Dr Oz: Are Energy Drinks Harmful For Kids?
The popularity and availability of energy drinks has increased immensely in recent years because they are a great way to get a super-charged burst of energy due to the high caffeine and sugar content in the beverage. Dr. Oz shared another thing that has increased, though, which are visits to emergency rooms because of those energy drinks. He says kids and young adults are the ones most affected by these high octane drinks that could be putting them at risk for health issues.
Dr Oz: Beat Sugar Addiction Now! For Kids
Deborah Kennedy, author of Beat Sugar Addiction Now! For Kids, says she is deeply concerned about energy drinks and the risks they pose to children. She told Dr. Oz first and foremost she is concerned about the high sugar content in the drinks, because while researching for her book last year she learned that children are consuming their weight in sugar every year. Deborah Kennedy’s next concern is the amount of caffeine in energy drinks because she says it is often even higher than the amount that is shown on the label and parents need to realize just what their kids are putting in their bodies. Lastly, she is concerned about all of the other ingredients in energy drinks, like ginseng which is a stimulant that has similar effects as “speed.”