10 Drinks Your Kids Should Not Be Drinking


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Too-sweet Tea
Teas can be a great, healthful drink option, as long as you don't add too much sugar.
Teas can be a great, healthful drink option, as long as you don't add too much sugar.
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Unless your kids insist on decaf, drinking tea will impart caffeine, too. But the unsweetened versions of black, green and white (so named because the buds are covered with white hair when picked before maturity) teas also offer some benefits, such as antioxidants that may help prevent cancer. Grab the sweetened kind, however, and your glucose levels will be in for a shock. The label on one popular bottled tea lists 63 grams of added sugar. That's like stirring in nearly one sugar packet for each ounce of liquid. Think that's bad? On the next page, we'll tell you what's in a soda.

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