Drinking energy drinks is one of the norm now. What are energy drinks? They are a type of beverage, which contains stimulants to enhance your mental and physical performance. It is usually taken for instant energy. It contains caffeine (along with other chemicals), which seem to boost your mood and work energy.
A recent study has shown its adverse effects on teenagers. Doctors have called for a ban on energy drinks to be sold to under 18 teenagers. The reason is that they are damaging health of the children.
The Dutch Association for Children Health (NVK) has claimed that the children who drink up to six cans in a day, are prone to having emergency treatments for ailments. High levels of caffeine and sugar have been blamed for (sometimes) triggering and/or increasing conditions like epilepsy, jaundice and fatigue.
Young people have reportedly complained about having irregular heartbeats and restlessness. When investigated, it showed that they used energy drinks on a regular basis. Doctors have determined, after much consideration, that energy drinks are the root cause of this situation.
The NVK is seriously contemplating the sales of all kinds of energy drinks for teenagers above 18 (just like alcohol and cigarettes). Doctors have labeled these beverages as ‘harmful’ and are advising parents against the use of such drinks for their children.