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  1. Harmful Effects of Energy Drinks Morgan Poll Health Promotion Student Weber State University

  2. Energy Drinks are Harmful to the Body • College students and consumption

  3. Sales are through the roof!

  4. What’s the big deal? • Caffeine • Alcohol • Exercise ? ?

  5. Caffeine • Most nutritional labels don’t post all the caffeine contained in the can. • Most cans do not state the correct serving size. • Guarana contains caffeine • Guarana contains 3 to 5 percent of caffeine • The human body can handle about 200 milligrams of caffeine if consumed throughout the day

  6. How Much? Source: studentvoiceonline.com

  7. Alcohol • In Wal-mart energy drinks are in the same area as the alcoholic beverages. • Why is this? • When mixed with alcohol, it can be a deadly combination.

  8. Exercise • Energy drinks are not a hydrator when exercising. • They actually act as a dietary, which is a dehydrator. • Gatorade contains most all of the needed nutrients that are lost in exercise.

  9. Review • Body cannot handle too much caffeine. • Alcohol does not mix well. • Not a good hydrator.

  10. Corny Reminders • “AMP” up your life by staying away from energy drinks • You can still party like a “ROCKSTAR” • Have “NO FEAR” life goes on without energy drinks • And if you find a “RED BULL”, I advise you to run!

  11. Harmful Effects of Energy Drinks Morgan Poll Health Promotion Student Weber State University