A new report from British nutritional experts warns about the timebomb that’s hidden in the so-called “healthy died” adopted by teens all over the world. It is a common believe that fruit juice is a powerful asset in weight-loss diets, when in fact it contains large amounts of sugar and it should not be consumed more than once a day.
Teens from UK with ages between 11 and 19 years old area eating more sugar than they should. The statics show that the food they are pumping into their system contains 42% more sugar and 14% more saturated fats than the recommended amounts. Children under 10 years old are getting lower amounts of sugar, but still 34% over the safe limits. Only 10% of boys and 7% of girls are consuming the right amount of fruits and vegetables every day. If we talk about oily fish (rich in vitamin A and D), the statistics show similar results.
The report conducted by the government agency named Public Health England reflects the results of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey that was conducted between 2008 and 2012 and it involved 4,000 adults and children. The main sources of sugar in children’s diet consists of fruit juice, soft drinks, cereal bars, biscuits and cakes. None or these are safe for the human body.
Dr. Alison Tedstone, the Director of Public Health England, wrote that the fruit juice is a healthy option as long as it respects the recommended amounts. “It should only be drunk once a day and with a meal because it can be high in sugar.” she says. She also added that ““It is clear that we all need to work together to help people improve their diets.”