In times of Covid-19, it is important that we also focus on preventing any type of infection or disease and developing immunity.
A glass of milk has always been known as a healthy choice. Mothers have always relied on fortified milk to feed their children. In addition, it was thought of as the whole food that provides energy from carbohydrates and fats. It contains the proteins required for muscle building and supports the vital functions of the body with minerals and vitamins. Now, Enrichment of milk with vitamins A and D. strengthens immunity to infection in children by improving their diet.
Vitamins and minerals in milk, A and D.
Milk is a combination of soluble vitamins that contain vitamins D and A and is a great one Source of mineralslike magnesium, calcium and potassium. Also, milk can retain most of its minerals. During the processing phase and supply chain, it loses a certain amount of vitamins due to exposure to heat and light.
During this processing, the milk fat is adjusted to 1.5%, 3% and 4.5% of its original combination of 6-7% milk fat, depending on your preference. Vitamins are also reduced to half or a quarter of their original combination – since the vitamins are fat soluble. Vitamin D occurs in almost zero amounts or is undetectable in non-fortified milk. Fortified milk can provide 11-15% of the required recommended daily dose of vitamins A and D without changing the taste, taste and color, with an average consumption of 200 ml in a glass of milk.
Fortified milk is easy to choose as all packets have a + F logo in blue for easy identification. The enrichment is carried out according to the specifications and standards provided by the FSSAI, which in turn are monitored by a panel of eminent scientists from leading Indian organizations such as CFTRI, NIN-ICMR, HBTI, NIFTEM and AIIMS.
Develop disease and immunity
In times of Covid-19 it is important that we also focus on preventing or preventing any type of infection Develop disease and immunity. Both vitamin D supplements and A have known functions of strengthening the immune system to protect against disease. It is important that the correct vitamin levels are maintained in the body. A study recently published in Indonesia showed the correlation between vitamin D insufficiency and Covid-19 mortality. Deficiency in vitamins D and A is a growing public health problem.
When milk is processed, there is some deficiency in the fat-soluble vitamins in the milk. A recent survey by the National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (NNMB) and a 2012 report by the Indian Council for Medical Research show that India has the highest levels of vitamin D exposure in both adults and young children, especially in urban areas. and A deficiency has areas. These are areas where people have very limited exposure to sunlight and are less physically active. Milk is a composite of all population groups, so fortifying milk with certain micronutrients is a good strategy to combat micronutrient malnutrition.
It is an important nutrient-rich coating on milk fats, which are made from milk. It helps to build and activate immune cells and protects against diseases. MFGM can be consumed from many milk formulas.
National Dairy Development Board (NDDB)
The Tata Trusts worked with the World Bank and the National Dairy Development Board ((NDDB) for the ‘Milk Fortification Project’. The trusts part of this cooperation partnership is as follows:
- Financial and technical support for private and cooperative dairies in India for the milk fortification project.
- Technical support to dairies for confirmation and labeling assistance.
- Quality control protocols and development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the fortification of milk.
- Decision on the implementation of protocols for quality assurance and quality control measures for fortified milk samples from dairies.
- Capacity building and training of the milk staff and / or the workforce of the external implementation agency.
- Support awareness-raising and communication campaigns to improve consumer demand.
- Assisted the government in the implementation of the fortified gift milk program for school children.
The organized dairy sector is growing by 15% every year. The contribution of dairy cooperatives to the amount of obtainable milk is approximately 220 lakh liters per day (LLPD), while the private sector gives approximately 196 LLPD.
Milk-based products contain extra protein, calcium, or other components like omega-3 fatty acids. Claims with terms such as “more”, “plus”, “enriched”, “enriched”, “added” and “extra” are relative indications that can be used to describe the content of vitamins, proteins and minerals or fiber in an individual Eat. Foods that use this information must contain at least 10% more of the daily value of the nutrient per reference quantity than is contained in a perfect comparable food.
Good health and nutrition
Essential nutrients provide a path to good health and nutrition for children and adults. For brands that make a fortified, nutritious drink, it makes sense to start with something that is already high in nutrients, such as: B. Milk. Anything beyond what is already there is a bonus and can help people with specific needs meet those needs. Diseases caused by Vitamin D deficiency can weaken and soften bones (osteoporosis, rickets and diabetes).
Food fortification has proven to be an effective tool for addressing nutritional deficits in the population. Recently, the most sensible approach is to use food fortification as a means of support, rather than a substitute for diet improvement strategies.
Previously published on diabetesknow.com