Energy drinks can give you a boost when Monday morning hits you hard. Many people that I know, and I worked with, when they saw me with a can of energy drink on my hand, they’ve told me: ”Energy drinks are bad for you!”, ”Your heart is gonna blow!” and many other things.
I asked them: ”where did you heard about it?”, ”where did you saw the studies about this topic?” and the typical answers was: ”I saw on TV”, ”I have a friend that drink one can of energy drink and he went to the hospital”.
I would not say consuming energy drinks is healthy but neither vice-versa. Every single type of food have his own benefits and adverse for your body.
So, what are energy drinks?
Energy drink is the type of drink that contain: caffeine(you can find it naturally in coffee), taurine, sugars or artificial sweeteners, vitamins and minerals.
Research shows that low to moderately consumption of caffeine brings you a lot of benefits such as:
- Protect you against Alzheimer and Parkinson’s disease.
- Strengthen your heart muscle.
- Increase physically and mentally performance.
- Reliefs post-workout muscle pain with 48%.
Daily recommended doses
If you want to get all those benefits from energy drinks DO NOT GO ABOVE THE FOLLOWING DOSES!!
- Caffeine- 400mg/day.
- Taurine- 5g/day.
Taurine is put on energy drinks because it modulates heartbeats and cardiovascular effects of caffeine. Even so, do not go above this doses, because you will increase risk of heart attack.
There’s no such thing as ”good” or ”bad” food. Every single type of food have his of benefits and adverse for the body as long as term of ”MODERATION” isn’t just a word for you.