09 Apr Bad eggs? The disturbing secret of Easter eggs
We all love chocolate, and as Easter approaches it’s almost impossible to resist the colourful chocolate Easter eggs and bunnies surrounding us at the shops.
However, health experts are advising us to be mindful of the impact of Easter eggs on our health – and particularly our children’s teeth and weight.
The World Health Organisation and Royal Far West would like to remind us that the recommended daily intake of sugar is no more than 55 grams for an adult, and no more than 25 grams for a child.
With this in mind, beware of the high sugar content of Easter eggs.
As an example, the Cadbury Crème Egg is a classic favourite. One Crème Egg alone contains 25 grams of sugar.
So, just ONE Crème Egg is a child’s daily recommended sugar intake!
The World Health Organisation sets standards for health care across the world, and Royal Far West is a network of health professionals who deliver health services to children in Australia’s rural areas.
The World Health Organisation and Royal Far West also recommend:
- Brush teeth and floss teeth twice per day.
- Change your toothbrush every three months.
- See your dentist every 6-12 months.
Be aware of how much sugar is hiding in sweet treats this Easter, and try to limit the effects of too many Easter eggs on your family this Easter period.