Sweets namely candies, chocolates, donuts, cakes, cupcakes and ice creams have always been attractive. Before anything else, their physical appearance is magnetizing. There’s an exceptional variety of styles and designs used to present them. Different flavors, from classic to premium sorts, are present. Smart ideas come up with twists that make these sweets even more wowing for everyone. And if there are people who are most impressed by these eye-catching bonbons, you can’t disagree that it’s the kids.
In the life of a human being, the point when he/she is most fond of eating sweets is during childhood. Kids are often the main characters when we’re talking about sweet and colorful treats. They are captivated by the fun and exciting colors of wrappers and the desserts themselves, and their sugary and lush tastes truly delight them. This is proven even more by kiddie birthday loot bags filled with various lollipops and candies, and by sweets-themed birthday parties for the little ones.
We totally understand kids’ love for sweets. We’ve been there, and up to adulthood, some people still love sweets as well. However, frequently eating too many sweets is also not very good for one’s health. They are tasty and alluring, but they can be low in the nutrients that the body needs.
Mom and dad, you have to do something. You cannot completely remove [added] sweets from the diet and likings of your children because they are still a need in some ways, and they will not like it when their confections are totally taken away. Nonetheless, you can control and guide them and their food choices. You can help them improve their eating plan.
For parents, here are 5 tips to manage and balance sweet food intake for kids who love sweets.
1 – Let them drink plenty of water after eating sweets.
Whenever you are allowing your teenyboppers to eat sweets, make sure that a bottle or glass of water is already waiting for them to drink right after. Drinking water cleanses the throat where sugary particles from the sweet foods may remain if not flooded away with water. This prevents sore throats and the possibility of getting tonsillitis. Furthermore, cavities can be fended off.
Well, experts say that you should not immediately drink water because sugar levels increase even more by doing that. Still and all, drinking water after a few minutes of finishing sweets is vital.
2 – Teach them limits.
In whatever food one consumes, there must be boundaries. Do not normalize speedily gobbling down a box of donuts or a tub of ice cream all by oneself. Enlighten your kiddos about this. Teach them limits. Let them know that it is fine to eat one to two chocolates today but not everyday. Tell them of the healthy quantities that they must observe, or else, they will feel unwell.
3 – Inform them of the consequences of too much sweets.
One way to let kids obey a balanced sweet food intake is to inform them of the consequences of too much sweets in the body. This is sort of warning them, and it actually works. Tell them that if not responsibly managed, eating lots of sweets may lead to illnesses like tonsillitis and diabetes. This is also a root cause of increased calories in the body.
Since your youngsters want to avoid these unhealthy and possibly dangerous outcomes, they will responsibly control themselves.
4 – Give them fresh fruits for dessert.
Some fruits are sweet, but they are different from the sweets that we’ve been talking about since the beginning. Here, the focus is added sugar, which is not found in fruits but in dainties, pastries, frozen treats and the like.
Give your children fresh fruits for dessert. Instead of serving them store-bought confectioneries, peel delicious fruits for them and for the whole family. These are tasty and nutritious! Some are flavorful but not making you feel dizzy and sound husky.
5 – Bake for them.
You can also pilot the sweet food intake of your darlings by making desserts for them. Yes, personally do them. Bake for your lovelies! You are the one who will buy all the bread flour, the cake flour, the flavoring, the yeast, the edible designs and everything else. In that way, you can keep the added sugar levels and quality of baking ingredients in check. You can feed your kids healthy, yummy and clean food guaranteed by yourself!
SOMETIMES SWEET. SOMETIMES NOT.
Irresistible – that’s what sweets mostly are! From their looks to their tastes, they can be enticing, and kids are the ones who are often captivated. While that’s actually normal, parents still need to lead, teach and remind children that sweets must be taken in moderation. Just like in any food, too much and all the time may not become bad. Sometimes is alright.