Doctors Summer Warning On Energy Drinks

We get all kinds of warnings during summer. I’d like to share with you about the (supposedly) dangers of energy drinks.

The latest one was on WIStv not to long ago. Here’s a short story;

…and teens are choosing energy drinks as part of their daily diet.  Doctors warn there can be some dangerous consequences if usage is not monitored.The flashy colors and eye catching names are enough to boost your child’s interest, but physicians want parents to be aware of what is in those drinks.

“The caffeine in these drinks is way too much for young kids,” according to Dr. Elizabeth Mack, Pediatric Critical Care Physician at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.

A typical cup of coffee has about 100 milligrams of caffeine, a soda has about 40 milligrams of caffeine, but some energy drinks have up to 500 milligrams of caffeine. Some of the cans pack several servings.

“The problem with that is that kids can become caffeine toxic,” Mack says. Read FULL Article

If you have kids or around kids a lot you may want to remind them of this warning.

There’s a lot of physical or sports activities going on this time. One mistake most people do is take energy drink instead of sports recovery drink. Be aware of the contents and what each drink can do.

Read the labels. Drink a lot of water and keep hydrated. Be safe.

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