Energy drinks are some of the worst beverages ever invented and they have become widely popular especially amongst teenagers and men. However, these beverages are actually worse than soda. First, they are loaded with high amounts of caffeine which has caused people to end up in the hospital. The high amounts of caffeine can cause heart palpitations and even instantaneous death. Thousands of people have ended up in the hospital as a result of consuming these drinks.
Two, these drinks are extremely addictive. Caffeine itself is an addictive drug which is the reason why people consume high amounts of coffee in this country every single day. Coffee is actually the world’s second most traded commodity after oil. Why? Because caffeine is an addictive drug and coffee is a great source of that drug. One of the ways that soft drink companies hook their consumers onto their beverages is by adding extra caffeine. There is no other reason to add this substance to a soft drink other than to make it more addictive and thus encourage repeat consumption and addiction. Not only that but the products are loaded with sugar which has been proved to be just as addictive as cocaine. Food companies know that sugar is addictive and that is why they add it to everything. When companies add sugar to food, when buy more of it and humans are actually hard-wired to crave sugar and the taste of sweets.
The high amounts of sugar found in the beverages also causes heart disease and diabetes. Sugar is toxic and has to be metabolized by the liver and when you consume it in high amounts, it causes insulin resistance which is the hallmark of type 2 diabetes which is an epidemic in this country. Close to 100 million Americans have prediabetes and diabetes. Consuming sugar in a liquid form also increases the risk of developing metabolic syndrome and diabetes.
Sugar also causes heart disease and strokes too. We have been taught that saturated fat does this but there is ZERO evidence that saturated fat causes heart disease. But sugar certainly does. One, sugar causes metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, and high triglycerides which is a risk factor of heart
disease. It also causes high blood sugar or insulin resistance which is another risk factor of heart disease. Sugar also causes belly fat which is another big risk factor for heart disease. Finally, sugar increases the levels of small LDL cholesterol which is the type of cholesterol that has been shown to cause heart disease.
Energy drinks also a major cause of obesity because they are a sugary beverage. Whenever you drink a sugary beverage, you are literally eating FAT because sugar gets converted into fat usually within four hours of its consumption. Your body often then stores the excess fat around your mid-section which is really bad for your health. Sugar is definitely the reason why we have the obesity epidemic in this country because it just converts into fat and also raises your insulin levels since it is a carbohydrate. By being converted into fat by your liver, causing insulin resistance which raises your blood sugar levels, and significantly raising your blood sugar levels since sugar is high on the glycemic index, sugar is the ultimate obesity food. Consuming sugary beverages versus sugary treats like donuts makes it even more likely that you will be fat and diabetic because the sugar is immediately metabolized and digested and this raises your blood sugar even more and results in your body converting it into fat. Sugar actually turns on your body’s fat switch and makes you obese.
The high amounts of sugar in energy drinks also fuels cancer. Why? Because sugar actually feeds cancer by raising your insulin levels which is a cancer promoting hormone. Cancer cells have receptors for insulin on them which means that insulin will transport the high amounts of glucose or
blood sugar into the cancer cells to be used as energy for the cancer to grow and flourish. Sugar also is a major cause of pancreatic cancer which is one of the deadliest forms of cancer out there. Our excess sugar consumption is primary reason why so many people are afflicted with pancreatic cancer today.
The can could be the most toxic part of energy drinks!
The can which the energy drinks is found in is toxic too! The can contains a toxic, estrogen mimicking chemical known as Bisphenol-A or BPA which has been shown to cause breast and prostate cancer, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Even worse, if you are a man, the chemical causes impotence and low testosterone. If you are a women, the can causes breast cancer, fibroids, and polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS. Virtually all canned foods in America contain this hidden toxin and that is why BPA shows up in 93 percent of Americans’ bodies. BPA has actually been shown to make people be born with breast and prostate cancer which are two common types of cancers that have been steadily increasing the past several years.
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For all the reason above, it is in your best interest to ditch those energy drinks!