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Taking a Smarter Approach Toward Energy Drinks

07 Oct Posted by in Tweet Posts | Comments
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by D.ST.

Taking a Smarter Approach Toward Energy Drinks

There are many energy drinks available to consumers in today’s society. Energy drinks are meant to provide a person with that extra boost of energy during an active and tiring schedule. Energy drink companies tend to aim their campaigns toward students, athletes, and anyone else that may be affected by long and exhausting working conditions. However, prior to the consumption of these drinks, one should be aware of a few key points: energy drinks should never be mixed with alcohol, energy drinks should be consumed in moderation, and certain newer energy drinks possess greater nutritional value without the harmful ingredients.

First of all, it is important not to mix energy drinks with alcohol. This type of behavior usually occurs on college campuses and in certain bars. Mixing the two substances together can make a person feel sober and alert even though they are highly intoxicated, furthermore, both of these liquids cause the body’s fluids to drop and mixing the two can lead to dehydration. Another important thing to remember when it comes down to energy drinks is to consume them in moderation. Caffeine is a stimulant and it can become dangerous and addictive if it is consumed in large quantities.  So remember to keep your energy drink intake in moderation.

Lastly, as a consumer, it is important to be aware of the advances in energy drinks. If you are buying the same sugar and caffeine loaded drinks that you have been buying for years, educate yourself about the newer, healthier alternatives. There are certain energy drinks out there today which do not contain sugar or other dangerous ingredients such as ephedrine. Simply be aware of the ingredients which you are consuming. Try to find a product that offers vitamins, amino-acids, and antioxidants rather than some unrecognizable ingredients. Look for a product that labels itself more as a health/energy drink rather than just an energy drink. Take advantage of some of these tips and take a smarter approach toward energy drinks.

Lauren S. Johnson writes health articles about fitness and nutrition. Some of her favorite passions include writing about energy drinks and natural sleep aids.