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Healthy Energy Drinks

Jun 11, 2013

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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JesseWesse

JesseWesse wrote:

REDBULL OMG GIVE ME SOME IM ADDICTED!!!
commented: Thu Mar 06, 2014

DrakeBeLike

DrakeBeLike wrote:

I need that smoothiee!!
commented: Tue Jan 14, 2014

night-gangster
its poison never I wont share i'll throw it away yo
commented: Wed Jan 08, 2014

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What part of it are you scared of? Is it eating in public and around other people, or just eating in general?  What it might be, if it's eating in public you don't like, is social anxiety, or social phobia. You should ask your doctor to check, because if it is, they can offer you ways to help. For instance, they might recommend therapists or group sessions to help ease your fear.  Even if it's just a phobia or, in unlikelier circumstances, an eating disorder, you should still go to your doctor or a therapist so you can try to overcome it. Try doing things that calm you down before these situations as well, like exercise, reading or listening to music (I'm not sure what relaxes you but sometimes these help). Also, you should try to slowly get used to the situations. So don't force yourself to eat straight away when you're out, but slowly start doing so whenever your comfortable with doing so. Unlike your mum wants, you can't just "stop" being scared because that's not how it works.  But right now, please don't force yourself into any of these situations. It's not good for your mental health to be forced to face a phobia of yours often. 
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