I admit I had been quite a red bull addict. However it’s been at least 6 months or so since I’ve been totally clean. Sure, I may pick up a can occassionally, but by no means can go without one. What made me quit? Simple, I turned the can and had a look at the ingredients. If being so damn expensive, is not good enough to give it up, then look no further than the its contents:
Four reasons why you should stop drinking Red Bull.
1. Caffeine If you already drink tea/coffee Red Bull further adds to your caffeine intake. Sure Caffeine gives a nice high, makes you alert and stuff, but give it 20 to 40 minutes once that adrenalin charge runs out, it leaves you even more high & dry before gasping for yet another shot. What the worst part is, your body gets so addictive and immune that the earlier dose will not be sufficient and you need a stronger dose of caffeine next time round.
2. Loads of sucrose, sugar and caramel Red bull tastes sweet. I heard that an average coke can contains seven spoonfuls of sugar. SEVEN! Imagine, chowing down seven raw spoonfuls of sugar one after the other. I’m not sure exactly how much sugar and caramel Red Bull has, but I’m sure it’s not much different.
3. Itís got stuff likeÖD-pantothenol, insitol, and whantnotol in it.
Don’t know what those stuff are, but I have a rule, try never to swallow anything that I can’t spell.
4. Carbon dioxide. As if we’re not getting enough of CO2 from the streets of Bangalore already.
I guess I might be going too hard on this harmless soft drink. Afterall it’s got one heathy base ingredientÖWater.
Still need help, quitting, check out this comic strip.