Energy drinks give you extra fuel to get through the day. There are several claims that energy drinks improve concentration and productivity. These are commonly used by bodybuilders and workers that have extreme workloads. Energy drinks give an initial boost of vitality to make you active for long term duration.
What is an energy drink?
Energy drink is any beverage that improves your energy. This contains high levels of stimulant ingredients. Most of them contain caffeine and sugar. These products are promoted as capable of enhancing mental alertness and physical performance. Energy drinks have high-calorie content which can sabotage your weight loss. Some of the energy drinks are marketed as beverages. Some products are marketed as supplements.
Energy drinks and the HCG diet
Energy drinks are not allowed during the HCG diet. It’s because this can result in an energy crash after the initial burst of energy. The high energy effects do not last long in your body. It will eventually become a major problem in concentration. Energy drinks can cause a sudden drop down of energy in your body.
Typical energy drinks are chock full of sweeteners and artificial ingredients. This results in irregular heart rate and degrades bone and muscle health. Take note that you do not need energy drinks during the HCG diet Phase 2. The HCG will supply energy to your body through the burned fats.
The dangers of energy drinks during the HCG diet Phase 2
- It results in too much stimulation
Energy drinks are loaded with too much sugar and other ingredients. This can cause an adrenaline rush or rush of energy which can last longer. It has various stimulants that can cause nerve irritability and firing rates. Thus, makes your brain respond with stronger cognition and a heightened sense of vigilance. This will eventually cause you anxiety and high-stress levels at the end of the day.
- It has too much sugar
The sugar content of energy drinks is 50 grams of sugar per bottle. Having this regularly increases blood sugar levels. It also causes the rapid deposition of unhealthy fats in various parts of your body. Drinking sugary drinks can stimulate your appetite to eat more foods. Energy drinks can have serious health effects, particularly in children, young adults, and teenagers.
- It leads to tooth decay
Tooth decay comes because of too much sugar. Energy drinks weaken your bones including your teeth. This is also considered more acidic than coffee. These acids stay in your teeth longer which trigger decay. Energy drinks also contain too much caffeine than ordinary coffee. It decreases the amount of sleep you have per day. This eventually sabotages your HCG diet.
Energy drinks and other processed beverages
Processed drinks including energy drinks contain empty calories. These eventually become stubborn body fats. Energy drinks and other processed beverages affect your kidney and liver. Do not drink soda, fruit juices, alcohol, wine, milkshakes, etc. These are considered processed beverages that contain calories that are dangerous for your health.