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Can children drink coke? It's so harmful for children to drink coke

Coke is one of the favorite carbonated drinks for many children. It is indispensable for both the dinner table and the playground. I don't know that a good coke is actually a health killer, so what are the disadvantages of drinking coke for children? So don't give them coke easily.

1. Children tend to get fat when eating with coke

Nowadays, many children often drink coke while eating out. Nutritionist reminds: eat with coke, the body is prone to obesity.

From the point of view of nutrition, cola has no nutritional value except water. On the contrary, some ingredients in coke can cause damage to human health under certain circumstances, such as excessive carbon dioxide, phosphoric acid, caffeine, etc. the calories contained in coke are also considered as' accomplices' of childhood obesity. A can of 355 C.C. coke contains about 35 grams of sugar, equivalent to 140 calories, equivalent to half a bowl of rice. However, only the calories are equal, but the nutrients are quite different. Because sugar only contains calories, there are no other nutrients at all. It is empty calorie food or junk food with empty calories. If you drink it frequently, it will add up a lot. It is easy for your child to gain weight, and at the same time, it is easy to form a bad habit of drinking sweet food. You only like to drink sweet water instead of boiled water. Drinking a large amount of coke before or during meals will affect the intake of other foods and reduce the supply of body nutrition; if you drink coke after a normal diet, it will increase the intake of extra calories.

2. Affect children's normal appetite and height

As a kind of carbonated beverage, coke contains carbon dioxide, which can stimulate the secretion of gastric juice, cause the accumulation of gastric acid in the stomach and intestines, so that children are easy to feel abdominal distension, reduce their appetite, and then reduce their daily food intake. Insufficient intake of nutrients in diet will affect normal growth and development, learning effect, sports performance, work performance and physical health.

Cola also contains a component called phosphoric acid. Phosphoric acid will reduce the absorption of calcium in the body and affect the normal growth of children's skeleton and height. Children and adolescents in the period of growth and development need sufficient calcium to make their bones grow and develop normally, maintain good bone metabolism, and achieve the best bone density. Therefore, it is not suitable to drink coke and other carbonated drinks for a long time. In addition, phosphoric acid will hinder the absorption of iron, which is one of the main materials for making blood. Once iron is not enough, iron deficiency anemia will be caused. Children who are growing fast also need enough iron to make blood rapidly. Especially for adolescent girls, the demand for iron is higher, because each month's menstruation will lose a lot of iron. So girls who like to drink carbonated drinks are more likely to suffer from iron deficiency anemia. Girls drink coke to guard against osteoporosis. Research shows that soda can accelerate bone loss, especially girls who like to drink coke, fracture is 5 times more likely than those who don't drink soda!

3. Sweet killer of teeth

The acid substance in coke has a strong corrosive effect on children's teeth, which makes the protective layer of teeth thin and easy to be damaged. In addition, the role of sugar in Coke will also greatly increase the probability of children's caries and harm the health of children's teeth.

Drinking three cans a day over the years can make your teeth sour, according to a survey by the University of Hong Kong Dental School. If you drink one liter of acidic and sugary drinks a day for one to two years, the enamel on the tooth surface will be eroded by acid. FILA dental hospital receives nearly 20 complex cases of teeth etched by acid drinks every year. Some patients drink several cans or bottles of coke every day, resulting in almost all the enamel protecting teeth being etched.

4. A lot of caffeine damages the brain and nerves of children

Cola contains caffeine. A bottle of 340 g Cola type drink contains 50-80 mg of caffeine. Some people have done experiments, adults take more than 1G of caffeine once, which can cause central nervous system excitement, breath acceleration, tachycardia, insomnia, eyesight, tinnitus. Even if taken less than 1G at a time, due to the stimulation of gastric mucosa, there will be nausea, vomiting, dizziness, palpitation, precordial pain and other toxic symptoms. For children, caffeine can stimulate stomach peristalsis and gastric acid secretion, and cause intestinal spasm. Children who often drink coffee are prone to abdominal pain of unknown cause, and long-term excessive intake of caffeine will lead to chronic gastritis. Caffeine can dilate the capillaries on the gastrointestinal wall, stimulate the renal function, increase the renal water flow, lead to polyuria in children, increase the calcium output, and affect the bone development of children. At the same time, caffeine can also destroy vitamin B1 in children, causing vitamin B1 deficiency.