A bowl of cut fruits? Checked. A sippy cup of milk? Checked. A carrot, spinach and chicken porridge? Checked. Parents would be proud that they prepared such a nutritious spread for their children, and they should be. Nutrition leads to good health. But there is an unsung hero in that equation \u2013 digestion.\r\n\r\nWithout a good digestive system, the nutrients may be for nought. Why? Let\u2019s look at what happens to the yummy lunches that our little ones hungrily chow down.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAs soon as the first bite starts, digestion kicks in. The mouth is the first stop of the digestive tract; the chewing and saliva break the food down into a form that the body can use. The food continues its merry journey down a tube called the oesophagus and into the belly, which \u2018mixes\u2019 and \u2018grinds\u2019 the food down into liquid or paste. This food then arrives at the small intestine, where nutrients are absorbed into the body. Finally, the leftover waste makes its way through the large intestine and is turned into a stool, which our kids then empty out into a potty or diaper.\r\n\r\nIn other words, nutritious food is not the only star of the show \u2013 it needs multiple organs teaming up to convert it into essential nutrients that can be absorbed for holistic development.\r\n\r\nDo you want a healthy growth rate for the little one? Strong body resistance against the pesky flu and other bugs? It is mostly down to keeping your child\u2019s digestive system in tip-top condition.\r\n\r\nWhile parents do not have x-ray visions to scan their kid\u2019s digestive tract, there are outward tell-tale signs. Children with well-functioning digestion have a good appetite. They display appropriate eating and drinking habits, as well as bowel movements. They hit physical and psychological milestones according to their age. They also show no signs of indigestion, diarrhoea, vomiting, constipation, flatulence or fussiness.\r\n\r\nOn the other hand, little ones with poor digestion tend to be easily annoyed and lose interest in playing. They push food away, which can lead to malnutrition. They may cry all day and night due to the tummy discomfort, and can potentially glitch in their learning and social interaction.\r\nFriso Gold preserves nutrient for easy absorption\r\nFriso Gold has developed the LocNutriTM processing technology to preserve nutrient closer to its native form so that it can be readily absorbed in the digestive system.\r\n\r\nHow is LocNutriTM different from other milk processing methods? A lot of food is usually processed with high heat. In milk formula processing, this damages or destroys the native structure of nutrient. The wrecked nutrient is not easily absorbed by the body, and may even become a culprit for indigestion and tummy troubles.\r\n\r\nLocNutriTM, however, processes the formula with mild heat treatment, which means the nutrient preserved is friendlier for absorption and will play a key role in a child\u2019s overall development, including the building of muscle, skin and bones.\r\n\r\nWith a healthy digestive system, children will be ready and spirited to enjoy their discovery years with mummy and daddy.\r\n\r\nTo find out more about the newly improved Friso Gold formulated milk powder for children with LocNutriTM technology, go to www.frisogold.com.my.