Energy Drinks Are Deadly? Essay

832 Words Oct 26th, 2015 4 Pages
In retrospect, I remember opening the refrigerator and was about to take a sip of that red bull. Out of nowhere I heard someone called my name really loud; “Leeeee!”. My father was the one who yelled at me and quickly took the red bull away from my hand. Even until this day, I never knew why he took away the away and won’t let me drink it. I always thought he yelled at me because he was attempting to protect his drink from me; from drinking it. As I grew up, taking health class made me realized that energy drinks are unhealthy and contains things that can harm your body. Therefore now I know Energy drinks are deadly because it provides the body with a large amount of caffeine and sugar that messed up the body system and can even lead to death.
Like almost any other energy drinks, the beverage provides a huge amount of caffeine and sugar. In the Merriam-Webster definition Energy drinks is “a usually carbonated beverage that typically contains caffeine and other ingredients (as taurine and ginseng) intended to increase the drinker 's energy”. Although energy drinks can be a benefit when providing energy to the body, there are also negative effects. Like any other regular caffeine and sugar, it stimulates blood pressure and heart rate. At the moderate daily intakes, the human body can take up to 300 to 400 milligrams of caffeine, which is the amount equals to four cups of coffee (Roberts). However, some energy drinks contain up to 505 milligrams of caffeine (Roberts). With the…

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