-A health practitioner has warned parents against feeding their children with noodles
-According to the dietician, excessive consumption of noodles was harmful to the health of children
A dietician at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Dr. Afua Ansah, has cautioned parents over the excessive consumption of noodles by their children.
Speaking in an interview with Adehye FM’s Obaa Adwoa Nelson Aweh, the health practitioner revealed that noodles could be harmful to the health of children because it did not contain any nutrients but rather was made of excessive amounts of gluten and sodium.
According to the dietician, many child health-related conditions could be linked to the excessive consumption of the noodles.
Dr. Afua Ansah said noodles were made out of flour and the lack of essential nutrients in them could put the health of children who consumed such foods regularly at risk.
In citing some examples, Dr. Afua Ansah said the excessive consumption of noodles generally could increase blood sugar for people suffering from diabetes.
She warned against the excessive intake of the meal in general but stressed on the ramifications on the health of young people, especially children.
She added that some children as young as 13 years suffered from hypertension and stroke due to the rampant consumption of such easy-to-prepare meals.
Dr. Afua Ansah advised parents to be mindful of the food they give to their children and also try to monitor their diet at school.
The health practitioner added that giving our children noodles all the time was going to put them at high risk of suffering from certain diseases associated with the excessive intake of noodles.
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