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In days of intense heat like yesterday, which experts say will be the same for several days, it is important to keep well hydrated in a healthy way , to the smallest. This is giving them to drink water, not sugary drinks.
That is the message yesterday launched the educational development organizationWoodcraft Rangers in the city of South Gate, southeast of Los Angeles, where it is estimated the rate of obesity among children has increased from 17-20%.
"Much has to do sugary drinks in this obesity problem," said Jerry Garcia, coordinator of Woodcraft Rangers sports.
"This summer we are determined to tackle this problem in this community of South Gate, improving the lifestyle of children," he added. "We have to start with natural drinks keep them hydrated."
One way to attack the problem thinking against increased consumption of sugary drinksduring the hot season , is partnering with the natural beverage brand Aqua Ball.
A sample of these were distributed free yesterday over a hundred children in South Gate Park, which sports activities performed under a temperature of about 90 degrees fahrenheit.
"I feel I could take 50 bottles of this water, because it is rich," said Andrew Munoz, 10 years old, water bottles and vitamin-flavored non-caloric.
Valerie Lopez, one seventh grader Gage high school, her parents had a strong emphasis on drinking water or other healthy drinks.
"My sisters when they were girls taking pure soda and juices, now my parents do not want me to do the same because they do not want to get sick," he shared.
Alba Guevara, mother of a 10-month-old shared that at this age only gives her little water to keep well hydrated.
"But I know that as you grow, you will eventually want to juice and soda.’s On the monitor parents take something healthy," he said.
According to the Beverage Marketing Corporation , Americans consume on average 45 gallons of soda annually. Which is to consume 35 pounds of sugar.
In 2010, the World Health Organization, conducted a study that found that sugary drinks were responsible for the deaths of some 184 000 people in the world, to contribute to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.
"We know that water should be the first choice, yet we know that children look a little taste in beverages," acknowledged Robert Van Boerum, the company True Drinks , which states that for every sugary drink a child consumes , your risk of obesity increases by up to 60%.
"Latino children are more inclined to obesity, as we know, but we believe that if given healthy alternatives, opt for these instead of sugary drinks," said Van Boerum.