Saturday, February 6, 2010

Energy Drinks

Are Energy Drinks Good For You?

Over 70 million Energy Drinks are purchased each day in the U.S. alone.
We have all heard of the popular energy drinks such as Monster, Amp, Rockstar and Red Bull. In fact, most of us have probably tried one of these drinks.Many people use Energy Drinks on a regular bases to increase their energy through out the day.Energy Drinks claim to provide people with increased energy levels that will keep them active and alert.Some  people use these Energy Drinks and assume they are safe because they are on the market.
Many of these people are unaware of the health dangers that come with drinking these Energy Drinks.
What is so bad about energy drinks?

Health Dangers of Energy Drink
Most of the drinks have ingredients such as taurine and glucuronolactone. They also contain high levels of sugar and caffeine. An increased level of caffeine in the body can lead to stomach problems, panic attacks, anxiety, and cardiac arrhythmias. Caffeine is also known to mask the symptoms of fatigue. When symptoms of fatigue are not apparent, the body is already overworked while the person is continuing to do activity, which puts further strain on the heart. Today, a lot of people tend to mix energy drinks with alcohol, which makes the effects even worse. Drinking a lot of these types of drinks mixed with alcohol can lead to many health risks. When you mix the two, you are mixing caffeine, which is a stimulant, which speeds up the central nervous system and alcohol, a depressant, which does the complete opposite. Mixing these two drinks also poses health risks. Which it can cause nausea, vomiting, heart irregularities, and electrolyte disturbances. When these two liquids are mixed, the user's motor skills and reaction time are completely impaired.

"Red Bull has been banned in France and Denmark"

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This Article was by Michelle At People's Natural Living

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