The safety of those highly caffeinated energy drinks has come into question lately.
Most energy drinks contain large amounts of caffeine or sugar. They can provide a temporary energy boost, but boost is short-lived, and can cause unforeseen problems. Energy drinks that contain sugar may contribute to weight gain, and those containing caffeine can lead to nervousness, insomnia and irritability -- or to even more serious conditions, such as a rapid heart beat or increased blood pressure. Before your reach for that energy drink you might want to consider a healthier way to boost your energy!