#3 – Energy Drinks
Don’t let the flashy marketing lose sight of what is actually inside of these things.
No matter how much of a “metabolism boosting,” “energy increasing,” or “natural buzz” effect it promises.
They are nothing worth consuming.
In fact, there is a number of health risks associated with drinking energy drinks including, allergic reactions, jitters, high blood pressure and insomnia .
Here’s the average nutritional breakdown of a commercial energy drink:
- 100 – 300 calories
- 0 – 1 grams protein
- 0 grams fiber
- 21 – 42 grams sugar
In addition to a number of other sketchy ingredients and stimulants (most of which have NOT been approved by the FDA) including Carnitine, Taurine, Super Citramax and Glucuronolactone.
To be honest, most energy drinks don’t offer us any more caffeine than a typical cup of coffee.
You are much better off consuming a cup of your favorite coffee instead.
A cup of black iced coffee with 1 teaspoon of vanilla almond milk and cinnamon rings in at a whopping 5 calories.