The Truth About Energy Drinks

The Truth About Energy Drinks

Bowen Haueter

Energy Drinks may taste good or even appear to have health benefits based on their labels. But, in reality, energy drinks are very bad for your well-being.

The NCAA banned athletes from drinking a certain type of energy drink called Celsius.  Celsius is banned because consuming one can is equivalent to drinking five cups of coffee. Whitney Smith, a senior at Ridgeline, says, “I drink about two energy drinks a day, and I know it’s not good for me, I just love them.” If one is drinking energy drinks everyday, especially more than one, they have got to stop.

Davis Low, better known as “Young Money,” told me, “I don’t really like to drink energy drinks, not just because they are bad for my health, but they taste awful. I would rather go somewhere and get an iced coffee over an energy drink.” If you need caffeine, coffee is a better option than an energy drink. Coffee, in contrast to energy drinks, is better for sustained energy, and you won’t necessarily have to add to your calorie count for the day when you drink it. Will Rippstein announced that he loves coffee, and he needs it every morning to get him through the day. “It helps me stay awake and focused during school hours,” he says. 

Overall, the risks of energy drinks highly outweigh the benefits and we should be aware of better, healthier options.