Mountain Dew is not the healthiest beverage you can reach for, and the studies have busted the myth that it will increase your energy providing an "energy drink" effect. So, why do so many people reach for this thirst quencher in hopes that it will hydrate and boost their energy? Like Diet Coke, Mountain Dew is a highly-addictive drink, and it was made to become the go-to drink for those who prefer it. It time to put your foot down and decide to put your health first, and stop drinking Mountain Dew for good. Below find listed five reasons on why the soft drink is not good for you and an alternative energy drink you can make at home.