Energy drinks are very popular nowadays. Many people consume them in their afternoon energy crave, students also consume them while exam sessions. But nobody is aware that only one can of the popular Red Bull energy drink will increase the chances of experiencing stroke or heart attack.
Why Red bull is so harmful and what it actually does?
Every energy drink makes our blood sticky and this may lead to stroke or other cardiovascular problems. In the case of Red Bull, it is proven that an hour after consuming just one can our bloodstream becomes abnormal and it resembles the one of a patient with some cardiovascular disease.
Of course the representatives of the brand claim that their drink has similar effects as a cup of coffee or soda.
And this in fact is true. A cup of coffee or soda all together with the caffeine and the added unnatural sweeteners and sugars will give you an instant increase of energy which will last very short.
But the main difference between coffee and an energy drink is that we are not fully aware how the other ingredients in the Red Bull will act when mixed with caffeine.
Aspartame is a substance which has shown to be neurotic, metabolic, fetal, allergenic and carcinogens is a prominent ingredient in energy drink.
This ingredient plus the lethargy, an effect of soda, make you want another drink and this is why you can’t escape this chain reaction.
Energy drinks are banned in some countries
Dr. Mercola says that during the last year in 143 countries around the globe more than 3.5 billion Red Bull cans were sold. But the question about the safety of this drink arises when some energy addict collapses.
There is a data which shows that energy drinks were sold more than water bottles.
Some countries become aware of these bad effects which energy drinks have on the nation and the fact that more and more energy drinks just pop up at the market so they decided to take matters in their own hands and stop them.
Norway, Denmark and Uruguay are some of the countries which decided to ban Red Bull on their markets. In Kuwait on the other hand, Red Bull is banned for anybody under the age of 16 due to the scandal when two squash members died from heart attack due to energy drinks consumption.
WHO is most exposed to this risk?
As mentioned before, it was proven that energy drink can damage the blood vessels and their function and increases the risk of blood clots. In order to protect yourself and your organism from stroke and other side effects than you should avoid energy drinks consumption if you suffer from the following diseases:
– High blood pressure
– Chronic fatigue syndrome
– High stress
– Caffeine sensitivity
– Cardiovascular disease
– Any blood clotting disorder
It is highly advisable to avoid energy drinks during pregnancy.
You can boast you energy in a natural way and here is how
Healthy life style is a key factor in boasting your energy level. Increase the intake of omega 3 fats, eliminate sugar and greasy food, exercise regularly and decrease the level of stress and immediately you will feel fresher and more relaxed with more energy for everyday activities.