Recommend: 4 Reasons Kids Should Not Eat Sweets

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There are many studies currently found that eating sugar and desserts often not only is a main cause of chronic disease in adults because sugar can be a long-term negative effect on children's health. Today, We have 4 important reasons why we shouldn't let children eat too much sugar.

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1. Sugar is an important cause that causes allergies

Whether it is a respiratory allergy or skin allergy, sugar is a substance causing the balance of bacteria in the intestines and stimulating food allergies. Sugar is also an immune suppressor resulting in children being easily infected and often getting sick too.

2. Sugar affects the brain, learning, and behavior of children.

According to many studies that found in children who regularly consume sugar, sugar will make their memory and learning worse, short attention span and hyperactivity Or not being happy.

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3.  Sugar Can Make Children Lack Other Nutrients

Sugar can make children lack other nutrients easily especially vitamins and minerals since sugar intake cause the body to use large amounts of vitamins and minerals in order to balance. Negative effects of eating sugar result in insufficient amounts of vitamins and minerals for the body to use for other purposes. More importantly, the nutrients that are often lacking from the body are a group of B vitamins and calcium, which the children lacking of this nutrient group will affect the growth of the body and development in children.

4. Sugar causes children to have chronic diseases

Sugar causes children to have chronic diseases like an adult. At present, we find that obesity, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, hyperlipidemia, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, and heart disease, normally occur 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. However, the sugar comes in the form of natural foods including fresh fruit or eating complex carbohydrates such as rice, cereals, sweet potatoes, and corn. These foods can be eaten normally as the amount of sugar is not high and have fiber, vitamins, and minerals that are essential for children as well.

Information provided by: Dr. Narumon Thongsriiam

Compiled by: Medisci

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