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7 'Healthy' Drinks for Kids ... That Aren't

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Flavored Milk

Adding flavored syrups or powders to milk is an instant way to increase calories and sugar while simultaneously reducing the nutritional benefits—lose-lose. While flavored milk is better than acidic energy drinks or sugary refreshments, you can amp up the nutrition by making your own. Mix puréed fruit into milk for naturally sweet treat. If you don't have time to whip up your own, Kalnins suggests mixing half regular milk with half chocolate milk to cut down on the sugar content.