If you’re a lover of energy drinks, chances are you’ve been met by quite a bit of pushback from your friends, family members, co-workers and maybe even strangers. They likely tell you that the canned concoctions are filled with stuff that’s not good for your body, but, many times, their argument just falls on deaf ears. After all, aren’t energy drinks just beverages for those of us who live lives so busy that they require tons of caffeine?
Well, according to a new study from the University of Texas, energy drinks are actually much more dangerous than we originally thought. Through their testing, researchers from the university were able to determine that even ONE energy drink could constrict a person’s blood vessels as soon as 90 minutes after consuming it.
It’s a temporary effect but what makes it so troubling is the fact that the body simply isn’t working properly when the vessels are constricted and, in the worst cases, it could contribute to heart damage, cardiac arrest, stroke, and/or organ failure.
It should be noted that the participants in this study were not elderly people with pre-existing conditions, they were young, healthy people in their 20s. It’s a revelation that has worried physicians and, if further studies support the original findings, could lead to legislation against these dangerous drinks.
To learn more about why consuming just one energy drink can be so risky, as well as a list of the dangerous ingredients to look out for, be sure to watch the video below. Bye, bye, energy drinks!
We can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this shocking news! Are you surprised that energy drinks are so damaging on the body? Do you drink these beverages frequently? If so, have you suffered any health problems from drinking them?