A. People all over the world have been getting a jolt of energy from a cup of coffee or tea in the morning for hundreds of years, so getting that jolt in a little can seems to make sense, right? B. The desire for a powerful energy drink can lead to a lot of misinformation. C. There is a lot of misinformation about energy drinks in regards to they speed up your metabolism, help you with your workout, mixing these drinks with alcohol, and the effects on your body. II. BODY OF THE SPEECH
D. Energy drinks speed up your metabolism.
1. A 16 oz. can energy drink may contain 13 teaspoons of sugar and the same amount of caffeine found in 4 or more colas. 2. The sudden energy rush you feel after drinking one of these cans is often followed by a “crash-and-burn” effect which could leave you craving more. 3. While these drinks give your metabolism a quick boost, afterwards your stomach is left with the carbohydrates and caffeine neither of which are metabolism boosters. E. Energy drinks help you with your workout.
4. Where it would take an average person 15-20 minutes to burn off the 110 calories that are in one can of Red Bull. 5. Caffeine is known to increase endurance, but consuming in combination with other herbal supplements found in energy drinks prior to or during exercise is found to be life threatening. 6. Because caffeine, like alcohol, is a diuretic it increases the chances of a person becoming dehydrated. F. Mixing energy drinks with alcohol.
7. A person might feel sober because their more alert, but that’s just a false sense of sobriety. Therefore they end up drinking more alcohol. 8. Another downside to this is your body will take longer to sober up because caffeine slows down the burning of alcohol in your bloodstream. 9. These energy drinks are stimulants and alcohol is a depressant, the combination can have...