Energy Drinks a Good or Bad habit for Your Health?

Are energy drinks a harmless habit or actual health danger?

They are intended to boost your energy, alertness and concentration.

People of all ages consume them and increase in popularity yearly. But some health professionals have warned that energy drinks may have harmful consequences. Dangers connected with consumption of energy drinks are getting a lot of press nowadays.

Here is what you need to know:

Headaches and Migraines:  Too many energy drinks can lead to severe headaches from the caffeine withdrawal symptoms. Changing the amount of caffeine you ingest daily can cause more frequent headaches. [1]

Bone Mineral Density Loss: Excess consumption of these products can cause loss of bone mineral density. Many studies suggest that the caffeine present in energy drinks may interfere with calcium absorption in the body, leading to weak bones. [2]

Sugar: The large amounts of sugar in energy drinks can lead to unnecessary spikes in blood sugar, dental health problems, and added weight gain. Be sure to check the label to see how much sugar is in your favorite drink. Compare it to a popular soda and you’ll find that often energy drinks contain even more sugar. [3]

Dehydration: Most Westerns are already habitually dehydrated, which causes a large amount of health issues. Introducing caffeine and guarana in these products increases dehydration because caffeine is a diuretic.[4]

What’s more, these liquids are devoid of fiber or nutrients, which mean they don’t fill you up or provide your body with what it needs.  People tend to enjoy these drinks in addition to their regular meals, which can lead to weight gain over time.

Our opinion at Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso is to concentrate on fresh juices and a good quantity of water intake daily.

 

[1] Information based on https://www.caffeineinformer.com/top-10-energy-drink-dangers
[2] Information based on http://www.momjunction.com/articles/side-effects-of-energy-drinks-on-teenagers_00326764/#gref
[3] Information based on http://www.rd.com/health/wellness/the-dangers-of-energy-drinks/
[4] Information based on https://realfoodrn.com/are-energy-drinks-bad-for-you/