Two professional snowboarders in the US have decided to go against the energy drink guzzling/sponsorship culture of their sport. They've started sporting the 'drink water' sweatshirts you see above at their competitions, and its catching on.
You can read the full story here. And visit their website to see what they're all about. If you buy one of their cool shirts a portion of the proceeds goes toward providing clean water for people in need. Not too shabby, gentlemen!
I love to see people using their influence to promote healthy habits. Energy drinks are full of sugar and caffeine, and a host of other potentially questionable ingredients. Some of these energy drink have been banned in EU countries. They are not regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration. And there is some concern that when consumed with alcohol the added ingredients in energy drinks may increase the effects of alcohol in the body. Not good.
So, as the two gentlemen so wisely say:
“We’re saying, ‘Do whatever you want,’ ” Smith said, “ ‘but you can drink water and be just as cool.’ ”