From run-of-the-mill granulated white sugar to high fructose corn syrup, dietitian Dana Angelo White explained how "these sweeteners are a pure source of carbohydrate and have about 15 calories per teaspoon".
Those aged between two to 19 years old as well as adult women should not eat more than six teaspoons of added sugar per day, rising to nine for men.
The study asked parents of 800 infants and toddlers - between 6 to 23 months - to estimate their child's daily added sugar consumption.
According to the American Heart Association, the major sources of added sugars for Americans are regular soft drinks, sugars, cookies, candies, ice creams, and cakes. Overweight children who continue to consume added sugar are more likely to become insulin resistant, a precursor to diabetes.
Added sugars include any sugar used in processing or preparing foods and beverages, or any sugar added to food at the table. "Our results show that added sugar consumption begins early in life and exceeds current recommendations".
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Eating foods with added sugar can influence a child's food choices later in life.
The study found 99 percent of a representative sample of USA toddlers age 19-23 months consumed an average of just over 7 teaspoons of added sugar on a given day-more than the amount in a Snicker's® bar.
In the survey, researchers instructed parents to write down what they fed their children in a 24-hour period. However, added sugars are considered less healthy because they change nutritional components of food and create additional calories.
Despite these recommendations, however, a previous study shows that the majority of Americans consume more than what they're supposed to. By 19 to 23 months, 99% of children ate an average of over seven teaspoons of added sugar on a given day. "These data may be relevant to the upcoming 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans", she said in a society news release. Added sugar consumption rose with age.