Energy Drinks: Do you know what your kids are drinking?

 

Energy drinks often make promises-increase energy and alertness, and some claim to boost your athletic performance. Energy drinks act as a stimulant. They actually have no health benefits. These beverages contain 3 to 5 times as much caffeine as an 8 ounce serving of soda. Many of these drinks do not label the caffeine content. These drinks also include a number of unregulated herbal stimulants and natural blends like taurine, guarana, creatine, and B vitamins.

 

Side Effects of Energy Drinks

        Elevated heart rates

        Hypertension

        Anxiety

        Interrupted Sleep Patterns

        Maniac episodes

        Weight Gain-due to excessive sugar and calories

        Serious Effects- heart palpitations, strokes, SUDDEN DEATH

 

Parents please check what your kids are drinking. If available on the product, read the label and find out how much caffeine your child is consuming on daily basis. If there is no label, you need to look for more information about the product.

 

Healthy living will give a person the best energy boost.

 

Eat well, drink water, exercise, and get rest and you will have a natural energy boost.