Love it, like it, hate it: Energy drinks

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If you’re still reeling from the hustle and bustle of the holidays, you may be turning to energy drinks for a quick pick-me-up. So we’ve got you covered with today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it: We’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on the best & worst energy drinks on shelves.

For comparison: Cup of coffee typically has 100 mg caffeine; cup of green tea has approximately 25 mg caffeine.

LOVE IT!

 

Hiball Sparkling Energy Water

  • 0 cals, B vitamins, ginseng
  • 160 mg caffeine per 16-oz can
  • No artificial sweeteners or colors

 

Republic of Tea HiCaf Tea

  • 0 calories, 0 sugar
  • 100 mg caffeine
  • The caffeine equivalent of a cup of coffee with the antioxidant benefits of green or black tea
  • Available in flavors like Gingermint Green, Pom-Berry Black, Caramel Black Tea

 

 

LIKE IT!

 

Advocare Spark

  • 45 calories, 11 grams carbs, 0 sugar, 120 mg caffeine
  • B vitamins, vitamin C, artificially sweetened with sucralose (Splenda)

 

Twinlab Energy Fuel

  • Per can: 0 calories, 0 sugar
  • Ingredients include guarana, caffeine, taurine, ginseng, green tea leaf extract….
  • Artificially sweetened with sucralose (Splenda)

 

 

HATE IT!

 

Blue Sky Blue Energy

  • Per can: 120 calories & 28 grams sugar; 85 mg caffeine
  • Water, glucose, ginseng, caffeine
  • Natural ingredients, but more than a day’s worth of added sugar

 

Red Bull – sugar-free and regular

  • Per can: 0 calories, 0 sugar, 80 mg caffeine
  • Ingredients include caffeine, B vitamins, the amino acid taurine + artificial sweeteners acesulfame potassium & aspartame in the sugar-free version

 

Redline RTD

  • 0 calories, 0 sugar, 316 mg caffeine per bottle (one 8-ounce bottle is labeled as two servings)
  • Contains a combination of multiple stimulants that can interfere with a wide range of supplements and medications, including antidepressants, anticoagulant drugs (aspirin, NSAIDS), Coumadin/warfarin.

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