Dean Wharmby was a professional bodybuilder that lived an unhealthy life according to many.
Energy drinks are one of the most popular beverages in the world. with millions sold each year, it is undeniable that they are a force to be reckoned with. They’re easy to get a hold of, taste delicious and give that well-needed energy kick. But they hold many secrets which are explored below!
He would need to constantly consume at least 10,000 calories to keep his muscle mass; this included numerous meals of fast food. But what killed this man we drink every day.
Unfortunately we are not told about the hidden, unhealthy secrets that come with consuming an energy drink. The good news is that those secrets will now be revealed.
Energy drinks were originally produced in Japan, created to enhance sports performance and keep Japanese businessmen at the top of their professional game. They were an immediate hit, and Europe caught on quickly as Red Bull was developed in Austria come the mid-1980’s.
Red Bull was the first form of energy drink introduced to the USA in 1997, a good ten years after it had its world debut in Austria, in 1987.The USA is now the leading consumer of energy drinks, with approximately 1.5 billion cans of Red Bull being sold in 2004, this ‘highlights the enormity of the industry’.
Unfortunately Dean was unable to treat or beat the cancer this time and he passed away. He left behind his wife and daughter. Remember what killed this man we drink, and it could happen to us.
Healthy alternatives to energy drinks
Coconut water- a great source of natural sugars and electrolytes which are guaranteed to give you an immediate energy boost.
- Matcha Green Tea- contains an ingredient called L-Theanine which allows you to be in a state of relaxation while maintaining a high level of alertness, promoting concentration levels.Try this matcha drink for a wicked energy boost and to aid weight loss!
- Honey- a great form of natural sugars and carbohydrates! Honey is not only delicious, but it’s also a great energy booster as well. Add it to hot water, tea or smoothies for an instant pick-me-up.
- Ginger, lemon, and cayenne- these three ingredients are all amazing at kick starting your body. Both ginger and lemon act as natural astringents which give your body that energy boost its craving. Cayenne pepper is a fantastic way to kick start your metabolism. Just juice the ginger, squeeze in the lemon juice and add a pinch of cayenne pepper for a morning shot!
- Banana and wheatgrass smoothie- bananas are a sweet, natural carbohydrate high in energy and fiber to keep you going throughout your morning. By adding wheatgrass to your banana smoothie, you’ll add even more of an energy boost as it provides your body with an insane amount of vitamins and nutrients as well as building red blood cells to transfer oxygen throughout the body. More oxygen means more energy for your body to keep going!
Even though there are not many clinical studies regarding the side effects of energy drinks on our health, it is clear that the side effects that may take place after excessive caffeine and niacin intake could be very detrimental to your health.
So stop buying energy drinks and start making some of your own! You won’t be disappointed after trying one of our natural energy boosting substances, plus they’ll taste much better than those chemically enhanced beverages!
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