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US kids eat 300% more sugar than they should

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According to American Heart Association (AHA), US children eat three times as much added sugar as they should. US kids and adolescents eat an average of 19 teaspoons of added sugar per day, said the AHA report, citing national survey research.

AHA Recommendation:

Babies and tots under two should eat no added sugar at all. That would mean no cakes, cookies or ice cream for children until their second birthday.

Older children should have the equivalent of a maximum 100 calories per day implying fewer than six teaspoons (25 grams) per day of added sugar for those aged two to 18.

It would also require most kids to eat about one-third of the added sugar they currently consume, often in the form of soda and sweetened cereal

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Author: txnaturalpediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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