How bad are energy drinks for you? Here’s what doctor says

The pace of life is accelerating and many of us are finding it difficult to balance work, school and family responsibilities. Even if getting up early and doing every job is difficult, a lot of people look forward to carrying out something that will give them energy all day. Here when they take energy drinks.

Energy drinks are becoming more and more popular among young people and working professionals as a way to maintain their energy levels. The current trend has been influenced by the packaging, flavours, marketing and collaborations with well-known sports teams or celebrities. However, few people are aware of the major health risks linked to energy drinks. In the worst case scenario, consuming high volumes of energy drinks might cause heart failure along with negative health effects.

Dr. Kunal Sood explains the risk that energy drinks have to the human body in a video he posted on Instagram. Energy drink consumption has been linked to an increased risk of heart diseases, including atrial fibrillation, abnormal heart rhythm and heart failure, as Sood talks about in the video.

Watch the video here!

“When you drink two, three, or even more energy drinks in a day, it leads to an overdose of caffeine. You are putting your body into a fight-or-flight mode that activates your sympathetic nervous system. This increases both the heart rate and blood pressure levels,” he stated, adding that energy drinks consumed in moderation or with a caffeine intake of less than 400 milligrams per day are OK.