OK so I actually got a bit more insight in this AFTER making this video. He talks a lot about how these drinks are effecting the education of children, and just a lot of things that I can’t really talk about. He also speaks to a British audience but this is obviously relevant for the whole world. I definitely think it is worth “fighting” for bc as Jamie says, children get addicted to caffeine early on.
Here is a link to a video where Jamie talks about it: https://www.google.dk/amp/www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jamie-oliver-says-energy-drinks-11799384.amp
So why are energy drinks bad for you?? 🤔
The truth is, I don’t think they are.
1st: sugar is in no way bad for us. It is just a simpler form of carbohydrates and it won’t make any of us obese unless we spend long time in a caloric surplus (which can easily be done without consuming any sugar). Also, the sugar that you find in energy drinks is essentially the same thing as the sugar that we find in fruits. YES I get that fruit has a lot more fiber and essential micronutrients that we don’t find in things like soft drinks and energy drinks, but if we just look at the sugar only, it is the same. So what I’m basically trying to say is that it would be difficult to use sugar as the argument to why kids shouldn’t drink energy drinks bc they’re probably going to drink soda and orange juice and eat some candy at some point anyways (which isn’t unhealthy), right?
The main reason why Energy drinks potentially could be harmful to children (if over-consumed) is because of the caffeine content. As I say in the video👆🏻 I think the most important thing is (I’m talking general now, not just children) to actually now how much caffeine is OK and then be aware of the caffeine content in what you drink.
Sorry for going on a rant, I was actually about to not upload this video bc I honestly just hate speaking critically about other people. This isn’t really a video about Jamie, he just inspired it. It is just a video where I talk about why sugar isn’t bad for us, and what I think is important when it comes to caffeine consumption.
Hope you have a great day, Much Love, Thomas😄❤️❤️