5 Reasons To Never Drink Mountain Dew Again, Plus A Do-It-Yourself Energy Drink Recipe That Anyone Can Make At Home

Chrissie Williams

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.

Mountain Dew gives false energy -- the drinker will feel a burst of energy, only to crash several hours later. Several years ago, Pepsi marketed the drink as the official video game drink. Let's face it, when playing video games, drinking soda an hour would not be unusual. It's easy to see how the drink could be a real problem for gamers, and could lead to health issues. Think about it; the video game player is drinking soda after soda while sitting for hours on end with any physical activity. It is a recipe for disaster.

If that's no enough reason to kick the habit, Mountain Dew was placed in a dish around a mouse, and it completely dissolved the little critter into a jelly-like substance, reported Snopes. Apparently, the scientist, Jan Harold Brunvand placed a mouse in a can of Mountain Dew and over time the body dissolved into a jelly-like substance.

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