Studies have shown that energy drinks make people more susceptible to heart disease and diabetes. They can also cause miscarriages and cardiovascular disease. In short, energy drinks harm the body.
According to The Sun, drinks like Monster and Red Bull contain 80mg of caffeine per 100ml. This equates to roughly a cup of coffee or three cans of Coke per 100 ml, or in a standard energy drink, once consumed, you may as well have downed 6 and a bit cans of Coke in one sitting.
And if that isn’t enough to stop you from drinking the stuff, tooth erosion has been documented in one World Health Organisation study:
“Another study showed that consumption of energy drinks can cause erosion and smear layer removal in the teeth, leading to cervical dentin hypersensitivity.”
While scientists in Texas discovered the increase of stroke and heart attack in just 90 minutes after consumption, obesity and neurological disorders in kids and teenagers have also been documented. The discovery of constricted blood vessels after consumption has led to a cry for the banning sales of these drinks to the younger community.
One man, who has recently shared photos of his tongue being “eaten away” after he reportedly consumed six energy drinks a day,, has become a media case study.
Although some people believe energy drinks are good for the body, Dan Royals gives you something to think about as he documents the horror he went through.
Found on Facebook, Dan’s posts stated he would regularly consume anywhere up to six energy drinks a day, each drink containing upwards of 58 grams of sugar. His post seeks to warn those addicted to these drinks.
“Who drinks energy drinks? Addicted to them? You may want to think again.
“Up until recently when this started to occur I was drinking at least 5-6 a day (lack of energy teaching kids usually) and I brush daily, went to the doctor and boom! Found out it’s the chemicals in these drinks that are causing it… It literally eats away at your tongue.
Although Dan smokes, the teacher attributes the blistering on his tongue to too many energy drinks.
Dan added: ‘Just to make it clear, I actually do care for my oral health, but this is purely from these drinks… I do smoke but has nothing to do with the eating away of my tongue.’