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The best drink for children – Water

The best drink for children – Water

Fruit juice, energy drinks, chocolate milk, sodas… the list for quenching your little child’s thirst is endless. But there is only one drink that is best for children – water.  It makes up more than half of your little one’s body weight and is required to keep all parts of their body functioning properly.  Here we have listed down the top reasons why water is the best drink for growing children.

 

Digestion:  Water is needed to digest and break down the food your little child eats.

Constipation:  Water eases the waste from your child’s body out and keeps them toxin free.

Blood circulation: Blood contains a lot of water and it carries the oxygen throughout the body.  Without oxygen reaching different parts of your child’s body quickly, they would die and parts of the body would stop functioning properly.

Perspiration:  When it gets hot outside, sweat comes out of the body – that’s right – sweat is water too!

Nutrients:  Water helps carry nutrients and oxygen to various cells in the body.

Temperature: Water helps optimal regulation body temperature.

 

How much water is needed for growing children?

For children ages 3- 4 years old: 4 – 5 glasses a day

For children ages 4 – 5 years old:  5 – 6 glasses a day

For children ages 5 – 6 years old: 6 – 7 glasses a day

 

How do I make my little one drink water?

  1. Carry a water bottle with you no matter where you go.  Small sips along the way make a big difference.
  2. Add pieces of lemon or organic fruit to it to add a mild flavour
  3. Use frozen fruit instead of ice cubes to make it more interesting
  4. Let them choose the glasses they will use to drink water with
  5. Provide your child with his or her own special drinking cup
  6. Be a role model. The more your children see you carrying out healthy habits, the more likely they are to do the same.

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