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5 Essential Minerals for a Healthy Child: The Tummy-Tummy Approach

A recent World Bank publication titled “NUTRITION at a GLANCE: Nigeria” showed that over one-third of child deaths in Nigeria are due to undernutrition… The report also states that children who are undernourished between conception and age two are at high risk for impaired cognitive development, which adversely affects Nigeria’s productivity and growth. It revealed further that Nigeria loses over US$1.5 billion in GDP to vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

Tummy-Tummy Food Industries Limited came up with an innovative idea to produce instant noodles that will address the diseases that are caused by malnutrition. It is worthy to lay this emphasis that Tummy-Tummy noodles is a natural blend of rich vitamins and minerals and is not a laboratory composition of chemicals. Tummy-Tummy noodles is not a quick-action menu that is prepared to save time, but a balanced quality nutritive food manufactured to meet the nutritional requirement of the body.

The information we are going to highlight here is very important for nursing mothers and parents with infants so they will know the importance of some minerals in the formative stages of their children.

We are going to explore the benefits of some rich minerals your body enjoys when you savor the flavor of Tummy-Tummy wonder noodles

  1. Iodine

www.cenovis.com report on the importance of iodine for your child’s brain development reveals that school-aged children who have low iodine levels show poorer academic performance, lower IQ scores and higher levels of learning disabilities. The World Bank report shows that Nigeria has achieved near universal salt iodization: 97% of households consume iodized salts. This has helped in preventing iodine deficiency which can cause IQ loss in infants and young children. Also eating foods with iodine-free salt is not recommended by Tummy-Tummy nutritional experts.

  1. Iron

In addition to feeding your children with iron rich foods like meats, fish, eggs, grains and cereals. Adding Tummy-Tummy noodles to your child’s menu will fill the nutritional gaps experienced by the child. Tummy-Tummy noodles are canon loaded as a defense to prevent iron deficiency related symptoms. Children need adequate iron for their brains to develop normally. According to www.caringforkids.com, babies who don’t have enough iron (“iron deficiency”) may be less physically active and develop more slowly. Iron is an important component of hemoglobin, a protein that carries oxygen to all cells in the body.

  1. Calcium

Naturally, calcium is associated with strong tooth and strong bones, Tummy-Tummy Food Industries Limited factored the need for strong bones and strong tooth in the Nigeria child before production. Tummy-Tummy noodles help to prevent rickets which results in weak and flexible bones, bowed legs. Eating Tummy-Tummy noodles helps in healthy bones, teeth, and gums in children. Since calcium is necessary for the correct skeletal framework of the body, Tummy-Tummy noodles help to maintain the natural shape of the body in children and goes a long way to preventing arthritis in adults.

Adequate intake of calcium reduces the possibility of kidney stones. It is the excess amount of minerals present in water that results in kidney stones.

  1. Zinc

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) report on e-Library of Evidence for Nutritional Actions (eLENA), approximately 165 million children under five years of age are stunted. World Bank report shows that Nigeria has the 3rd highest absolute number of children who are stunted with 41% of children under the age of 5 stunted. Unfortunately, Nigeria has higher rates of stunting than some of its neighbors in the African region (e.g Guinea, Liberia, Uganda, Kenya Cameroon, Togo, Ghana etc).

The Research and Development (R&D) unit at Tummy-Tummy Foods Industries Limited is working tirelessly in bringing out noodles of standard quality that will address these societal problems highlighted by World Bank and WHO. Zinc is important for the proper growth of a child. Tummy-Tummy noodles provide children with adequate zinc needed for the development of the reproductive organs, the immune system. Some experts have stated the zinc deficiency can lead to learning disabilities.

  1. Magnesium

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Corporate Document Repository titled “Human Vitamin and Mineral Requirements…” states that the human body contains about 760mg of magnesium at birth, approximately 5g at age 4-5 months, and 25g when adult. The magnesium contents of Tummy-Tummy noodle helps in energy metabolism, protein synthesis, RNA and DNA synthesis and maintenance of the electrical potential of nervous tissues and cell membranes. Magnesium deficiency in children poses a great danger their health. It leads to prolonged diarrhea (watery feces), neurologic (nervous system) defects.

And Most Importantly…

Tummy-Tummy Nutritional Experts recommend Tummy-Tummy Wonder noodles for every nursing mother in order to prevent the absence of these minerals in the mother’s breast milk which makes the child vulnerable. Tummy-Tummy noodles was produced to meet these nutritional needs of a breastfeeding child. Experts recommend exclusive breastfeeding for six months because breast milk fulfills all nutritional needs of children up to six months of age, boosts their immunity and reduces exposure to infections.