It’s pretty clear that weight management can be controlled significantly by the foods we consume. So it’s clearly about choice. Or is it? What of those who are too young to choose, such as an infant? Clearly the answer to that question is that the responsibility lies with the parent. But, like most I thought to myself, can an infant be in danger of being obese when they only drink milk? Unfortunately after reading a recent article on Natural News.Com, I was faced with a resounding “yes”. It was disturbing but equally as confirming that we have to read carefully the ingredients on the label of everything we buy, including infant formula. You would think that companies could be trusted to provide formula without chemical additives or processed sugar. I have to admit I was a bit naïve in that respect and couldn’t quite believe that would happen. So I ventured out to neighboring stores on a mission and examined numerous brands of infant formulas. To my disappointment it was true. I’m aware that all infant formulas have some added sugars to aid in the digestion; other organic products use sugars like organic lactose, which is presumably a better match for what's found in breast milk and doesn't have the sweetness of sucrose. Unfortunately in Organic Similac I found what the article had claimed to be true. That despite the organic label Similac had sweetened their formula with cane sugar (sucrose). As the obesity epidemic continues to flourish it was a shocking revelation to say the least.
Foremost it’s important to realize that all products that are labeled organic may not be. Do your homework. And second, it’s crucial to take a closer look at the formula you buy and trust, for obesity may very well begin there. Remember as parents we train our children to eat for a lifetime.
Read the entire article here. http://www.naturalnews.com/023796.html
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