5 Natural Alternatives to Dangerous Energy Drinks

Posted on December 4, 2012 by


5 Natural Alternatives to Dangerous Energy DrinksWe all feel sluggish now and then.  It’s not so bad when it happens on an uneventful weekend when we can indulge ourselves in languid tea-sipping and a good book.  But what about when we really have to “show up”?  Maybe it’s your turn to make the monthly presentation, or you’ve got that big job interview.  It won’t do to feel like an old shoe.  How can you pump up your energy level, fast?

Too many consumers have turned to so-called “energy shots” – small bottles of super-caffeinated beverage advertised as providing a fast-acting energy boost.   Two federal agencies — the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – are reporting some dangerous consequences to energy drinks, to the tune of 13 deaths and 13,000 emergency room visits in a single year.

It’s just not worth the risk.

Instead, try one of the following five all-natural options.  They’re just as easy to reach for as an “energy drink” – if not easier.  (And we’re willing to bet they’re a lot tastier, too!)

–        The Almighty Banana.  Need we say more?

–        Dried fruit.  The natural sugars in dehydrated fruit break down quickly in your body, giving you a quick kick.

–        Almonds.  They’re low-fat fast fuel.

–        Peanut Butter.  Always delicious on apple slices or whole grain crackers.  But if you’re in a real hurry, go ahead – eat it right off the spoon.

–        Trail Mix.  This option combines the energizing power of nuts and dried fruits.  You can buy pre-packaged trail mix in different varieties of nuts and dried fruit.  Some markets have “mix-your-own” trail mix bars where you can customize your own.

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