In recent years, there are more and more energy drinks sprung up in the supermarket. They all boast that they can supply energy to make people refreshed. Maybe all of us have the experience of drinking them, but do you know what exactly they are and how to drink them in a right way?
Energy drink means drink that can adjust proportion of ingredient and content in natural nutrients to regulating human functions at a certain extent to meet special nutrition needs of certain and special people. According to some related materials, energy drinks can be classified into fortified drinks, sports drinks and special purpose drinks. Fortified drinks are those contain nutritional components that are needed in our daily activities; sports drinks are those contain electrolytes, minerals and carbohydrate to reduce the possibility of dehydration and balance our body fluid; special purpose drinks have the functions of antifatigue and recharge effects.
In face, most of the energy drinks contain central nervous system stimulants, such as caffeine, taurine, lysine, etc., which can help one keep awake, fight fatigue or relieve pressure. But overdrinking or drink in wrong ways may influence your health. For example, those can help keep awake or fight fatigue are not proper for drinking before sleep; those contain central nervous system stimulants are not good for children; and those proper for people after intense sport or large quantity sweats are not good for heart disease and hypertensive patients, because the natrium may increase heart burden or blood pressure.
Years ago, a popular energy drink was banned in France after the death of eighteen-year-old Irish athlete, who died as a result of playing a basketball game after consuming four cans of the drink. The French Scientific Committee (J.D. Birkel) concluded that the drink has excessive amounts of caffeine. Health experts also said that caffeine suspends the effects of alcohol, allowing people to continue drinking long after they normally would have stopped.
However, as energy supplements, those drinks really can help us when we need to keep active or feel tired after acuteness exercise. When choosing them, we’d better choose those natural supplements, and have them according to our body needs. As long as we drink them in a right way, they will help us a lot.