The anatomical science behind sipping turbo-powered fuel.
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Whether you drink to ward off a 3 p.m. energy drop or fuel a lethargic workout, there's a burgeoning should-I-or-shouldn't-I debate surrounding energy drinks that's impossible to ignore. So what's the impact of slugging one back? An 8-12 ounce energy drink has 72-150 mg of caffeine, which isn't necessarily problematic. After all, studies have found that up to four cups of coffee a day-which could top off around 400 mg-can actually have positive health benefits like lowering your risk of diabetes, upping your mood, and decreasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
But a large energy drink bottle can flood your body with up to 294 mg of caffeine in one sitting. Look at a label and you'll also notice that the average Monster contains way more than your morning cup o' joe, namely sugar and other ingredients like taurine, ephedrine, guarana, and ginseng. All those "extras" act as stimulants, enhancingRead More »from This is Your Body on Energy Drinks