How Energy Drinks Affect Your body

This Is To Inform Austin Geiser So He Doesn't DIE!!!!

Many times within a day Austin Geiser will crave an energy drink. Although he does not listen, his girlfriend is here to inform him the serious consequences of his beloved energy drink.


We are going to tough base on not only the nutrition of the energy drink, but also how it affects the human heart and brain.

First...Lets Talk About How The Nutrition Facts As Well As How It Affects Our Brain

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Sodium: The average amount of sodium intake for most americans is at an estimated rate of 2,300 mg. Although this drink contains only 410 mg, take under consideration the amount of sodium you intake without consuming this drink.


Sugars: According to American Heat Association, the average sugar intake for an active male is running at a modified rate of 37.5 grams per day. As shown in the label above, this drink exceeds the sugar intake you are having, among other foods that occur in your daily diet. This drink contains a sugar known as Sucralose, as the "bang" you were drinking today continued aspartame which is known as a sugar replacement. Both can be rather unhealthy but approach different health issues.


for instance...


Sucralose is found in foods such as fruits....sometimes known as the neural sugars. But what are some side affects from overdosing sugar to the brain? Huffington Post proceeds to inform us that Sucralose is found to impair memory and learning habits, causes later on diseases such as Dementia, and is also found to be linked with anxiety and depression. If you would like more details, please feel free to ask me for my paper written on it prior to this assignment.


Aspartame is known as essentially "fake sugar" such as Splenda and so on. As many find this a healthy alternative, it can actually be found to become more dangerous than real sugars. Earlier today you made the comment this particular drink has a healthier option because it is equivalent to 2 servings of coffee, and sugar free. There are five FDA-approved artificial sweeteners, and each of them has a different chemical makeup. There's sucralose (Splenda), acesulfame potassium (Sunett, Sweet One), aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet), neotame, and saccharin (SugarTwin, Sweet'N Low).

Aspartame, the sweetener most often used in diet sodas, for instance, is composed of two amino acids: aspartic acid and phenylalanine, according to the American Cancer Society. When Aspartame is taken into your body, it potentially tricks your brain that it is being provided with glucose, but never actually receives it, allowing the brain to crave more sugar….which possibly leads to someone wanting more sugars which is actually causing damage to the brain. It is a chain reaction (The Purdue University scientists believe the fake sugar in diet sodas teases your body by pretending to give it real food. But when your body doesn't get the things it expects, it becomes confused on how to respond. On a physiological level, they say, this means when diet soda drinkers consume real sugar, the body doesn't release the hormone that regulates blood sugar and blood pressure.)

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Now Time To Talk About The Cardiovascular System

Despite the growing popularity of energy drinks, many do not realize the negative effects on the cardiovascular system......


-New Orleans, found that drinking one to three energy drinks could mess with your heart rhythm and increase your blood pressure. If severe enough, these changes could lead to an irregular heartbeat or even sudden cardiac death.

-In the seven studies reviewed, which involved people between 18 and 45 years old, those who consumed energy drinks experienced a 4 percent change in the rhythm of their heart. In addition, their systolic blood pressure—aka the top number on the blood pressure reading—jumped by 3.5 points.


Coffee vs. Energy Drinks

Energy drinks are more than just caffeine, but a combination of caffeine, amino acids, vitamins, and often herbs. Energy drinks are often high in sugar, while even sweetened coffee would contain less. A Monster Energy Drink has 54 grams of sugar, which is equal to 13.5 teaspoons.

Therefore, energy drinks are found to be more unhealthy than just a nice morning cup of coffee. Yes, the caffeine is the same, but there is more substances in a energy drink. In addition, caffeine is actually proven to enhance the human brain under some measurements, so its okay to stick to a yummy cup of coffee to get through your day.


So Austin, take action and throw the energy drinks in the past, as you move along with your happy and healthy life filled with longevity!!

(((and being able to be alive to be a dog walker))