How Caffeine Harms Teen Brains
Inspired]… Brian Krans on September 25, 2013
Caffeine is readily available in products—everything from gum to energy drinks—marketed to children and young adults.
However, the long-term effects of caffeine, especially on young people, are still now becoming more understood by research.
We know caffeine can affect sleep, of course.
Grownups often drink it because it can “aid alertness”.
Yerba Mate is worth investigating & be high on your list.…
(Yerba Mate tea is a “SAFE alternative” to tea & coffee,
All tea beverages are energy boosters,
but yerba mate may be THE MOST POWERFUL ONE OF ALL..
It contains an amount of caffeine…
but is less likely than coffee to give you the jitters….
It hosts significant health benefits by protecting your heart and providing antioxidants….
Although it may contain less health benefits than GREEN TEA…
if you need something more caffeinated,
Best of all, YERBE MATE..
beverage has been widely consumed in South America for hundreds of years.
There is very little that goes go wrong…
if you drink in moderation and follow proper guidelines to minimize any side effects…
EXCESS ALWAYS TAXES THE BODY & BRAIN IS SOME WAY..
7 Benefits of Green Tea
7 Benefits of Green Tea. …
Helps Protect Heart Health. …
May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s or Memory Loss. …
Helps Protect Brain Cells From Free Radical Damage. …
May Help Prevent Diabetes or Insulin Resistence. …
Promotes Bone Health. …
Prevents Eye Disease and Protects Vision. …
May Reduce Your Appetite.
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But when CAFFIE E affects children’s sleep—
Sleep & meditation (downtime) 13 hours very useful
for the “Prefrontal Brain to “download”
& sort through the days experienced …
Discern & prepare the Thinking Brain to work more efficiently for the next day’s work …
Which “mounting scientific evidence”…
Scientist are saying that sleep (and downtime) is
critical for brain development—
it really does hold mental development back.
How Caffeine Stunt. Children’s Brain Development” &
Foods that Increase & Foster Strong Brain Development in Developing Children & Adult Brain Maintenance …
“Supplements’ not useful at Natural (not “altered” synthetic foods)…Supplements are a “thin slice” of needed nutrients & are EXCESS that taxes the body to process & disposes of that EXCESS..
Omega 3 ….(not “Genetically Modified” or “Heat Altered…
.Their diet is better suited if it is PREDOMINATELY (alkaline-not acid or Animal Protein)-Now Sressed to Market )Cortisol Facory) & fed with GMO feed.…. …Plant Protein…the “Forgotten Protein” is easier for the body to digest more efficiently. When food is “right” for the system….the PROTEIN is more effectively assimilated” … “PLANT PROTEIN”…. it builds & maintains better THE “CNS”….Central Nervous System… The Prefrontal THINKING Brain….The body…(MUSCLES)…can utilize Animal Protein…But the Brain… not so much……Since the “neural tissue” accompanies the muscles…as tissue grows & needs repair… Animal Protein gives rise to “AGGRESSIVE…IRRITABLE BEHAVIOR”…Research is showing…(Dr. Bonnie Bezzhold at Benedictine University)..…Irritability… Aggression….Violence…Crime…It can cause mood destabilization.….dysfunctional behavior may result… It may be worsened & misdirected by the dependence on fast & processed food…Dependence onThe ‘WHITE MENACE” foods….EXCESS of “refined”WHEAT flour & Heat processed (roasted nuts &
All EXCESS eliminated & “Altered processed “ foods… What will replace will be…. Non GMO (Altered)-whole grains… Non-Dairy (Altered) pasteurized dairy)… & ALCOHOL…Respected (taste of …one glass per day)… Meat (taste of to favor not eat). What returns on the LIVE food Asian Diet is Impulse Control ….Peace to the family & society…. Truth in Relationships…
A new study in the journal PLOS ONE concerns caffeine consumption in pubescent lab rats. Researchers found that young rats who consumed the rat-sized equivalent of the caffeine in three or four cups of coffee daily experienced reduced deep sleep and delayed brain development.
Caffeine impacts development by disrupting the formation of key connections in the brain, said study author Dr. Reto Huber, a sleep expert at the University of Zurich, and others at the University of Zurich Children’s Hospital. During adolescence, your brain has the most neural connections it will ever have during your lifetime.
“The brain of children is extremely plastic..
NEUROPLASTICITY-FOR A LIFETIME, (expecially if nourished with .. due to the many connections,” Huber said in a statement accompanying the research. “This optimization presumably occurs during deep sleep. Key synapses extend, others are reduced; this makes the network more efficient and the brain more powerful.”
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The Zurich research team administered doses of caffeine to 30-day-old rats over five days and measured the electrical impulses in their brains. The rat’s slow brain waves during the deepest phase of sleep were reduced from day 31 until day 42, or nearly a week after they stopped receiving caffeine.
Compared with rats given only water, the caffeinated rats had fewer neural connections, and this affected their behavior: rats, like children, become more curious with age, but the rats given caffeine remained timid and cautious.
As the brain develops, cells begin to make connections to solidify things the mind deems important. When that process is disrupted, problems can arise. Huber cautions parents to monitor the amount of caffeine given to their children and teens.
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The National Sleep Foundation recommends that school-aged children get at least 10 hours of shut-eye a night.
A study in the journal Nutrition Research shows that every 10 milligrams of caffeine a 13-year-old boy drinks per day increases his chances of getting less than 8.5 hours of sleep by 12 percent.
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