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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.

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Caffeine Craze

  • Are you having trouble falling asleep?
  • Are you more irritable and nervous than you used to be?
  • Do you often have feelings of restlessness and anxiety?
  • Do you feel like if you don’t get caffeine you almost can’t function?
  • Do you need to drink more caffeine than you used to in order to feel energized?
  • Do you go out of your way to get caffeinated drinks on a regular basis?
  • Do you have frequent nausea or gastrointestinal problems like gastric reflux?
  • Do you have headaches if you don’t get regular doses of caffeine?

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Diet Right?

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.

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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.

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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.

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Setting Limits for Kids

  1. Order water at restaurants. Ask for lemon and lots if ice.
  2. If you order soft drinks at restaurants, don’t get refills. You can easily add 300 calories with one refill of a large drink.
  3. Come up with a limit you’re comfortable with and stick to it. Some families say “one sweet drink a day”, others say “one a week” other say “on special occasions only”. Little known secret: kids actually like limits (at some level!). It makes them feel safe to know that someone is looking out for them.
  4. Role model drinking water often and sweet drinks only occasionally.
  5. Don’t bring a lot of sweet drinks in the house. Kids will drink what’s in front of them.

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