The World Health Organization (WHO) released the report and advised that manufacturers are forbidden to add sugar to food for children under the age of three. It is mainly because too much sugar is bad for children's health. WHO estimates that too much added sugar increases the risk of tooth decay and obesity.
For children, if they often eat too much sugar, it is bound to affect the intake of other food, and it is easy to lead to malnutrition. After all, sugar is energy, if children eat too much suger they will not feel hungry, and they will naturally miss the meals. Eating too much sugar can lead to obesity, which in turn may increase the risk of diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension and other chronic diseases. Moreover, many people do not timely and scientifically brush their teeth after taking sugar. It is easy to increase the risk of tooth decay.
There is no sugar in the sugar free lollipop, so why is it sweet? The answer is the sweetener.
A sweetener is a substance that produces a sweet taste but almost having no energy. It is also called low energy sweetener. At present, sweeteners that people commonly used include sugar alcohols, such as ismaltoketol, xylitol, maltitol, erythritol and so on；high intensity sweeteners such as cyclamate, saccharin (sodium), aspartame, acesulfameand sucralose; and natural sweeteners such as stevioside and grosvenin.
Sweetener is a category of food additives. In the past 100 years, sweeteners have been widely used in bread, cakes, biscuits, drinks, condiments and many other common foods and drinks.
The biggest concern for parents is that Sugar-free colourful lollipop made with sweeteners will be harmful to children's health. In fact, sweeteners are safe for both adults and children as long as they are used properly. Sweeteners are widely used in food processing because they dissolve easily in water and are stable.
At present, sweeteners are widely used in more than 100 countries and regions such as the United States, the European Union and China, and some varieties have been used for more than 100 years.
From an international perspective, the safety of sweeteners has been affirmed by international food safety agencies. For example, Codex Alimentarius Commission, the European Food Safety Authority, the US Food and Drug Administration, food Standards Australia and New Zealand, Health Canada, including China, have scientific assessment conclusions to approved sweeteners that: The use of sweeteners in accordance with relevant regulations and standards is not harmful to human health.
Someone might say, what if some merchants add more sweeteners ? Actually, you don't have to worry about it. First of all, sweeteners are very sweet, adding more will easily be too sweet. children will not eat if they think they do not taste good. Secondly, you don't have to worry too much if they add a little more, because sweeteners have been evaluated for safety by a wide margin (usually 100 times). A normal diet is generally not harmful. The current survey shows that children consume low caloric sweeteners well below safety limit ADI values
Sugar-free lollipops are made with sweeteners, which are low in energy and are good for weight control and tooth decay prevention, they are also suitable for making customised children's day gifts which are safe for kids. If your child really wants a candy, instead of giving him a candy, a sugar-free lollipop is a good alternative.
However, from a perspective of a healthy diet, we should try to control the baby from eating too many sweets. Because if the baby always eats too many sweets, it is easy to affect his meals, and also easy to be partial eclipse and choosy in food.