Energy Drink DangersShivani Kamra
What are Energy Drinks?
• Energy drinks are carbonated beverages which are used to increase energy, metabolism, and concentration also for elevating mood and weight loss.
• Energy drinks contains Caffeine in a large amount and Guarana, Ginseng, Taurine, Sucrose, B-Vitamins and other components in small amounts.
• Many of us turn to energy drinks when we need a little boost. Whether it’s before a long day at work, a hard workout, or an all-night study session.
Energy drink business has reached to become a multi- million industry.
Energy drinks are a new craze among youngsters nowadays but these drinks have many side-effects which should be taken care off.
Things to be aware of:
• Heavily sweetened
One can of energy drink contains about 24 g of sugar in it. This increases the chances of Obesity and Type-2 Diabetes in the population consuming energy drinks on regular basis.
• Highly Caffeinated
Children are particularly vulnerable to problems occurring due to energy drinks as their bodies generally aren’t used to caffeine. Anxiety can occur due to high consumption of energy drinks as they as highly caffeinated. It can further lead to nervousness. Insomnia is also a complication which can further result due regular intake of energy drinks.
• Heart Risks
Energy drinks have been linked to Obesity, High Blood Pressure and Heart Diseases.
• Health Risks
Overdose of caffeine may prove harmful to pregnant woman and people who are suffering from high blood pressure and tachycardia. Overdose of caffeine may result into Rapid heartbeat, Breathing trouble, Convulsions, Fever and Diarrhea.
Increased consumption of such beverages may pose danger to public health, especially among young people, warns a team of researchers from the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe in the open-access journal Frontiers in Public Health. Checkout details here