STEAMED chicken, grilled chicken skewer or fried chicken – which one is the most nutritious?
According to consultant dietitian Indra Balaratnam, it depends on the cooking method used as it can change the food form.
“The longer food is exposed to heat, the more nutrients are destroyed or damaged,” she explained, adding that steamed chicken is definitely the answer.
“The level of heat used in food processing can affect digestibility as damaged nutrients are not easily absorbed by our bodies. This is especially true for children.
“Worse, it may lead to indigestion and stomach discomfort such as colic, constipation or hard stools.
“Food in its natural form is by far the easiest to absorb. For milk, it is best produced in a way closest to its natural form,” she said.
A child’s nutritional building blocks and the digestion process are extremely important.
Our digestive system is responsible for breaking down food so that our bodies can absorb the nutrients.
As such, a good digestion system plays a key role in building a child’s natural resistance against illnesses.
With this in mind, Friso Gold has improved its formula with the latest LocNutri technology.
Speaking at the launch of Friso Gold with LocNutri Technology, Dutch Lady Malaysia managing director Saw Chooi Lee said the technology uses mild heat treatment during milk processing.
“This preserves the native structure of the nutrient which is easily digested and can help children grow stronger from the inside,” said Saw.
Also present at the event were celebrities Liyana Jasmay and Wayne Chua, both mothers of two, who shared with guests their experiences with their children’s eating habits.
Liyana said her two-year-old daughter Sofia Arissa was currently at the age most important for learning, and she wants her to explore new possibilities while having fun at the same time.
“How can a kid focus on playing, interacting or learning when their stomachs are hurting?
“That is why I try to ensure my kid’s digestive system is in tip-top condition,” said Liyana.
“Ever since my four-year-old Celestia had minor colic problems, I realised how important food digestion was,” said Chua.
Indra also shared with guests a simple yet healthy recipe through a cooking demonstration using the poaching method.
For details of Friso Gold formulated milk powder with LocNutri technology, visit www.frisogold.com.my
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