date of publication:07.09.2021 | 06:00 GMT | the health
Dr. Olga Korabliova, a Russian nutrition expert, warned of the consequences of consuming energy drinks daily.
In an interview with the Russian RIA Novosti news agency, the expert points out that energy drinks contain a high percentage of stimulating substances – caffeine, guarana or Paulinia cupana, ginseng and organic taurine. The effect of these drinks lasts for 3-4 hours, after which severe fatigue begins.
“Fatigue replaces increased energy,” she says. “Because the stimulating effect is mainly provided by the body’s internal reserves. Of course, drinking an energy drink once is not dangerous, but using it daily, causes problems in the nervous system, depression and bad mood.”
And she adds, these drinks can also increase the burden on the heart muscle, so it is not recommended to add them to caffeine and alcohol, and do not take them after strenuous physical effort or intense sports activity.
“Consuming energy drinks irregularly can lead to high blood pressure, migraines, arrhythmia and digestive problems. These drinks are soft, so taking large doses of them can increase stomach acidity, flatulence and diarrhea,” she says.
Source: RIA Novosti