It’s a dream that many parents aspire to: raising their children with absolutely zero sugar, from birth until they’re no longer your responsibility. But few can actually achieve the goal and questions arise: would the children suffer as a result of your parenting choices? Can it be considered child abuse? Or would they go on to live a happy, healthy, sugar-free life? One mother tried it. Find out how her daughter turned out years later.
Depending on which expert you listen to, all food has an upside and a downside. Some people believe that red meat is a potential carcinogen whereas others say that eating red meat helps the heart muscles. Different studies seem to confirm different theories about food. But for the most part, moderation is key for a healthy diet: not too much of one thing, not too little of another.
But sugar seems to be a different story. Pretty much all health professionals are constantly begging us to just cut back on the refined stuff. Sure, there’s sugar that occurs naturally in fruit, which is fine, but most doctors seem to be in agreement when it comes to refined sugar and our health.
How realistic is eliminating sugar entirely? And is it healthy, psychologically speaking, to put moral labels such as “good” and “bad” on food, particularly when you’re raising a child? Are you just setting them up for a life of feeling inadequate for the food that they like to eat on occasion?
Well, regardless of how you feel about your sugar intake, this parent said she wasn’t going to give her kid any of the stuff. See how that worked out for them.