7 effects of sugar on babies

Limiting sugar intake during infancy and early childhood is important for promoting optimal health and reducing the risk of various health problems.

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Risk of chronic diseases

Studies suggest that high sugar intake during infancy and early childhood may increase the risk of developing chronic diseases later in life.

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WHO's advice

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends limiting the consumption of added sugars for all age groups, including babies and young children.

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Nutrient imbalance

Foods high in added sugars often lack essential nutrients that babies need for healthy growth and development.

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Unhealthy eating habits

Introducing babies to sweet foods early in life can shape their taste preferences and establish unhealthy eating habits.

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Chances of obesity

High sugar intake at early age can contribute to rapid weight gain and increase the risk of obesity in babies as they grow older leading to obesity.

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Nestl

Nestle cerelac has added sugar A new study has reported that Nestle adds sugar to its baby products like Cerelac in Asian countries including India.

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How important is limiting sugar?

Limiting sugar intake during infancy and early childhood is important for promoting optimal health and reducing the risk of various health problems.

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