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It's time to rewrite the American English dictionary for the entries, "uppers" and "downers." Tell me we don't have a drug problem in America.
Mountain Dew at a new time of day?
Fans looking for an alternative to coffee?
From what I've seen in the workplace, Mountain Dew itself is a morning drink, and a real fan wouldn't be looking for something different.
Not that it's a good choice.
Hopefully it will convert some to a "slightly" healthier drink.
Sounds healthy! (Yeah, right.) Just what we need, another carbonated beverage, albeit one that may be slightly less unhealthy.
Anyone getting on their high horse about someone drinking either actual Mountain Dew or this new drink in the morning-- let me say I hope you're not a 3-cup/day coffee drinker, since coffee has far more caffeine. But anyway, caffeine, while certainly a "drug", is a fairly benign one-- at low to moderate usage, it's shown to increase both physical and mental performance for most people, and qualifies as a pretty minor "addiction" as these things go (some people, but NOT everyone, might have some headaches for a week or so if they go "cold turkey" off a moderate caffeine habit). I'm speaking as someone who has never had an "energy drink" in my life and doesn't drink coffee, but does have one to two 12-oz cans of Diet Mountain Dew per day (one in the morning, in fact). Now, if someone is "pounding" 4 or 5 cans of the full-sugar Dew every day, while the total caffeine load would still be rather modest in coffee terms, I WOULD certainly see issues just in terms of empty calorie consumption to the tune of 700 or 800 sugar calories per day. But the diet stuff has zero calories. Some researchers think even diet pop increases your appetite for sweet foods-- maybe to some degree it does, though I don't think I see this myself. But if it does, in the overall scheme of things that's probably one of the lesser issues that America has to worry about health-wise-- since this is a country where half the population considers a fast-food "burger and fries" plus full-sugar large soft drink to be a normal lunch and/or dinner. And probably even more troubling, about 3/4 of the adult population doesn't get any regular physical exercise. Those are bigger things to worry or carp about than the idea that someone might be taking in 60 or 120 or even 200 mg of caffeine per day with diet soft drink consumption (or partially-diet, in the case of this new product).
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