Scientists told how to wean children from soda
Academics from America said that water deficiency in the body can stimulate children's interest in carbonated, high-sugar beverages.
Researchers conducted an experiment, which was attended by 8,400 children, whose age ranged from 2 to 19 years.
Scientists analyzed the amount of water and sugar-containing beverages consumed by them with caloric analysis.
As a result, it turned out that almost 20% of children did not drink water at all, but replaced it with carbonated drinks and juices.
Specialists note that sparkling water, unnatural fruit juices, sports and energy products, as well as coffee and tea with sugar are among the beverages preferred by children and young people — all of which can trigger the development of various diseases from diabetes to cancer.