When your younger siblings or the kids you’re babysitting start bouncing off the walls and drive you insane, you’re more likely than not to blame their behavior on a “sugar high.” But is sugar actually the culprit?
Although many believe that sugar can lead to hyperactivity and other behavioural problems in children and adults, scientific evidence suggests otherwise.
Parents blame sugar for their kids' hyperactive behavior. But is it true? This video sheds some light on sweet-and-lowdown on the extent to which sugar can and can't affect behavior, in kids and adults alike.
All kids love sugar (adults too, but I'll leave it for another post). Even though at my house I stock up little to no artificial sugar, my kids love to get their hands on it when they see it.
When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. An overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more.
We're yet to meet a child without a sweet tooth, but are your kids consuming an unhealthy amount of sugar? Leading Dietician Emer Delaney explains how much is too much, and shares simple swaps to help you reduce their intake.