Thursday, 5 December 2013

Energy Drinks Are Not So Healthy For The Heart

Cardiac radiologists have concluded that energy drinks are a major cause of heart strain. When an energy drink is consumed, the contraction rate of the heart increases significantly which strains the heart’s left ventricle. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 2013 report, almost 21,000 people in the U.S alone are being sent to emergency rooms every year because of this.

Consuming highly caffeinated drinks causes racy heart rate, tremors, seizures, high blood pressure, or even death. Energy drinks are fully loaded with caffeine, which is why they are dangerous for health. A new study shows that a can of energy drink, which contains 400mg/100 ml Taurine and 32 mg/100 ml caffeine, affects the body after an hour, resulting in an increased stress on the heart.

Embracing a healthy lifestyle helps the heart; foods with full of fiber and protein should be consumed instead of sugar and caffeine, after all this is the heart we are talking about. Low-fat yogurt, dark chocolate, roasted almonds, frozen berries or an apple are better options than eating fatty or sugary products.

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