Cause & Effect: Occasional Digestive Upset in Kids

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Jan 20, 2017  |  Kids
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As parents, we love to see our kids active, happy and healthy. But sometimes occasional tummy troubles get the best of them and they end up not feeling like themselves. It can be hard to pinpoint what it was, exactly, that made our kiddos not feel their best. We’ve broken down some causes and effects of occasional digestive upset in kids!

Causes of Occasional Digestive Upset

Before you can help your child, finding the root of the problem is first and foremost. Has your child complained of a sensitive belly? Diet is one of the main culprits for occasional digestive upset. Everyone’s body reacts differently to different foods. So while you may have no problem digesting certain foods, that doesn’t mean your child will react the same way. Here are a few foods that could be affecting your child’s digestive health1:

  • Milk and dairy products
  • Starchy foods like potatoes and pasta
  • Wheat and oat bran
  • Artificial sweeteners, such as those found in soda, gum and hard candy
  • Bananas, peaches, apricots, pears and raw apples
  • Corn, celery, asparagus and carrots
  • Prunes and prune juice

Other issues like stress, inactivity and sleep patterns could also be causing your child to experience these symptoms of occasional digestive upset.2

The Effects of Occasional Digestive Upset

Now that we know the causes, let’s talk about the effects. These causes can have a big impact on your child’s digestive system, which may include occasional diarrhea.

Simple things, like a change in diet, more sleep, and making sure your child is active for a minimum of 30 minutes a day can help with occasional digestive issues.But sometimes that just isn’t enough. Luckily, probiotics have been shown to work wonders on your little one’s digestive system and Culturelle® wants to help!*

Culturelle® Kids Packets

Now that we know the causes and effects of occasional digestive upset, we can learn how to address future tummy troubles! Good bacteria, like the probiotic strain found in Culturelle® Kids products, Lactobacillus GG, fosters the proper balance between good bacteria and non-beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract.*

Incorporating probiotics into your child’s diet could help support his or her digestive health and help keep kids’ digestive systems running smoothly.* Culturelle® Kids Packets Daily Probiotic Formula is tasteless and easy to mix into your child’s cold drink, like juice or milk, or soft food, like applesauce. In addition, it contains Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG®), the #1 clinically studied probiotic strain in children.2††

All Culturelle® Kids products are powered with LGG® probiotic, the single-strain super probiotic. LGG® is the proven effective probiotic strain†† and the only one you need to help support good digestion and immune health.* 

Parents can also be assured that Culturelle® Kids Packets Daily Probiotic Formula is safe for their digestive systems, gluten-free, dairy-free≠≠ and sugar-free.≠≠≠ 

While knowing the causes and effects of occasional digestive upset can help your little one’s tummy troubles, taking Culturelle® Kids Packets Daily Probiotic Formula every day could really help put parents at ease! 

 

1 Foods That Cause Excessive Gas. http://www.everydayhealth.com/digestive-health/foods-that-cause-excessive-gas.aspx
The Impact of the Gut Microbiota on Human Health: An Integrative View. http://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(12)00104-3

 

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