En­ergy Drinks and Al­co­hol

Consumer Voice - - Energy Drinks -

Mix­ing al­co­hol and heav­ily-caf­feinated en­ergy drinks could have neg­a­tive health ef­fects. Caf­feine masks the hal­lu­ci­nat­ing ef­fect of the al­co­hol, lead­ing to more con­sump­tion of the al­co­hol. Car­dio­vas­cu­lar com­pli­ca­tions due to this com­bi­na­tion are more com­mon in adults above 40 years.

Within Lim­its

It’s im­por­tant to reg­u­late the con­sump­tion of the en­ergy drinks and not get ad­dicted to them. In par­tic­u­lar, it’s ad­vis­able not to con­sume al­co­hol along with the en­ergy drinks. Peo­ple with car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­eases must avoid en­ergy drinks. Reg­u­lar cof­fee drinkers must also avoid con­sump­tion of en­ergy drinks to pre­vent caf­feine in­tox­i­ca­tion. Con­sump­tion of caf­feinated en­ergy drinks while ex­er­cis­ing is dan­ger­ous for health, so it must be avoided. If at all, choose an en­ergy drink that is low-caloric and has lesser caf­feine, sodium and sugar con­tent. It’s also ad­vis­able to choose an en­ergy drink with vi­ta­mins.

– Com­piled by Richa Pande

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