Dumex Mamil - Tips For a Healthy Gut

Tips for A Healthy Gut

Maintaining a healthy gut is the key to a healthy and happy life. Below are some useful tips to keep your child's gut in an optimal condition.

Stay Hydrated

Ensure that your child drinks enough of plain water daily. It is recommended that children aged 2 to 3 years old drink 1 to 2 glasses, while children aged 4 years and above drink 6 to 8 glasses throughout the day.1

Exercise

Make exercise fun for your child. Encourage your child to accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activities daily, such as brisk walking and cycling.1

Eat more fruits & vegetables

Include a variety of fruits and vegetables to your child's diet to ensure that the nutrients needed are met, including dietary fibre which helps to facilitate good bowel movement. For children below 7 years old, give at least 2 servings of vegetables and 2 servings of fruits daily.1

Consume food with prebiotics

Prebiotics are known as the "food" that stimulates the growth and/or activity of beneficial bacteria in the gut. Prebiotics can be obtained from various food sources2 such as chicory root, banana, asparagus, leek, onion and fortified milk like Mamil® growing up milk.

1 Malaysian Dietary Guidelines for Children and Adolescents. 2013
2 Moshfegh AJ, Friday JE, Goldman JP, Ahuja JK (July 1999), Journal of Nutrition 129 (7 Suppl): 1407S-1411S