, taurine, levotine, 22 carbonotanolate (DHA) (DHA) And twenty carbonic acid.
From the above, we can find that DHA and choline promoted by many milk powder advertisements are not necessary for milk powder. Therefore, when choosing milk powder, you don’t need to see too much.
What is the use of the nutritional component table?
In fact, for ordinary parents, even if you look at the nutritional component table, we ca n’t see it. We do n’t know which ingredients need which content. So what is the use of nutritional component tables?
1. Prevent from being fooled
For example, the advertisement tells you how many times the brand DHA has increased, and it seems that the meaning of DHA is highly implied. We can compare a few cans of milk powder of different brands to see if its content is really high.
2. Adjust the baby’s diet structure
For example, some experts say that eating cod liver oil at all, because the formula milk powder contains vitamin D. There is no need to count it, because the vitamin D content of different formula milk is not the same. Some can only consume 200 international units in a day, and some are as high as 500 international units. International units come to calculate that the former milk powder can eat cod liver oil as appropriate.
Finally, parents remind you that when buying milk powder for your baby, you must buy qualified products through regular channels, because “the content of various nutrients for qualified products meets national standards.” The table does not affect the baby’s health. And the purchase of regular channels can prevent buying fake milk powder.