Kids Should Avoid Energy and Sports Drinks

Drinks Kids Should Avoid Energy and Sports Drinks

We wanted share this article from Parenting Magazine which says that parents may want to re-think their approach to re-hydrating this children.

Throughout the year and especially with the hot summer months approaching it is so important to stay hydrated. Please encourage your kids to drink a lot of water!

According to The American Academy of Pediatrics, “Rigorous review and analysis of the literature reveal that caffeine and other stimulant substances contained in energy drinks have no place in the diet of children and adolescents. Furthermore, frequent or ex- cessive intake of caloric sports drinks can substantially increase the risk for overweight or obesity in children and adolescents.”

Here is the link to the full report.

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