Health and wellness expert lays out the facts why water should wash away any thoughts to taking a sip from dangerous energy drinks
According to research company Mintel, it is estimated energy drink sales topped more than $12 billion in 2014 in the United States. Energy drinks contain high amounts of additives, such as caffeine, taurine, vitamins and sugars. In fact, they have a significantly higher amount of caffeine than a regular cup of coffee, considerably stimulating the central nervous system and cardiovascular system.
Health and wellness expert Budge Collinson, who developed the popular all-natural vitamin and energy supplement Youth Infusion, shares his advice on why water should replace energy drinks if you are looking for a healthy boost.
Why Water and Energy Drinks are on the Opposites Sides of Your Health.
#1 WATER AS A CALORIE GUARD
Water helps control calories by suppressing hunger. It is recommended that you drink at least 50 to 70 ounces of water per day, even if you are not on an exercise program. Most energy drinks contain sugar and empty calories, which force you to eat more often.
#2 WATER AS ONE OF THE BEST SKIN PRODUCTS
Water keeps skin looking its best. It has been reported that water helps the skin emit radiant glow; and even people with acne reported that drinking a significant amount of water daily clears their skin of imperfections. Energy drinks also produce dehydration, which will dry the skin out and increase chances of wrinkling.
#3 WATER AS A KIDNEY PARTNER
Water helps the kidneys function more efficiently by flushing away toxins. It also aids with normal bowel function, and as a result, helps prevent kidney diseases. Energy drinks often have stimulants that put stress on the kidneys and can cause the intestines to spasm. Dehydration from energy drinks can cause kidney damage.
#4 WATER AS A BODY COMPLEMENT
The body is over 60% water. Water is needed to improve digestion, and is necessary for the absorption and transportation of nutrients. Proper digestion makes minerals and nutrients more accessible to the body. Energy drinks contain massive amounts of caffeine, which is a diuretic, flushing necessary water out of the body. The concentrated doses of caffeine in energy drinks can also overwhelm your digestive tract.
About Budge Collinson
Budge Collinson began learning about health and wellness early on, but became increasingly frustrated at the inclusion of inferior ingredients in many natural products on the market. After years of research and seeing such a demand for natural products with clinical support, he decided to found Infusion Sciences. Mr. Collinson earned a bachelor’s degree in food and resource economics from the University of Florida and continued to obtain a certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. More recently, he became a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and consistently attends the Natural Products Expo where he continues to discover and learn about healthy ingredients. Collinson is also a go-to source for media outlets across the country for healthy lifestyle and food source discussions.