While adults can control how much and when to drink coffee, the children can input a large amount of carbonated drinks during the day. Some of these drinks contain caffeine, which can easily disturb sleep, experts warn.
Hot chocolate also contains hidden caffeine,as well as chocolate with a high content of cocoa, ice coffee, green tea (and green ice tea) and energy drinks.
Caffeine stimulates the nervous system, that can harm children. Too much caffeine can cause arrhythmias, headache, insomnia and nausea. The children become impulsive and it is harder to be concentrated, which can be reflected in success at school.
In other words, do not give your child chocolate milk before going to bed. If you want to child enter milk, you can add a little honey or sugar.
Make juices by squeezing real fruit and more often give children plain water because for the organism, is not healthy to quench thirst only with juices or strong teas.
The same goes for candies. You can not completely ban your child to eat them, but you can limit the number of chocolates, cookies, candy.
The children can nibble and dried fruit, because it is much healthier choice. It would be best to include them in the purchase because they will be so proud that were free to choose their food and because of that they will eat more.