When you feel exhausted but need to keep going, you may be tempted to resort to the ever-popular energy drink. But there are healthier ways to energize your body than out of a can!
Here are six natural energy alternatives to consider next time you need a boost:
1. Ginger Tea
The root of the ginger plant is full of naturally beneficial antioxidants, digestive aids, and immune system enhancers. Ginger root can help you relax, reduce muscle pain, and cure headaches. It won’t immediately boost energy levels, but it can help you keep up your energy throughout the day.
You can buy ready-made ginger teas in a box, and that’s fine. But skinning and boiling fresh chunks of ginger root in water works best. Simmer on high for just 5 minutes, and add honey and/or lemon juice to flavor.
2. Green Tea
Green tea contains enough caffeine to give you a quick energy boost, but it also contains antioxidants and minerals that greatly benefit your health. It’s a much healthier (and less addictive) way to grab fresh energy than by getting caffeine via coffee, sweet tea, or soft drinks.
Brew it stronger if you want green tea with greater “kick.” You will find endless varieties of green tea in stores these days, and it tastes great hot or cold.
3. Yerba Mate
Yerba Mate is the “new kid on the block” when it comes to energy teas. It hails from the South American holly tree and has long been used there as “an energy drink.”
Yerba mate is often brewed as strong as coffee and can give you the caffeine without “the jitters.” It isn’t acidic like coffee either, so it shouldn’t upset your stomach.
4. Fresh Fruit Juice
Many bottled juices are packed with artificial preservatives and other objectionable ingredients. But 100% fresh and natural fruit juice is a great way to power up if you prefer to avoid caffeine and herbal teas. The vitamins, as well as the natural sugar, will make you feel more energetic.
5. “Power Water”
Look for water with electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals added to it. This is a powerful, natural way to heighten energy. And always choose natural spring water over “filtered” water that has lost all its natural minerals!
6. Vitamin IVs & Shots
Also, consider the innovative IV rejuvenation of IVRS of Amarillo, Texas, which puts electrolytes, vitamins, and other beneficial nutrients directly into your veins – great for treating fatigue, colds, migraines, hangovers, and more! B-12 shots, also offered by IVRS, are another innovative alternative.
These six natural energy solutions can help you stay high-energy throughout your day without diminishing your health.