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The real dangers of energy drinks in the UK

the real danger of... ENERGY DRINKS in the uk nIN YOU Energy drinks have been linked to many hospital admissions and in some cases death. KNOW? What is in an energy drink? Caffeine Sugar Energy drink 80 - 140mg Cup of Coffee 57mg 25g - 68g Sugar Energy Drink Energy Drink Guideline Daily Amounts Women Men Sugars Caffeine 90g 300mg 120g 300mg Calories 2000kcal 2500kcal Too much caffeine can cause: Upset stomach • Increased heartbeat • Muscle tremors • Nervousness or anxiety • Irritability Too much Sugar can cause: • Weight gain • Tooth decay • Increased risk of developing type 2 Diabetes How much do we consume? • 660 million litres of energy or sports drinks were consumed in the UK • This is an average of 10.6 litres per person • 4.5% of all soft drinks consumed were energy or sports drinks Alternative sources of energy Exercise Whole Grain Foods Supplements Exercise improves stamina and metabolism and therefore increases Foods such as wholemeal bread, cereals, brown rice, wholeweat pasta are great sources of carbohydrate which provide energy. Supplements can be taken to provide an extra boost of energy. energy. Sources www.britishsoftdrinks.com/default.aspx?page=1009 www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/health-alert-over-energy-shot-drinks-8326453.html www.energyfiend.com/caffeine-content-uk-europe-drinks www.energyfiend.com/sugar-in-drinks www.caloriecounting.co.uk/resources/food/calories_drinks.htm www.gdalabel.org.uk/gda/gda_values.aspx www.energyfiend.com/energy-drink-side-effects www.livestrong.com/article/518897-the-effects-of-caffeine-on-body-organs/ www.livestrong.com/article/442091-the-effects-of-energy-drinks-on-teenagers/ www.weightlossresources.co.uk/food/healthy/superfoods/whole-grain.htm www.fitnessmotivationtoday.com/10-reasons-why-exercise-will-give-you-more-energy/ SimplySupplements Healthy living made simpler! www.simplysupplements.co.uk ENERGY DRINK

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