Our expert says:
One of the best sports drinks for active youngsters is flavoured milk. Milk contains both the electrolytes that athletes need to replace when they sweat, carbohydrate for energy, calcium to build strong bones and protein to help muscle recovery after strenuous exercise. Try giving your boys flavoured milk and clean cold water as their sports drinks. They can use the commercial energy drinks, but milk is a healthier option. Water on its own does not contain electrolytes or carbohydrates for energy, so although it is essential to take in fluid, drinks like flavoured milk and energy drinks prevent low blood sugar and electrolyte depletion.
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