Baby, say NO to mineral water

Baby, say NO to mineral water

We often use “water spirits” to describe babies for a reason.

In babies, water accounts for as much as 70% to 80% of their body weight, far more than 60% of adults, and is even more important for babies.

  Hard water can also hurt your baby. Say NO to mineral water. We often use “water spirit” to describe the baby. This is for a reason.

In babies, water accounts for as much as 70% to 80% of their body weight, far more than 60% of adults, and is even more important for babies.

We traditionally believe that mineral water is collected from deep underground, and recognized mineral salts and trace elements are nutrients that the human body needs.

  Children are in the critical period of growth and development, and they need to supplement these trace elements. Then it is convenient and easy to absorb directly from drinking water. Why not?

Therefore, the phenomenon of choosing to place mineral water for babies is rare and has become a fashion move.

Recently, in response to this phenomenon, Bulgarian medical experts have warned: mineral water with high mineral content can threaten the health of babies!

This starts with the principle of water absorption.

In the junior high school physics class, we learned that water can migrate from low concentration to high concentration through the principle of infiltration.

When drinking water, the concentration of body fluids increases, forming a potential energy difference, and water can pass through the cell membrane and be naturally absorbed by the cells.

  However, when the water contains high-concentration minerals and the water concentration is high, this potential energy difference is staggered or even reversed, which brings trouble to the absorption of water.

Just as a bottle of flowers is inserted into a cup of thick saline, the flowers not only cannot absorb water, but also cause dehydration and dryness-this is because the concentration of water in the body is not as good as the outside, and the potential energy balance is broken, causing body fluids to seep and exudate.

  At this time, you may be anxious: If so, then we can’t drink thicker drinks, soup?

Don’t worry about it, because the body’s absorption exceeds the principle of infiltration, it can also transport some proteins in the cell, in fact, the ferry boat can actively transport the required substances from the surrounding to the cell.The effect of concentration differences.

  It is easy to push the boat along the water, but difficult to sail against the water. Infiltration is a passive, natural process that consumes almost no energy, while the process of active transport requires relatively large amounts of energy.

The physiological structure of infants is different from that of adults, the digestive system is not fully developed, the filtration function is poor, and the mineral content in mineral water is too high, which is a big problem for infants.

When your baby brews food or directly mixes it with mineral water, it can easily cause food to increase osmotic pressure and increase the burden on the kidneys.

  In addition, the element content in mineral water is basically designed for adult standards, and its content and proportion are not suitable for infants to take, especially certain elements are harmful to infants.

For example, Germany issued a notice on November 22, 2006, amending the Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Catering Water Act.

This revision fully takes into account the increasing use of natural mineral water in semi-finished foods for infants. It is based on a survey and assessment of uranium content in natural mineral water and health risks.

The decree limits the amount of uranium and must be indicated on the label or advertisement of semi-finished food for infants.

  The hardness of a baby drinking water, soft or hard and not eating mineral water, is measured by its mineral content.

Generally, the mineral water content below 50 milligrams per liter of mineral water is “extremely low mineral content”; 50?
500 mg is “low mineral content”, this mineral water tastes soft and has a certain sweetness; most of the discharged mineral water has a mineral content between 500 and 1500 mm; each liter contains more than 1500 mgIt is called “high mineral content” mineral water, which is mostly used when the human body loses mineral content such as sports and sauna.

  Bulgarian pediatric expert Maslarska points out that for infants and young children, the mineral content per liter of water should not exceed 100 mg, of which sodium should be less than 20 mg and fluorine should be less than 1.

5 mg.

Exceeding this threshold may pose a threat to the kidneys of newborns.

Obviously, most mineral water is too “hard” for children.

  Some parents will ask, is it better for me to drink pure water for my baby?

The answer is still “NO”!

Purified water after secondary processing is also not suitable for the digestive system of newborns.

As mentioned earlier, the difference in concentration between the inside and outside of the cell is the driving force for the absorption of water through osmosis. The mineral content of pure water is too low, which causes the transmission of the drop and also causes absorption problems.

In addition, long-term drinking of purified water will cause children to lack certain minerals, and some industrial raw materials used in the purification process of purified water may have adverse effects on the liver function of infants and young children.

  Since it is hard and hard to eat, what kind of water is best for children?

According to research, it is most beneficial to health if the tap water is boiled and then cooled to room temperature.

After boiling water, the gas contained in it is reduced by half, and the cohesion between water molecules is increased, which is closest to the characteristics of water in human cells, so it is easily absorbed by the body through cell membranes.
Obviously, it is not suitable to boil water with an aluminum kettle, otherwise excessive intake of aluminum ions will affect the baby’s bone and nerve development; drinking fountains are prone to secondary pollution and should not be used.

  Tip: Juice and milk cannot replace hydration.
  Many parents will think that the baby’s staple food is breast milk or milk, which is already a little high, and there is no extra hydration, which is actually wrong.

Within four months, the baby has not added supplementary food. If he has enough milk and is of normal weight, he will urinate 6 times a day?
8 times, and the urine color is light and not yellow, just add water.

But when the weather is dry, the temperature is high, windy, and the baby loses too much water, it should be properly replenished.

Once fever and diarrhea occur, it is necessary to replenish water in time, and to reduce the body temperature and promote the discharge of harmful substances in response to the effect of water.

  Breast milk or milk cannot completely replace drinking water. Although they are both the same and rich, if you breastfeed more when your baby is already full, it may cause infants anorexia, indigestion and other reactions.

  Some parents fear that the baby is undernourished and often take fruit juice instead of drinking water.

Fruit juice has good taste and rich nutrition, but a survey by Dr. Finer Leifs in the United States found that if infants and young children within two years of age often use fruit juice instead of drinking water, it will affect appetite and normal growth and development.

This is because the excessive intake of fructose in fruit juice can affect the body’s absorption of copper.

Copper is related to cardiovascular tissues and is a component of many enzymes, especially in the metabolism of iron in the body. Therefore, copper deficiency can not only induce coronary heart disease in adulthood, and cause symptoms such as anemia.

In addition, citric acid contained in fruit juice forms complexes with human calcium ions, leading to a lack of calcium: excessive pigments can accumulate in children, cause ADHD, and interfere with the functions of various enzymes, affecting growth and development.

  Therefore, experts suggest that babies should not take fruit juice before half-year-old, and can be put in an appropriate amount after one year-old, such as adding to boiled water or mixing into food, but not more than half a bottle per day, let alone using alternative boiling water.