Don’t drink too much tea for preschool children
Tea is a good thing, except that it can sometimes cause insomnia, but its advantages outweigh its disadvantages.
In addition, the traditional Chinese tea ceremony culture has made too many people show a preference for tea.
But all of this is for adults. For preschool children, tea can be considered a restricted area.
Yan Qi, deputy chief physician of the Early Childhood Development Center of Beijing Haidian Maternal and Child Health Hospital, explained that because tea contains substances such as theophylline, it is easy to shock the central nervous system.
The infant’s body is in the developmental stage, and the nervous systems of the body are weak in inhibiting substances that have excitatory effects, and cannot be effectively regulated like adults.
Therefore, after drinking tea, the child will experience a rapid heartbeat, which may lead to excessive physical exertion.
If you drink tea at night, your child will have problems such as insomnia and frequent urination, which will affect sleep and affect the development of the elderly.
Qi Kemin, director of the Nutrition Center of the Pediatric Research Institute of Beijing Children’s Hospital, proposed that tea contains residual acids and theophylline. After entering the human body, these two components will inhibit the child’s absorption of some trace elements, such as calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, etc.
In fact, children who drink too much tea or strong tea may cause a lack of trace elements in the body and even malnutrition.
In addition, tea has a diuretic function. During the diuretic process, precipitated acids and theophylline can cause the loss of calcium, phosphorus and other minerals, thereby affecting the body’s absorption of nutrients.
Of course, occasionally drinking a small amount of light tea will not cause much damage to the body, but if you often give your children tea or strong tea, even herbal tea will have a certain impact on their health.