Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 18 October 2016 How much sugar is too much for kids? How much sugar is too much for kids? The American Heart Association now recommends that children between the ages of 2 and 18 should consume less than six teaspoons, or 25 grams, of added sugar per day. Parents of little ones under the age of two years are advised that their kids should not take in beverages or foods that contain added sugars at all. The more foods that are high in added sugars kids eat, the higher their risk of developing high blood pressure, obesity and heart disease. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Sex Why do I get cramps after I orgasm? Diet and nutrition 5 reasons to love avocados News Are electric hand dryers better than paper towels? News Most people can recognise about 5 000 faces Parenting C-section rates have nearly doubled since 2000 Sex Are STDs a deal breaker? This expert weighs in on how to tell her From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.