Hey people, me again, thought I would share an article I discovered on Facebook, this is pretty serious but make of it as you will. The bombast of Energy drinks hit the shelves some time ago, bragging they are good for you, and will energize you in minutes, these drinks are very popular, and many people young and old drink them in excess. Some shops have an age restriction on these drinks as many parents do not realize their kids are drinking them, causing all sorts of hyperactivity, so in fairness, they have a right to make sure their kids are protected by the law. The age to buy these drinks are 15 or over but some say they should be 18 and over but I will let you decide what is right.below are some facts about these high sugared energy drinks, make up your own mind what you think. Just 2 Cans A Day Of Monster Energy Drink Can Kill. Avoid At All Cost! – Juicing for Health Consuming energy drinks increases important safety concerns. Between 2007 and 2011, the overall number of energy-drink related visits to emergency departments doubled, with the most significant increase (279 per cent) in people aged 40 and older. A growing trend among young adults and teens is mixing energy drinks with alcohol.
About 25 per cent of college students consume alcohol with energy drinks, and they binge-drink significantly more often than students who don’t mix them. In 2011, 42 per cent of all energy-drink related emergency department visits involved combining these beverages with alcohol or drugs (including illicit drugs, like marijuana, as well as central nervous system stimulants, like Ritalin or Adderall). In 2014, over 5,000 cases of young children were reported to poison control after becoming sick from ingesting energy drinks, according to the American Heart Association. They were reported as “accidental ingestions”, which resulted in serious side effects, including seizures, irregular heart rhythms, or dangerously high blood pressure.
Energy drinks are heavily sweetened and convenient to drink. It appeals to the younger demographic who lack understanding in nutrition and have limited access to alcohol. We are seeing increasingly high incidents of youngsters under 18 having dangerous side effects from consuming energy drinks:
Here are only a few dangers of regularly drinking energy drinks:
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Diabetes type 2
Headaches and migraines
High blood pressure
Jitters and nervousness
Risky and violent behaviour