Friday, February 26, 2010

Are Energy Drinks Bad?

Energy drinks are an easy and quick fix to get through every day living. However, are energy drinks really bad for us?

To answer this question in depth, we first must observe exactly what's in the cans of energy drinks we consume.

You will find that a typical analysis for energy drinks ranges in the vicinity of 25+ grams of sugar and a whole host of caffeine additives and guarana extract blends.

It's not so much the sugar content that is bad for us. Some do better than others. It's the caffeine content that creates problems. People suffering from heart conditions are best to stay away from energy drinks as they are not suitable for people with heart conditions.

Caffeine is a stimulant that increases workload of the heart and causes it to work much harder. In an unhealthy individual, this is not a natural way to work the heart. It can cause problems such as arrhythmias of the heart.

So take note of the caffeine content in energy drinks. As they will have a direct impact on your healthy heart.

Caffeine = Bad. Guarana is a natural source of caffeine that is more gentler for the body. Drinks with guarana will also contain caffeine.