Of course all coke, Pepsi’s, etc. cause you to gain weight, but with recent studies diet coke has actually caused drinkers to gain more weight than the average coke drinker. Since diet drinks have artificial sweeteners instead of regular sugar our bodies think that they are receiving regular sugars. The diet coke fool your body into thinking sugar is coming and your body pumps insulin, a fat storage hormone, which in the end causes consumers to have more belly fat than a regular coke drinker. Also, diet drinks confuse your body and its metabolism, and because of that you burn fewer calories than normal.
More severe symptoms are when you feel more frequent extra heartbeats that number six or more and your pulse is more than 100 bpm without anxiety or exercise. The problems that are caused by energy drinks outweigh the good they do by more than 100 times. People drink them so they can stay awake or just because the sugar rush became too addicting. It would be better and cheaper to just drink a cup of coffee then to go out and drink a can of an energy drink. Energy drinks may give you the little adrenaline rush that you need for the moment but the long term affects can be devastating.
Often energy drinks turn out to be more than just sugar and caffeine which makes energy drinks dangerous. Energy drinks cause negative side effects, such as heart problems and obesity in young americans, and therefore should have a legal drinking age of 18. Before you drink another energy drink, please take into consideration what some of the ingredients are. “The large amounts of sugar in energy drinks can lead to unnecessary spikes in blood sugar, dental health problems, and added weight gain.” (Readers digest editors 1). “Compare it to a popular soda and you’ll find that often energy drinks contain even more sugar than a regular soda.” (Readers digest editors 1).
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Energy Drinks Are Harmful Introduction Consuming energy drinks such as Red Bull, Monster and the 5- Hour Energy Shot, which contains caffeine and other additives, is dangerous to an individual’s health and in some cases fatal. Manufacturers of energy drinks claim consumption of their products will improve athletic performance, concentration and reaction time, as well increase basal metabolism. However, manufacturers’ of energy drinks add additional energy-enhancing ingredients such as glucose, taurine, guarana and ginseng. Each of those ingredients has numerous adverse side effects, see table 1 on page 8. Yet, energy drink manufacturers are not required to list the amount or type of additive used in their products.
More than 80% percent of society drinks beverages with caffeine, but this experiment will help America make a better choice in what they drink and enjoy beverages that doesn’t have as much caffeine (Demand Media,2010). HYPOTHESIS If Celestial’s 5 herbal tea’s caffeine were to be tested then the Chamomile Herbal tea would have more caffeine because chamomile helps you relax and fall asleep and more caffeine is put in to even out the the part of the chamomile. Chamomile helps relieve pain and worries and since Chamomile tea is being tested, it is predicted that massive amount of caffeine is contained in the tea to keep one awake and leave the drinker with the flavor of chamomile(Fundukian, 2009). REVIEW OF LITERATURE Determining which liquids are more caffeinated is essential to society because it has caused unhealthy life styles. Many people in America, Asia, and other countries are being affected by caffeine.
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