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Does Sugar Harm A Child Metabolism And How?

How Sugar Affects Your Toddler's Body?

2 mins to read Apr 1, 2021

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months and continued breastfeeding for as long as possible. Growing up milks are formulated to meet nutrition needs of healthy young children older than 1 year and should not be fed to infants.


Sugar was long thought to be a very harmful substance to children’s health. Scientists have proved the damages caused by sugar consumption existing in large quantities in fast food and desserts such as jams, ice cream, soft drinks and bread, and affecting children’s body and health. 


Some studies have shown that it causes caries, diabetes and obesity, while others stressed that it causes ADHD, in addition to other health conditions. 


In short, sugar has been categorized as unhealthy food, but the new study we will discuss in this article loudly confirms sugar hazards on health and its great impact on the vital process of metabolism.   


Yes, it is true. The study carried out by a group of scientists at California University in USA on a number of children, showed that sugar harms metabolism not only because it contains lots of calories and causes weight gain, but because it leads to metabolic syndrome consisting of a mixed health disorders resulting primary from weight gain and obesity.   


In other words, your child consuming 100 calories of glucose contained in potato, bread and other carbohydrates cannot equally consume 100 calories of sugar that is glucose and fructose, given the fundamental differences in the way they are metabolized. The first category is metabolized in every cell of the body, while the other is metabolized in the liver that transforms it to fat, increasing the body insulin resistance and risks of diabetes, heart and liver diseases.


If your child is eager to eat sugar of different sources and prefers same over healthy foods, we recommend you to shift his appetite towards healthy and natural food. 


Now is the right time to teach your child healthy dietary habits!


Read More: How Can I Boost My Child’s Metabolism?

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