· Provides vitamins and nutrients to support good health.
· Low in total fat (0.5g) and sodium (2mg).
· Has a high level of natural sugar (5–6 teaspoons) which could contribute to obesity and tooth decay, if consumed in large quantities.
· Boosts the immune system and provides protection against illnesses.
· Avoid ‘orange drinks’ or concentrated orange juices because they are processed, have little fruit and have added preservatives.
· A small glass (125mL) of 100 per cent juice can count as part of your recommended daily intake of fruit.
· Contains 10 teaspoons of sugar and 50mg of sodium.
· Good for hydration if made up of one part cordial to nine parts water.
· High in sugar, so should only be consumed occasionally.
· Comes in sugar-free varieties.
· Typically contains about 16 teaspoons of sugar in a 600ml bottle.
· Very high in sugar, which leads to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.
· Should only be consumed occasionally.
· Contains caffeine, which stimulates the nervous system and gives energy, but is not recommended for children.
· Contains sodium at a level of approximately 24mg.
· Contains colours and preservatives.
· Contains nutrients, including calcium and vitamin D, which contribute to a healthy diet.
· Helps develop strong bones and healthy teeth and encourages healthy growth and development.
· High in added sugar (5–6 teaspoons).
· Good balance of protein and carbohydrate, which makes it a good recovery and hydration drink.
· Children should consume milk every day. Contributes to the recommended daily intake of dairy foods.
· Sodium rich to preserve the shelf life of the product (150mg).
· Consider drinking plain milk, because chocolate milk contains extra flavours and sugars.