Are Energy Drinks Good for your Health?

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Published on February 23, 2016 by HTC Team

A lot of people tend to consume energy drinks. But are they actually good for your health? Probably not! Dr. Willie Ong explains why they are not as great as they are made to sound.

  • Though the health drinks are really popular, Dr. Ong opines they are not actually safe. A regular health drink contains 100 mg of caffeine, which is equivalent to the caffeine content of about 4 to 5 cups of coffee.
  • Drinking health drinks or energy drinks can have side effects. One very important side effect is the palpitation of the heart. Drinking energy drinks boost blood pressure and heart rate, and this can be harmful for human health.
  • Energy drinks can also lead to brain strokes, says Dr. Ong. The shooting up of heart rate and blood pressure leads to such strokes. There are two types of strokes, one is clotting of blood and another is blockage of arteries, and both can lead to coma. Therefore it is advisable to stay clear of the energy drinks.

Thus, Dr. Ong suggests, that if you feel fatigued, then there are natural ways of relaxation that are prudent to choose, since the option of regaining energy by drinking instant energy drinks might be harmful for you.

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