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 Fitness Clocking 10 000 steps daily alone will not prevent weight gain News Budget Speech 2020: ‘The NHI is protected’ Medical Women's blood pressure rises earlier and faster than men's Medical WATCH | Could the new coronavirus be 'Disease X'? Medical Girls with autism diagnosed later than boys Diet and nutrition Consumers waste twice as much food as experts thought 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.