ENERGY DRINKS 1
HealthIssues Associated with Energy Drinks
As documented byFood and Drug Administration, caffeinated energy drinks companiestarget young individuals mostly. As per the currents statistics, morethan 50% young individuals consume energy drinks in U.S. This paperdiscusses limitations of caffeinated drinks by health officials andthe principle of limiting the uptake soft drinks in the society bygovernment.
Itwould be important for health officials to reduce the increased rateof energy drinks consumption to curb obesity, insomnia, type 2diabetes, high blood pressure and risky behavior such indulging inother drugs. Apart from a high content of caffeine, energy drinksconsist of sodium compounds, taurine and sugars. To have a healthyand a vibrant generation, the government needs to regulate energydrinks intakes. Reduction of caffeinated drinks will also eliminateincreased funding in the healthcare sector and deaths due to obesity.
Dueto caffeinated drinks appealing flavors, left on their own the publicis likely to continue taking them. Young individuals tend to neglectthe health impacts of energy drinks. Also, the teens have lesssubstantial information regarding how caffeinated drinks harm theirhealth. The government should limit licensing of more soft drinksfirms. In addition, the government should increase energy drinksprices to discourage consumption. To promote individuals’ health,the government should subsidize the cost of fruit drinks to divertpeople attention from caffeinated drinks.
Some of the tax collected from caffeinated drinks is channeled inthe health sector. However, prevention outweighs treatments.Individuals should not be blindfolded by activities conducted by keyenergy drinks firms. Caffeinated drinks firms withhold keyinformation regarding the negative health impacts of their products.They aim to increase their revenue collection at the cost ofindividuals’ heath. Some energy drinks companies such as MonsterEnergy and PepsiCo sponsor sport activities and fans of games such ascar racing may be enticed to consume these products excessivelyduring competitions. The ‘cost’ should not motive individuals toconsuming caffeinated energy drinks due to their gradual andlong-term health effects.