Sugars..Heart Disease Risk In Kids

Does your toddler have a bigger appetite for drinks with added sugar such as soda, fruit-flavored and sports drinks, than fresh fruits and green vegetables?

Be warned, as children between the age of two-to-18 consuming more than six teaspoons of added sugars a day — equivalent to about 100 calories or 25 grams of added sugars — may be at an increased risk of obesity and elevated blood pressure that are key factors for developing heart disease.