We all know that sugar isn’t healthy for our bodies. In fact, it’s been found that a high-sugar diet contributes to diabetes, cancer, ADHD, and heart disease. However, it seems difficult to get away from sugar, as anything delicious seems to contain such large amounts of it!
As important as it is to monitor our sugar intake, it’s even more important to keep an eye on the sugar intake of our children. According to the American Heart Association, children should only consume around 12 grams of sugar a day. This means one single juice box contains twice the allotted daily amount! As a parent, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re reading the labels on your child’s food and beverages.
Below are a few ways to tell if your child may be consuming more than the recommended amount of sugar per day:
If your child is exhibiting the above symptoms, it may be time to reevaluate your family’s diet. To make an appointment for the whole family to receive dental cleanings and checkups, please contact Meadows Family Dental located here in Castle Rock, CO.