Selasa, 12 Juli 2011

Beware of Caffeine Overdose around us.

Caffeine is synonymous with coffee or tea beverage that many people who think the kids could not have excess caffeine. In fact, pretty much the usual drink caffeinated diasup children are also high, such as iced teas, chocolate drinks, soft drinks or chocolate.


Excess caffeine intake in children should watch out because caffeine stimulates the central nervous system, triggering the release of adrenaline into the bloodstream and increasing levels of sugar in the blood. Consumption of caffeine in children is recommended is less than 200 mg per day, equivalent to three cups of tea.

Here are sources of caffeine that often, but sometimes the less we consume our attention:

1.Minuman soda and cola.
One can of soda and cola typically contains 23-25 ​​milligrams of caffeine. Even beverages labeled soda and diet cola contains caffeine although the levels remain the same.

2.Cokelat.
Caffeine is naturally present in chocolate. So any refined chocolate will surely give the effect of stimulation. In chocolate candy there are at least 10 milligrams of caffeine.

3.Es cream.
If we add chocolate or coffee as a flavor in ice cream, we have added caffeine in it. The average on half a bowl of ice cream flavors are included with two 30-45 milligrams of caffeine. This amount is equal to a bottle of beverage cans berkola. Namum, between chocolate and coffee, ice cream flavors of chocolate has less caffeine, about 3 milligrams.

4.Pil painkillers.
Within a few doses, caffeine can relieve headaches us. But when measuring the more, caffeine becomes our headache triggers. So what to do with pain pills?
Many painkilling pill use caffeine as reinforcements to relieve the pain. Problems begin to arise when we increasingly rely on painkilling pills. These pills not only makes us addicted and headaches, but also make it hard to sleep soundly.

5.Minuman energized.
One of the reasons why the beverage packaging is promising to pump energy is in it there is caffeine. So, pay attention when we choose to eat. Better not to drink 5-4 hours before bedtime.

With a lot of consumption of various foods and beverages above, then we observe the behavior of our children, ourselves or those around us, whether there is an over-dose of caffeine?

Here are the signs simple and easy to observe symptoms of caffeine overdose are:

1. Nervous

Restless and irritable behavior in children can be caused due to uncontrolled behavior. The effects of stimulants can also cause children to be overactive and difficult to control.

2. Long-term effects

Children's body longer to digest caffeine than adults, so the effect can last longer. That's why the consumption of caffeine in children should be limited.

3. Disturbed sleep

In a healthy condition in general child can sleep soundly. But the stimulant effects of caffeine will make the body more fresh, so he had trouble sleeping or wake up at night and interrupting the most restful sleep.

4. Acid content

Coffee and tea has a high acid content, causing stomach upsets.

5. Irregular heartbeat

Excessive caffeine consumption can cause heart beat faster and irregularly, either in adults or children.

6. Frequent urination

Increased frequency of urination can occur when children drink too much caffeine. The result is a loss of body fluids which in turn will lead to low blood pressure and disrupt the acid-base balance in the body. It can also cause urinary tract infections.

7. Headache

Something very basic, such as headache juag can be a common problem when taking caffeine out of control.

8. Fatigue

Any products that include stimulants such as caffeine will affect the nervous system.

Beware the better, before there was a disease, does anyone have the durability of different, but prevention is better than nothing.

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