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How much sugar is there in your Easter Egg?

With Easter fast approaching we decided to research sugar content in popular Easter eggs. Do you know the amount of sugar contained? Particularly those marketed to children.

Public Health England guidance recommends that children aged 4 to 10 years should eat no more than the equivalent of 5 to 6 cubes of sugar each day, but data shows children are consuming, on average 13 cubes.

Many children today receive several chocolate eggs from different relatives and friends, and we want you to be aware of what’s in these products and the harm it can have on your teeth and body.

With teeth we need to remember that it is often the frequency that teeth are exposed to sugar that is more harmful than the amount. It is always best to have sugar straight after a meal. Saliva flow is generally increased after a meal and it is the contents of your saliva that partly neutralise the sugars.

We also cannot ignore the effects that eating these products has on the rest of the body – obesity and diabetes are growing problems for people in our society and having an impact on NHS resources.

Tooth decay is the number one reason for hospital admissions for young children. Procedures that involve general anesthetic can be prevented if we make ourselves aware of sugar content.

Follow the link below for further details on sugar content in popular brands of Easter eggs.


3 Comments to How much sugar is there in your Easter Egg?:

Comments RSS on 10 April 2019 05:53
I think many youngsters these days get hold of several chocolate eggs from different family and pals, and we want you to be aware of what’s in these products and the harm it could have for your enamel and body.
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custom writing service on 20 April 2019 06:55
Chocolate eggs are so good. This is from a mom of two ages 5 and 7. But no matter has tasty those chocolate eggs are, I don't let my kids two one, two at most. I can't prevent them from eating only after a meal because who can resist. However, I make it a point to let them understand that they are allowed to eat just one chocolate egg. We can keep the other for tomorrow, but for today they only get one chocolate. Kids are not happy, but at least they're not throwing tantrums because they know they will get another one tomorrow. At this stage in their young life, I try to establish a good relationship between them and sweets, and food in general. They'd be happy in the long run.
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Hotmail Anmelden on 20 April 2019 09:03
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