Giving children green tea and flavored milk to drink may reverse the childhood obesity epidemic, presenting a healthy alternative to soda and HFCS sweetened pseudo-juices.
Obese and overweight Japanese children drinking high catechin green tea experienced significant improvements in waist circumference, blood pressure, and LDL cholesterol. The researchers found that green tea was safe and beneficial for children.
Children that drink flavored milk report higher total milk intake than those drinking plain milk. Milk drinking children had much higher mineral intake than non milk drinkers. The BMI of milk drinkers was comparable to lower than the BMI of of non milk drinkers.