Caffeine

Kids and Caffeine

By JustMommies

Once upon a time – not that very long ago, actually – it was almost unheard of for children to drink coffee. Nowadays, it’s common practice for teens to go for coffee after school – and even more common for them to gulp down cans of high-caffeine soda and energy drinks, many specifically marketed to young consumers. That’s a lot of caffeine. » Read more

Foods to Avoid While Trying to Conceive

You’re hoping to get pregnant soon, and while you’re preparing for this big life change, you’re trying to stay as healthy as possible. » Read more

Kids and Caffeine

By JustMommies

Once upon a time – not that very long ago, actually – it was almost unheard of for children to drink coffee. Nowadays, it’s common practice for teens to go for coffee after school – and even more common for them to gulp down cans of high-caffeine soda and energy drinks, many specifically marketed to young consumers. That’s a lot of caffeine. Contrary to popular myth, caffeine doesn’t stunt growth, but it can have a number of detrimental effects on growing children » Read more

Caffeine: Wonder Drug or Health Drag

By JustMommies

Caffeine is one of the most commonly ingested substances in the world. Think about it: could you imagine starting the morning without a cup of coffee? In fact, there’s a good chance you’ve got a cup next to you while you’re reading this. But even if you’re not a coffee drinker, it’s likely you’re taking in a hearty dose of caffeine during the day, as it’s a common ingredient in tea (including many green teas), cola-flavored soda, energy drinks, over-the-counter weight loss supplements, chocolate and even some medications. » Read more

Preconception Diet: What you should know before trying to conceive

You’ve heard the advice hundreds of times about what it takes to eat right, like eating more fruits and vegetables and whole-grain foods, and cutting back on sugars, caffeine, and fats. But when you’re getting ready to get pregnant, that advice is more than just an abstract ideal. » Read more