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Top 10 Healthy Energy Drinks vs. 10 Unhealthy Energy Drinks

                                   


V8 Fusion vs. Monster

  1. The nutrition facts label for both (healthy vs unhealthy)


















  2. A picture of both (healthy v unhealthy)

     3. What makes it healthy or unhealthy?

Healthy

Drinking V8 Fusion can make you feel more alert, awake. After exercising, it is a good way to recover yourself with V8. It is refreshing because they are “served cold and carbonated.”

Unhealthy

Drinking too much of Monster can give you a headache. It can also make you addicted to it because of the caffeine and sugar inside. Consuming too much of Monster can make you vomit, which can cause dehydration.

      4. How do the ingredients affect the body, brain, blood, heart, etc.

Healthy

V8 Fusion have been used to treat “migraine headaches.” It can also fight the drowsiness to make you feel more awake. Drinking V8 Fusion can “increase your energy.” It can also enhance your athletic performance and help your appetite supression.”

Unhealthy

Monster has too much caffeine that can make you have upset stomachs and it can make you feel restless. Monster can make you have liver issues. It can increase the blood pressure and you can have heart disease. 

    5. Do they fit into the any of the 6 nutrient categories? How?

Healthy

V8 fits in the category vitamin because it has Vitamin A. Vitamin A is good for the immune system. Does not have any saturated fat in the drink, and has sodium.

Unhealthy

Monster fits in the category vitamin because it has Vitamin B which keeps the blood cells and the body’s nerve healthy. Monster contain a lot of sugar and caffeine. Consuming too much sugar can lead to weight gain. Caffeine can make your body dehydrated.  

     6. How much does each cost?

V8 Fusion: $4.82          

Monster: $7.41


       2. A picture of both (healthy v unhealthy)


Runa vs. Red Bull

  1. The nutrition facts label for both (healthy v unhealthy)




    3. What makes it healthy or unhealthy?

Healthy

Runa is known for “medicinal properties.” It is guaranteed to be organic. “Contains only 50 calories per can at most.” It is brewed from a tree leaf, like a tea leaf.

Unhealthy

Red Bull contains 27.5 of sugars in one can. It can also “cause you anxiety, you can get an upset stomach, dehydration, and increased heart rate.”

     4. How do the ingredients affect the body, brain, blood, heart, etc.

Healthy

Drinking Runa can “benefit your overall health.” It is good for your cardiovascular health, lower high blood pressure, and can control your body weight. 

Unhealthy

Drinking Red Bull can head to dehydration, heart, and kidney problems. It can raise your blood pressure, give you a headache, and constipation. 

      5. Do they fit into the any of the 6 nutrient categories? How?

Healthy

Runa fits in carbohydrates. Carbohydrates is the main source of energy. It can also control the protein. 

Unhealthy

Red Bull fits in vitamins, B6 and B12. Both of the vitamins supply cardiovascular health.

       6. How much does each cost?

Runa: $38.15

Red Bull: $2.59



       2. A picture of both (healthy v unhealthy)

Sambazon Amazon Energy vs. Rockstar

  1. The nutrition facts label for both (healthy v unhealthy)



      3. What makes it healthy or unhealthy?

Healthy

Amazon Energy has the ability to “fight fat and lower the cholesterol.” It is an organic drink.   

Unhealthy

Rockstar is unhealthy because it can make you have difficulties with sleeping and gain weight. It can also raise your heart rate. 

       4. How do the ingredients affect the body, brain, blood, heart, etc.

Healthy

Drinking Sambazon Amazon Energy can give a “sustained energy, and to reduce  mental and physical fatigue.” 

Unhealthy

Rockstar is unhealthy because it can cause a raise your blood pressure. It can also cause the “fight or flight hormone norepinephrine.” 

       5. Do they fit into the any of the 6 nutrient categories? How?

Healthy

Sambazon Amazon Energy fits in the category vitamins, vitamin b. It keeps the blood cell and the body’s nerve healthy. It also keeps us from getting weak and tired. 

Unhealthy

Rockstar fits in the category carbohydrates. Carbohydrates can give supply us with energy. It is the main source for energy. 

        6. How much does each cost?

Sambazon Amazon Energy: $38.43

Rockstar: $19.99


Scheckter's Organic Beverage Lite vs. Amp Energy 

  1. The nutrition facts label for both (healthy v unhealthy)

       2. A picture of both (healthy v unhealthy)



      3. What makes it healthy or unhealthy?

Healthy

Scheckter's Organic Beverage Lite “contains sparkling filtered water.” Most of the ingredients are natural and organic. It is “free of pesticides”. 

Unhealthy

Amp Energy has high levels of caffeine. Since Amp Energy has a lot of sugar in it, it can cause dental problems. It can also cause obesity. 

       4. How do the ingredients affect the body, brain, blood, heart, etc.

Healthy

Scheckter's Organic Beverage Lite can increase “mental performances.” It can also raise metabolism, “improve physical endurance, and improve reaction speed.”

Unhealthy

Amp Energy can negatively affect your cardiovascular health. It increases your blood pressure and it can cause unusual heart rhythms. 

       5. Do they fit into the any of the 6 nutrient categories? How?

Heathy

Scheckter's Organic Beverage Lite fits in carbohydrates and vitamins. Carbohydrates supply us with energy. In the drink, there are vitamins, a and c. Vitamin A can help your vision, bones, skin, and immune function. 

Unhealthy

Amp Energy fits in carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Carbohydrates is what gives you energy. Protein build and repairs tissues, and fats are the form of energy from what we eat. 

      6. How much does each cost?

Scheckter's Organic Beverage Lite: $8.34

Amp Energy: $45.05 


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       2. A picture of both (healthy v unhealthy)

Celsius vs. Nos

  1. The nutrition facts label for both (healthy v unhealthy)



      3. What makes it healthy or unhealthy?

Healthy

Celsius is a fat burning drink. “Skips on the bad stuff like sugar, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors”. 

Unhealthy

Nos can cause you diarrhea. Drinking too much of nos can cause nerve damage. It can also increase your anxiety. 

      4. How do the ingredients affect the body, brain, blood, heart, etc.

Healthy

Celsius can burn the fat inside of your body. It can also boost your metabolism. 

Unhealthy

Nos can increase your risk of diabetes. Drinking Nos after a workout can slow down your muscle recovery. 

       5. Do they fit into the any of the 6 nutrient categories? How?

Healthy

Celsius fits in vitamins. The drink has vitamins b and c. Vitamin B is what keep our nerve and blood cells healthy. Vitamin C help form the body and sustain tissues in the body, the skin, blood, and blood vessels. 

Unhealthy

Nos fits in vitamins. Vitamin b6. Vitamin B6 make some neurotransmitter in your body. It is what helps the body make hormones, serotonin and norepinephrine. 

        6. How much does each cost?

Celsius: $21.0

Nos: $25.50

       2. A picture of both (healthy v unhealthy)

Ito En Oi Ocha Green Tea vs. Full Throttle

  1. The nutrition facts label for both (healthy v unhealthy)





      3. What makes it healthy or unhealthy?

Healthy

Ito En Oi Ocha Green Tea is explained as a “potent medicine for promoting good health.” It can also treat indigestion and colds. 

Unhealthy

Consuming Full Throttle can cause you to get dehydrated, and it can worsen diseases

      4. How do the ingredients affect the body, brain, blood, heart, etc.

Healthy

Ito En Oi Ocha Green Tea “decreases blood cholesterol”. It can prevent bad breath and tooth decay. 

Unhealthy

Full Throttle can make you dehydrated and it can also increase your blood pressure.

      5. Do they fit into the any of the 6 nutrient categories? How?

Healthy

Ito En Oi Ocha Green Tea fits in the vitamins, Vitamin C. Vitamin C help the body form and maintain tissues, skin, blood vessels, and bones.

Unhealthy

Full Throttle fits in Carbohydrates. Carbohydrates is a source of energy for the body to function

       6. How much does each cost?

Ito En Oi Ocha Green Tea: $19.00

Full Throttle: $32.50



       2. A picture of both (healthy v unhealthy)

Petey’s Bing Beverage vs. XS Energy Drink

  1. The nutrition facts label for both (healthy v unhealthy)



       3. What makes it healthy or unhealthy?

Healthy

Petey’s Bing Beverage is made of real cherries. It is gluten free and has natural flavors. It is low on calories.

Unhealthy

XS Energy Drink can cause you heartburn, make you nauseas, and have sleeping disorders. (2:00)

       4. How do the ingredients affect the body, brain, blood, heart, etc.

Healthy

Petey’s Bing Beverage can improve your athletic performance. It can “reduce inflammation and improve cardiovascular health.” 

Unhealthy

XS Energy drink can cause you intestinal problems. It can also cause you bloating and vomiting. 

       5. Do they fit into the any of the 6 nutrient categories? How?

Healthy

Petey’s Bing Beverage fits in the vitamins. Petey’s Bing Beverage has Vitamin B and Vitamin C. Vitamin B is what keeps the blood cells and body’s nerve healthy. Vitamin C is what helps the body form and maintain tissues.  

Unhealthy 

XS Energy fits in Carbohydrates. It is the main source for energy. It helps the body function and it helps control the protein in your body.

      6. How much does each cost?

Petey’s Bing Beverage: $37.95

XS Energy Drink: $28.32


Frs One Peach Mango vs. 5 Hour Energy 

  1. The nutrition facts label for both (healthy v unhealthy)

       2. A picture of both (healthy v unhealthy)

 


      3. What makes it healthy or unhealthy?

Healthy

Frs One Peach Mango can help our cells. It can improve our athletic performance. 

Unhealthy

5-hour energy may be a small bottle, but it doesn’t mean that you should drink the whole thing. There is so much caffeine in the bottle that drinking it all at once can be bad.  

       4. How do the ingredients affect the body, brain, blood, heart, etc.

Healthy

Frs One Peach Mango, “an antioxidant that mimics the effects of exercise by enhancing the production of mitochondria, the energy-producing units in cells.” 

Unhealthy

The side effects of 5-hour energy is so strong that it can cause dizziness, chest pain, vomiting, and nausea. (2:42)

       5. Do they fit into the any of the 6 nutrient categories? How?

Healthy

Frs One Peach Mango fits in the vitamins, vitamin c. Vitamin C is what helps keep the body form, maintain tissues, bones, blood vessels, and skin. 

Unhealthy 

5-hour Energy fits in the vitamins, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6. B12 helps with the blood cell and the body’s nerve. Vitamin B6 helps the body make neurotransmitter. 

        6. How much does each cost?

Frs One Peach Mango: $29.97

5-hour Energy: $5.79

       2. A picture of both (healthy v unhealthy)

Alo Awaken vs. Powerade

  1. The nutrition facts label for both (healthy v unhealthy)



       3. What makes it healthy or unhealthy?

Healthy

Alo Awaken is “rich in chlorophyll” which “oxygenates the body by red blood cells.”  

Unhealthy 

Powerade is healthy, but it contains “too much of a good thing is bad.” Drinking Powerade can cause dementia and confusion. (4:40)

       4. How do the ingredients affect the body, brain, blood, heart, etc.

Healthy

Alo Awaken affects the body by “amping up red blood cells.” It also “serve as a power immunity boost”, it can help increase wound healing time “up to 25%”. 

Unhealthy

Powerade can cause liver problems and dementia. 

       5. Do they fit into the any of the 6 nutrient categories? How?

Healthy

Alo Awaken fits in the vitamin, Vitamin C. Vitamin C help the body maintain connective tissues, bones, blood vessels, and skin.  

Unhealthy

Powerade fits in the vitamin, Vitamin B6 and B12. Vitamin B12 helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy. Vitamin B6 helps the body make neurotransmitters. 

       6. How much does each cost?

Alo Awaken: $19.99

Powerade: $5.48



 

Bai5 vs. Gatorade

  1. The nutrition facts label for both (healthy v unhealthy)

       2. A picture of both (healthy v unhealthy)



     3. What makes it healthy or unhealthy?

Healthy

Bai5 targets fat cells in the body and breaks down the body fat. It is made with natural fruit juices. 

Unhealthy

Gatorade contains “fat soluble vitamins which can build up in the body.” (1:18)

      4. How do the ingredients affect the body, brain, blood, heart, etc. 

Healthy

Bai5 can help with weight loss and helps break the fat down.

Unhealthy

Drinking too much of Gatorade can make it “hard to release the extra vitamins”. When that happens, you will experience vitamin toxicities. (1:18)   

      5. Do they fit into the any of the 6 nutrient categories? How?

Healthy

Bai5 fits in vitamin, Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps the tissues in the body. It also helps the skin, bones, and blood vessels. 

Unhealthy

Gatorade fits in Carbohydrates and vitamin, Vitamin B6. Carbohydrates is a source of energy for the body to function. Vitamin B6 is what helps the body make neurotransmitters. 

       6. How much does each cost?

Bai5: $21.68

Gatorade: $1.19



Carbohydrates

  1. What is it? 

Main source of energy for the the body to function and for muscle activity

  1. How does it help the body?

Carbohydrate can help the body to control the protein and the fat metabolism in the body. Carbohydrate is also the main source for energy. 

  1. How can it hurt the body?

There are a lot of sugar in Carbohydrates. Consuming too much Carbohydrate can make your arteries inflamed. It can also make your blood have a hard time getting to your heart.

  1. How much should one have of this nutrient?

You should have about 200-325 grams of Carbohydrates a day

  1. Two pictures of each nutrient

  1. One interesting fact about the nutrient

Carbohydrates have “4 calories per gram.”


Fats

  1. What is it?

Fats are the form of energy from the food that we eat. It helps our body get nutrients, and it also “produces important hormones.”

  1. How does it help the body?

The good fats are polyunsaturated and monounsaturated. They can “lower bad cholestrol levels” in our blood. It is also good when eating fat as a healthy dietary pattern. Dietary fats can give our body energy, and it can also “support cell growth.” 

  1. How can it hurt the body?

The bad fats are saturated fats and trans fats They can “raise bad cholesterol levels” in our blood. 

  1. How much should one have of this nutrient?

You should not have any more than “30% of your daily calorie intake.” It should be “less than 10% of the 30% from saturated fats. 1% or less should be from trans fat.” How much calories you should consume per day would be 90 grams of fat.



Fats

  1. What is it?

Fats are the form of energy from the food that we eat. It helps our body get nutrients, and it also “produces important hormones.”

  1. How does it help the body?

The good fats are polyunsaturated and monounsaturated. They can “lower bad cholestrol levels” in our blood. It is also good when eating fat as a healthy dietary pattern. Dietary fats can give our body energy, and it can also “support cell growth.” 

  1. How can it hurt the body?

The bad fats are saturated fats and trans fats They can “raise bad cholesterol levels” in our blood. 

  1. How much should one have of this nutrient?

You should not have any more than “30% of your daily calorie intake.” It should be “less than 10% of the 30% from saturated fats. 1% or less should be from trans fat.” How much calories you should consume per day would be 90 grams of fat.



    

  1. Two pictures of each nutrient


      6.  One interesting fact about the nutrient

“Helps the body use vitamin A, D, E, and K.”

Proteins

  1. What is it?

Proteins is a fuel source when there is not enough of carbohydrate and fat supplies.

      2. How does it help the body?

Proteins can help the body by making “enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals.” Protein is the main material for blood, organs, skin, muscles, hair, and nails.

       3. How can it hurt the body?

Protein can hurt the body when too much of it is being consumed. It can “wreck our kidneys”. It can make us have smelly breaths. You can gain weight. Consuming too much of protein can also kill us.

       4. How much should one have of this nutrient?

“10-15% of our diets should be made up of protein.” “56 grams per day for the average sedentary man. 46 grams per day for the average sedentary woman.”

        5. Two pictures of each nutrient

          6. One interesting fact about the nutrient

“Our immune system, muscles, and organs are mostly made of protein.”

Vitamins

  1. What is it?

Vitamins have no energy value, but it is the main thing for almost all metabolic comeback. “How your body changes food into energy.” 

      2. How does it help the body?

Vitamins can help the body with growth of the body structure. Vitamins help turn “fat and carbohydrates into energy”. 

      3. How can it hurt the body?

Vitamin can hurt your body when consuming too much of it. Consuming too much of Vitamin C or Zinc can cause you to have diarrhea, stomach cramps, and nausea. Having too much can also head to toxic/poisonous levels.

      4. How much should one have of this nutrient?

Our body needs a total of 13 vitamins  

      5. Two pictures of each nutrient

       6. One interesting fact about the nutrient

“Vitamins can be either fat-soluble or water-soluble.”

Minerals

  1. What is it?

Minerals are similar to Vitamins. Minerals are found in food that our body needs, growth and health. 

      2. How does it help the body?

Minerals can help the body with hormone production, biological reactions, bone development, and metabolism.

      3. How can it hurt the body?

Minerals can hurt the body when not enough is consumed. It can lead you to having weaker bones. 

      4. How much should one have of this nutrient?

Our body needs only a little of minerals. “A teaspoon of selenium would satisfy the need of 90,000 adults.”

      5. Two pictures of each nutrient

       6. One interesting fact about the nutrient

When we are born, we get our minerals from our mother.

Water

  1. What is it?

Our bodies are about 70%-80% of water. It helps to structure and form our body. 

      2. How does it help the body?

Water helps us to maintain our body temperature. It helps you get rid of the waste in your body. It also keeps you from getting dehydrated.

      3. How can it hurt the body?

Water can hurt the body when too much of it is being consumed. Consuming too much water could become poison, water intoxication.

     4. How much should one have of this nutrient?

It is recommended to drink 8-ounce glass (2 liters; half a gallon) 

     5. Two pictures of each nutrient

      6. One interesting fact about the nutrient

 

“30% of fresh water is underground.”