Most parents in their lives would not have thought of giving their children a cup of coffee. However, they do not take into account that their children drink other drinks containing caffeine …
According to Canadian recommendations, pre-school children should not consume more than 45 milligrams of caffeine per day. For example, there are 30 mg of caffeine in the Coca-Cola’s can. Caffeine is a substance that occurs in nature. It can be found in the leaves and seeds of many plants. However, it is also obtained artificially. It is referred to as a medicine because it stimulates the nervous system. In smaller amounts, it can make people feel more energetic and energetic.
In both children and adults, too much caffeine can cause:
- trembling of the whole body
- upset stomach
- difficulties with concentration
- difficulty falling asleep
- increased heart rate
- raising blood pressure
Caffeine appears, among others in Coca-Cola, Pepsi etc. It should be noted that children should not drink them in large quantities, not only because of caffeine, but also the large amount of sugars that are in them, because it leads to obesity, diabetes, tooth decay and many , many other diseases.
In addition, caffeine dehydrates the body, causing more frequent urination. It should be remembered that you can become addicted to both caffeine and sugar. Children who drink a lot of drinks containing these substances after they have been discontinued are exposed to withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, muscles, depression and irritability. Caffeine can also increase heart disease and cause nervous system disorders!