Energy drinks can shock your system with a colossal amount of caffeine and sugar to wake you up or keep you alert, but you'll likely end up crashing hard and find yourself feeling worse than you did before.
Most energy drinks are nutritionally equivalent to soda—with more caffeine.
A 12-ounce serving of one popular energy drink contains 160 calories, 42 grams of carbohydrates and 41 grams of sugar.
Another has 210 calories, 46 grams of carbohydrates and 46 grams of sugar.
That's more sugar than five Fruit by the Foot rolls.
While coffee has loads of beneficial antioxidants that come along with its caffeine kick, the same simply cannot be said for most energy drinks.
While one once in a blue moon won't hurt, if you're constantly relying on energy drinks to make it through your day, you're simply perpetuating a cycle that'll often lead to you feeling like junk.
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