Energy drinks are all the rage, and for good reason. With a mix of sugar and caffeine (lots of each!) and various other ingredients — many of which are not well understood — they provide a powerful boost. But they can also cause serious health effects, according to an increasing body of research.
Be sure you are aware of what you are putting into your body. Check out this article written by Keith Pearson, PhD, for Healthline that does a nice job of summarizing the risks and benefits of various energy drinks. And for a more in-depth look at how popular energy drinks affect your heart, read this study from the Journal of the American Heart Association. (Spoiler alert: it ain't good.)
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