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My little girl eats sugar!

My little girl eats sugar!


Question:

- I would like to know if it is good for my 22 month old girl to eat sugar with a teaspoon. I do not like it, but those around me insist that 1-2 teaspoons of sugar does not spoil. This is also why I stopped giving her tea, preferring water or fruit juices with vitamins. Can I let her eat sugar for a few days? Thanks for the reply.

Answer:


It is not good for a child to eat sugar as such for at least three reasons:
1) spoils the tooth greatly increasing the risk of caries;
2) is a risk factor for the later development of diabetes;
3) it disturbs the physiological mechanism of hunger and satiety. Try to at least replace the sugar with honey or sweets and avoid the sugar especially in the evening.
Health wishes you,
dr. Mihnea DRAGOMIR
specialist in family medicine

www.doctordragomir.ro
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