Forgoing all water in favour of energy drinks isn’t a healthy decision, as Fergus McAndrews of Oxford University’s Oxford Student finds out:
…Initially it was delightful – unlike the lukewarm bottle of H20 I’d carelessly left out all night exposed to the sun through my window, the Tiger drink was ice cold and delicious. I could feel it cooling down my insides, and got that pleasurable kick in the seat of your stomach and your lower chest when you know the caffeine is kicking in.
But it sure as hell didn’t do anything for my thirst, especially considering I was already fairly chronically dehydrated. Cycling from my student house down into College was an utter nightmare, even thought it was barely downhill – the sun tore at my eyelids and my head was throbbing, my back drenched with sweat and sticky, sticky nasty yesterday’s clothing clinging to me all over. ..
Full article here.