Indians now consume more sugar than ever before. Our children now consume sugar from various sources like sugary soft drinks, mithai, chocolates, sweetened milk, dahi, lassi, “health drinks”, sweetened breakfast cereals, sugar added to traditionally savoury dishes like dal and kadhi, cakes and pastries, biscuits, fruit juices etc, several times a
The popular press, as well as the the business press, has the habit of calling a set of popular beverage powders as “health drinks”. These include Horlicks, Complan, Boost and Bournvita amongst others. I am concerned and now so is much of the pediatrician community by this very common characterisation.