Children and Teens Should Avoid Energy and Sports Drinks

“Sports and energy drinks are being marketed to children and adolescents for a wide variety of inappropriate uses,” says the American Academy of Pediatrics. This new report states that caffeine-containing “energy” drinks should never be used by children and adolescents, and the carbohydrate-rich sports drinks should be restricted or avoided completely.

PositiveTip: Plain water, not commercial drinks, is the best source of hydration.