Excess sweetness at an early age has a negative effect on the condition of the teeth and can provoke the development of many dangerous diseases.
But if you sometimes allow children to sweeten, you should know what will be useful for them.
Nutritionists emphasize that the recommended daily intake of sugar should not exceed 40 grams.
According to experts, the most useful for kids are jelly sweets. Pectin, which is part of the jelly, improves the work of the gastrointestinal tract, helps cleanse the body, and gelatin improves the condition of hair, nails, blood vessels, and muscles.
It is best to make jelly at home from natural juices, jams, or compotes.
Children from 2 years can safely give marshmallows, which contain natural thickeners (agar-agar, pectin, or gelatin). They improve metabolism and have the necessary minerals for the growing body.
Also from this age, you can start giving children dried fruits – dried apricots, prunes, raisins, figs, dried pears, apples.
Nutritionists also recommend giving children such healthy sweets as honey, homemade jam, milk ice cream, marmalade, lozenges, and meringues.