10 Worst Drinks That Kids Need to Stay Away From

10 Worst Drinks That Kids Need to Stay Away From

Saccharine goodness may not be so good for kids. Find out what the 10 worst drinks for kids that you need to keep your children away from!

Finding healthy things for your kids to drink can be difficult and kids are especially attracted to drinks loaded with high sugar content. Here are some of the worst offenders! Make sure not to let your kids indulge in these drinks without control.

Fizzy drinks

10 Worst Drinks That Kids Need to Stay Away From

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Soft drinks have no nutritional value, are sugary and acidic, all of which can lead to tooth decay. Each can contains approximately 9 teaspoons of sugar and artificial flavours.

Bubble tea

Bubble tea contains high sugar levels, artificial flavours and colouring which can be harmful to growing children. The pearls found in bubble tea are high in calories and pose as a health deterrent.

Milk shake

10 Worst Drinks That Kids Need to Stay Away From

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Milkshakes are loaded with sugar and saturated fats. Instead of milkshakes, try fruit smoothies and homemade chocolate milk.

Caffeinated drinks

Beverages such as iced tea, herbal tea, and energy drinks contain caffeine or other stimulants, which have no nutritional value and can be potentially harmful to growing children.

Energy drinks

Contain large amounts of caffeine and artificial sweeteners which have no nutritional value and can be potentially harmful to growing children.

Bandung

10 Worst Drinks That Kids Need to Stay Away From

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Local drinks on the street side are always so flavourful and refreshing for a hot sunny day, but have you ever considered how much excess sugar and milk is involved in making a glass of Bandung? It contains at least 3 tablespoons of sugar and excess syrup. These drinks should only be consumed occasionally.

Soda fruit drinks

Soda is a form of a sweetened and fizzy beverage. Soda can be given to children in minimal amounts, and mixing it with packaged fruit drinks makes the sugar content worse

Chendol

10 Worst Drinks That Kids Need to Stay Away From

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Like any other sweetened local drink, chendol has as high sugar content as the green jelly is made with artificial colouring.

Anything ‘Diet’

Any beverage with the word “diet’ usually has a higher content of chemicals and artificial sweeteners that are as harmful.

Chin chow

Chin chow is unhealthy because of the high sugar content and they are still readily available in hawker centres all around in Singapore.

 

 

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Roshni Chugani

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