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The Bitter-Sweet Truth About Energy Drinks and Glucose Control

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Do you sip energy drinks for instant energy? But did you know that the ingredients in energy drinks can spike your glucose levels? Energy drinks contain added sugars, which manipulate normal blood glucose levels. They also contain carbs, caffeine and other stimulants. These ingredients often lead the body to a hyper-energetic mode due to the release of epinephrine and adrenaline. Moreover, mixing energy drinks with alcohol may cause adverse health effects.

Have your Energy Drinks in a better way
• You may customise energy drinks such as coconut water or lemonade with a pinch of salt and natural flavours like mint or ginger, or use electrolyte powder with no sugar or maltodextrin.
• Energy drinks are best avoided during prolonged workout sessions as they cause dehydration.
• Try and discourage children and teenagers from consuming energy drinks.

Energy drinks can provide some benefits, such as increasing brain function and giving instant energy when you are tired or sleep-deprived. However, it is a matter of concern because energy drinks contain excessive caffeine and may spike your glucose levels. You may therefore switch to the above natural alternatives or diluted fruit juice.

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