Don't take "Energy" drinks? Why?
"Energy"drinks are unhealthy.
Don't take them as a "sport"drink.
How healthy are "energy"drinks? They are high in sugar and caffeine and contain certain unnecessary "nutrients". They all contain caffeine in quantities that food advisers said were "undesirable".
For soft drinks, the maximum caffeine level suggested by British government food advisers in 1993 was 125mg per litre.
The survey (by WHICH? magazine) found that 2 brands sold here have 3 times the amount of caffeine found in Coca-Cola.
Local "energy" drink.
Are "energy" drinks here high in caffeine too?
The Consumers Association of Penang bought 3 brands -- Power Gold, Red Bull and Livita -- and tested them for caffeine. Their test showed that all of them have caffeine above the maximum recommended dose for soft drinks.
Based on the test results:
* Power Gold has 80.13 mg/240 ml caffeine (ie about 334 mg per litre). This is more than 2&1/2 times the suggested maximum level for caffeine in soft drinks in Britain.
* Red Bull has a caffeine level of 26.4 mg/150 ml (ie 176 mg per litre).
*Livita has 17.02 mg/100 ml (ie 172 mg per litre).
Drinks like these often claim to refresh and revitalise. Don't be duped again! You have been forewarned here. Livita for instance, has these claims :"refreshes", "fight fatigue fast". One can be forgiven for thinking that these are sports drinks or drinks that can be indulged in after a strenuous workout.
The real energy drink before and after a hard work or game is use 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt for every 1250ml of plain water.
They are also claimed to have unique formula of added vitamins and nutrients like taurine (present in Power Gold, Red Bull and Livita) and glucuronolactone ) the labels of Power Gold and red Bull say they contain D-glucuronolactone).
Taurine and glucuronolactone are naturally produced in the human body, but there is no firm evidence to support their use as a food supplement. Also isolated elements supplements will never work for the body. Other synegitic elements in organic forms are needed for natural body usage.
We are advise strongly against using these drinks as "sport"drinks.
It is important to replenish fluid after exercise, but caffeiene in drinks can only cause further dehydration and any driks with high levels of sugar are absorbed into the human body more slowly than drinks with little or no sugar.
Even if you are not into sports, taking these drinks on a regular basis is not encouraged either, especially if you are already a coffee drinker or regularly consume foods or drinks which contain caffeine (eg: soft drinks, chocolates, etc).
This is because excessive caffeine can cause palpitations, increase gastric secretions, act as a diuretic (increasing urine flow) and cause gastric ulcers.
Excessive intake of caffeine can also caise insommia,cannot sleep, nervousness and poor performance. And caffeine consumption has been linked with cystic breast disease. Water cure :Drugs kill, the human body.
It is never too late or too early to revise and be wise again for the rest of our journey.......
Use Water-cure. Rather be thankful for the timely warning, and do something about it.
Drink at least 10% of your own daily water-quota (31.42 ml multiply by your present body weight(kg), every 90 minutes. Use 1/4 teaspoon of sea-salt in your daily diet, for every 1250 ml water drank.
Pain is a sign/signal produced by dehydration in the human body. Pain may be common but it is not normal.
To simplify complications is the FIRST essential of success.
Happy New Year without a coke. Smile.