- Sugar has NO NUTRITIONAL VALUE – zippo – nada!
- Sugar has no vitamins
- Sugar has no minerals
- Sugar has no fiber
- Sugar has no enzymes
- Sugar DOES have calories, though, which is part of the problem. Sugar has lots of calories (“empty calories”)
- Sugar acts like a match that lights a fire, or inflammation, inside the body. This is what Dr. Agus was talking about.
|Small pile of sugar (4 teaspoons) is the most elementary age kids should consume in a day. Middle pile is sugar in one soda (11 teaspoons). Big pile is what an average American middle or high school student consumes in one day (33 teaspoons).|
|The kids were very serious about their jobs as Nutrition Detectives.|
- If you have elementary age children, they should be eating and drinking no more than 12.5 grams of sugar (or about 3 teaspoons) a day.
- If your kids are in middle or high school, they should be eating and drinking no more than 33 grams of sugar (or a little more than 8 teaspoons) a day.
- The average amount of sugar a child 4-8 consumes in one day is 21 teaspoons!
- The average amount of sugar a kid 9-18 years of age consume is 33 teaspoons a day.