Hidden Dangers: Snacks Hurting Your Child's Health 

by Pratyush Anand

Ditch the juice boxes and sodas! Loaded with added sugar, these beverages contribute to weight gain, tooth decay, and even increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.

1. Sugary Drinks

The bright colours and tempting flavours of flavoured yoghurts often mask a high sugar content. Opt for plain yoghurt and add your fresh fruit or nut butter for protein and a nutritious treat. 

2. Flavored Yogurts 

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While fruit is fantastic, many packaged "fruit snacks" are packed with sugar and lack the fibre found in whole fruits. Choose fresh for a naturally sweet and nutritious option.

3. Fruit Snacks

Not all granola is created equal. Many store-bought varieties are loaded with added sugars, unhealthy fats, and minimal fiber. Look for options with whole grains, nuts, and seeds, and limit portion sizes.

4. Granola

Sugary cereals marketed towards children are often low in fibre and protein and high in refined carbohydrates. These can lead to blood sugar spikes and crashes, leaving your child feeling hungry and tired soon after.

5. Cereals

Ketchup, salad dressings, and even pasta sauces can be hidden sources of added sugar. Check labels and choose options with minimal added sugar or make your own at home for healthier control.

6. Sauces 

While nitrates get a lot of attention, processed meats like hot dogs, sausages, and lunch meats are also high in sodium and unhealthy fats. Limit these options and choose leaner protein sources like chicken, and fish.

7. Processed Meats

Don't be fooled by "baked" or "whole grain" claims. Many packaged chips are still high in sodium, and unhealthy fats, and can contribute to weight gain and other health problems.

8. Chips

Candy bars, energy bars, and even some "healthy" cookies can be loaded with added sugars, unhealthy fats, and refined carbohydrates. Read labels carefully and choose options with whole grains, nuts, and minimal added sugars.

9. Candy Bars

Prioritize Real Food Choices

Focus on offering your child a variety of whole, unprocessed foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fats. These provide essential nutrients for healthy growth and development.

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