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Sports Drinks

Whether it's a vitamin-enhanced water or an electrolyte drink, sports drinks aren't a great option for kids. Not only do they often contain 100 or more calories per bottle, experts say that drinking such sweet beverages can mean that kids become used to the taste and stop drinking water because it tastes too bland in comparison. Experts advise avoiding these drinks unless your child is exercising in the heat and sweating heavily. Try offering chocolate milk instead -- studies have found it provides just the right ratio of protein and carbs to help repair muscle.

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