Energy drinks are extremely popular, but they’ve been getting a bad reputation from some health experts. Most energy drinks contain heavy amounts of caffeine, sugars, vitamins and legal stimulants. Mayo Clinic dietitian Katherine Zeratsky says, “Overall, the concern is that these vitamins, amino acids and herbals are often in higher concentrations than naturally in food or plants, and the effects when combined especially with caffeine may be enhanced.” The World Health Organization has said that energy drinks “may pose danger to public health” and the American Academy of Pediatrics warns that children “should not consume” them. Meanwhile, the American Beverage Association stands by the safety of energy drinks.
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