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Not only does it have a delicious taste, corn also contains a variety of nutrients and minerals, you know. So no wonder, corn is often chosen as a complementary food to breast milk. However, what are the benefits of corn for baby solids? Come on, see the full explanation in this article, Bun
Corn is not only rich in carbohydrates, this type of food also contains fiber, protein, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc and copper. A number of vitamins that the body needs, such as vitamin A, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, and vitamin C, are contained in corn.
The Benefits of Corn for Baby MPASI
Generally, after the age of 6 months, babies will start to be able to consume solid food. The process of choosing the type of food and the texture of solid food can be started gradually. Corn can be one of the food ingredients that can be processed into solid food for babies.
Well, some of the benefits that your little one can get from eating corn as complementary food are:
1. Energy source
In addition to white rice and potatoes, corn is a good source of carbohydrates for your little one, you know, Bun. In 100 grams of yellow shelled corn, contained about 69 grams of carbohydrates. Therefore, processing corn as complementary food can provide enough energy for babies.
2. He althy digestive system
A he althy digestive system can optimally absorb nutrients from food and prevent babies from various digestive problems.Well, the way you can do so that your little one's digestive tract he alth is maintained is to get enough fiber and zinc intake. One of these nutrients can be obtained from corn.
3. Maintain endurance
The protein, vitamin A, and vitamin C contained in corn can help increase your little one's immune system, Bun. So, by eating corn, your little one's body will be stronger against germs, bacteria, and viruses that cause disease and the growth process will be more optimal.
4. Supports the growth of bones and teeth
Another benefit that can be obtained from corn is that it supports the growth of your little one's bones and teeth. The reason is, this yellow food plant contains phosphorus which plays a role in the formation of strong bones and teeth. Adequate nutrition can also form, repair, and maintain body cell tissue.
Before Serving Corn as MPASI
Although it has many benefits for your little one's he alth, it is recommended that corn is not given at the beginning of the solids period, right, Bun. Corn is better served as a complementary food menu after your little one is familiar with other types of food, such as fruits, meat, baby cereal, and green vegetables.
This is because corn tends to be difficult to digest by a baby's immature digestive system. In addition, if your little one has a history of chronic eczema or food allergies, giving corn is also recommended to be postponed.
You can process corn with other he althy food menus, such as broccoli, carrots, potatoes, or sweet potatoes. Serve the corn puree by grinding it in a blender or food processor.
Remember, Bun, even though it's not classified as a high-allergenic food, corn can still trigger allergies. So, Mother needs to pay attention to the reaction of the Little One after eating corn, yes. If an allergic reaction occurs, immediately take him to the doctor for treatment.