How Caffeine Affects Kids: Global Coffee Culture Influences

Caffeine Overload: Where It All Begins

When a child’s diet isn’t monitored, and they end up eating too much candy and ingesting caffeine as a result, caffeine will work as a drug and place a burden on a young child’s system. Yes, that’s right – caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and may cause a number of related symptoms like:

  • Jitteriness
  • Headaches
  • Difficult concentrating
  • Upset stomach
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased blood pressure

Although a moderate amount of caffeine in children shouldn’t cause an issue, kids who overdo it could experience a number of adverse health effects, including the possibility for caffeine to aggravate an existing heart problem or nervous disorder. This may be true even in children who may not be aware of a health issue.

Michael drinking Coke

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