Sugar, that sweet ingredient that is common in almost all processed products and whose flavor captivates children and adults, is a component that often brings not only the sweet taste pleasant to the palate but a series of unwanted calories, Empty for their null nutritional content, and that in a high consumption can cause serious problems to health in the medium and long term. Now, the question is how much is a high consumption? How many grams of sugar can be safely consumed daily?
There are several types of sugars and can be found in many foods, from natural sources like fruits, milk, vegetables like carrots and even in tubers like potatoes. Of course, they can be found in processed form as ingredients that improve the taste in soda, ketchup, biscuits, breads and cakes, and even in fish and similar empanizers that are sold in packs. Of course, the way in which the metabolism responds to the sugar intake of a pear is not the same as a processed juice.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has determined in several of its studies that the excessive consumption of sugars in the modern diet can have undesirable effects on health, from the appearance of dental caries, decreased appetite in children who consume high Amounts of this product inhibiting the consumption of healthy foods, weight gain and body fat due to the transformation of those calories not occupied by the body into lipids, to the risk of causing type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Cancer and Alzheimer.
For all of the above, it has been recommended that the amount of sugar consumed in childhood should not exceed 10% of the total daily caloric intake of the child, and based on our previous publication which mentions that a child in age School children should consume an average of 1,750 calories per day, then children should consume a maximum of 175 calories of sugars, that is, about 40 grams of sugar per day or less if possible.
If you analyze the sugar, glucose, fructose, sucrose and other sweeteners content of what is given to children day by day, you will probably be providing more than the suggested amounts. For example, a can of common soda can contain 40 grams of sugars, which is the maximum recommended daily, and that in a single product and without any nutritional contribution. That is why it is the responsibility of parents to inculcate healthy and proper food habits in quantity and variety so that their children do not learn to consume sugars excessively, thus avoiding major risks to their health in the future.
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