Children should consume less than 25 Grams of Added Sugars Daily.
The AHA say Children, in this case being defined as between the ages of 2 and 18, should consume less than 25 Grams of added sugar daily. Sugar includes regular table sugar, sugar added to foods or drinks and even honey.
A diet high in sugar increases the risk for heart disease, obesity and elevated blood pressure. Not coincidently, a high sugar diet supplants a nutritious diet that includes fruits and veggies so the less sugar a child eats, it bears to reason the better the diet is. The study notes added sugars should not be included at all in a diet of children 2 and under.
Here’s a link to the statement from the AHA.
7 Surprising Benefits of Exercise
Did you know exercise is great for the brain, makes you happier, slows down aging, improves your skin, aids recovery from illness and shrinks your fat cells? Exercise is the magic pill. So why isn’t everyone doing it all the time. Maybe this article in Time Magazine will convince you to at least do it part of the time.
How I Stopped Yelling at My Kids and the Surprising By-Product of Doing So.
Mindfulness is like exercise, make it a habit and it’ll change you’re life. If you are like us and have moments where our emotions get the best of us and feel bad about it later this article from Kelly Brown on Huffington Post is a helpful reminder the benefits of Mindfulness. We struggle with making it a habit ourselves but there are easy ways to get started including the app Headspace to learn what it is and how to do it. Highly recommend the article and the app.
How to Fight Sarcopenia
Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle mass and strength as we age.. There are a number of reasons for this but it is important for everyone from peak performers to weekend warriors to know why we have to change up our workouts and diets as we hit our 30s and 40s. Hit the link for info and lots of graphs.