In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at energy drinks and their benefits and risks.
The energy drink industry is a global business with over 500 energy drinks on the market today.
With Red Bull as one of the most popular and studied of the energy drinks.
One can was found to elevate blood pressure 3 to 4 points, which increases your risk of dying from a stroke by 20% and dying from a heart attack by 12%.
Energy drinks may also impair artery function.
One big can of Monster Energy drink results in a significant drop in an arteries’ ability to relax normally within 90 minutes.
There are cases of young people suffering cardiac arrest after consuming just 3 cans back-to-back.
What about for athletes?
Energy drinks were originally marketed for athletes and 80% of college athletes reportedly drink them.
However, studies reveal no change in athletic performance, but they do raise resting blood pressure.
Whereas vegetables likes beets and greens, improve athletic performance and reduce blood pressure at the same time.
So, do the benefits of consuming energy drinks outweigh the risks?
Unfortunately, energy drinks appear to have no therapeutic benefit.
A great start to a happy, healthy and energetic life is by eating a well balanced diet including organic fruits and vegetable and getting regular exercise.
Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor. It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.
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