It sounds harmless, right? “Energy Drink” – it almost sounds healthy. What a find – a drink that actually gives us energy. You might want to rethink that. Energy drinks are no better than a wolf in sheep’s clothing and you could be doing more harm than good every time you tip one.
Energy drinks have become extremely popular. They’re on billboards, in the grocery, front and center at the convenience stores and in our gyms. It seems like every week another new brand appears on TV. And perhaps even more frightening – they are becoming the beverage of choice to mix with alcohol at the clubs.
But, this new libation packs a powerful punch to our systems – all disguised in a glitzy ad campaign. Energy drinks are full of caffeine, sugar and herbal stimulates – most of which are highly addictive and deceptively lure you into thinking you are happier, healthier and more alert. The truth is – you’re really on stimulant overload.
These ingredients make your heart race and deplete your body of its natural water supply. And, as if it isn’t bad enough to subject our internal organs to dehydration, mix this new drink craze with dieting and alcohol consumption and it’s a pure recipe for disaster.
Are you drinking one or more of these concoctions every day? If so, congratulations, you are now able to dehydrate and pickle your liver and kidneys with a single liquid mix. How can the Food and Drug Administration turn its head as the momentum on this trend increases daily? Unfortunately, nothing in these products is illegal. In fact, each can actually be considered a “natural” ingredient.
However, there is nothing natural about heart palpitations, high blood pressure, dehydration or impaired judgment – all of which are common side effects when ingesting the typical energy drink. So the next time you reach for that tall, thin can, you just might want to rethink that energy drink.