In recent years, parents have been paying more and more attention to the precocious puberty of their children. There are also various kinds of foods that are said to cause precocious puberty in children on the Internet, which makes parents tremble with fear. , do not know what to feed the child?
Actually, many people don’t really understand what precocious puberty is, and many foods that would not cause precocious puberty have also been blacklisted, taking the blame for precocious puberty.
In this article today, I will talk to you about what behaviors will not lead to precocious puberty and help parents get out of their misunderstandings as soon as possible.
Precocious puberty refers to the development of secondary sexual characteristics in girls before the age of 8 and boys before the age of 9, such as early breast development in girls and enlarged testicles in boys.
So what behaviors are misunderstood by parents as causing precocious puberty?
Myth 1: Colostrum
The Ministry of Health has stipulated that from September 1, 2012, bovine colostrum and dairy products using bovine colostrum as raw materials shall not be added to infant formula.
This regulation has been interpreted by many as “colostrum may cause precocious puberty”.
Actually, the relevant industry has already measured the content of various hormones in bovine colostrum, and the results show that the hormone content in bovine colostrum is not significantly different from that of ordinary milk.
So, colostrum is not recommended for babies not because it will cause precocious puberty, but because colostrum is not as good as we think, and there is no research that shows that colostrum improves immunity Moreover, the protein ratio of colostrum is too high, which will increase the burden on the baby’s kidneys.
Myth 2: Fast Chicken
The fast-growing chicken we often say is a kind of white-feathered chicken. Because its growth cycle is generally only 42 days, it is used to be called a fast-growing chicken.
When it comes to fast growth, many people first think of hormones. These hormones can make chickens grow rapidly, which will definitely lead to precocious puberty in children.
Actually, this view does not hold. Because some studies at home and abroad have shown that the use of hormones not only has no effect on the growth of chickens, but will increase the risk of disease and increase mortality. Spending money on hormones and losing money, which business would do this?
The reason why the white feather chicken has a short growth cycle is because it is the scientific result obtained by scientists after decades of DNA pairing, that is, the genes are better, so the growth cycle is short, not by using hormone induced.
Myth 3: Ripe foods such as out-of-season fruits
Out-of-season vegetables and fruits, cucumbers with thorns, ripe bananas, and watermelons with leavening agents, these foods are often ripened.
As soon as they see that the food is ripe, many parents will think that the food is ripe, and then it will also make people “ripe”.
This statement is not rigorous. These ripening plant hormones are called plant growth agents, which are artificially synthesized substances with similar physiological and biological effects to plant hormones, which can effectively regulate the growth process of crops, achieve stable and increased yield, improve quality, and enhance crop stress resistance. and other purposes.
But the physiological mechanisms of plants and humans are completely different, and there is no similarity in chemical structure between plant hormones and human hormones.
Therefore, hormone-ripening plants alone are not enough to make children puberty precociously unless they are cooked in an unhealthy way.
Myth 4: Dairy products such as tofu and soy milk
There is a theory that soy products contain an estrogen-like hormone called “soy isoflavones,” which may lead to precocious puberty in infants and young children. This statement is also unscientific.
First,The content of “soy isoflavones” in soy milk is not much, accounting for only 0.189‰, and the recommended intake of soy isoflavones for young children is 25 mg per day. Therefore, giving a child a cup of soy milk and eating a piece of tofu every day is basically not enough.
Secondly, “soy isoflavones” are phytoestrogens, which are completely different from estrogen in the human body. Phytoestrogens have a certain regulatory effect on the human body. If there is more estrogen in the human body, it will adjust to reduce it. If there is less estrogen in the human body, it can be supplemented, but it will not increase the amount of estrogen. .
Therefore, feeding soy foods to children will not cause precocious puberty or affect physical development.
However, some soy isoflavone health products on the market boast various magical effects. Parents need to pay attention to whether these health products will secretly add real estrogen to achieve the effect, then It is unknown.
Parents really do their best for the growth of their children, but before thinking about whether they can do it, they must have a scientific basis, and they can’t justify a certain thing or a certain food based on rumors on the Internet. In conclusion, so that children are not allowed to eat, it may lead to unbalanced nutritional intake of children, and they are more likely to get sick.