Kids Should Avoid Cookies, Cakes, Candies

August 22, 2016 11:49 pm0 commentsViews: 83

New guidelines have come up for the kids in the United States on the consumption of sweet on sugar through sugary foods and beverages.

Kids Should Avoid Cookies, Cakes, Candies

The American Heart Association (AHA) says kids between the age group of 2 and 18 should not consume more than six teaspoons of added sugar a day.

Details of the new guidelines are published in the latest edition of Circulation journal and it writes six teaspoons of sugar is equal to about 100 calories, or 25 grams (0.9 ounces) of sugar.

High-fructose corn syrup, molasses, honey and table sugar are considered as added sugar and contain calories. These are used in processing and preparing foods or beverages.

Associate professor of pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Dr. Miriam Vos, said children should get calories from vegetables and not from such added sugars.

Vos is the chairperson of the committee that wrote the scientific statement.

However, it is not denied that added sugar can be used, but in very small quantity, to improve taste of foods which are nutritious and healthy like whole-grain cereals, flavored milk or yogurt as these are appealing to them.

Vos added further that added sugar in sugary drinks should be strictly avoided as those have little or no nutrition value.

Hence, it is suggested to keep children away from cookies, cakes and candies.

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