Diluted apple juice ‘as good as’ rehydration drinks for children

“Scientists have revealed which fruit can stop toddlers crying due to stomach pains,” says the Daily Mirror, missing the point of the study it reports on.
The study looked at the use of diluted apple juice to prevent dehydration in children withupset stomachs.

When children get …
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“Scientists have revealed which fruit can stop toddlers crying due to stomach pains,” says the Daily Mirror, missing the point of the study it reports on.

The study looked at the use of diluted apple juice to prevent dehydration in children withupset stomachs.

When children get diarrhoea or vomiting, the main danger is that they will lose too much fluid (become dehydrated). Severe dehydration can be life-threatening and can happen quickly in young children.

To prevent this, doctors often recommend giving them specially made rehydration drinks, with a mixture of salts and sugars designed to keep fluid levels stable. However, the drinks are expensive and some children don’t like the taste.

The researchers wanted to see if rehydration drinks were actually better, or if drinking diluted apple juice followed by children’s usual

Read more http://myhealthyeating.eu/diluted-apple-juice-as-good-as-rehydration-drinks-for-children/
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