I. Thesis: Despite the risk and side effects, energy drinks are still very popular amongst the general population especially college students. Although many people use energy drinks for short term energy boosts, the long term use of these beverages have many detrimental health risks.
II. Energy drinks are marketed to appeal to youth and come in cans and bottles readily available in grocery stores.
A. There are a ton of highly caffeinated energy drinks that now flood the market, drink manufacturers have targeted teens as their consumers, placing ads where adolescents and teens are likely to find them.
B. People receive the exposure of energy drinks through advertisements on television, x-boxes, play stations, and radios.
C. Slogans such as “Drink it in…show more content… Energy drinks contain sugar and other substances like it. The sugar content in energy drinks can range from 21 grams to 34 grams per 8 ounces, and can come in the form of sucrose, glucose, or high fructose corn syrup.
B. The number one ingredient in an energy drink is caffeine.
IV. People drink energy drinks for varied reasons, but the number one reason is that they give you a burst of energy when you need it.
A. Students use them to stay awake so they can study for tests and do homework.
B. Energy drinks “claim” to increase physical abilities.
V. Despite claims from energy drink producers who say that are not harmful; they most certainly can harm a person’s health.
A. The caffeine in an energy drink can raise your heart rate and create severe anxiety.
B. Drinking energy drinks can also affect your physical appearance such as giving you an unpleasant smile, bad teeth.
VI. Mixing energy drinks with alcoholic beverages can cause a number of impending hazards.
A. Combining energy drinks with alcohol raises the risk of serious even life threatening injuries, as well as the likelihood of engaging in risky behaviors like driving under the influence. B. Consumption of alcoholic beverages