Energy Drinks and Alcohol
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.
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