Kids Should Eat Less Than Six Teaspoons Of Added Sugars Daily

Posted: Aug 24 2016, 8:13am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News


Kids Should Eat Less Than Six Teaspoons of Added Sugars Daily
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  • Kids ought not to Eat too much Sugar on a Daily Basis

The latest nutritional advice says that kids ought not to eat too much sugar on a daily basis.

According to the top notch nutritionists, children from 2 years of age to juveniles who are 18 years old should eat and consume less than six teaspoons of added sugars. This is the daily recommended dose that must not be exceeded.

The AHA published this study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

The half a dozen teaspoons of sugar amount to 100 calories or 25 gms. The youngsters ought to remain within the limits of their sweet tooth syndrome. Exceeding it leads to trouble.    

The target of eating moderate amounts of sugar is healthy and reasonable to boot. It takes the reality of adding a sweetener to life with the bitter reality of abstaining from too much glucose, fructose and sucrose.

Those children who consume lots of sugars when young often end up contracting heart disease when they are in their 40s. Also obesity and hypertension seem to catch them at a specific and susceptible age.

Those who eat tons of junk food with salt, sugar and saturated and trans fats in them tend to consume less fruits, vegetables and whole grains. The latter form the trio of good health. 

Health issues come with the addition of copious amounts of sugar in the daily diet. This goes without saying. Obese kids who consume sugar end up in a state of insulin resistance.

They eventually contract type 2 diabetes. As for the typical American kid, he or she consumes triple the amount of recommended added sugars. This is a disaster and will lead to degenerative diseases in the long run.

The children who are below two years of age ought not to be made addicted to sugar. An early base that is laid as regards healthy whole foods will lead to optimal health later on. 

Among the long list of added sugars may be included: table sugar, fruit sugar and honey. When you add these to already loaded junk foods, you are just asking for it.

Such clean foods as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low fat dairy products, lean proteins such as chicken and fish and other whole foods should form the basis of your children’s diet. By letting them go into a drift as far as their diet is concerned, you are doing them no favors.

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