We are getting so many conflicting information sometimes. This is especially so when it comes to matters pertaining to our health. We just do not know who to believe sometimes because there are so many schools of thoughts over the same matter sometimes.
So, I am glad that we have better information nowadays via television, public education phamplets and even videos shown at clinics. These channels of information are very important considering that our nation is faced with huge health problems like diabetes, hypertension and the increasing number of obese people.
I have written about children being obese and suspecting that the foods they consume is one of the main cause, apart from not getting enough exercise. This is further confirmed when I watched a video at my doctors clinic the other day.
From what I gathered, many growing up milk powders in Malaysia have way too much added sugars and these kids have developed a sweet tooth. In reality, added sugars have no nutritional contents and they only give added calories.
Yet, many brands of milk are added with corn syrup solids, glucose syrup solids and sucrose. If you read the label carefully, you may be shocked with the amount of the added sugars content in the growing up milk.
The video I saw educated parents about the risks of feeding too much added sugars to our children because not only it makes them fat and if not monitored carefully, obese, it also gives a lot of health problems. Parents may not immediately realize that children too can get diabetes. And usually diabetes come hand in with hypertension. Hypertension is now the silent killer as many people may not be aware of it until it is too late.
Therefore, if you have a chance, to watch the video on why we do not need excessive added sugars to growing up milk. You can view the video featuring Professor Peter Davis on Youtube. One of them about Added Sugars in Growing Up Milk can be found here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZG6WX9YBPo
At the same time, we also need to be mindful of what we are giving to our growing up children because we certainly do not want them to end up with health problems. By then, it will be too late for us to blame anyone but ourselves.