THINK BEYOND COW'S MILK FOR YOUR CHILD
ParentEdge|November - December 2020
Cow's milk is a parent's best friend during a child's growing years. For centuries, milk has been regarded as a rich source of nutrients. However, off late, reports of adulteration in cow's milk have triggered concerns among parents. In such a case, what is the solution?
Shrey Kumar
Shrey Kumar, the Co-Founder & Director at Aadvik Foods, leads the brand on its mission to introduce unique, natural and healthy foods to the world Shrey is responsible for overseeing the sales, marketing, Human Resources, distribution, and e-commerce operations for Aadvik Foods. Shrey is currently spearheading expansion of geographical reach and offerings while creating awareness about Aadvik Food's unique products.

Parents’ opinion on milk

Drinking milk is common in every Indian household for a good reason. Milk is considered a rich source of nourishment – it has high amounts of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. Parents include milk in their child’s diet for myriad health benefits from stronger bones and teeth to brain development. However, most parents tend to think that cow’s milk is the only source of calcium and an important drink for children. But is it the best option out there for growing children?

Options in cow’s milk - A1 versus A2 milk

There is a difference in the amount of amino acid in these types of milk. Several studies suggest that A1 cow’s milk has A1 casein and Beta-Lactoglobulin, making it unfit for consumption for those suffering from lactose intolerance. Consuming A1 cow’s milk leads to indigestion, bloating, gas, and diarrhoea in such people. On the contrary, A2 milk (containing A2 betacasein) has been gaining traction as a safer choice recently. However, many doctors suggest that children with medically diagnosed allergy to cow’s milk should avoid drinking both A1 and A2 milk. Additionally, due to the high-fat content in cow’s milk, it can also contribute to excess weight gain in children.

Given such facts, it is imperative for parents to look for a substitute for their children that will provide them with vital vitamins and nutrients needed by their body and brain while they are growing up.

Due to the high-fat content in cow’s milk, it can contribute to excess weight gain in children.

Plant-based alternatives to cow’s milk

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