#4 Energy drinks
Energy drinks look like a godsend during long days of studying or work, but if staying healthy is important to you then it is vital to learn the facts about these sources of instant energy.
For example, the Rockstar Original contains 280 calories, and its 62 grams of sugar makes it substantially unhealthier than most popular sodas.
Added to the other foods and drinks that you get through in a day, a can of Rockstar pretty much guarantees that you will end up way over the recommended daily limit for sugar consumption.
In addition to promoting weight gain and causing blood sugar to reach dangerous highs, the FDA has warned that excessive consumption of these beverages could even be fatal.
In late 2012, it was estimated that 40 illnesses and 5 fatalities were caused by drinking Monster Energy, while 13 illnesses and 2 serious disabilities were associated with Rockstar.
These drinks appear to be responsible for heart attacks, loss of consciousness, arrhythmia (i.e. irregular heartbeat), psychotic episodes and strokes.
If you are looking for a boost, always choose a coffee over an energy drink. As well as being responsible about weight gain, you will be preserving the health of your whole body.