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Energy drinks can give you that refreshing sweet taste, with an instant boost in energy, making you super awake and alert. One of the more well-known energy drink is associated with a bull, and these energy drinks are usually advertised with sports activities. Other than drinking pre-workout or post-workout, they are seen mixed with other alcoholic beverages too. Though they might provide that surge of energy you need, it is short-term and its dangers might far outweigh its benefits.
Most energy drinks contain sugar, caffeine, vitamins and other ingredients in high concentration. A large amount of sugar in energy drinks can lead to health risks such as diabetes or obesity. It is also bad for your blood vessels as it can cause your blood vessel to contract, restricting the blood flow. People with heart conditions are advised to avoid the consumption of energy drinks as it can affect the blood flow to their heart, complicating their condition.
In another study, some energy drinks might contain a larger amount of caffeine compared to a cup of coffee. Too much caffeine might overstimulate your brain, causing your brain to enter a state of confusion rather than clarity. If your goal is just to stay awake, it’s best to opt for a coffee over energy drinks as you do not want that large amount of sugar to be stored in your body without the intention of burning it off through exercising.