The Effect Of Coffee And Energy Drinks Essay

1230 Words Dec 5th, 2016 5 Pages
It’s 6:00 AM on a Monday morning and you’re lying in bed dreading the day as your alarm clock is screeching in the background. We’ve all been there. One may refer to this moment as the Monday blues. There are the lucky members of society who can bounce out of bed and face the day head on, but what about the rest of us? How does one overcome such travesty? Some get their day rolling by taking a hot shower, eating a healthy breakfast, or going for a run (crazy I know). On the other hand, we have the vast majority who need caffeine to kick start their week. Though there are several different methods to ingest this stimulant, I’m going to focus solely on two of the most popular; coffee and energy drinks. Both coffee and energy drinks differ in ingredients, accessibility, and consumers but they both cause similar health effects. To begin, have you ever looked at the ingredient label on an energy drink? I’m sure you’ve seen a few questionable factors. Referring to these popular drinks, "They contain, in differing amounts, ingredients such as vitamin B, taurine, guarana, yerba mate, acai, ginseng, creatine, and ginkgo biloba. Besides knowing that most of these other ingredients are not in my computer 's spell checker, we should ask what they do to your body" (Robertson) Though some of the added ingredients in energy drinks may seem foreign to you, most of them are familiar vitamin supplements. As Manila Bulliten explains, "These beverages include vitamins-mainly B…

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