But apparently having just read an article by What The Doctors Don't Tell You, they may as well be angel's wings as it can boost the risks of heart attacks and strokes.
Oh my God, and we consume so much of the damn stuff too. Last year close to 20 million cans were guzzled in 120 countries. Scary figures! And with 80mg of caffeine in each tin PLUS five teaspoons of sugar is this really a ' natural health' drink as they like to claim? Don't think so.
It's used alot after physical exercise to re-plenish the hard working muscles. Ha, thats a laugh, as due to the high caffeine content its more likely to dehydrate rather than rehydrate. And after exercise the lack of hydration could put a strain on your heart.
The fact that it's served cold means we can down more of it than coffee, and our systems get a pretty instant buzz - just what you need as an afternoon pick-me-up or a hangover cure right? Wrong, very wrong! The high levels of caffeine and other stimulants such as gaurana, have been found to increase the heart rate and blood pressure.
I'm abit old for this (can't believe I'm writing that) but apparently the 'youth of today' are also making lethal cocktails with energy drinks and alcohol. Well, apparently it gets you there...... but with what potential consequences?
You get a double dose of the 'baddies' which will weaken your immune system and rob you of your vitality. Please think before you drink............. and try water instead, eight glasses a day. You WILL feel better for it, I promise you.
Today's Tip : Make time for the special things in life!