Wiiiiiings and a pacemaker

The news is out: [A mother of three is speaking out about the potential dangers of consuming energy drinks after she began suffering from blackouts and was fitted with a pacemaker at age 32. Samantha Sharpe, of Leicester, U.K., said at her worst she was consuming up to six cans a day of the sugary caffeinated beverages.
“In 2014 I was drinking five or six a day until I had the pacemaker fitted in February 2018,” she told LeicesterLive.com.
She said the drinks, which she used to stay alert during work, made her heart beat faster and caused palpitations but then she would crash, causing her to reach for another one.
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health has warned against consuming large amounts of energy drinks over concerns about caffeine content, which can cause serious heart and blood vessel issues including heart rhythm disturbances and increases in heart rate and blood pressure.
It can also be associated with anxiety, sleep issues, digestive problems and dehydration.]

The article states: “… which she used to stay alert during work”. How stupid is that? The work is still there, her boss most likely hired someone right off the street as soon as the ambulance took her to the hospital.

In “Deadly faith” I compared ingesting caffeine to poking your body with every single time you take a sip, and concluded with “drink coffee, do stupid things faster with more energy”. How enjoyable can repeated jolts be to anyone’s body?

Good-quality coffee is a source of antioxidants, but unfortunately, it can only be found in the islands and is usually reserved for family use. There is no coffee, even decent coffee, that can be found in North America. Coffee beans, destined for the US and Canada, are picked green ever since Homeland Security decided that the aroma of coffee ground from ripe beans was preventing dogs from detecting the scent of drugs.

My favorite coffee jingle remains: Black coffee,
Mmmmm, so good
I’m glad you like it too
Smells so lovely when you pour it
You’ll want to drink a quart of coffee
It’s delicious all alone
It’s also good with donuts, black coffee
Coffee simulate your urges
It’s served in Lutheran Church
Keeps the sweets and the German
Awake through the sermon
Have a pot of it today
I’m sure you’ll say it awfully good coffee

We were enticed by the mottos:
100% Colombian coffee (really came from other countries).
Fill it to the rim with Brim.
Good to the Last Drop!
Mountain grown.
Starbucks Frappuccino. Work can wait.
The best part of wakin’ up … is Folgers in your cup.
We’ve replaced their regular coffee with Folger’s Crystals. Let’s see if they notice!                It gives you wiiiiiiiiiiiings.

The truth is evident for all to see; caffeine is associated with high blood pressure, gout, incontinence, heart attacks, insomnia, indigestion, headaches, anxiety and depression, among other things.

1 thought on “Wiiiiiings and a pacemaker”

  1. I can’t believe they can legally sell that garbage. Teenagers are so susceptible to the marketing. I worked at a call centre and most of the kids working there were chugging this stuff daily.

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