Written By Admin
Friday, July 1, 2016
When it comes to energy drinks everyone knows they’re unhealthy and loaded with health-hazardous ingredients. Just the caffeine they contain is so high that drinking more than one a day can lead to heart failure even in teenagers. Then we have the high sugar content which has been linked to an increased risk of cancer.
For bodybuilder Dean Wharmby drinking energy drinks led to an unfortunate ending and his story should serve as a lesson to us all.
His dietary regimen consisted of 10,000 calories a day, drinking 7-8 energy drinks a day on average, and eating mostly fatty foods. He even took steroids to bulk up and get the much desired 6 pack. Unfortunately, Wharmby’s health habits finally caught up to him. He died of liver cancer at only 39 years of age.
The cherry on top of the cake must have been the steroids, which in combination with the unhealthy diet led to an abrupt ending. Unaware of what it did to his overall health he was just thinking about getting the perfect body while it was dying on the inside.
The worse part about this story is that it’s neither the first nor the last we’ve heard about. More than 184.000 people have lost their lives on account of the high caffeine, high sugar drinks since 2010.The high content of caffeine in these energy drinks has been known to cause heart attacks even in teenagers, after drinking more than one energy drink a day. On top of the high caffeine content, the high sugar content increases the cancer risk for those who consume these drinks on a regular basis.
According to experts a sugar molecule found in the flesh of beef, lamb, and pork may trigger an immune response in humans that causes inflammation, which ultimately results in tumor growth. That single sugar molecule, called Neu5Gc, has been found in high levels in cancerous tissues, but it is not produced naturally in the body. But most of the other mammals produce it so it’s not wrong to assume that it’s reached our body through our diet. Source