Constipation is a condition in which bowel movements become less frequent, and passing hard and dry stools. Constipation in children is a prevalent health issue that affects 0.7 % to 29% of children worldwide.
Common causes of your child become constipated are withholding, low fiber intake, changes in routines and illnesses.
Food rich in fiber promotes good bowel health. It helps the stools pass smoothly through the bowel and improve it shape.
Offer your kid food that high in fiber such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts and seeds.
Probiotics are good bacteria that help to improve digestion. Encourage your child to have probiotics to ease constipation.
Probiotics are available in cultured milk and some fermented foods, such as yogurt, kefir, kimchi and miso.
Limit processed food, fast food and fried food that will slow down digestion.
High levels of salt in these foods can lower the water content of stool and leads to constipation.
Water helps soften the stools. High fiber intake without increase the water consumption may worsen the constipation.
Thus, it is important to ensure your kids get enough fluids. Most kids need about 3 to 4 glasses of water every day.
Exercise stimulate the contraction of muscle in your bowel which can ease constipation.
Aerobic exercise such as cycling, running, and swimming help to maintain digestive tract health. The best time to exercise for children is an hour after meal.
Make it a habit after meals and before school for your child go to the toilet. Allow your child to have enough time to use the toilet, so that they do not feel rushed.
Provide a foot rest if necessary so that your child can sit comfortably on the toilet to pass stool.
A food diary is a useful way to keep track of what your child has eaten. Try to record as much detail as possible about the foods, drinks, snacks, portion size, and ingredients used.
Thus, you can identify the ‘trigger’ in the diet that cause constipation and other stomach issues in your child.
1 sachet contains 200 mcg of vitamin B6 or 12% of your daily value, which is good for central nervous system and metabolism.
Vitamin B6 is vital in creating neurotransmitters that regulate moods, including serotonin and dopamine. Thus, it help in uplift your mood.
Source of dietary fiber (1.6g/35g) that is essential for digestion and help improve constipation.
NutriBrownRice® (Chocolate) contains calcium which is crucial in maintaining bones strong and healthy.
NutriBrownRice® (Chocolate) is the new generation of children’s nutritional products which contains cocoa blends from 3 countries: South Africa, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia.
It is low in sugar compared with other chocolate malt drinks in the market yet tastes great. Definitely will be your kids’ favorite!
A good source of dietary fibre and magnesium. Magnesium helps to soften stools and improve constipation.
NutriBrownRice® (Chocolate) can be an alternative for children with lactose intolerance as it is 100% lactose free.
Ideal to serve as your child’s breakfast. Whole grains make your child stay full longer and be able to concentrate on studies.