Are Energy Drinks Healthy?

Over time, there has been accidents and even fatalities involving energy drinks. Because of this, there is now a notion about energy drinks being bad for you and causing side effects such as dizziness, restlessness, and shaking. But whether those incidents were caused by energy has not been proven. Regardless, of how much energy drinks had to do with those incidents you should know exact what you’re drinking.

Here are some facts about energy drinks to help you determine there place in your lifestyle:

Energy drinks act as stimulants by increasing physiological or nervous activity in the body. The top three ingredients are caffeine, sugar, and Vitamin B12. Consuming these give you the boost of energy you feel. The amount of caffeine in energy drinks can go upwards to 111mg. It is said by the FDA that 400mg is a safe amount to consume daily so, in that respect, energy drinks aren’t doing so bad. The sugar contained in energy drinks can be up to 37 grams. This is terrible seeing as The American Heart Association recommends that the daily amount of sugar for men be 36g and 25g for women. This is, by far, their biggest drawback. Notable energy drinks contain as much as 119%(Percent Daily Value) Vitamin B12 which is essential for good health. But consuming too much Vitamin B12 can lead to side effects such as dizziness and nausea.

Although energy drinks contain Vitamin B12 and less caffeine than the recommended daily intake, with just one drink you’re likely to intake more sugar than you need for the entire day. That being said, energy drinks aren’t the best way to consume your calories. However, this doesn’t mean you have to completely stay away from them. If you choose to drink energy drinks, you should do so with caution and in moderation.

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