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Friday, August 20, 2010

Energy Drinks: Again!

While this article is continuing on the information we first reported about sports drinks in 2005, it fails to include the fact that many of these products do contain artificial sweeteners that are known to be toxic. These sweeteners include aspartame, acesulfame K, sucralose, and liver toxic-diabetes promoting HFCS, and the newer erythritol-based/altered stevia products.

Our organic tea blend can be an excellent substitute for the commercially available products, and it carries with it real nutritional support and healthy sweetening.

herbalYODA's sportZtea is an all-organic blend of herbs that you brew yourself. You can add organic apple juice or enjoy it plain as it has some natural sweetness. For those who like it extra sweet we recommend Just Like Sugar or natural stevia ( link to both in the right column).

Energy drink caffeine = 14 cans of Coke
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Energy drinks can contain as much as 505 milligrams of caffeine in a single container, or the equivalent of 14 cans of Coca-Cola, U.S. researchers say.

Study authors Stephanie Ballard of Nova Southeastern University and colleagues Jennifer Wellborn-Kim and Kevin Clauson say energy drinks typically feature caffeine and a combination of other ingredients -- including taurine, sucrose, guarana, ginseng, niacin, pyridoxine and cyanocobalamin -- but most of the performance-enhancing effects can be linked to caffeine.

"There is conflicting evidence of the impact of energy drinks on weight loss, although some data suggest that combining energy drink use with exercise may enhance body fat reduction," Ballard says in a statement. "Increases in burning calories and losing weight are likely subject to diminishing returns as users become habituated to caffeine."

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration limits caffeine in soft drinks to 71 mg/12 fluid ounces, but energy drinks can have as much as 505 mg of caffeine in a single container, Ballard says.

"Caffeine has been reported to cause insomnia, nervousness, arrhythmia, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, pregnancy and childbirth complication, gastrointestinal upset and death," Ballard says.

The findings are published in journal The Physician and Sportsmedicine.

Selections from a dozen or more posts - Natural Health News:
There are healthy energy drinks
Mar 27, 2009
Commercial energy drinks are all the buzz and have been for a number of years now. Those quick energy poppers at the grocery check out are probably in the same class. Most of these contain sucralose (a toxic hydrochlorocarbon) or a ...
Energy Drinks
Sep 30, 2008
Energy drinks are soft drinks (meaning without alcohol) that contain caffeine and other stimulants such as ephedrine, guarana, and ginseng. The beverages may not contain more calories than normal soft drinks, but they are often believed ...
Learn More Facts About Energy Drinks
Oct 13, 2009
For some time we have been writing about energy drinks, and out most recent update gives you information along with the several other articles we have posted about energy drinks here on Natural Health News. Safe Energy Drink ...
Ignorance and Sports Drinks
Apr 06, 2009
The popular energy drinks sipped by many athletes to increase stamina contain levels of acid that can cause tooth erosion, hypersensitivity, and staining, according to the findings of New York University dental researchers. ...


Sunny said...

I am prescribed not to drink any caffeine of any sort! This makes my heart go spastic and racing!

I so wish all products would have Stevia as their sweetner of choice.

As for a Energy drink...I have discovered Oceanspray pure cranberry juice! This has so many health benefits and for me, it's helping my R.A. inflammation!

herbalYODA said...

Brewing up a jar of herbalYODA's sportZtea and belending it with pure cranberry juice can be very beneficial.
Herbs in our organic tea blend are known to contain nutritional elements: vitamins a, b complex, c, d, e, f, k, p; calcium, chromium, copper, magnesium, manganese, iron, phosphorus, potassium, silica, sodium, sulfur, zinc, plus rutin, enzymes, trace minerals, natural fruit sugar, and protein.

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