Golden Morn known in Ghana as CEREVITA is a nutritious, delicious and filling cereal made from locally sourced whole grains. Golden Morn contains over 50% of whole grains in each pack and is fortified with essential nutrients.It is the ideal quick daily breakfast available for the children before they go to school and excellent food for complementary feeding in Nigeria. Golden morn is also healthy for adults because it is the perfect breakfast for a balanced diet. It is high in fibre and naturally richer in vitamins and iron that are ideal for growth. Golden Morn is made from maize corn in flour form which makes it easy to prepare. It is well processed and mixed with millet and soya that are ideal for both young and mature.
Golden Morn is produced by Nestlé Nigeria PLC one of the largest food and beverage companies in Africa. For over 57 years, Nestlé has been providing consumers in Nigeria with high quality nutritious food products. Nestle’s purpose is enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. The company contributes to society while ensuring the long-term success of its business. Around 200 million Golden Morn servings were eaten by families in the Nigeria annually, boosting the consumption of whole grains.
- Indications. Vitamin A, Iron, Energy, Calcium Proteins, Dietry Fibre.
- Ingredients. Whole Maize flour, Sucrose, Soya bean flour, Sodium chloride, calcium carbonate, acidity regulators: potassium phosphate, sodium phosphate, ferrous furnarate, Vitamin A, Contains Soya.
Health Benefits of Golden Morn
Contains over 50% of whole grains: Eating more whole grains food like Goldenmorn is an easy way to make your diet healthier. Whole grains are packed with nutrients including protein, fiber, B vitamins, antioxidants, and trace minerals (iron, zinc, copper, and magnesium). A diet rich in whole grains has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and some forms of cancer. Whole-grain diets can also improve bowel health by helping to maintain regular bowel movements and promote growth of healthy bacteria in the colon. The average person eats less than one serving per day, and over 40% never eat whole grains at all. Young adults get less than one serving daily. A report from the Iowa Women’s Health Study linked whole grain consumption with fewer deaths from inflammatory and infectious causes, excluding cardiac and cancer causes. Examples are rheumatoid arthritis, gout, asthma, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and neurodegenerative diseases. Compared with women who rarely or never ate whole-grain foods, those who had at least two or more servings a day were 30% less likely to have died from an inflammation-related condition over a 17-year period.
Fortified With iron: Iron helps to preserve many vital functions in the body, including general energy and focus, gastrointestinal processes, the immune system, and the regulation of body temperature. The benefits of iron often go unnoticed until a person is not getting enough. According to a study published in the journal of epidemiology and global health, Micronutrient deficiencies (MNDs) during early life are associated with adverse outcomes. Globally, iron deficiency is the most common MND and is particularly common in the first two years of life. Iron is crucial for neurodevelopment, cognition, and immunity. The composition of complementary feeds influences the overall health of an infant. Feeding children with Golden Morn is a good way to bridge this gap.
Fortified with Vitamin A: Golden Morn is a good source of this fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in many foods. Vitamin A is important for normal vision, the immune system, and reproduction. Vitamin A also helps the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs work properly. There are two different types of vitamin A. According to the World Health Organization, Vitamin A deficiency affects about 190 million preschool-age children, mostly from Africa and South-East Asia. In infants and children, vitamin A is essential to support rapid growth and to help combat infections. Inadequate intakes of vitamin A may lead to vitamin A deficiency which can cause visual impairment in the form of night blindness and may increase the risk of illness and death from childhood infections, including measles and those causing diarrhoea.
Soya Bean Advantage: Unlike most plant protein, soy has all nine essential amino acids you need for healthy muscles and bone. Your body can’t make those compounds on its own, so non-vegetarians mostly get them from animal protein like beef, chicken, and eggs. Foods containing soy like Golden Morn have also been shown to have several health benefits. For example, the health benefits of soybean for menopausal women include lowered risk of osteoporosis, protection from coronary heart disease, and fewer hot flushes. According to experts, including soybean in your daily diet can help you maintain a healthy body as well as overall well-being.
Side-Effects of Golden Morn
Excess consumption of sugar rich foods like Golden Morn has been identified as a leading cause of obesity in many nations. It can also negatively impact the levels of sugar in your blood and put you at risk for type 2 diabetes. If you have sensitive skin, or are prone to food allergies, consult with a doctor before eating Golden Morn. On a general note, it is always better to speak to a physician before adding anything new to your diet or lifestyle.
Adverse Effects of Eating Golden Morn When Pregnant
Eating Golden Morn in limited portions can be beneficial during pregnancy; however, excess consumption can cause some problems. Here are some adverse effects of eating Golden Morn in excessive quantities during pregnancy:
- Golden Morn is rich in fat, salt and sugar. Its consumption in excess is unhealthy, especially during pregnancy.
- Golden Morn may result in health issues like flatulence, intestinal gas, abdominal pain and bloating. The capability of your body to absorb zinc, iron and minerals decreases when you eat Golden Morn in excess.
- Compared to sprouts, fruits and vegetables, it is harder to eat grains in corn flakes.
- Existing health conditions related to the digestive system may exacerbate further if you eat Golden Morn.
How to Prepare Golden Morn
Pour into hot or cold water in bowl your cereal, add milk and sugar, stir with spoon and enjoy its sweet rich taste. The high fibre food gives a wholesome delicious taste that nourishes the body. Nestle Golden Morn is the ideal nutritious family cereal, full of goodness. See : Causes Of Malnutrition In Nigeria
Now that you know the benefits and side effects of eating Golden Morn, you can manage the quantities and frequency of consuming it during pregnancy. But, you must follow some tips to make the most of this nutritious breakfast item.