Maltodextrin is a highly processed white powder made from corn, rice, potato starch, or wheat. It is generally used as a thickener or filler to increase the volume of a processed food. It’s also a preservative that increases the shelf life of packaged foods.
Although it is safe to consume, the glycemic index (GI) in maltodextrin is higher than table sugar, which can cause a spike in your kid’s blood sugar level. Furthermore, a study found that maltodextrin can suppress the growth of probiotics in our digestive system, affecting the immune system function, making us more susceptible to disease.
Having maltodextrin in the daily basic infant cereal can put your kid at risk of sugar dependency and diabetes, causing negative effects on gut health and potentially lead to weight gain. With the mission to promote healty living, we want to avoid any potential negative effects on the little heros.