Popular Kids’ Drinks to Avoid
We all want our children to grow up as healthy as possible and I'll be the first to admit I'll allow my son to enjoy a sugary fruit blaster drink or something similar. My wife does a fantastic job of watering down these drinks and now I know why. This list will tell you what's in you children's drinks.
My son loves yogurt. He also enjoys Go-gurt and you would think this is a healthy treat. Did you know a 3.1-ounce yogurt smoothie Dannon Danimals has only 10 percent of the recommended daily calcium based on a 2,000 calorie diet? That's slightly more for a kid's 1,600 calorie diet, plus 70 calories and 14 grams of sugar.
One 6-ounce pouch packs 60 calories and 16 grams of sugar. On a hot summer day Dylan may suck down 2 or 3! Wow! I have got to cut back on these.
It might taste like orange juice, but SunnyD Tangy Original is just 5 percent juice. Along with 80 percent of the recommended daily vitamin C, your kid will also get 11 grams of sugar in a 6.75-ounce bottle.
How about a nice Hawaiian Punch? How about 70 calories and 17 grams of sugar in an eight ounce serving? With just 5 percent juice, this drink also includes preservatives and artificial flavors and colorings such as "red 40" in its ingredient list.
These little cartons may deliver all the vitamin C your kid needs in a day, but Hi-C is only 10 percent juice. A single 6.75-ounce serving contains 90 calories and 25 grams of sugar. That's more sugar per ounce than in a regular Coke.