I am a coffee drinker. Working in a convenience store, a lot of people come in to buy energy drinks. Many of them assume that I drink that stuff, too. When they make a comment to that effect, I inform them that I prefer my caffeine in its natural form. I’ve had several take offense to that, saying that all caffeine is bad. I beg to differ. To get caffeine into soda or energy drinks, it has to be extracted from a natural source or manufactured synthetically, then added to the drink. All of which creates harmful byproducts, byproducts that the user then nonchalantly intakes. The side effects of these energy drinks are massive, and all negative.
Coffee, on the other hand, produces its own caffeine, naturally. Caffeine can be used as a stimulant, but in its natural form, within coffee, the benefits it provides are staggering. Studies show that drinking coffee on a regular basis can help reduce your risk of contracting serious conditions, including certain types of cancer.
Depending on how much you drink, you can protect yourself from a lot of different ailments. Of course, coffee, like everything else in this world, can be abused. Anything over 5-6 cups of coffee a day can be detrimental.
In the end, the coffee beats out these energy drinks, hands down. No wonder I look so good and feel so great…