Is EVOO (extra Virgin Olive Oil) Safe For Baby Foods?
My doctor wants to ask, is EVOO safe for baby babies ??
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EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) is a type of olive oil with the highest quality taken from the first press of olives with the least use of heat without any chemicals. The use of EVOO in MPASI (complementary food for babies) is increasingly prevalent these days. Many studies do say that EVOO has a variety of benefits that are good for the body, including in supporting the health of infants, including:
EVOO contains omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids and linoleic acid whose proportions resemble breast milk, so that it is easier to digest. In this way, the baby will be better protected from constipation, diarrhea, and other digestive disorders. Not only that, the fatty acid content is also good in its role to maximize brain development and at the same time make the nervous system healthy.
EVOO can increase the absorption of vitamin D, which is important for the metabolism of calcium, forfor, and other minerals for the growth of baby's bones
EVOO is also rich in antioxidants which are good for increasing baby's endurance
The fat content in EVOO is also good to meet the nutritional needs of infants, especially for premature babies who often have problems absorbing nutrients due to immature digestive tract
Consumption of EVOO is also known to reduce the risk of various diseases, such as metabolic syndrome, heart disease, hypertension, cancer, stroke, diabetes, inflammation (such as rheumatoid arthritis), etc.
Despite its many benefits, however, in sensitive babies, excessive consumption of EVOO can also cause side effects, such as allergies, which are characterized by skin that feels itchy, reddish, bumps, swelling, and so on. It could also, the baby has other complaints, such as nausea and even vomiting due to this allergy.
Therefore, it is not recommended to give EVOO to babies, before the age of 6 months. Not only that, to check for possible allergies to EVOO, you should give him a little at a time, not immediately much.
If after consuming EVOO your baby has a complaint, do not hesitate to check your baby directly to the doctor or pediatrician to be given the right treatment huh ..
I hope this helps.