Man has heart attack due to energy drink 'addiction'

5 Facts About Energy Drinks You Need to Know

Warning to all you caffeine addicts out there, excessively consuming energy drinks could cause serious consequences.

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28-year-old Martin Bowling from the UK became so "mentally addicted" to energy drinks that he was spending £75 ($113.68) a week on the dangerous habit. What's even worse? This wasn't a one week bender kind of thing...this went on for seven years.

Well, the addiction finally caught up to Bowling recently, when he collapsed at a local pub after consuming eight energy drinks that night.According to the UK Daily Mail, Bowling woke up in a hospital bed and was told he had suffered a cardiac arrest due to the extremely high caffeine levels in his bloodstream.

What's even more surprising? Bowling says, "Even when doctors told me high caffeine levels were the cause, I still wanted a can. It was ridiculous."

While you may be thinking that you're never going to get to the point of seven energy drinks per day, just be mindful of your overall caffeine consumption — it can really catch up to you!

6 ways to stay energized without caffeine or sugar

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Man has heart attack due to energy drink 'addiction'

1. Drink water

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2. Hit the gym

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3. Get more sleep

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4. Eat a balanced breakfast

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5. Blast upbeat tunes

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6. Eat smaller meals

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