14 Mar Energy Drinks
Energy Drinks. Putting the “-ener” in health degENERation.
One energy drink for a pick me up, usually leads to another and sometimes even more to keep the pep in your step. However, what may seem like a harmless drink has been under the microscope for years and continues to be the subject of research as it relates to the consumer’s health.
So far, a few of the negative health effects include:
- Heart palpitations
- Increase in blood pressure
- Caffeine overdose
- Stress on the heart and blood vessels
- Reduced insulin sensitivity
- Weight gain
- Sleep disturbances
- Increased anxiety
- Drug interactions
- Upset stomach
But wait, there’s more. Harvard School of Public Health is featured in this Men’s Health article with more information to consider. Additionally, the American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommends children and adolescents avoid energy drinks.
At the end of the day, the beverages you choose are totally up to you, but considering the health effects as well as the frequency and serving sizes would definitely be a wise idea.
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