Joe Dziemianowicz from NY Daily News shares that science proves the sugar-high isn’t real since 1995. Children will soon flock your doorstep in pursuit of these glorious sweets. Parents will try to do the right thing by rationing candies or giving out ‘healthy’ treats.
Not judging here but there’s no cause for concern as party sweets are not going to affect your kids’ behaviour. Pediatrics researcher Mark Wolraich, M.D. said so in his report for the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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Laura Geggel from Live Science says that sugar isn’t responsible for the hyperactive frenzy observed in children. Dr. Mark Wolraich has done research about the sugar’s effect on children since the 90’s. He said that parent’s expectation of the sugar phenomenon affects the way they see their children’s behaviour.
They often assume that sugar is the culprit because of its presence during birthday parties, Halloween, and any other occasion. Because of this, parents tend to believe that sweets have such an effect on children. That’s not the case though: kids tend to get active because of excitement.
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Ellen Scott from Metro UK has a funny approach about sugar high. She says that even a quiet child transforms into a huge, hyped-up little monster. This is what’s most feared by babysitters and parents. However, as what’s been discussed, it isn’t real. The actual reason: the events that kids participate in.
Halloween: you dress up for the event, you can demand candy, and you get to hop from one house to another with your squad. Birthdays: you can eat whatever you want, you get to play with your friends, and you can find an excuse to run the entire time.
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While this is newfound information to some parents, it’s still not an excuse to eat a lot of sweets. We still have to balance it out while taking note of children’s health especially their teeth and weight.
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