It’s been found that a high-sugar diet contributes to cancer, heart disease, ADHD, and diabetes. However, it seems difficult to get away from sugar, as anything delicious seems to contain copious amounts!
It’s especially important to monitor the sugar intake of children. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), kids should only have around 12 grams of sugar a day. This means one single juice box contains twice the allotted daily amount of sugar. As a parent, make sure you’re reading the labels on your child’s food and beverage labels.
Below are a few ways to tell if your child is consuming too much sugar:
If you believe that your child may be consuming too much sugar, it might be time to cut back on his or her sugar intake. It may also be time for a dental cleaning and a checkup here at Little Rockies Pediatric Dentistry. To make an appointment, please contact our Parker, Colorado pediatric dental office today.