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Today on my way home from work I stopped at the store and found 2 kids who weren't any older than 12 buying energy drinks. This baffled me. After they had left I brought it up with the cashier and he said they were regulars and bought one each every day or two.

I don't judge but I do worry. What are your opinions on this?

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Let' see

Refined sugar

More chemical preservatives then your average corpse

And shit I had to look up a pronunciation guide for

Yep and my opinion is that those kids parents are failures, they are doomed to obesity and type 2 diabetes. And my faith in humanity sinks ever lower.
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Ranwolf wrote:

Let' see

Refined sugar

More chemical preservatives then your average corpse

And shit I had to look up a pronunciation guide for

Yep and my opinion is that those kids parents are failures, they are doomed to obesity and type 2 diabetes. And my faith in humanity sinks ever lower.


I'd have to agree...The long-term effects of energy drinks are absolutely horrific...Not to mention it does a number on your heart. I completely cut energy drinks and large amounts of caffeine from my diet, and now use fruit or vegetables (drink or otherwise) to wake me up.
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Personally I feel they're like most things. Too much is bad, but in moderation they're fine. Are they healthy? No, but then a lot of things aren't. One a day might be a little excessive, but I don't think they're inherently anything to worry about.
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I used to think the zero calorie or low calorie ones were the best thing ever.

Now I just feel bad drinking them. I'll have them once in a long while, but I'm not going back to my can-a-day habit.
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Ranwolf wrote:

Let' see

Refined sugar

More chemical preservatives then your average corpse

And shit I had to look up a pronunciation guide for

Yep and my opinion is that those kids parents are failures, they are doomed to obesity and type 2 diabetes. And my faith in humanity sinks ever lower.


Despite pointing out the extreme cases, I have to agree with Rans point here. Although, I do sometimes indulge in a Mtn Dew from time to time, but I usually stick to water, teas or 100% juice drinks.
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Kenshin_Heisuke wrote:


I'd have to agree...The long-term effects of energy drinks are absolutely horrific...Not to mention it does a number on your heart. I completely cut energy drinks and large amounts of caffeine from my diet, and now use fruit or vegetables (drink or otherwise) to wake me up.


And I salute you for it ma'am.
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They are garbage for you. The only energy drink that actually works for me is red bull, but I mean if we are doing jager bombs or staying awake at a party by all means, but young teenagers have no right to buy it, its basically a small dose of cocain into your system.

Most energy drinks do nothing for me, so it's useless, waste of money, I don't see the hype in it anymore, and you wonder why some kids actually had heart attacks from doing this. It's going to take more than an energy drink to effect me, so why waste the money.
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I'm a big fan of

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I think people should ask themselves where they're expending all their energy in order to need an energy drink or even coffee for that matter, if they are drinking it for energy. Its not a sustainable habit to continually drink those things. I see it kinda like taking a bunch of loans your gonna have to pay back sooner or later.
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I just drink water, tea, and coffee... I used to drink lots of energy drinks and sodas (like multiple a day) but then again I used to be really fat
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I just can't stomach them at all. They make me into a psychopath.
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I think that if you work in a construction zone or something you eventually burn all those calories but two snotty kids have to reason to buy them
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Some studies also show a relationship between energy drinks and the onset of first seizures in epilepsy. http://www.epilepsy.com/connect/forums/living-epilepsy-adults/epilepsy-and-energy-drinks-%E2%80%93-think-you-drink
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I'm now thinking of a scenario where my elven imouto is hooked to a machine that feeds her Red Bull as she is ceaselessly made love to by male orcs. First thought.
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