From kids to adults, energy drinks are a favorite of everyone. These beverages claim that they can improve your energy levels and enable you to perform physically and mentally better. However, is the energy that you drive from them worth it? Worth the health risks in the long-run?
Not really. An excess intake of energy drinks can ruin your health rather than bettering it. This is because of the amount of caffeine and sugars that energy drinks contain. Experts say that an overdosage of energy drinks can take a toll on the health of your heart. Moreover, the caffeine-loaded drinks can also have a negative impact on your kidneys and cause dental problems too.
It’s no secret that excessive sugar intake is linked to health conditions such as diabetes, weight gain, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. The preservatives and artificial flavors added in energy drinks cause issues related to the gums and teeth. Other ingredients in energy drinks may also trigger negative side effects.
While these are long-term side effects, there are some immediate adverse impacts that energy drink consumption has on one too. You may experience these immediately after taking your first sip. These include:
- Stomach irritation
A new study reveals that energy drink consumption can cause one’s blood flow to constrict with just a single drink. However, this study doesn’t have experts on its side as it has not been published in a peer-reviewed journal. Neither does it disclose the ingredients that may be responsible for causing circulatory problems within just a single drink.
Furthermore, this study has been carried out on children. Whereas, people of the age bracket of 30 – 39 drinks the most energy liquids. However, this does not mean that energy drinks should be consumed without any fear. Children and adolescents must be especially mindful of consuming energy drinks in limited amounts.