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5 Reasons Why Energy Drinks Aren’t the Answer

“It’s easy to see why a youth athlete might think energy drinks are the answer to get them through those long days of school and practice…popular drink brands sponsor exciting and big-time sports events, professional athletes endorse them, and the advertisements promise better focus, energy, and performance.

But the reality is these beverages can cause serious harm to young athletes’ bodies and minds.

Teaching young athletes the truth behind flashy drink labels and marketing that features high-profile athletes is the first step in keeping energy drinks out of their hands. Here are five important facts that don’t show up in advertisements that you should share with your athletes.”