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Reasons energy drinks are bad for your health

Energy drinks are designed to help you concentrate and focus, however the substances in these drinks can have negative health consequences. What you need to know about energy drinks and how they can damage your health is outlined here.

What exactly are energizing drinks?

According to Lauren Popeck, a registered dietitian at Orlando Health, a not-for-profit healthcare organization in Florida, energy drinks are liquids that are designed to boost alertness, concentration, attention, and energy.

Some frequent compounds included in energy drinks, according to Popeck, are:

Caffeine

Sugar

B Vitamins

Herbs, like ginseng and ginger, for flavor

Amino acid derivatives, like L-carnitine and taurine

Below is why energy drinks are bad for you:

Energy drinks are detrimental to your health.

Because of its tendency to improve alertness, caffeine is the most common ingredient in energy drinks. When taken in high doses of more than 400 mg per day.

Most energy drinks have between 70 and 240 milligrams of caffeine per serving, whereas a cup of coffee has around 100 milligrams. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that individuals use no more than 400 mg of caffeine per day. Caffeine consumption in children under the age of 12 is discouraged by the American Academy of Pediatrics, who recommends that those aged 12 to 18 drink no more than 100 mg per day.

They cause tooth decay.

For five days, scientists immersed samples of human dental enamel in 13 sports drinks and nine various types of energy drinks for 15 minutes at a time (alternating the drink immersions with putting the enamel in saliva... and yes, this was a real study). They discovered symptoms of significant enamel degradation, and energy drinks caused twice as much damage as sports drinks. Dentists recommend avoiding the beverages for a variety of reasons, including high amounts of acid in the cans, which can cause tooth decay. According to R.D. Molly Kimball,

They are the cause of tooth decay.

For five days, scientists immersed samples of human tooth enamel for 15 minutes at a time in 13 sports drinks and nine different types of energy drinks (alternating the drink immersions with putting the enamel in saliva... and yes, this was a real study). They observed signs of substantial enamel erosion, and they discovered that energy drinks caused twice as much harm as sports drinks. Dentists advise against drinking the beverages for a variety of reasons, including the high acid content in the cans, which can lead to tooth disease. Molly Kimball, R.D., claims that.

Kidney stone formation and dehydration

This is a new topic that, to be honest, still has a question mark hanging over it. Dehydration, in particular uric acid stones, can play a role in the formation of kidney stones. High-protein meals and being genetically predisposed are two more considerations. Coffee is a natural diuretic (it causes you to urinate), which is why you're told to cut back on caffeine at night if you don't want your bladder to wake you up. Because energy drinks are high in caffeine, consuming too many can cause dehydration and raise the risk of kidney stone formation.

Source:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.gq.com/story/8-reasons-to-stop-drinking-energy-drinks/amp

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/five-reasons-you-shouldnt-consume-energy-drinks/amp

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