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Parents beware! Dangerous sugar levels in beverages for kids
Posted By Christine Stomes On November 3, 2011 @ 10:34 pm In Health & Fitness,Health News | No Comments
Yale University’s Rudd Centre For Food Policy & Obesity has found that many popular beverages for the kids in the market are having very high level of sugar. It has warned the parents not to be under a false notion of considering these healthy as an alternative to soft drinks.
These popular brands of beverages increase the risk of diabetes and obesity in the children up to the extent that even one 8 ounce bottle or pouch consumed daily, increase the chances of the child’s becoming obese by 60%.
According to U.S. Department of Agriculture, a 4 to 8 year old kid should not consume more than 15 to 18 grams of sugar per day.
The researchers analyzed the popular brands of these beverages in the market and concluded that following brands were the culprits, listed in the increasing order of the sugar levels:
Kids like to consume these drinks and more often as a substitute to their regular meals. It is parent’s responsibility to keep an eye on the type of food children are consuming and advise them accordingly.
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