Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet…
So why should we need so much of you?
Are you as confused as me? First we read that there are up to 13 teaspoons of added sugar in our children’s growing up milk. Read here if you don’t know what I meant.
I googled for Added Sugar and got this
I wondered if Ethan’s growing up milk is really sweet so Darling volunteered to taste the milk..
He said it’s very sweet :(
The verdict? Too sweet! I got his eyes closed as he can’t bare looking at the milk he is about to drink! (Elo, if your anak can drink it, so can you okay?) Have you ever tasted your child’s growing up milk?
I also learnt something new today. I learnt to look at the growing up milk. The whiter and fluffier it is, the more added sugar it has as the added sugar makes the milk white and fluffy ala snow!
Fluffy milk… bad news again! :(
Snow white, snow bright,
Can you tell me what is right?
A good growing up milk should be moist, heavy and yellowish as an indication that it has more milk in it rather than added sugar.
I grew up knowing that sugar is sweet, sugar is sugar. But because of this added sugar issue I came to know that many different names for sugars are being used – natural sugars, added sugars, natural plant sugars, corn syrup solids, sucrose, and glucose syrup solids. They are all basically the same providing extra calories and all end up the same inside a child’s body.
So I was told that sugars are not necessarily bad and that our child actually needs them for energy? Well, too much of anything is not good right? The only naturally present sugar in growing up milk is lactose. Sugars from natural plant source are added sugar. If we already have sugar that is naturally present in the growing up milk (lactose), why do we need the additional added sugar? What purpose does it serve except for increasing the health risks in children now and in the future?
The natural lactose level in a glass of standard milk is approximately 11g-12g per serve. Remember we checked the label on Ethan’s growing up milk for ‘carbohydrate per serve’ and found the readings to be at an alarming 28.0? Anything higher than 11g-12 g is added sugars so just imagine what is in his milk!
There are people trying to convince us that kids need carbo hence those added sugars are doing them good. Kids need energy and they can get it from the naturally present sugar. What they don’t need are the added sugars.
Convince, confuse, con… I don’t want all that. I just want a peace of mind. I’ve been using my current milk for so long and am quite reluctant to change, but excessive sugar is very worrying and I really need to seriously think about it!
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