So far in the minds of so many parents, the confectionaries have played the role of a baddie. Famous children books portray an obese child galloping more than ten candies a day. But this is not true and it remains fictitious. A Recent meta-analysis on confectionery consumption and its attributes have found that eating confectionery does not result in obesity. On hearing this news in the radio broadcast, children sprang out of joy and reached to their favorite candy. Chocolates and confectionery are associated with delight and not with obesity anymore. Research findings also enlighten that eating confectionery guards against weight gain.
As obesity remains the prime topic of interest for several researchers, factors contributing to obesity were studied in-depth. Many systematic reviews and researches were performed to bring out the association between confectionery consumption and weight gain. Candies and chocolates are the imperative elements of the confectionery category. Research from several countries brought in a unified result. Confectionaries did not result in weight gain in 80 percent of the children because chocolates and candies constituted a small portion of the everyday diet. A small portion of candies does not increase the calories significantly when compared to a bottle of soft drinks.
In addition, parents of obese children further limit, the intake of confectionery in their children. This technique of reduced confectionery consumption controls their weight gain. On consuming, a lollypop candy or a small piece of chocolate, the appetite for sugar seems to reduce which prevents further craving and weight gain. Sugar has always lesser calories when compared to fat. So a bag of chips is dangerous than a candy. However, consumption of more confectionery contributes to tooth decay owing to its increased sugar content. Limit the portion sizes of foods that are high in fat, salt and sugar to stay healthy forever.