Does Sugar have harmful effects on bones?

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During the early years, the bones of kids develop and grow while also being depleted at the same time. If the consumption of calcium, Vitamin D and other required minerals are sufficient, the health of bones will be positive. If the consumption of required vitamins and minerals are less, the depletion of bones will soon take over resulting is much weaker bones and easy fractures. (What are some bone building foods?). In addition to this, consumption of sugar can have harmful effects on bones too.

We have already talked about how refined Sugar harm our body. Now, lets see how it can damage the bones too.

Sugar can be consumed in many forms like Bread which is extremely high in added sugar and one of the most staple food in every household for kids. Other common sources of sugar are white sugar, brown sugar, cane sugar, cookies, candy, donut, cake, canned drinks, packed juices, bottled shakes and smoothies, granola bars, sauces, jams and many others. Such intake on a regular basis can deplete four of the best bone-friendly nutrients from your child’s body. (Why are antioxidants good and which foods have them?)

Calcium + Phosphorous

Calcium combines with phosphorous to make calcium phosphate which is most important component for our bones. When sugar is consumed, there is acid that’s released in the body. In order to balance this acid, calcium is extracted from the bones resulting in Calcium deficient weaker bones. (What are some easy to feed calcium rich foods?)

Vitamin D

Vitamin D assists in absorption of Calcium by the bones. Consumption of sugar increases an enzyme that degrades vitamin D and thereby also results in reduced absorption of calcium by the bones. Double whammy!

Vitamin C

Vitamin C helps to make collagen and also delays the decaying process of bones. Sugar intake restricts the absorption of this vitamin into our body cells resulting in weaker bones. (How to reduce iron deficiency in kids through food)

Magnesium

Magnesium works on keeping the bones strong. Sugar strips the body of magnesium too by releasing it out through urine.

So yes! sugar can have harmful effects on the bones.

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Millet Bread Easy recipe

Millet Bread easy recipe with hidden herbs and nuts

Kids love to eat bread. Preparing millet bread with easy recipe can help to add nutrition to their favorite foods in a convenient way. This bread is good for health. Kid’s Nutrition is very important nowadays and preparing healthy food recipes for a child is not an easy task. Iyurved is happy to share lots of children’s food recipe ideas which are not only innovative but also very tasty. The recipes shared here are Kids approved!

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millet bread easy recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 tsp yeast
  • 2 tsp Molasses or jaggery or coconut sugar
  • 1 ½ cups warm water (or little more)
  • 1 cup Sorghum flour
  • 1/2 cup Amaranth flour
  • 1/2 cup Potato starch or Wholewheat Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Chia seeds (grind into powder)
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  • 1/4 cup Psyllium husk (Isabgol)

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  • Make sticky dough
  • Cover the dough in the bowl with dry towel and a lid and leave to rise double or 2 hours in a dark place
  • Preheat at 200 celsius for 5 minutes.
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  • Transfer dough to a surface. Use lots of any dry flour and roll to shape dough into a log and tuck in the sides to make it fit the bread loaf pan (grease the pan if necessary).
  • OR can also bake dough in a pie round shape (see left pic)
  • Add sesame seeds on top of the bread for added nutrition (optional)
  • Slit dough top with sharp knife
  • Bake at 200 celsius for 60-70 minutes at lower/middle rack
  • Once done, leave to cool completely on a rag outside.
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