My children have a balanced diet but do eat chocolate, sweets and their favourite is iced doughnuts. I restrict sugary drinks as feel these are not necessary. I know this is not perfect but strongly believe in everything in moderation.
They eat loads of fruit and veg for example peas, carrots, sweetcorn, runner beans, mangetout, apples, satsumas, bananas, grapes, all melon varieties, mango and pineapple.
Most of these also contain sugar. I was checking some food labels & sugar is actually in most products. Some I would consider healthy but the sugar police would slap my hand.
|Rumoured to contain 1 teaspoon per pot but great in calcium and vitamin d|
|Healthy or not healthy?|
|Does the 14% sugar in these make them a no no?|
Plus how much sugar is too much?!? Children aged 4 to 6 should have no more than 5 teaspoons of sugar per day, children aged 7 to 10 6 teaspoons , children aged 11 years and upwards plus adults 7 teaspoons.
I've no idea how you are even supposed to calculate this. How much is in pasta sauce or bread for example it's just ridiculous.
I have decided to continue as I am. I'll have a cake when I want one & continue to eat baked beans!
Next year it will probably be some other food product anyway. Haven't we already been told restrict red meat, salt and dairy AND don't get me started on the carbohydrate police. Argh!!!
My children are healthy, active and eat well. Their teeth are good and they are happy so sugar is staying in my house.