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NutriPro Sweetened Beverages - It's okay to be sweet

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Our preference for sweet flavors seems to be based in biology.

New research shows that young children instinctively like sweetness because it pushes them toward the energy sources they need for their high growth rate.1 Furthermore, drinks like milk and 100% fruit juice contain natural sugars and also provide a source of vitamins and minerals.

Milk, chocolate milk, and hot chocolate

A good source of calcium and vitamin D, along with other vitamins and minerals.

Orange juice

Just 125ml (half cup) provides all the vitamin C you need in a day.

Fruit smoothie

Often made with fruits and vegetables, it can include a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and fiber.
 

Most people do not need to avoid sugar-containing beverages. We need to educate our customers to make wise beverage choices based on their nutritional needs and physical activity levels. Health care professionals and dietitians emphasize moderation and variety in beverage choices.

 

Sources:

1. Monell Chemical Senses Center: www.Monell.org; Liking sweets makes sense for kids.