Students and people who work very hard usually consume energy drinks to stay awake longer, increase energy levels and counteract insufficient sleep. Unfortunately, many of them do not know the risks of drinking this kind of beverage. Just one of the popular Red Bull can increase the risk of stroke and heart attack.
WHAT DOES RED BULL ACTUALLY DO?
Energy drinks may cause blood clots and lead to stroke, heart attack or other cardiovascular conditions. Just one hour after drinking Red Bull, the reactions in your body are similar to those of cardiovascular diseases.
The Red Bull company claims that drinking Red Bull is similar to drinking a cup of coffee or soda.
In fact, it does have some similar effect as caffeine because it increases your energy level rapidly, but only for a short time.
However, energy drinks contain a combination of caffeine and many other ingredients which have a negative effect in our body. Aspartame, for example, is a substance which has shown neurotoxic, fetal, allergenic, metabolic, and carcinogenic properties. It also has similar effects of soda, such as weakness and lack of energy, so you`ll be craving another one of these beverages as part of a vicious cycle.
OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE EVEN BANNED ENERGY DRINKS
″No less than 3.5 billion cans of Red Bull were sold last year in 143 countries. Yet, questions regarding the safety of Red Bull, as well as other energy drinks, keep cropping up at regular intervals when yet another overzealous energy-addict keels over ″, says Dr. Mercola.
The consumption of energy drinks is drastically increased in the past few years. They have even outnumbered water bottle sales.
This worrying fact has made some countries such as Denmark, Norway, and Uruguay ban this popular drink. After 2 national squash team members died of a heart attack associated with energy drinks, Red Bull became illegal in Kuwait.
WHO IS AT HIGH RISK?
Having a powerful impact on blood vessel function, energy drinks can cause blood clots. So, if you have any of these conditions, you should not have energy drink:
high blood pressure
any blood clotting disorder
Also, you should avoid this drink if you`re pregnant or lactating.
HOW TO IMPROVE ENERGY NATURALLY
There are many ways to boost your energy naturally. All you need is a proper diet, increased intake of omega-3 fats and elimination of grains and sugars.
Regular exercise and managing your stress level is more than necessary.