INTRODUCTION I. We’ve all have probably had an energy drink at some point II. CNN Study shows 50% students, drink one to four a month III. Many don’t pay attention or know short and long term effects IV. The concept of downing energy drinks among college students V. Thesis: Today I am here to persuade you to not drink energy drinks VI. Overview Problems ED pose, The cause of those problems, and solutions VII. Transition: Now lets take a look at the health issues energy drinks cause BODY: I.
Problem: a. Students using energy drinks as necessary part of day b. Cause immediate or short term health issues i.
Tachycardia (increased heart rate) ii. Agitation iii. Gastrointestinal upset iv. Chest pain v. Dizziness vi. Insomnia vii. Headaches c. According to livestrong. com i. Drinks contain 500mg of caffeine ii. Toxic amount iii. 14 cans of caffeinated soft drinks d. Health issues may be felt immediately e. Personal account felt effects first hand i.
Increased heart rate ii. Upset stomach f. Long-term health issues g. According livestrong. com i. Nervousness ii. Hypertension iii. Weight gain iv. Increased urination v. Insomnia vi. Other serious medical conditions H. According to US National Library of Medicine i.
Caffeine dependency major problem 1 ii. Those addicted cannot function properly without it I. According to NPR i. Boost in Emergency Room visits ii. People who don’t know have heart condition iii. Exceeding their limit iv. Mixing with other substances Transition: We can now talk about why those health issues occur and why people consume energy drinks. II. Causes: a. Two major cause of energy drinks being a problem i. Content of drinks ii. Being drank in an excessive manner b. Energy drinks contain i. Caffeine (3-4 cups) ii. Guarana (Brazilian cocoa) iii. Sugars iv. Taurine v. Ginseng vi. B Vitamins vii.
Other addictive’s c. All ingredients i. Body and mind have more energy or ii. Function at higher speed and efficiency d. College students i. Main target of energy drink companies ii. Social group with highest percentage of consumption e. College students use because i. Live on edge ii. Take advantage of time in college by iii. Staying up late iv. Wakening up early v. Going out vi. Work vii. Sports f. Energy drinks i. Perfect for lifestyle ii. Until secondary effects Transition: problems and cause, now I will tell you about some solutions on how to get energy without consuming energy drinks III. Solutions: a.
Livestrong, Three major energy drink alternatives i. Healthy diet (more protein) ii. Sleep more (7-8 hours) iii. Drink more water (8 cups per day) Transition: In closing 2 CONCLUSION: I. Review of Main Points a. Problems b. Causes c. Solutions II. Final Remarks a. No legality of energy drinks b. People have the choice c. Natural ways for energy 3 References Sifferlin, Alexandra. “What’s in Your Energy Drink? ” CNN. Cable News Network, 06 Feb. 2013. Mon. 20 Oct. 2014. Morris, Ivy. “short-Term Effects of Energy Drinks on Teens. ” LIVESTRONG. COM. N. p. , n. d. Mon. 20 Oct.2014. Hetzler, Lynn.
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