Could there really be added sugars in your toddler’s milk? While some sugars occur naturally in toddler milk, some manufacturers also add sugar.
Foods which contain only naturally occurring sugars are generally foods which are considered to be beneficial to include in our diet. These foods contain relatively low levels of natural sugars while contributing substantial amounts of vitamins and minerals, and are found in a wide range of foods, including fruits, vegetables, grains and plain milk.
However, some manufacturers add sugars and syrups to food and drink that usually just increase the calories while contributing no useful nutrients. Excessive intake of added sugars can contribute to the development of dental caries and are a potential source of excess calories.
How much is too much?
When consumed in excess, added sugar can be a health concern. Based on the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations, a toddler aged one to three years should be having no more than 3 teaspoons of added sugars per day (on average), while a child aged three to ten years should have no more than 5 teaspoons of added sugars per day (on average). Remember these added sugars are not just what you might directly add to foods or drinks – it’s also including the sugars that are added to processed foods.
With Anmum PediaPro3, you can be sure that your child is getting many important nutrients, including 15 essential vitamins and minerals, probiotics and prebiotics, without any added sugars.
How to check for added sugars
Our tip? Check the ingredients list. Food manufacturers use a range of ingredients to incorporate sugars into their products. This means that added sugars are present under a variety of names – here’s a list of terms that specify added sugars on labels:
- Agave Syrup
- Brown Sugar
- Brown Rice Syrup
- Corn Syrup
- Coconut Sugar
- Evaporated Cane Juice
- Glucose Syrup Solids
- Maple Syrup
- Raw Sugar
- Sucrose (White Sugar)
Be confident your toddler’s milk has no added sugar
With Anmum™ PediaPro3, you can be sure that your child is getting many important nutrients, including 15 essential vitamins and minerals, probiotics and prebiotics, without any added sugars.