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The 10 Evils of Energy Drinks

You’ve heard the news stories detailing how an innocent night of drinking turned deadly after mixing alcohol and energy drinks.

However, the potentially dangerous health effects of consuming energy drinks go far beyond imbibing. Slurping energy drinks have been linked to increased blood pressure, anxiety, weight gain, migraines, and more.

Beware of the ten evils of energy drinks…

1. Anxiety Inducing

You already know that caffeine is a stimulant that can be dangerous if over-consumed. That’s why after downing an energy drink, you may notice you can’t sit still, a quickening of your pulse, the jitters, your mind and thoughts may start racing, and you may become irritable or extremely chatty. That’s because the typical energy drink can contain up to 300 milligrams of caffeine compared to a brewed cup of coffee (at approximately 100 milligrams of caffeine). Delivering nearly 3 times the caffeine compared to coffee, energy drinks bring new meaning to the term “anxiety inducing!”

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