There are many studies currently found that Eating sugar And desserts often Not only is a leading cause of chronic disease in adults Because in children Sugar can be a long-term negative effect on children's health.
Today, the doctor has 4 important reasons why we shouldn't let children eat too much sugar.
- Sugar is an important cause that causes allergies. Whether it is respiratory allergies Or skin allergy Because sugar is a substance that causes the balance of bacteria in the intestines. Stimulate food allergies And sugar is also an immune suppressor Causing aside from allergy symptoms Also resulting in children Easily infected And often sick too.
- Sugar affects the brain, learning and behavior of children. There are many studies that are found In children who regularly consume sugar Will make the memory and learning worse, short attention span and hyperactivity Or not being happy.
- Sugar can make children lack other nutrients easily. Especially nutrients, vitamins and minerals because of sugar intake Causing the body to use large amounts of vitamins and minerals In order to balance Negative effects of eating sugar Resulting in insufficient amounts of vitamins and minerals for the body to use for other purposes More important The nutrients that are often found to be lacking are Group of B vitamins and calcium, which the children lack this nutrient group Will affect the growth of the body And development in children.
- Sugar causes children to have chronic diseases. Like an adult At present, we find that the obesity, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease Hyperlipidemia High blood pressure Including coronary artery disease and heart disease, more common in people under the age of 20.
The main reason is due to the large amount of sugar intake since childhood. Therefore, in childhood, there should be a limit to the amount of sugar intake each day. Such as sugar, sweet water, soft drinks, bakeries, candy and various desserts But for the sugar that comes in the form of natural foods such as fresh fruit or eating complex carbohydrates such as rice, cereals, sweet potatoes, corn. These foods can be eaten normally. Because the amount of sugar is not high And also having fiber, including vitamins and minerals that are essential for children as well.
Information provided by: Dr. Narumon Thongsriiam
Compiled by: Medisci