Why is it bad to let children drink energy drinks like Red Bull?
…partly what isn’t in them. You know they are full of caffeine and sugar, but what they don’t have is calcium, vitamins, protein, or any nutritional value. Medical researchers have found that children that drink one 12-ounce soda a day run a 60% chance of obesity. And no matter what the companies say about energy drinks, they are indeed sodas full of sugar. Kids who are 10 years old are still growing. They need vitamins. They need calcium in order to build strong bones so they can reduce their risk of osteoporosis when they are older. Every drink a child consumes that doesn’t have good nutrition in it takes the place of a drink that does have nutritional value. So realistically, kids really shouldn’t drink any soda, not just energy drinks. Instead they should drink milk, juice and water. Now getting back to the caffeine issue: it is true that an occasional bit of caffeine is generally not a real problem for most people. However, people who drink caffeine every day may start to depend