13 October 2008

Well this is interesting....



Energy drinks - safe or not? This drew my attention because this image is not far off from what you might see if you look in my fridge. This article, discussing whether or not the additives in energy drinks are good for you or not, was on MSN.com today, and I couldn't help but laugh when I read it. Who drinks energy drinks for health benefits? Still, it brought up a good point. How safe are they? And do they even work? I personally think that they do, and the jolt of caffeine (2 cups of coffee in a typical energy drink), really brightens my day. I have struggled with this, because I consider myself to be somewhat health-conscious, but this is my one true vice. Are they hurting me? I don't think so, but the fact that I get excited to drink one, can't be good. I don't think that it is an addiction, because I've been known to stop cold-turkey because I just forget to buy them after a while....but still, I love them...and until they take them off the market (I will pray that they don't), I will continue to be least 1 billion of the 4.2 billion dollars spent a year on these drinks. Thoughts?

9 comments:

Amy and Anna said...

I think energy drinks taste like melted down candy.

Laura said...

maybe that's why i like them

Morgan said...

Are you serious? Am I being punked? I am so happy for you, and this kind of news calls for a lunch date so you can give me more details! I think we may be sorta in your area this weekend, I will let you know. Miss ya Campbell.
Morgan

joncampbell21 said...

I've been trying to quit/cut back on the energy drinks but they're an essential during midterms and finals, and especially on roadtrips. I don't think one at a time is bad for you but I've done 5 in a day and I thought I was going to die.

joncampbell21 said...

and Red Bull tastes like liquid smarties

Ashley Engar said...

Yeah for Red Bull! Love the post.

Bret and Cherissa Newton said...

Hey Laura! That is awesome that you are doing your Masters in Counseling. That is what my degree is in also. Let me know if you ever need help with classes or want to talk jobs. Good luck!

Katie said...

I had to drink on of those while driving to CO, for the safety of all on the road. It totally worked but I thought it tasted like sour cough syrup and I could barely take sips from my straw. I really can't fathom drinking many, but maybe you get used to them....or maybe not

Jocelyn said...

Hey laura!I miss you to!I Haven't seen you in forever! Thanks for the comment you left on my blog. I was excited to have heard from you. So, I am confused are you joining onto cortney's blog now?