We have bought into the idea that sugar is a part of childhood. Almost everywhere we go – to school, church, the bank, the grocery store, sporting events, friends' and relatives' – our kids are offered some sweet treat. It's all with good intention, but it's easy to lose track of just how much sugar our children consume everyday. Toss out processed sugars: white sugar, brown sugar, turbinado sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), and agave nectar/syrup. Most processed sugar in the American diet comes from soft drinks, candy, cakes, cookies, pies, fruit drinks/juice, as well as dairy and grain products/desserts.
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