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Moderately sweet natural corn syrup contains glucose, but high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) undergoes further processing to turn some of that sugar into fructose. A 2004 Louisiana State University study showed a 1,000 percent increase in children's HFCS consumption between 1970 and 2000. Knowing how frequently manufacturers add HFCS to foods will help you monitor your child's sugar intake not only from sodas and sweets, but from other foods as well.
Vitamins are tiny substances in food that help keep your body healthy. While you may know that vitamin A is good for your eyes, and vitamin D helps keep bones strong, you may not know much about vitamin K. As the "clot master," vitamin K is needed to help stop the bleeding of scraped knees and elbows. Getting your children to meet their daily vitamin K needs is easy, if you give them the right foods.