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Sweets with vitamins - is it worth giving them to children?


Children love sweets. If the parents allowed, they would certainly not eat anything else. It is not surprising that the children successfully persuade them to buy a candy or a candy bar. Of course, this is not a bad thing, because sweets are made just for children. However, often in addition to standard sweets, manufacturers offer children sweets, gummy bears or gums, which are supposed to contain a lot of vitamins and in this way put an eye to sleep and compensate for excess calories in the form of simple sugars.

Fritt Candies (soluble gums)

Lemon flavor 6 pieces (also available in other flavors).

The product is often recommended by pharmacists at the pharmacy to young mothers. The packaging has the words 'Soluble candies with vitamin C' and important additional information: 'dietary supplement'.

What does this product contain?

Composition: glucose syrup, sugar, vegetable oil (hardened), gelatin, acidity regulator (citric acid), fruit powders (usually about 50% of dried fruit), vitamin C, plant extracts as coloring food (red beet juice, turmeric , pepper extract), aromas.

Nutritional value in 100 g: 402 calories, 2 g protein, 77 g carbohydrates, 60 g sugar, 9.6 g fat, 0 g fiber.

Theoretically, nothing disturbing in the composition (especially taking into account the type of product), and yet first comes glucose syrup (i.e. sugar) and second: sugar in pure form, the rest of the ingredients do not raise any objections, although vitamin C appears almost at the gray end, that is, it is not enough, and she is to convince to buy this type of product.

Unfortunately it is too hardened vegetable oil, which is a very popular ingredient, but not recommended in the diet of not only a child, but also an adult. Trans fat increase levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol and blood triglycerides and adversely affect the level of "good" HDL cholesterol.

How much does Fitt candy have in common with health? Unfortunately, not much ... Well, unless we wash ...