Dr. Pankaj Naram Reviews New Study on Sugary Beverage Consumption in Children
After the release of a recent study, Dr. Pankaj Naram discusses the dangers of the over consumption of sugary drinks by children.
Master Healer Dr. Naram has long been a believer that what individuals consume has a profound effect on their health. Because of this, Naram often recommends diet changes and healthy eating to his patients. He believes that individuals should focus on eating nutritionally rich fruits, vegetables and beans, and that they must rid their diets of processed foods, preserved foods, wheat, and dairy. Dr. Naram especially believes that sports drinks and soft drinks, which are full of refined sugars and artificial sweeteners, should never be consumed.
These kinds of drinks can be addictive, especially when they are consumed from a young age, and recently there has been a troubling new study revealing just how many kids are overconsuming these kinds of drinks. Dr. Pankaj Naram would like to share some information about this study below.
The study was published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and it is entitled Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption among U.S. Youth, 2011-2014. This study wanted to find out just how many children consume sugary beverages on a daily basis, and to see how much of these children’s daily sugar intakes were consumed by these drinks and revealed that the American dietary guidelines say that sugar should make up less than 10% of an individual’s calorie intake and that the guidelines also say that this 10% should not come from added sugars in beverages.
The study was conducted between the years of 2011 and 2014, and it analyzed the consumption rates by sex, age, and nationality of studied individuals.
What they discovered was that over 60% of the participants drank at least one sugary drink every day, with nearly 65% of boys and 61% of girls drinking sodas and other sugar beverages each day. There also discovered that an additional 32% of boys and an additional 33% of girls drank two sugary beverages every day, and that over 20% of boys and about 18% of girls drank three or more sodas and sugary drinks every day. The amount of these drinks consumed each day increased in both groups with age. On average, the subjects in the group consumed at least 7.3% of their daily calories in sugar from these beverages.
Dr. Pankaj Naram wants to share the startling results of this study because he believes it is important to know just how many children are already hooked on these sugary beverages.
The average child in this study is using up nearly their entire allowed sugar intake each day with just these sugary beverages, which means that those who consume more soda or sports drinks each day are exceeding the recommended sugar intake with just what they are drinking. These refined sugars and sugary drinks have a number of downsides to them, and Dr. Pankaj Naram warns his patients about the dangers of allowing their children to consume. Soft drinks are linked to many health conditions, so it is important to reconsider the consumption of these drinks, and try to cut them out for healthier living.
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