Energy drinks may help get you thru the day but they can have damaging effects on your teeth and they can have damaging effects on your body.
How energy drinks effect your teeth:
Our dental office has always discussed how drinks containing acids are harmful to your teeth. Energy drinks contain a high amount of citric acid which erodes the enamel on your teeth. When your teeth lose their enamel they are more susceptible to cavities.
How energy drinks effect your body:
Risks to your Heart:
The caffeine in energy drinks doesn’t just pump up your nervous system; it also gives your heart a kick by raising blood pressure and heart rate, which is risky for people with heart disease.
The FDA doesn’t require energy drink manufacturers to disclose amount of caffeine in their products. Some drinks contain more than 71 grams of caffeine per 12 ounces, 71 grams per 12 ounces is what the FDA deemed safe for soda. Some energy drinks have 14 times the amount of caffeine in them than a soda.
Risks of Diabetes:
Energy drinks contain usually twice as much sugar as a soda. Energy drinks are shown to increase blood sugar levels and then cause blood sugar levels to take hours to go back to normal levels. Doctors worry about longterm risk of Diabetes with longterm use of energy drinks.
How Can I stay energized without Energy Drinks?
Eating a balanced breakfast will help your metabolism to keep you energized until lunchtime.
Drinking water helps keep your body hydrated which helps keep you energized.