Think there aren’t any good reasons stop drinking energy drinks? Think again. Energy drinks disguise themselves as an easy way to get some quick energy and help you get through your day but can be harmful to your health. I used to be quite the energy drink aficionado myself until I found out their negative effects. Keep reading for the scoop on reasons to stop drinking energy drinks and slow down!
1. STRESS AND ANXIETY
Personally, one of the most convincing reasons to stop drinking energy drinks is that they can cause increased stress and anxiety. Some energy drinks were actually found to contain more caffeine than they advertised on their labels. Excess caffeine has been known to cause chronic stress and the jitters, and a racing heart from massive amounts of caffeine isn’t all that comforting either!
2. SUGAR HIGH
Besides providing us with artificial energy, energy drinks typically contain lots of sugar. Some drinks are known to have an average of 13 teaspoons of sugar! Aside from getting the dreaded sugar crash, sugar can leave you dehydrated and is also known to suppress the immune system, cause tooth decay, weight gain and increase inflammation. Continue Reading…