This is the final piece in a three-part series from Bright Beacon on energy drinks. Don't miss Part I - Energy Drinks: Do You Know What Your Kids Are Drinking? or Part II - Skip The Speed: 5 Reasons Teens Should Avoid Energy Drinks
What's the number 1 reason that teenagers should stay away from energy drinks?
This is the second piece in a three-part series from Bright Beacon on energy drinks. Don't miss the first part - Energy Drinks: Do You Know What Your Kids Are Drinking?
We all teach our kids to say no to drugs, but how many parents think to warn their children about the dangers of Red Bull? Here are five reasons why kids should stay away from energy drinks:
5. CAFFEINE - Heavy caffeine use has been linked to negative health effects. Energy drinks have more caffeine than coffee, and they aren't regulated by the FDA.
This is Part I of Bright Beacon's series on Energy Drinks. Don't miss Part II - "Skip The Speed: 5 Reasons Teens Should Avoid Energy Drinks" and Part III - Energy Drinks: The Danger Of Creating "Wide-Awake Drunks"
“Energy” drinks are caffeinated beverages advertised as boosting the immune system, enhancing performance, and creating a “buzz” or a “high.” Most parents cannot differentiate between an energy drink and a carbonated soda. And even fewer can explain specifically to their kids why energy drinks might be unhealthy.
We’ve all been a part of moments like this, some of us more often than others:
Your child sits on one side of the table, eyeing you with suspicion. More specifically, eyeing what is in your hands. You are shielding your hands with little success, hoping that the popsicle you just gave your child a few minutes prior was a satisfactory peace offering. Your child backs away as you lean in.
By K. L. Blankson, MD
It was easier when she was first born. Everything was, well, scheduled. The two -week visit. Then the 2-month visit (that 6 week gap felt like forever, didn’t it?). The first set of many scheduled immunizations. The assessment of developmental milestones. Cooing, eye contact, rolling…and then it seemed like she went straight from crawling to calling you to pick her up from the mall.