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Sugar: yes, but not open bar!

Sugar: yes, but not open bar!

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Your child comes to the world with a sense of taste and already a clear preference for sweetness. The perception of sweet taste would trigger a reduction of stress and have analgesic and relaxing effects for your child. Sugar is a necessary food ... but to give in reasonable quantity.

Sugar, a necessity

  • The craving for sugar, carbohydrates, is a sign of good health at the beginning of life. A marvelous machine, your child's body is naturally attracted to the most satisfying foods that promote rapid growth. He will find these energy boosters first in milk, mainly composed of fat and carbohydrates: fat and sugar. Then, because they will bring him more energy than vegetables, he will favor pasta and potatoes.

No need to add!

  • If your toddler comes into the world with an unconditional love for sugar, this is not a reason to abuse it. In adults, excess sugar, such as excess salt and fat, can have a negative impact on health. Moreover, health specialists are constantly reminding you to hunt for added sugars in your child's diet. It's best to take the right crease early and let your child wake up to the natural flavor of food.
  • Add sugar to food denatures, mask, their taste. And even if you do not understand how it is possible to swallow a small Swiss or a compote of apples well acid without having sweetened them ... do not trust your taste! The sensory capital of your child is different from that of an adult and not yet "corrupted" by long exposure to sugary substances. Let him first discover the natural taste of fruits and yoghurt. And if after several attempts, he really does not like, you can sweeten slightly without putting his nutritional balance in danger.

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