Every parent, especially the parent of a young gymnast, wants to try and ensure that their child eats the healthiest diet possible. Great nutrition is a key component in the health and success of any athlete, but it is especially important when that athlete is young and still growing and developing.
Ask most health professionals, nutritionists and dietitians and they will tell you that added sugar is the single worst component of the modern child’s diet. It can lead to weight gain, even obesity, early onset Type II diabetes, an increased risk of heart disease and more. And worse still, it has absolutely no nutritional value to offset those excess calories. And yet as added sugar hides in all kinds of foods and beverages, and, let’s face it, most of us are very fond of at least the occasional sweet treat, can we really blame our kids who do too?Read More >