Since ancient times, the Chinese people have enjoyed eating soup as a highly nutritious food.
Eating meat is better than drinking soup. The longer you cook, the higher the nutrition of soup is. It has become the “ageless legend” on the table.
As the apple of the eye of the whole family, babies naturally also want to drink, bowl after bowl of soup.
But in fact, soup for children, there is no magic nutritional effect, but drink more is not good.
Want a baby to eat and drink nutrition, the most important thing is the “nutrient density” of food.
Nutrient density refers to the concentration of important nutrients in food based on unit heat.
To put it simply, the food should have the “energy” to keep the child full and strong, as well as the components that will make the child grow, such as protein, vitamins and minerals.
Different types of soups have slightly different nutritional compositions, but more than 99% of them are almost water and fat, with only a very small amount of proteins and minerals dissolved in them.
Take soup, the most common soup in Chinese homes, for example. Let’s see how many nutrients can be ‘drunk’.
- The bone soup
When the bone soup is boiled, the main bone marrow is precipitated out, which contains a lot of fat.
Not only does it get richer in color, but it also gets more flavorful when it’s repeatedly boiled over high temperatures, which is all due to fat (think whole milk vs. skim milk).
As the main nutrient of bone soup is fat, even if it does not affect the main food, too much consumption will also have a sense of greasy, full, also easy to lead to overweight and obesity.
Many people think bone soup is high in calcium, but in reality, a liter of bone soup contains only about 10mg of calcium, while a liter of milk contains more than 1,000 mg.
Bone soup is not filled with calcium, but fat.
- The soup
Many babies do not like to eat vegetables, parents found a way, vegetables, mushrooms, such as raw materials boiled into soup.
It seems that the baby does not eat vegetables, drink soup is the same.