• Taylor Walker

Facts About Energy Drinks

An energy drink contains caffeine just like most drinks do, and many people consume caffeine every day. Food and drinks like coffee, tea, and chocolate have been a part of our diet for hundreds of years, but energy drinks first appeared in Europe and Asia in the 1970’s and later came to the U.S in the 1990’s. In terms of actual caffeine content, coffee actually contains more caffeine than an energy drinks.

Many ingredients found in energy drinks occur naturally in other foods, such as seafood, poultry, grains, and also plants. The ingredient taurine is found in popular energy drinks such as Red Bull; taurine is an amino acid that is found in the human body and as well as foods. Yes, energy drinks are good for a burst of energy, but they're not always good for you. In fact, there are lots of dangers to know about energy drinks.

  • To many energy drinks can cause headaches and migraines

  • Can increase anxiety

  • They can cause loss of sleep

  • Diabetes

  • Energy drinks can cause affects while on medicine

  • Can be very addicting

  • Risky behavior

  • Nervousness and shakes

  • People may have allergic reactions

  • High blood pressure

  • Niacin overdose

  • Stress hormone release

Too many energy drinks can lead to cardiovascular events, seizures, or even death. If you choose to drink energy drinks to excess, you may be at risk for these problems. People should choose to limit their energy drinks so they wont have any major issues. Even though they may taste good and give you that boost of energy, they're not always good for the body.