Question: are energy really harmful?

A non-alcoholic energy drink is water mixed with sugar and energizing ingredients. Manufacturers add caffeine, taurine, guarana, ginseng, gingko biloba extract (relict plant. - approx. Ed. ), combining several natural invigorating ingredients in one drink.

Studies on small groups of people have shown that the use of energy can improve memory and helps drivers stay awake while driving for a long time. But there are negative effects: possible problems with the heart, increased pressure.

Question: are energy really harmful?

Photo: shutterstock. com

Question: are energy really harmful?

One third of adolescents from 12 to 17 years old


energy drinks. The American Academy of Pediatrics

calls for

to exclude energy from the diet of children, as well as sports drinks.

Caffeine, contained in the energy sector, adversely affects the nervous and cardiovascular systems.

The world famous energy companies sponsor major sporting and extreme events, associating their product with risk and drive. It is important to understand that athletes perform complex tricks not with the help of power engineers, but thanks to years of hard training.

Energy drinks become dangerous for a healthy adult in two cases: when the dosage is too large ( endocrinologist-nutritionist Natalya Burlaka does not recommend consuming more than one can, or 250 ml) and when mixed with alcohol.

Australian scientists found out , that the heartbeat increases six times with the use of energy and alcohol.

This is due to the fact that the nervous system receives opposite signals: alcohol depresses the nervous system, and an energy drink, on the contrary, leads to excitement. As a result, a person does not feel intoxicated and can drink too much alcohol, which threatens poisoning and even death (from January to July 2019 due to alcohol poisoning in Russia 5.5 thousand people died).

A single use of an energy drink in a reasonable dosage (no more than 250 ml) will not * lead to serious health problems. It is important to consider that the period of vigor will inevitably be replaced after some time by a period of drowsiness and apathy.

You can not drink energy every day and mix them with alcohol, as this can adversely affect health.

* In case the person is healthy, does not have problems with the cardiovascular or nervous system.



Related Articles