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.


Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

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.