Caffeine On Campus: Stony Brook Students Power Up with Coffee but Ditch the Sugar

Red Bull and Starbuck's Coffee are the most popular caffeinated beverages on the market.   (Caffeineinformer.com)
Red Bull and Starbuck’s Coffee are the most popular caffeinated beverages on the market. (Caffeineinformer.com)

For many college students, waking up in the morning is a test of will power. For those, like myself, with a questionable will in this regard, there is a magical substance that will trick your body into wanting to get up. This is the power of Caffeine.

Caffeine comes in several drinkable forms: coffee, carbonated energy drinks or highly concentrated energy shots that taste like a combination of cough syrup and a heart attack. However, not all caffeinated beverages are created equal and some can actually have a negative impact on your health due to an overabundance of sugar. In light of this, I set out to discover how Stony Brook students power up in the morning, and to my surprise, I found that many were not only wary of energy drinks but consciously avoiding sugar.

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