Do you want an extra burst of physical and mental energy? Below is a list of stores in Zambia that supply a wide selection of energy drinks including Red-bull, Monster, Dragon, Sting, Kung Fu and Kombat. Nearly all drinks listed here contain the ingredient caffeine to stimulate brain function, increase alertness as well as concentration. However, the amount of caffeine varies from product to product. These drinks can be useful when you are training hard and need an extra boost for a tough session, at the office or library when you want to concentrate.
Energy drinks are loaded with sugar
Excessive sugar intake can cause inflammation, which has been linked to a number of chronic conditions, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, Popeck says. Consumption of added sugars can also increase the risk of obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Occasionally drinking one energy drink is unlikely to cause problems. To reduce potential harm, limit your consumption to 16 ounces (473 ml) daily and avoid all other caffeinated beverages.
Coming in first as the unhealthiest energy drink is Reign, containing 300 mg of caffeine and zero grams of sugar in 16 oz. Although they are said to have zero grams of sugar, they have to sweeten the drink with something, hence Sucralose, an artificial sweetener.
As for most adults, up to 400 milligrams of caffeine a day appears to be safe, according to the Mayo Clinic. “Healthy adults who choose to drink energy drinks should not exceed one can per day,” the Mayo Clinic's
Energy drinks often contain a high number of calories and sugar that can lead to weight gain when added to your diet without cutting calories elsewhere. Weight gain happens when you consume more calories than you burn off.
You may experience the negative effects of energy drinks after your first sip.