Advantages and disadvantages of using cream for children’s health
Farzad Brahmandpour; Master of Nutrition and Health Promotion
The nutritional value of cream
Cream because it has a higher fat content than other dairy products, so there has always been concern about this food that consumes it to increase body fat and weight, while consuming sufficient amounts of it can provide sufficient sources of Calcium and vitamin D.
It is safe for children to eat cream
Consumption of cream is generally not a problem for children, unless the child has lactose intolerance in dairy.
Of course, it is recommended to use less cream for children who have a weakened immune system and regularly suffer from infectious diseases and colds.
For healthy children 5 years and older, consuming 1 to 2 tablespoons of cream a day can provide the vitamin D and calcium they need.
Some pediatric nutritionists also believe that consuming small amounts of cream in children with gastrointestinal problems can improve the function of probiotic bacteria in their intestines and prevent infectious diseases in the gastrointestinal tract.
Important consideration of cream consumption in children
One of the important points about cream is that it spoils quickly at room temperature, so consuming rotten or problematic creams can immediately cause digestive problems in the child.
For this reason, it is strongly recommended that children use fresh pasteurized cream and avoid using unpasteurized and old creams for children.