HHS Healthbeat (9-18-13)
Little Kids & Sweet Drinks
· Commercial drinks for little kids are packed with sugar, which may lead to weight problems later on.
· In a national survey on 9,600 children who were followed at ages 9 months and 2, 4 and 5 years children who consumed sugary drinks regularly were more likely to be overweight and obese at age 5.
· Body weight increased over time with the amount of sugar, and was quite noticeable at age 4 and 5.
· The study recommends that kids be given water and milk rather than sugar-sweetened drinks.
We recommend water as it also helps with brain function and many schools now ask children to bring a water bottle to school. Factor4 helps immensely with hydration in all ages and should be considered as part of your diet to curb cravings and balance your metabolic pathways.