Thing is, it's pretty much terrible for us. And by terrible I mean really, really, effing bad. I like a 6-pack of Mountain Dew as much as the next guy, but I definitely don't drink it more than once or twice a year.
Since we as gamers tend to be visual people, here's a nice image that shows just how bad it really is.
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If you can't read it, here's the brief summary:
Twenty minutes after drinking it, your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your live now has to turn any sugar into fat. Forty minutes after, you consume all caffeine. This causes your pupils to dilate and your blood pressure to rise. Your liver then dumps more sugar into your bloodstream, blocking the adenosine receptors in your brain and preventing drowsiness.
Forty-five minutes later, your body increases dopamine production, stimulating the pleasure center of your brain. Sounds sweet yeah? So is heroine apparently, as it's the same thing.
So save yourself some calories and start shootin' heroine instead.
Don't actually do that, I was simply making a point. Damn.