Sugar & Energy Drinks
Another controversial ingredient is sugar, I won’t bore you with the details, but yes, most energy drinks contain sugar. But so do most carbonated soft drinks. Nowadays, there are several low or even no sugar options that still provide that same energy hit without the high sugar levels.
But remember, it is an “energy” drink and it is intended for that purpose. If you are simply looking to quench your thirst whilst avoiding the extra calories, water is always available, and its free!
Imagine a world where there was no chocolate, no ice cream, no junk food — hamburgers, hot dogs, pizzas, soft drinks or energy drinks! It would be one depressing place! The world is a continuous cycle. We work hard to pay for the things we want — a nice house, fancy car, that amazing family vacation, and then once we have it, we start all over again, working to pay it off and move on to the next thing we desire — a bigger house, fancier car, and even better vacation! We like to indulge. We like to go to nice restaurants, eat delicious food (no matter how good or bad it is for us) and then spend all that time in the gym burning it off! As I said, a constant cycle!
Yes, some energy drinks are high in sugar. If that is a concern, look for those that have a lower or no sugar content and follow the strict recommendations provided on the can labels.
And while Energy Drinks manufacturers are taking more and more initiatives including the implementation of marketing campaigns to educate consumers about the safe consumption of their products, maintaining industry commitments focussing on the responsible manufacture, marketing and consumption of its products, it is ultimately up to you the consumer, to ensure you follow guidelines, educate younger consumers in your care, maintain a healthy diet and — using a well-known slogan — “drink responsibly”.