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7 Reasons why the Youth should avoid Energy Drinks

Hello, I am Vishal Agarwal, a student pursuing my Masters in Economics. I write blogs on Economics, Analytics and Finance.

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When it comes to adolescents and young adults, no bigger group is more impressionable than this. What they do and consume today will have an impact on their health down the road.


One topic that is extensively debated is the effects of energy drinks on youth. Do these drinks have a negative impact on their health? Some people would agree, while others would disagree. The truth is, it depends on the person. For some, energy drinks are harmless. For others, they can be dangerous.


Energy drinks are loaded with sugar and caffeine. One can of Monster Energy contains about 54 grams of sugar and 160 milligrams of caffeine. That is the equivalent of drinking more than four cans of Coca-Cola.

Here are some of the potential dangers of energy drinks:

1. They can contain a high amount of caffeine, which can be harmful to young people.

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2. They can contain other harmful ingredients, such as artificial sweeteners and artificial flavors.

3. They can increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

4. They can also lead to dehydration.

5. They can cause problems with concentration, attention, and focus.

6. They can lead to addictive behaviors.

7. They can also cause irritability and mood swings.


In conclusion, while energy drinks may have some benefits, such as providing energy, they also have some dangers, especially for young people. It is important for adolescents and young adults to be aware of these dangers and to make informed decisions about whether or not to drink energy drinks.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Vishal Agarwal

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