Green Tea for Kids

Is green tea ok for kids to drink as a refreshment instead of pop or gatorade?

Answer:

Occasional sips are okay, not I don't really recommend giving green tea to kids to drink as regular beverage.

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Tea and Children

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May 05, 2009
Green tea for kids
by: Vaughn918

Can you be more specific as to why you believe kids should not drink green tea? Kids in Asia drink green tea all the time.

What about 8 year olds, that should be fine, right?

Are there studies to prove green tea is bad for kids?

It only has 15 mgs of caffeine. Relatively speaking, what's worse for kids, sugary juices? processed carbs? white foods? Corn syrup? or green tea?

Dec 12, 2010
Green Tea for Children
by: Anonymous

Actually by doing simple research you can make an informed decision and not go by someone else's ignorance to the subject

Vitamins and Minerals

Green tea contains several vitamins and minerals that can be beneficial to a growing child's healthy development.

Green tea is rich in manganese, which is necessary for normal physical growth. It contains vitamins B1 and B2, which are necessary for healthy heart and nervous system function.

Green tea also contains sufficient amounts of vitamins C and E, for healthy circulatory function and to fight infection.

It contains potassium, an important mineral that aids the body's metabolic processes.

Green tea is also rich in vitamin A, which helps maintain good eyesight and healthy skin.

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