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There are not a few children who are difficult and don't even want to eat rice. In fact, rice contains many nutrients that are beneficial for he alth. Well, if Mother and Father's children are one of them, let's find out through this article whether not eating rice is harmful to children's he alth
Rice is a staple food for most Indonesians. So it's natural that many people think that they haven't really eaten if they don't eat rice.
Nutrition contained in rice is also quite a lot. In 100 grams of white rice, there are at least 180 calories, with about 40 grams of carbohydrates, 0.2 grams of fiber, 25 mg of calcium, 27 mg of phosphorus, 1 mg of sodium, 0.1 mg of copper, 0.6 mg of zinc, 0, 05 mg vitamin B1 (thiamine), 0.1 mg vitamin B2 (riboflavin), and 2.6 mg niacin.
So, is it safe if your child doesn't want to eat rice?
If your little one doesn't want to or is bored with rice, that's okay, Bun. This is safe, as long as Mother continues to give her other foods that can replace rice as a source of carbohydrates. Forcing a child to eat rice can actually traumatize him and don't want to eat at all, you know.
Well, the following are rice substitutes that you can choose to be a source of carbohydrates for your child:
- Sweet Potato
Similar to rice, the foods above are also equipped with various nutrients that are important for the he alth and development of children.
For example potatoes. In addition to carbohydrates, potatoes also contain protein, vitamins B1, B6, vitamin C, zinc, copper, potassium, iron, sodium, calcium, and phosphorus. Calcium and phosphorus itself play an important role in building strong bones and teeth.
So are sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are also enriched with vitamin B1, sodium, copper, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, calcium, and iron. In children's bodies, iron plays an important role in the formation of red blood cells. Iron deficiency can make children weak, short of breath, look pale, and even more susceptible to disease.
So, when your little one doesn't want to eat rice, you don't need to panic too much, okay? As long as he still wants to eat rice substitutes and other he althy foods that Mother gives him, not eating rice is not something to be bothered about.
Even so, there is nothing wrong if Mother remains patient and continues to slowly persuade her to want to eat rice. Mother can process ordinary white rice into uduk rice or yellow rice with a cute and unique shape, so that the little one is more interested in eating it.
If your little one still doesn't want to eat rice or other rice substitutes, especially if this has reduced their weight, you should immediately consult with a doctor to get the best solution.