Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Red Bull Gives You Wings…And A Sugar High

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

While ‘Red Bull gives you wings,’ it’s important to note that the high sugar and caffeine content in Red Bull can cause fluctuations in blood sugar levels that may not be so beneficial for you in the long term. The sugar in energy drinks is typically in the form of sucrose and glucose, which are simple carbohydrates that can cause a spike in glucose levels.

Rev up your energy with these optimisation tips
• If your glucose levels are already in the optimal fuelling zone, avoiding energy drinks is recommended.
• Energy drinks should be used as an intra-workout supplement and should be sipped gradually as needed.
• Consider replacing energy drinks with coconut water or diluted fruit juice with a pinch of salt to observe your glucose response.
• Drink enough water to flush out extra sugar/caffeine from the body.

While Red Bull may provide a quick boost of energy, it is important to recognise the potential negative effects of its high caffeine and sugar content in the long term. The initial glucose spike may be followed by a crash, leading to feelings of fatigue and decreased mental performance. Thus, as with any dietary choice, moderation and consideration of long-term health effects are crucial.

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