The latest news coming from Cardiff University in the UK infers that children who eat sweets every day have a higher likelihood of entering into a life of crime in later years due to increased violent behavior.
This could be due to a number of factors. For one thing, sweets can upset the natural balance of our systems and create stress for our glands and internal organs. Thus, they would not only affect our moods, but also our current and FUTURE health, every aspect of our emotional and physical development.
Simply put – sweets provide empty calories and may do more harm than good, offering a momentary tastebud tingle and a sugar “high” or “rush.” This “high” may contribute to more extreme behavior, including violence, over reacting, emotional outbursts and mood changes.
Rather than truly satisfying the body, sweets can actually create a craving for more sweets. Sodas seem to have particularly addictive “qualities.”
Old habits die hard, and eating excessive sweets as a child can lead to poor nutrition as an adult and thus, increased health problems.
It seems only natural that poor health will lead to more moody, violent and antisocial behaviors.
Children in lower income brackets are more likely to have access to cheaper filler foods that are highly spiked with sugar, salt and fat. These three ingredients are all highly addictive as well as cheap, thereby making them a less expensive alternative for families struggling to make ends meet.
Poor nutrition leads to poorer health and poorer attitudes.
It is imperative that people of all income levels have access to healthy, natural and unprocessed foods within their budget.
Schools need to find ways within their communities to have good “home” cooked meals without cheap fillers and adulterants.
Otherwise, crime rates with continue to climb, jails and prisons will overflow, taxes will be increased to pay for all these added expenditures, and everyone will suffer.
Children who eat sweets and chocolate every day are more likely to be violent as adults, according to UK researchers.