Energy drinks are bad news. Not only have they been linked to deaths and other physical dangers, but heavily caffeinated drinks like Red Bull, Monster and Full Throttle can also affect our mental health, including increasing our risk for depression and anxiety, according to certified clinical nutritionist, speaker and author who has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show and NPR, Dr. Kaayla Daniel. Energy drinks, she says, are risky and dangerous for our mental health. Find out why: More
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The journal Pediatrics has published a new study, lead by Dr. Holly Benjamin of The American Academy of Pediatrics, which says energy drinks loaded with extra sugar and caffeine could prove harmful for adolescents. Brands like Mountain Dew, Red Bull, and Spike Shooter could not only cause heart rhythms, and contribute to the growing obesity epidemic, but also interact with ADHD medications, possibly leading to seizures. Many adults enjoy energy drinks during heavy athletic training, but Dr. Benjamin explains that for growing children who lead more sedentary lifestyles (and playing Xbox all day long would qualify there), parents are advised to keep the drinks that give you wings away from the kids. If I may be controversial for a moment (because I never do that…*cough), I think all energy drinks, from Red Bull to Gatorade, are a waste of money. Nature provides the best energy drink available, and it’s practically free with a turn of the faucet. More
Energy drinks packed with caffeine that are popular among teens and college students could be a public health hazard, according to an advisory put out by the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Even energy drinks containing no alcohol, like Red Bull and others, might pose a significant threat to the people who use them, according to researchers at the University of Maryland School of Public Health and Wake Forest University School of Medicine. More
It’s no secret that we’re not fans of energy drinks — even the ones that claim to be all-natural. So you can imagine the mix of emotions we felt when we read that Red Bull dramatically improves your driving ability for longer car rides. Researchers in Sweden found that subjects who drank Red Bull had increased alertness, and were better at driving straight and maintaining a steady speed compared to subjects who didn’t have any Red Bull. In fact, the gap between the Red Bull-caffeinated drivers and the control group was as if the control group had enough alcohol to be over the legal European limit (.05%). More
Remember John Dempster? He’s a licensed (and hot) Naturopathic Doctor who practices in Toronto. This is our third conversation with the good doctor (here’s the second), who will regularly contribute to Blisstree about health and wellness issues. Find his practice … More
As the responsibilities of work and life pile up, many of us need a caffeine jolt (or two or three) to make it through a long day. But what if there was a better way to stay energized – and … More