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Is Caffeine Bad For Kids? Here's How Drinking Coffee Can Affect Your Child's Health

A nutrition rich diet is extremely important for your child's development. Coffee can affect your child's health in various ways. Switch coffee with some heath options to add more nutrients to your child's diet.

Is Caffeine Bad For Kids? Here

Drinking too much caffeine can affect your child's health in various ways

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Coffee is bad for your kids' health
  2. Caffeine can affect the sleeping pattern in children
  3. Skip coffee and add healthy alternates to your child's diet

Coffee has become an important part of diets these days. Many cannot start their day without a cup of coffee. Coffee is often consumed for breakfast. It has also become an evening drink for many. But is coffee safe for kids? Coffee contains caffeine which can be harmful to the body if consumed in large quantity. Coffee can be harmful to kids in various ways. Teenager s are more likely to consume more coffee and are completely unaware of the harmful effects. Studies have also highlighted the harmful effect of drinking coffee at a young age. Read on to know how coffee is bad for your kids' health.

Harmful effect of coffee on your child's health


According to researchers, coffee consumption can be harmful to kids in various ways. Coffee has an element called caffeine which acts as a kind of stimulant. If a person consumes a huge amount of caffeine, then he/she may have many problems like insomnia (insomnia), upset stomach, headache, decreased concentration and increased heartbeat.

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Drinking too much caffeine can result in insomnia
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Calcium is extremely important for kids for the healthy development of bones and teeth for lifetime. Too much caffeine consumption can also affect the absorption of calcium which can directly affect development of bones and teeth.

Also read: Sleep Deprivation In Kids Can Be More Harmful Than You Think; Here's How You Can Help Your Child Sleep Better

Consumption of coffee loaded with sugar and cream can also increase the risk of obesity and weight gain in kids.

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Coffee consumption in kids can affect kids' digestion
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Also read: Skip Coffee, Start Your Mornings On A Healthy Note With These Drinks

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