Energy Drinks

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Matthew W.'s Comment
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Okay Matthew, let’s break it down to the simplest terms for you to get my point. Try to keep up by reading what I have typed. Go back and re-read it several times if needed. Okay, here we go: Energy drinks are bad for the human body. Proven medical fact. Don’t do something bad to your body by using them. One a day, one every hour, or one a month. They are bad for the human body. Still with me? Still following along? Read this last, final sentence and try and take it all in. If you never use an energy drink there will be no problems caused by an energy drink. Got it?

Science is ever changing my friend. Thats why it is science. For instance original studies on coffee said it was bad period do not use it. Later studies are now suggesting that one cup a day is actually good for your health, but more than one cup is bad for your health. Did you know that a glass of alcohol is a good way to control high blood pressure? However too much alcohol is bad for your body. Also, I feel we can have a debate without pointless sarcasm. At least i hope we can, this is the friendliest trucker forums right?


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PackRat's Comment
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Ain’t no debate and we ain’t friends either. Done with this topic and done with you. Go argue with everyone else on here today.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Only energy drink I've ever had was a 5 hour energy when they first came out. I'd never had any issues with my heart except for when I took it. It seriously felt like my heart was going to beat out of my chest. I drink quite a bit of diet pop (Yeah, its pop NOT SODA!!!) but have been trying to switch to water and coffee instead. Only problem I have with water is needing to pee more often. Sure diet soft drinks dont have sugar, but their sugar substitutes arent good for you either.

I hear ya about the soda pop thing. Even diet pop is not good, arguably even worse than regular. In my younger years, I was really hooked on Pepsi and Coke. My doctor suggested I switch to carbonated water because he maintained that the carbonization was part of the addiction. I tried it and was able to get away from the colas. Now I take my carbonated water with me all the time and don't miss colas.

Years ago, I happened to read an article about Chris Everett Lloyd, the pro tennis player. She did an extended tour out of country and her people were concerned about water quality. So they just fed her bottled Coke. Her performance went way down. So they switched her to bottled water and her performance went back to normal. She had become seriously dehydrated by all the soda pop.

Theoretically, any sweetened drink like colas, are unnatural substances to the body. So your body will try to "water" it down and expel it through urination and sweat. The body thinks soda pop is a poison and wants to get rid of it. So normally, you pee much more from soda pop than from drinking good water.

All the mega food and drink corporations are focused on making money by appealing to our taste buds rather than marketing healthy products. It's kind of a dilemma for drivers, because many of us make our living by delivering unhealthy food and drink products to the general population.

Joseph I.'s Comment
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Diet Pepsi and Tic Tacs are my way through the day. I have not drank coffee for years but used to and now that I am trucking full time I may start drinking that again as I am cheap and it is free at most stops I make along the way.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I have a major gripe. I have one 'energy drink' a day. My morning coffee. Usually I make it in my truck (when I had a truck), or at home. But I also get a senior coffee at McDonald's on a fairly regular basis. It was always $.55 per cup. Last time I got one, it was almost a dollar! The impact on my Social Security payment is devastating!

This is outrageous and I'm having a hard time dealing with this new development. What is the use of going to all the trouble to become a senior citizen if this is what happens? Geez, life really sucks at times.

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