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Exotic food. Whether it is useful to children?

Ah as there is a wish to indulge the kid! Today with prosperity all gastronomic pleasures are available to adults: from a fu - a gr to exotic fruit. Whether so to share all this food pleasure with the child?

Answering with

this question, it is necessary to reflect: what is food for the little man? First of all, it is an opportunity to receive what is necessary for the full-fledged growth and development. Also safety of food which will get into a stomach of the baby is not less important - it should not put at risk a gastrointestinal tract and provoke an allergy. Generally, from what party do not look, exotic food - in a risk zone.

Types of exotic Pediatricians and allergists unanimously tell


: children and most of adults best of all acquire the “native food“ peculiar to that strip where they grew up. The matter is that it is descended not only appearance, but also ability to acquire these or those substances. Rough, but adequate example: it is known that the southern nations are less subject to alcoholism as from time immemorial from - for heats and humidity people in these latitudes had to eat products of fermentation or simply impaired a little. As a result, their organism acquired ability to split alcohol and transfers him to descendants. And here the northern people suffer from alcohol. The same and with food: when not one generation of ancestors ate avocado, for posterity it will be safe, and here the child from other strip can not cope and give allergic reaction with fruit.

For this reason doctors are not tired to repeat

: beginning to lure the kid in 6 or 7 (for allergic persons) months adult food, use what is the safest for his health and it is genetically tested.

Certainly, from each rule exceptions happen. Some children can use since the early childhood citrus, and others and from banana will crust. Therefore it is necessary to be careful with a feeding up in general, and to refuse exotic until when to the kid 3 - 4 years are executed. Formation, strengthening and development zheludochno - an intestinal path, and also immune system happens gradually, and an allergy it is easier to warn, than to cure.

From the point of view of allergenic danger the most dangerous products is exotic seafood (shrimps, mussels, crabs, etc.), overseas fruit are slightly less dangerous (mango, avocado, etc.) and vegetables, go further a citrus and a kiwi with pineapple. Banana is rather safe, however the high content of serotonin demands and to concern to him cautiously.

overseas viands besides their singularity have an additional shortcoming: transportation. To deliver exotic in our North, it is subjected to this or that processing by means of chemistry or temperature. The factor of “not freshness“, and also change of a chemical composition of a product also add risk of an allergy. Much more correctly during a season to offer the child “ugly“ market fruit and vegetables from the Russian regions, than to buy import and beautiful products in a supermarket.

Separately should telling

about can food in which structure quite often include exotic fruit: peaches, apricots, etc. Little Russians and on them quite often give an allergy so it is whenever possible best of all to use nevertheless native environmentally friendly food and to spend time for its preparation.

the Interesting factor - an ethnic origin of the child. Presently very many people migrate, move to work or to permanent residence to the new countries, change continents. There is a question: how to feed the child? How we were fed by grandmothers or how locals feed children? In a monoethnic family, most likely, “genetically habitual“ choice will be correct. What mother ate during pregnancy as her ancestors ate, is “native“ for the child. In the mixed families “to whom the kid went“ it is possible to find out only in practice. Quite often externally similar to one parent, the kid inherits food predisposition of another.

Danger of reaction

Food allergy is not the myth, but modern reality. More and more kids suffer from skin diseases today. Heredity, bad ecology, unhealthy food of parents, medicamentous conducting pregnancy and childbirth - all this leads to the fact that the organism gives especially acute reaction on new and unfamiliar. That is reaction allergic. In attempt to warn many parents do an illness to the child of an allergoproba in advance to understand, than it is possible to feed the baby, and than is not present. We hurry to disappoint you. Allergoobsledovaniye on serum of blood (MAST or IFA) is informative only when he is seen off on that product which the child not just tried, and and consumed systematically. For this reason to examine the kid till one and a half years - waste of time. Moreover, you should not think that the allergoproba which is carried out time is a condition of the little man on for the rest of the life. The organism grows, adapts, changes, and its reactions and ability to acquire this or that food change. Classical example - lactoknowing insufficiency when after the birth the kid cannot consume milk, even chest, and he should be raised soy mix, and years in five, he can already drink milk, eat cheese, etc.

Than carry out tests and risk, at early age it is better to act more simply: not to begin to give to the child exotic food, and to enter overseas pleasures into a diet gradually. For example, within a week we give from new (against habitual food) something one, say, small portions of banana. If there is no reaction, banana approaches. Also with other types of new food.

If the child had an allergy, it is necessary to cancel a suspicious product and to see a doctor. The expert investigates heredity of the baby, considering allergic history of mother and father, will give necessary advice. As a rule, the ban for 2 - 3 will be imposed on a product. Tactics “to accustom an organism“ to the torn-away food, constantly provoking it in the small portions, does not work.

Separately should tell

about children whose stomach “digests even nails“. It is remarkable when the kid has enough forces for coping with a spiny lobster, the avocado and pineapple watered with strawberry syrup. But such loading nevertheless risk. There are cases when parents “relax“ against the fact that there is no allergy, and begin to feed the child as adult gourmet, and it has such sudden allergic explosion. And it is not simple to correct these states. Therefore it is necessary to remember that whatever healthy was the organism, you should not overload it.

should telling

I in the conclusion that the need for exotic food is not in an organism of the kid at all, and in the head of his parents. It to them is important that the child “was not deprived“ that received a maximum of possible. Remember that a gourmet the child still will manage to become, let`s it get stronger, gain strength and health. He can be accustomed to high kitchen gradually, and not earlier than five years.