Time to milk it! Why milk is considered one of the best drinks to give kids after exercise
Here are more reasons to provide milk for your active child
Replenish active bodies with milk
Kids are always on the go – if they are not physically working out with sports activities, their brains are doing all the hard work, with studying, music classes and more.
Now, with the school holidays just around the corner, your kids are likely to be spending more time outdoors with friends or holiday camp activities.
This is great but remember to ensure that your active child stays well-hydrated as they sweat it out in the heat and humidity of Singapore. If they become dehydrated, they may feel lethargic and irritable. And, no one likes that!
Drinking water is great for hydration. But did you know that milk is another fantastic alternative to help restore our kids’ fluid balance after exercise? And milk not only rehydrates; it refuels the body too!
A whole lot of milky goodness for kids
- Milk is effective in rehydrating the body as it is a rich source of fluids and electrolytes, which are lost through sweat.
- Milk contains carbohydrates, which supply energy to the body and helps prevent exhaustion.
- Milk also provides protein, which helps muscles to “recover” after exercise.
So you can see why milk is an ideal beverage for our active kids! It is packed full of nutrients, and certainly a healthier and safer option over sports and energy drinks – the American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend such drinks for children.
Giving our children 2 glasses of milk each day will give them a nutritional boost to build strong bones and teeth, as well as support their optimal growth and development.
The other great thing about a glass of milk is that it tastes yummy! Kids see it as a treat, rather than a boring necessity!
Choosing the right milk for active kids
Gone are the days when milk was just for our breakfast cereal, it’s now the perfect refreshment when you take a trip with the family this school holiday.
And, it’s easy to pop an individual carton inside their bag when they are out and about on their own.
However, parents should be careful when choosing which milk to go for as not all milk is created with kids in mind.
Abbott GROW is a low-fat, nutrient-rich milk specifically designed for kids aged between 3 and 12 years old. It has 26 different vitamins and minerals, including calcium and Vitamin D, making it a real ‘super food’ for our active kiddos!
Plus, it contains DHA, choline and taurine which help support children’s mental and physical development.
GROW is certified Healthier Choice by the Health Promotion Board, with 25% less sugar and 25% less saturated fat than regular growing-up milk. It also comes in delicious vanilla and chocolate flavours that kids love!
Are you ready to take the 2-glass a day challenge? Have your kid try Abbott GROW today. Request a FREE sample here.