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Plain Water Better For Kids Than Energy, Sports Drinks

June 1, 2011 by  

Plain Water Better For Kids Than Energy, Sports Drinks

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says energy drinks are not appropriate for children and adolescents. The report also said sports drinks are rarely needed by kids; for simple rehydration, water is best.

“For most children engaging in routine physical activity, plain water is best,” said Holly J. Benjamin, M.D., FAAP, a member of the executive committee of the AAP Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness. “Sports drinks contain extra calories that children don’t need and could contribute to obesity and tooth decay. It’s better for children to drink water during and after exercise and to have the recommended intake of juice and low-fat milk with meals.”

“There is a lot of confusion about sports drinks and energy drinks, and adolescents are often unaware of the differences in these products,” said Marcie Beth Schneider, M.D., FAAP, a member of the AAP Committee on Nutrition and co-author of the report.

“Some kids are drinking energy drinks — containing large amounts of caffeine — when their goal is simply to rehydrate after exercise. This means they are ingesting large amounts of caffeine and other stimulants, which can be dangerous.”

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  • Thamera

    Do we really need studies to point out the obvious? Why is it that human beings constantly strive to change natural perfection…like water?

  • KittyIsis

    With all the chemicals in today’s “clean” drinking water, one has to think twice. Consider the addition of flouride……….a known poison………that serves no purpose. If water smells like chemicals, what was in the water initially to necessitate using that much chemical?

    • jeanelane

      KittyIsis – adding caffeine or sugar to said poisoned water does not make it any better. Just because it comes in a bottle or a can does not mean it doesn’t have fluoride or any other thing some people don’t want.

      The point is, plain water is better for everyone. If you are worried about ‘additives’, get yourself a PROPER filter.

      It is stupid to keep having to do studies that prove the same thing. Maybe they don’t actually do new studies, but just repackage the old. New parents have to be told the same stuff because they don’t learn from their parents.

    • Albino.

      As jeanelane said get a good four stage RO water filtering system. Hell of a lot better that bottled water!

  • SKYSKIERS

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    There is no issue as important to every American as their own
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    How safe would any citizen feel if they knew absolutely for certain that the leader or president of their nation; was an illegal alien, and possibly an enemy agent for a foreign government.
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    THE ATTEMPT OF GRANTING AMNESTY AND UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE, PLUS WELFARE (AND VOTING-RIGHTS)TO 15 MILLION ILLEGAL ALIENS; THROUGH THE ABUSE OF EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY WOULD CEASE!

    THE EPA WOULD LOSE IT’S AUTHORITY TO TAX YOU WHEN YOU BREATH, BY EXHALING CARBON DIOXIDE OR RECTALLY EXPELLING GAS. THIS WOULD IMMEDIATELY KILL THE CAP N TRADE FRAUD THAT IS BEING USED TO SKYROCKET THE COST OF AMERICA’S ELECTRICAL SUPPLY!

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    IN FACT EVERY BILL, SIGNED INTO LAW BY THIS ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIMINAL PRESIDENT WOULD IMMEDIATELY BE AS ILLEGAL AS OBAMA IS!

    Even after Obama loses the next election, there will still be liberal democRATS in our congress who will fight tooth and nail to stop the repeal of OBAMACARE AND ALL OF THE OTHER SOCIALIST-COMMUNIST POLICIES THAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE SUCCEEDED IN RAMMING DOWN THE THROATS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!

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    BUT WITH OBAMA REVEALED AS A FRAUD AND AN ILLEGAL ALIEN, WHO WAS AIDED AND ABETTED, BY THE DEMOCRATS & THE LIBERAL NET-WORK-NEWS; THERE WILL BE SUCH A PUBLIC OUTRAGE DIRECTED AT THE PEOPLE WHO ALLOWED THIS DANGEROUS FRAUD TO HAPPEN, THAT OBAMA WILL BE FORCED TO RESIGN; OR THE DEMOCRATS WILL BE FORCED TO IMPEACH OBAMA TO SAVE THEIR OWN JOBS!

    WE PACC’S HAVE A SILVER BULLET SOLUTION IN OUR GRASP.
    WE ONLY NEED THE COURAGE TO USE IT!!!!

    WHAT IS THE “SILVER BULLET SOLUTION” YOU MIGHT ASK?

    USE ALL AVAILABLE SPEED & RESOURCES TO PROVE THAT THE
    CURRENT OCCUPANT OF THE WHITE HOUSE IS AN ILLEGAL ALIEN!
    AND THEN FIRE HIM AND JAIL HIM ALONG WITH THOSE WHO MADE
    THIS FRAUD/TREASON POSSIBLE!

    • Carol J

      And just what does this have to do with water vs. sports drinks? You’re an idiot

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