Effects of Energy Drinks on the body

The popularity of energy drinks is growing day by day.
Getting attracted by the creative adverts and brand promotions, these drinks are the preferred choice of young and adults alike.

But consuming these beverages can cause great health problems in your body.
In this article, we will try to figure out the effects of energy drinks on the body as getting to know the inside mechanism will help in taking the right steps.

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So let’s start with the basics,

What are energy drinks?
These are beverages which are marketed to provide an enhanced level of mental awareness and physical capability.
They contain a high amount of sugar and caffeine.
A can of 250 ml drink contains around 80mg of caffeine, which is double the amount found in soft drink. We already know that soft drinks are not good for health, and now here comes the drink which has the capability to double damage.

There are well-known brands like Redbull and Monster which have made available their products throughout the world.
They spend millions of dollars on marketing, as a result, the products have gained huge acceptance in the market.

Benefits of Energy Drinks

1. Improves Brain Function
These drinks are known to improve mental alertness and concentration. It can help you to foucs on your work and increase your work productivity, making you a known name in your office.

2. Helps to get instant energy
People working overtime can use an energy drink to get an extra dose of energy. In fact, it is the preferred drink of late night workers, which help them to stay awake all night and work in productive way as possible.

These are some of the few positive effects of energy drinks on the body. In order to understand the equation fully, you also need to know about its limitations which is far more than the benefit provided by these drinks.
Now let us understand the effects of energy drink on the body.


The Problems of Energy Drink

Energy drink is causing more harm than good.
In the pretext of providing energy for managing our daily business, these drinks are causing harmful health problems.

1. Obesity
One of the reasons for rising obesity cases throughout the world can be attributed to energy drinks. These drinks are high in sugar, which if unburnt get deposited in the form of fats.
The problem is easily visible in Britain as the obesity cases among the children is on the rise and the government is taking effective steps to ban the selling of these beverages to children.

2. Heart Problem
Caffeine in energy drinks is in disproportionate amounts.
People drinking these drinks are reported to diagnose with irregular heartbeats. Its been found that the excessive consumption of caffeine is linked to secretion of calcium by the heart cells which disturbs the functioning of blood flow which results in abnormal blood pressure.

Not only with energy drinks, but people drinking too much of coffee are also in the high risk of developing heart problems. So if you know someone who is drinking 5-6 cups of coffee daily, educate them about the potential health problem

3. Stroke
Due to the above-mentioned reasons, people drinking too much of caffeine are at high risk of developing stroke.

4. Other noticeable effects of energy drinks on the body include nausea, vomiting, anxiety, headache, and insomnia

Mixing Energy drink with Alcohol

Energy drink and alcohol is a deadly combination, it can have a huge negative effect on your body. The energy drink will keep away the sedation effect of the alcohol and keep you “awake drunk”
On one hand you are experiencing the effect of alcohol and on the other hand, you are also feeling alert due to the ingredients of energy drink.
This state affects your judgment and lets you get involved in overdrinking and excessive risky behavior.

Also, both these drinks are high in calorie, consuming them together means you may put lot of weight and can even result in heart problems and Type 2 diabetes.

Some Recommendations

1. Avoid taking these energy drink before sleep as they have potential to keep you awake for a long time. Not getting enough sleep is not only harmful to your health but it also has the potential to disturb your working potential the next day.

2. Check caffeine content on these drink
the best you can do is to completely shun these drinks as they are causing more harm than good. But if you still insist on drinking the caffeinated drinks, make sure you count the calories and the amount of caffeine so that you don’t go overboard with it.
Regarding coffee, drinking 1-2 cups a day is fine.


Final Word
I hope you now understand the effects of energy drinks on the body. It is in your best interest to completely avoid this beverage as it does more harm than good.
It is high time for young teenagers to understand the above point and look for healthy foods.

I hope you liked this article, and if you do, please share it among your groups so that they choose healthy food choices.

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