ENERGY DRINKS! The effects : Pros and Cons!
by Jenny Flynn
In our society today, it seems that it is very easy to get “Burnt Out” or “Run Down”. The majority of people tend to suffer from the lack of energy needed to get them through their daily activities and responsibilities. Therefore, many of us have turned to energy drinks to help us get there as a means for extra fuel. These quick pick-me ups promise to give an energy boost that says can last for hours. Studies show that some of the manufacturer’s include chemicals in these drinks in an attempt to provide the same amount of energy that one achieves in a full nights rest. Therefore, how can these energy drinks be good for the body?
We at Letslose would like to provide for you the simple pros and cons that you need to be aware of for consumption!
What’s in them?
Caffeine: This ingredient is known as the gold star in boosting energy. It is commonly found in coffee and soft drinks to keep you alert and awake.
Taurine: This is an amino acid found in energy drinks which enhances neurological function. It is also used as a dietary supplement and can be found in fish, meats and breast milk, and aids the body by regulating water and mineral salts in the blood, and helps with neurological development.
Vitamin B: Various B Vitamins are found in energy drinks and most of the B Vitamins enhance muscular, metabolic, nervous and other bodily functions. Nevertheless, each Vitamin differs and may be water -soluble which is expelled from the body quickly.
Now that we know what’s in them.…
Pros: Energy Boost, Maximizing your workout, and Convenience
Cons: Weight gain, Cardiovascular problems, Psychological hindrances, potential metabolic issues, dependence
With all these facts, If you feel like an energy drink is still for you, be sure to utilize these tips when choosing a drink.
Make limitations, drink plenty of water with them, stay away from them if you have known medical issues, and never mix Energy drinks with alcohol.
Energy drinks are fine to consume when done in moderation, but habitual users may be better off with a cup of coffee without the additives and sugar.
Be energetic but try it the healthy way! Exercise, healthy diet and proper rest.
Colossians 1:28-29- We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ . To this end I labor, struggling with all this energy, which so powerfully works in me.