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Healthy sweets for the baby

Healthy sweets for the baby

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The topic of sweets in a child's diet is often a reason disputes, also among authorities. There is a view that children should avoid any stuffers, which undoubtedly include sweets.

However, is the decision to exclude sweets from the child's diet completely justified? It turns out that this is not the case so easyas it may seem. A child who doesn't like chocolate, a lollipop or cake at home will most likely encounter these types of treats outside of it, where parental control is less or none.

Feeling of injustice

Many psychologists and nutrition experts indicate that it is worth introducing sweets to the child's diet. However, let it be sweets well selected and in appropriate quantities. This solution seems better than total ban on eating sweetsthat can develop over time in a child sense of injustice and arouse an increased desire to taste this and even absorb those products that his parents forbade him for many years.

In addition, not every toddler will be able to confront family rules with those present in the wider environment, competing with other children when it comes time to inform you that he does not eat sweets. The feeling of being "strange" "different" can be quite intense, especially if the child has not been prepared enough for what might happen to them.

Harmful excess and too high frequency

Sweets they are not harmful in themselves. Of course, you can not say that they are better than, for example, vegetables and fruit, but eaten in moderate amounts they do no harm.

Man needs both simple and complex sugars. The former can come in small quantities just from sweets. Thanks to them you can easily pick up blood glucose level add energy and give information to the brain "about satiety" (however, the speed of satisfying hunger is also a disadvantage of sweetness, because pleasant feelings end just as quickly as they begin, and the stomach immediately asks for the next portion of food).

In addition, you have to be careful with the amount of sweets, because the effect of raising glucose addictive and the body quickly claims for more sugar. Too many sweet snacks also have other risks: your child may lose their appetite. Therefore, sweets should be introduced in a limited amount after a meal and not as a snack.

Sweets should participate in the lives of children and adults as just a part of the diet, which is not given special significance, is not forbidden to eat it or increase its value by using bribery as a tool.

Not as a reward

In addition, it's worth avoiding enough alluring rewarding children with sweets. Eating sweets should be as natural as eating dinner and just as obvious as getting up in the morning and getting dressed.

Although in practice it can be difficult, better avoid rewarding sweets, as well as bribing a child with their participation.