I am not a huge fan of coke, but I don't think there's anything wrong with treating yourself once in a blue moon.
Until recently I used to blame some parents for raising coke addicted kids!
Isn't it up to the parents to teach their children healthy habits?
Yes, But I don't blame them anymore! When my boy was about 1 year old, he saw me open a bottle of coke for our guests and from then on he always had an urge to sip in a mouthful. The black water with bubbles has this undiscovered, invisible gravitational pull for kids.
Too much sugar in these leads to weight issues, dental cavities, and increased problems with insulin resistance. Furthermore, children who learn to drink sugary beverages are less likely to enjoy the taste of water, which of course, is the ideal thing to drink.
I always prefer giving my boy Milk, water or homemade fruits/vegetable juice.
Chocolate milk, milk with date syrup, badam milk are good choices.... but occasionally packaged juices grab a spot in my diaper bag. I guess juices are much healthier alternatives than soda, the juices with less sugar of course. They are lifesavers during travel.
I normally stock up
- Trader Joe’s Concord Grape Juice made from fresh pressed organic concord grapes
- Trader Joe’s Certified Organic Apple Juice,
- Trader Joe's White Grape juice, pasteurized
- Minute maid or Caprisun