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Healthy Energy Drinks

Feb 05, 2015

So you've heard all the bad news about your favorite energy drinks and you're searching for a healthy energy drink... do they even exist? Yes they do! They might be hard to find at your local convenience story, but healthy energy drinks are out there now. Let's take a look at some of the healthy energy drinks and what makes them different from the other ones.

Drop the Drugs

The big secret behind energy drinks is the use of high sugar and caffeine to give people immediate energy. Well, we all know that sugar and caffeine are addictive ingredients that can have bad side-effects. So if you are interested in living a healthy lifestyle with no side effects, you have to look for energy drinks without these two things.

Unhealthy Energy DrinksUnhealthy Energy DrinksCourtesy of www.sodahead.com

More and more cases of hospitalized patients are from drinking too many energy drinks and then using drugs to get rid of the energy so they can sleep at night. This is a very scary cycle. Check out this article by clicking HERE

Furiously Fresh Fruit

When a piece of fruit has been picked off the tree, it begins to die and lose all of it's nutrients. So if you can find juice that has been freshly squeezed, this is the best form of immediate energy without any side effects.

Happy PlanetFresh JuiceCourtesy of Happy Planet

Happy Planet is one of the top brands of fresh fruit juice that you can find in most stores. They also have a huge variety of fruits so you can try many combinations to see which fruit gives you the most energy. Here is a list of their fruit juices:

  • Organic Acai Berry
  • Mango and Peach
  • Pomegranate and Blueberry
  • Coconut and Mango
  • Valancia Orange
  • Strawberry and Banana

Smoothie Strength

Fruit SmoothieFruit SmoothieCourtesy of www.sheknows.com
 

Fresh fruit smoothies are probably the best form of immediate energy. You can get them at juice shops and organic grocery stores, but they're easy to make at home with a blender. Just get your favorite fruit, add some water and ice, and voila... pure energy!

Coconut Water

Coconut WaterCoconut WaterCourtesy of plearnthaipalace.com

Coconuts from Thailand are fresh and full of nutrients to give you hydration and energy immediately. The hard part is getting into the coconut to get the water out. Here is how to do it:

  1. With a knife, carefully stab the coconut until you find a soft spot in the shell
  2. Now find a big rod or pic, hammer a hole through the soft spot
  3. Flip the coconut over a bowl and collect the water
  4. Drink and enjoy!

Preservative Power-Loss

Preserved JuicesPreserved JuicesCourtesy of www.fao.org

Preservatives are added to juices to keep them from going bad so they can sit in your cupboard for a long time before going bad. However, preservatives are synthetic (not natural), so they are not good for you. So when you look for an energy drink, avoid drinks that have old expiry dates. Don't let your energy drink sit in your refridgerator very long too... the longer it sits, the more nutrients it will lose!

Have Your Say...

What is your favorite drink that gives you lots of energy? Let us know in the comments below...

 

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I have one so annoying sister, that it feels like I have 200 of them, oh my god. She's pounding on the door right now, HELP! 
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Dad, obviously. I can't even explain what he does to me!
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Well, if they are your BFFs, they shouldn't be teasing you to make you feel bad. Me, and my BFFs tease each other all the time playfully, but I understand that this is different, and if it's making you feel bad it isn't playful at all.   Maybe your eldest friend is having some trouble with family issues, bad grades, body changes, etc. It's okay to be angry, so maybe you should leave her space for a few days, and see if it turns better. If it isn't, then try to first make her calm down. Then, make her talk to you about why she is so angry and ask if you can try to help. If nothing turns out better, tell her that you feel uncomfortable, and you want her to talk to you.  For your 3rd eldest friend, support her as much as possible, and stand up for her in this terrible situation. If you are all BFFs, then you should all be very close and comfortable around each other, and the fight shouldn't last long. If not, they are not your real friends, and you have to go on without them. I have tons of advice on how to make new friends, so just ask me if you want to know. Your 2nd eldest friend seems to be the main problem.  First of all, tell her to stop, and say how you don't like her bullying you. You must say what she is doing wrong, and how it makes you feel. If she doesn't care, tell her you're serious, and you hate what she is doing to you. If it continues, ignore what trash she is saying, and just simply walk away. Focus on other things that will help make you feel better. Remember, all she is is a person, and it's up to you to act appropriately.  Stay positive, and calm. Focus on other things, and if she continues, tell her that you can all be friends and you miss her. Go get another friend to stand up with you, and tell her that you will report to an adult if she won't stop. She may be your friend, but she deserves it. I told on my BFF when she was mean, so it's all okay now.  If all else fails, get a trusted adult, and hang out with nicer friends. Your other friends will learn from their mistakes. If not, warn them, and give them a sincere kindness note of how you miss being friends. Then, also give one to the bully.
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You go out and you find someone who you can be you with. It's not a hard question to find the answer too.
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