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Children's drinks are too sweet

Children's drinks are too sweet Not only in the summer months it is important to ensure regular intake of fluids us and our children. Beverages for children often attract young customers with its colorful packaging and fantastic characters, but also a sweet taste that kids readily habituate. How much sugar in drinks for small hiding, found out dTest comparison covers 27 products. There is no reason for celebration, a third vial exceeds the recommended daily maximum or teetering on the border.

Kids drinks are a separate category, although it includes many kinds of drinks that are sold and adults. On the shelves so we can easily run into smaller packages of soft drinks, juices, ice teas, diluted syrups, flavored waters and lotions. The differences between them are often based on how much of them the manufacturer has added fruit, if at all, links are usually high in sugar. "Most sugar baby receives when drunk an entire bottle drinks Dizzy from Lidl. In his capacity of 4 ounces carries nearly 50 g sugar which is 12 teaspoons of sugar, "says Hana Hoffmann, editor-dTest.


The infamous primacy among the sweetest drinks, however, belonged to another product. The sugar concentration may be higher in soft drinks in a smaller package, which can therefore actually represent in each locus sugar bomb greater than beverages having higher total sugar content. "From our comparisons emerged as the sweetest drink Cappy Skins, who in 100 ml contains 13.4 grams of sugar," says Hoffmann adds: "In his 0.33 l packaging thus represents 11 teaspoons of sugar, which is almost twice more than the World WHO recommends to take all day. "


The recommended maximum daily dose of sugar by the WHO is 25 grams, which is about 6 teaspoons.
Similar values ​​published by the American Heart Association, and 6 teaspoons for adult women and 9 teaspoons for adult men. Drinking a single bottle children may stumble upon one of the recommended daily ceiling to half of the products. Consumption of these drinks during the day increases the caloric intake of small consumers. Under low energy expenditure, especially in the absence of motion, the sugar stored in fat reserves and children in long-term excessive intake of sugar threatening obesity and associated diseases. "We have unequivocally confirmed that drinking sweetened beverages contributes to a higher risk of obesity, heart attack, stroke and the second type of diabetes, "says specialist in preventive medicine and nutrition Margit Slimáková.


Another problem sweetened beverages is that besides sugar contain added edible acids and are therefore not only freshwater, but also acidic. Children's teeth, which caries resistant worse than an adult, is thus exposed to inappropriate combination of the effects, which result in distortion of tooth enamel and the formation of caries. "Right can not be recommended or undiluted 100% juices especially citrus. They contain natural acids from fruits that are on the dentition same impact, "says Hoffmann adds:" Children never need to drink sugary drinks. The best is a little thirsty either encourage them to drink water. The children had to eat and drink what they adults served. "


Source: tz dTest.cz



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