What's The Best Summertime Drink For Kids?

June 8, 2011 Updated Jun 8, 2011 at 5:54 PM EDT

By WKBW News

June 8, 2011 Updated Jun 8, 2011 at 5:54 PM EDT

(WKBW/Cleveland Clinic) When summertime temperatures start to heat up, the kids will get thirsty, but sometimes water doesn't always cut it with them.

Dietitians say there are some things you can do to make a glass of water a little more appealing to your children, like sweetening it with lemon or lime juice.

You can also try some decaffeinated iced tea.

Health experts prefer homemade lemonade over the store-bought version because at home, you can control the amount of sugar that goes into it.

But they say one of the best things kids can drink on a hot summer day is chocolate milk.

Experts say low-fat chocolate milk has replenishing protein, and the chocolate syrup provides extra carbohydrates.

They say strawberry milk also works, because the benefits of the low-fat milk outweigh what's added by the flavoring.

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