Your child’s sugar intake may be something you are totally unaware of. You may be focusing on cutting back the fatty foods and salt but be completely oblivious to their sugar levels. Sugar is in many foods, and even the foods that you think are healthy can often turn out to be packed full of sugar.
You don’t need to stop your child snacking in fact, snacking (as long as the snacks are healthy) is a better way of stopping them reaching for fast food and even increase their metabolism. Don’t give them cookies, donuts, chocolate or candy when they’ve been good if they are hungry give them toast, fruit or carrot sticks to ease the hunger pangs and cut back on sugar. The kids health site ensure child and youth health says that healthy snacks also prevent tooth decay.
Fruit, yoghurt or low sugar puddings are a much better way of reducing sugar intake. Not all sugar is bad, such as the sugar found in fruit salads!
Cereals are generally full of sugar swap for healthier options or just give them toast and fruit for a wholesome and less sugary start to the day.
Keeping sugar intake at all times is vital for maintaining good health.