Is health drinks like Tang and Rasna are good for children or not

GAYATRI - posted on 05/07/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son is three years old, he is not drinking sufficient water and very much interested in playing football. He is saying stomach pain recently he had Gelli's plenty of much. Kindly advise me whether with simultaneously can i give him glucose, Tang drink and Rasna for him at what timings?

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Jodi - posted on 05/07/2013

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I would hardly call Tang a health drink. If you drink it like water, it is far from healthy, so planning to put Tang in your child's water every time he needs a drink is NOT a healthy alternative. I know it claims to have half the amount of sugar as fruit juice, but fruit juice is often watered down for children this age anyway, and that is a LOT of sugar - kids shouldn't be drinking fruit juice every time they need a drink either.

In the long term, you are far better off trying to get him accustomed to drinking more water.

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