Energy drinks are a different type of soft drinks popular among the youth that are used to increase the levels of energy of a person. It has become pretty general in the United States. Previously these drinks were primarily used by sportspeople who actually needed some energy enhancer to keep up their energy levels because sports consume a lot of energy and food cannot always supplement that energy. Therefore, in order to get back lost energy promptly, energy drinks are taken.
But nowadays, it has become so prevalent that even small children, some younger than 12, are also using it to enhance their energy levels. It has potentially many health risks related with it. You can enjoy having a favorite health drink, but if you know people who still consume soft drinks then you will want to share this news with them. Presently, take a look around and you will observe that that these sparkling little beverages are destroying country’s youth health in a specific way.
Soft drinks works like a diuretic depriving the body of necessary hydration. A substantial amount of water is essential only for processing the high levels of sugar in sodas. In order to replenish what is stolen, you need to drink lots of water for every soft drink that you consume. On the other hand, Health drinks made with all natural components help your body absorb water. This makes your body more efficient in hydrating and refreshing .The large sugar portion in soft drinks can cause your pancreas to produce an over abundance of insulin, resulting in a sugar crash.
You have most likely felt this after a heavy meal in simple carbohydrates like bread, pasta and dessert. The Chronic elevation and depletion of sugar and insulin can eventually lead to diabetes. This is mainly problematic for growing children.
The major ingredient in any energy drink is of course is caffeine. Caffeine is known to enhance cognitive activities of a person to a significant level causing delight. We are all conscious that there is presence of caffeine in coffee and tea. Although the quantity added in energy drinks is relatively high and over indulgence certainly has many harmful side effects. Energy drinks also consists of Vitamin B, large quantity of sugar, carbonated water and few other herbs.
Caffeine is mainly extracted from a variety of materials like guarana, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, carnitine, acai etc. All these substances can result into different psychological and physical problems such as bad temper and nervousness. The soft drinks consists of Aspartame which is the major reason behind the depression, insomnia, neurological disease and overabundance of other illnesses. The FDA has got around ten thousands of consumer complaints regarding Aspartame. That’s approximately seventy five percent of all complaints about food additives. Soft drinks are so acidic they can percolate aluminum from the cans when sitting on the shelf too long. Soft drinks can eliminate rust from metal surfaces. You can imagine what they can do to the digestive system as well as the rest of your body.