The Ever Popular Energy Drink Essay

755 WordsJan 18, 20124 Pages
Do you like drinking sugar? How about crashes, do you like those? Energy drinks do both. Let’s say you’re sitting in your room, right on the verge of sleep. Suddenly, you jump out of bed in terror. You forgot about that essay due first block, or that test in third! And if you’re like many other teenagers in America, you'll probably go grab that Monster and hit the books. But do you really know what’s in that energy drink? In recent years, there has been a phenomenon with a certain type of drink. The drink in which I’m referring to is, you guessed it by the title, the ever popular energy drink. Energy drinks are used to supply a rush of energy for a short period of time. Now, almost all of us know what energy drinks are, with the exception of those who have lived under rocks for e few decades. Energy drinks are canned or bottled beverages sold in convenience stores, grocery stores, and bars and nightclubs (in mixed drinks) Energy drinks were first created for athletes to use during training or in games but now are being consumed by a great number of people who are not participating in any sort of strenuous activity. There are people who even mix these drinks with alcoholic beverages during parties which obviously can be very, very dangerous. These “energy drinks” should only be used before a strenuous activity and also not used to hydrate your body. Energy drinks" should not be confused with sports drinks such as Gatorade or Powerade, which re-hydrate the body. These sports drinks also provide sugars, which the body burns to create energy and replenish electrolytes. Electrolytes maintains the salt and potassium balances in the body. Energy drinks do the exact opposite, they help dehydrate you. Ingredients in common “Energy Drinks” Cocaine: The most common stimulant found also in coffee, Coke, and Mountain Dew but usually is found in much higher quantities in

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