Demi Moore spiraling out of control, checks into rehab to break her Red Bull addiction…wait what?
(Daily Beast)–Google “Demi Moore Red Bull addiction.” You’ll score nearly 2 million hits. Most call Moore a Red Bull addict. She’s had this crimson bovine on her back for 10 years, they say, and that’s why she checked into rehab last week. Moore allegedly used Red Bull as a meal replacement. Ask any anorexic: Sweetness satisfies. A can of Red Bull contains 27 grams—that’s seven teaspoonsful—of sugar. Caffeine’s appetite-suppressant powers are legendary, and the beverage is full of the stuff. And Red Bull’s ability to elevate energy, well, just take a sip. According to at least one study, merely believing that caffeine speeds us up can speed us up. Other academic findings link moderate caffeine consumption with improved concentration, decision-making, problem-solving and short-term memory, not to mention endurance. A University of Saskatchewan–affiliated study found that Red Bull “significantly increased upper-body muscle endurance.” A University of the West of England–affiliated study found that Red Bull “significantly improved” both aerobic and anaerobic performance on stationary bicycles, and was linked to “significant improvements in mental performance” involving choice-reaction time, concentration, and memory. Another study, from the University of Utrecht, found that Red Bull “significantly improves driving performance and reduces driver sleepiness during prolonged highway driving.”