As an adult, you might consume coffee, a soft drink, or even alcohol on a daily basis. Everyone has their vice, but as long as you get enough water in your daily intake, you should be okay. While you might have more self-control and a better tolerance, what about your children?
“Almost two-thirds of children in the United States consumed at least one sugary beverage on any given day — and roughly 30 percent consumed two or more a day — between 2011 and 2014, according to the study, released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.”
While both adults and children should probably cut back on how many sugary drinks they consume every day, when it comes to children the problem can be more concerning. Starting these poor habits at a young age can lead into adulthood and even cause diseases like obesity or diabetes. You also shouldn’t forget the severe damage these added sugars can do to your child’s dental hygiene.
You set an example for your children. When they see you drink these sugary products, they want to be just like you. That’s why it’s so important for you to install a healthy diet while they’re still just kids. Health-conscious children grow into health conscious adults, so while it might taste good to pop the top on that soda, make it occasional, not part of your child’s daily life.
To learn more on the current state of soda consumption in America, click here.