4 reasons kids shouldn't eat sweets
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, the doctor has 4 important reasons why we shouldn't let children eat too much sugar.
1. Sugar is an important cause that causes allergies whether it is respiratory allergy or skin allergy because 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 easily infected and often got sick too.
2. 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.
3. 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 lack from the body are 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 like an adult. At present, we find that the 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 inculding fresh fruit or eating complex carbohydrates such as rice, cereals, sweet potatoes, 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