When Phoenix parents try to limit sugar in their children’s diets, they often turn to sugar substitutes. There are dozens of sweetening options available.
NutraSweet, Splenda, Equal, Sweet’N Low, Xylitol, Sorbitol, highly refined Stevia (Truvia, Pure Via) possible benefits:
May help kid’s consume fewer calories
Doesn’t contribute to tooth decay
Generally safe for Phoenix children with diabetes (check with your doctor)
Don’t overdo it. Some Phoenix children experience diarrhea and other intestinal problems if they consume artificial sweeteners. If your Henderson child is trying it for the first time, go easy until you know how they react to it.
Many people believe artificial sweeteners cause cancer, contribute to weight gain, and cause health problems. Talk to your Phoenix pediatrician for children’s nutritional guidance.
To improve your child’s nutrition, ask me about Power Squares today by calling 702-806-0150. It’s a hit with children all over Nevada and I am sure your kids will love it also!
Information from this article was taken from: ‘Artificial Sweeteners: Understanding These and Other Sugar Substitutes, Mayo Clinic, Oct. 9, 2010, http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/artificial-sweeteners/MY00073, July 2, 2011