Home > Daily-tips 28 May 2014 The hidden kick of energy drinks 0 iStock Heavy night? Kids exhausting you? Nightmare at work? Sounds like you need an energy drink, son. We’re sure many of you have had your mornings rescued by a quick caffeine bang. It might have rescued your morning, but it certainly didn’t rescue your waistline. A quick survey shows that many energy drinks are literally dripping with sugar. One can could easily take up 15% of your suggested daily calorie intake. 3 cans and you’ve had half of your daily energy without touching a solid meal.All of that caffeine-powered energy needs something to burn, hence the sugar. But a lot of that sugar gets left over and frequent use can have some starling results on your pants size. Worried about weight? Maybe you should try something different More: Daily-tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Torn between work and family? It may not be good for your heart Medical What foods are most likely to cause acne breakouts? Medical Mummy's curse: Heart disease is an ancient scourge Medical Gluten intolerance: Do you need a separate toaster, utensils in the kitchen? Medical Losing hair? Blame it on the air Parenting Could bone marrow be the missing piece in the fertility puzzle? Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.