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  • Drink plenty of water instead of sugary drinks like cordial, energy drinks, sports drinks, fruit drinks, vitamins style waters, flavoured mineral waters and soft drinks.
  • Drinks containing added sugars are not required for good health, and may increase the risk of weight gain in children and adults.
  • Sugary drinks contribute to tooth erosion and decay.
  • For an energy boost during or after exercise, reach for some fruit (mandarins, melon wedges or cut oranges) and water.
  • For a pick-me-up in the morning or early afternoon, try nature’s original fast food – pears, bananas, plums or try a fruit yoghurt or a small handful of unsalted nuts.
  • Follow the Australian guide to healthy eating, and select foods and drinks from the 5 food groups.

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Reviewed on: 28-11-2023