But how do they compare? Is coffee healthier than energy drinks, and if so, why?
Let's find out.
Let's take a look at why energy drinks are so popular.
Energy drinks provide a quick energy boost, which increases your alertness and reaction time.
It also increases physical endurance, which may explain why it is so popular to drink before workouts.
It's clear that energy drinks give quick energy to your mind and body. But are energy drinks bad for you?
We'll look at the downsides.
Let's start with something we feel strongly about - sugar and sweeteners.
Everybody knows sugar is terrible for your body and highly addictive. Plus a disaster for your teeth.
Studies have shown that energy drinks can cause insomnia, anxiety, and headaches. Some reported cases are as bad as kidney failure and high blood pressure. Yikes.
Are energy drinks worth the risk?
Personally, No. Not even close!
But are energy drinks bad for you?
Yes, in the long run.
Still, a lot of teens choose these sugary drinks over coffee.
But how about coffee? Is that bad?
The number one negative reason we hear from the non-coffee-drinkers is that it is too expensive. That might be true if you order a triple shot Venti Mocha Cookie Frappuccino at Starbucks three times a day.
If you brew your coffee at home, it's almost always cheaper than energy drinks.
But what's not good about coffee?
Like energy drinks, coffee can disrupt sleep, be addictive and raise blood pressure.
But the positive heavily outweighs the negative!
Let's look at the potential benefits of drinking coffee.
For starters, coffee is good for your brain as it can strengthen your memory, fight cognitive decline, and protect the blood vessels in the brain.
- Coffee has essential nutrients
- Coffee is a source of antioxidants
- Coffee protects against multiple diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
- Coffee lowers the risk of Type 2 diabetes and liver diseases
- Coffee reduces the risk of depression and suicide
- Coffee provides a sustained physical and mental energy boost
This shows how much better coffee is than energy drinks and why coffee is your best source of fuel. It improves your body and protects you at the same time as it gives you energy.
But it can get even better!
You even got the option of adding wellness into your cup of coffee with our Wellness Tinctures, turning your coffee into super healthy coffee!
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