Energy Drink Hype
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The ads for energy drinks imply that drinking them transforms you into a super-hero. But the reality is these high caffeine drinks often start an addictive jolt- and- crash cycle that leaves you feeling sub-human, not super-human.
Diet drinks don’t necessarily help with weight loss. Though they don’t have sugars that erode teeth, the acids they contain can cause dental decay. One diet drink a day is not anything to worry about. But if you regularly drink much more than that, consider cutting back. Over time you can retrain your habits and taste buds to put Water First.
8 ways water enhances health
Healthy weight. Water replaces high-calorie drinks like soda and juice drinks with a drink that doesn’t have any calories. It’s a great appetite suppressant. Often when we think we’re hungry, we’re actually just thirsty.
Get Energized. Being even mildly dehydrated can sap your energy and make you feel tired. If you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated — and this can lead to fatigue, muscle weakness, and dizziness.
Think Better. Drinking more water every day will help you think more clearly. Research shows that staying hydrated is necessary for the human brain to function at its best. That’s why some school systems are encouraging students to keep water at their desks and to drink it throughout the day.
Pouring On The Pounds
Drinking one can of soda a day can pour on 10 pounds of weight gain a year. Cutting back on sweet drinks and drinking more water is one of the easiest ways to lose weight.
There is no other single food or beverage that promotes weight gain as much as sugary drinks do. Drinking beverages loaded with sugar also increases the risk of diseases associated with obesity–diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis and cancer.