We all want what’s best for our children and grandchildren.
But let’s face it — it’s hard to look at children these days without being a little worried.
They’re inactive and overweight. Some of them are developing artery plaque and life-long health conditions like heart disease and asthma before their first day of secondary school.
If you don’t want the same for the youngsters you love, there’s an exciting new study you need to know about.
Researchers have found that it’s possible to completely reverse years’ worth of health damage in children.
Starting in as little as 10 days.
The secret? Just cut out the sugar.
According to the study, published in the journal Obesity, children who cut back on their sugar intake saw significant improvements in their blood pressure, cholesterol readings and other markers of health in just 10 short days.
For the study, the researchers recruited 43 children between the ages of 9 and 18, who were at a particularly high risk for type 2 diabetes and related disorders.
On average, the children had been getting about 27 per cent of their daily calories from sugar.
But when dieticians lowered the sugar intake to about 10 per cent of daily calories (which is still too high, if you ask me), the changes were remarkable. Bad cholesterol fell by 10 points. Diastolic blood pressure fell by five points. Triglycerides dropped 33 points.
And their blood sugar and insulin levels vastly improved.
The study showed that you can turn a child’s metabolic health around in less than two weeks without cutting out calories — just by taking the added sugars out of their diet.
If you have a child or grandchild in your life who you’re worried about, I’d say go ahead and give the 10-day switch a try.
The changes come fast — and they can last a lifetime.Wishing you the best of health,
Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Nutrition & Healing
Cutting sugar improves children’s health in just 10 days, nytimes.com