An energy drink is defined as :  "a usually carbonated beverage that typically contains caffeine and other ingredients (as taurine and ginseng) intended to increase the drinker’s energy.”

 

Energy drinks include; red bull, monster, and similar drinks.

Many people drink energy drinks on a  regular basis as they believe it can aid  concentration and help with how they   interact with others.

 

 

There are may potential health risks of the       regular consumption, the main ones are listed below:

1. Cardiac arrest,

2. Headaches and migraines,

3. Increased anxiety,

4. Insomnia,

5. Type 2 diabetes,

6. Medical drug interactions,

7. Addiction,

8. Risky behaviour,

9. Jitters and nervousness,

10. Vomiting,

11. Allergic reactions,

12. High blood pressure,

13. Niacin Overdose,

14. Stress hormone release.

 

 

 

Energy drinks are  generally not recommended for  those under 16 owing to the high levels, of caffeine, sugar and other ingredients.

A survey of 2000 teenagers in the UK found that 1 in 20 skipped breakfast in favour of just an    energy drink.

 

This is viewed by teachers as being a terrible idea one head teacher stating:

"When children arrive in schools having started the day eating or drinking totally inappropriate things like that, they are in no fit state to be in the classroom. They can be hyperactive, and it can have a very negative effect on their             behaviour."

 

Energy drinks:

Potential health effects of       energy drinks:

Energy drinks and teenagers:

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