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What Ingredients Should You Look for in an Energy Drink?

03 Nov Posted by in Tweet Posts | Comments

What Ingredients Should You Look for in an Energy Drink?

Energy drinks have been around for many years. With so many different energy drink companies out there, competition is at an all time high. While some companies are just looking to make a quick buck, other companies are attempting to create an energy drink that serves its purpose yet is healthier for your body. As a consumer of the energy drink industry it is important to take advantage of these improvements. For instance, why would you rely upon a sugar filled and calorie packed energy drink when you can experience even better vitality with a healthier alternative?

Some of the ingredients which you should look for in a healthier energy drink include: vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidants.  Vitamins are essential for normal growth and development, while amino acids play a major role as intermediates in metabolism. Antioxidants protect your body against the effects of free radicals. Without antioxidants, free radicals can damage your cells and, in the long run, lead to several diseases including cancer. Clearly, amino acids, vitamins, and antioxidants are beneficial to your body.

Other important nutritional facts to consider when purchasing an energy drink are the amount of sugar and the amount of calories. Some of the newer energy drinks provide the consumer with a beverage that has very little calories and zero sugar. If you look at the Nutrition Facts of certain older energy drinks you will notice that the company loaded the drink with sugar, caffeine, and other energy boosting stimulants. Well, in most cases, too much of all of those ingredients is not good for your body. Not only is sugar bad for your health and your diet, it will also cause your energy to crash drastically once the drink wears off. Certain newer energy products remove the unnecessary stimulants, such as sugar, and provide the consumer with a no crash technology.

So the next time you are at a store waiting to purchase your usual energy drink, consider trying an improved energy drink, one that is better for your body and mind.

Lauren S. Johnson writes health articles about fitness and nutrition. Some of her favorite passions include writing about energy drinks and natural sleep aids.

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