Energy Drinks and Teens


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Energy Drinks and Teens

  1. 1. Sometimes you can feel tired and unmotivated… … and want some quick energy in a can… .
  2. 2. Don’t be fooled into thinking that all those energy drinks you see are harmless! .
  3. 3. A clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics warns that energy drinks, sports drinks, and any drinks with caffeine should be off limits to children and teenagers.
  4. 4. Energy drinks typically contain caffeine and other stimulants… which can lead to…
  5. 5. Think again! France and other European countries banned energy drinks for many years. Although the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) limits caffeine A teenager died from content in soft drinks, caffeine toxicity after which are categorized as food, there is no such drinking two 24 oz. regulation of energy energy drinks. drinks, which are classified as dietary supplements.
  6. 6. Surveys show that 30% to 50% of teens and young adults consume energy drinks on a regular basis to boost their energy, concentration, and athletic performance. Another “Fix” energy drink has 500 mg. of caffeine per 20 ounces. That’s equivalent to 5 cups of coffee. A popular “RED” Drink (48.5 g sugar/11 fl. oz.) = the sugar in 24 Dunkin’ Donuts plain cake munchkins A typical 16 ounce can of energy drink has 50 to 60 grams, or 12.5 to 15 teaspoons of sugar!
  7. 7. What are some Healthy Alternatives to Energy Drinks? Get enough protein Sixty percent of women do not get enough protein in their diets and that is often the number-one reason for fatigue. Protein Shakes can help. Sleep more Plan your life around your sleep schedule to get as much sleep as possible. Drink water We all need to consume a minimum of eight glasses of water daily to hydrate our bodies. If we are even a little dehydrated, our metabolism can slow down up to 3%.
  8. 8. More ideas to give your diet a boost… GREEN TEA increases energy expenditure and fat oxidation. Get more energy and look great at the same time!
  9. 9. There are so many better ways to keep mooo-ving through your day!
  10. 10. Focus on Friends! Forget energy drinks…
  11. 11. The End. By L. James 2012
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