Where energy drinks and food bars are concerned you need to be able to look past the packaging. You really need to know what you are eating when it comes to energy drinks and food bars. In this article, we’ll be looking at some important factors you should consider regarding energy drinks and food bars.
Many use energy drinks to increase their endurance during workouts or other exercise routines. There are a variety of types and ages of people going to the gym who are among those using energy supplements such as these. It is important that you remain hydrated during exercise making the best beverage overall water. Shortly after getting a boost of energy from the sugar, caffeine, herbs or vitamins in these energy drinks you can experience a serious energy crash. There are energy drinks that can give you that extra energy you need during a workout but if you are trying to lose weight you should try one without the added sugars. Other than the sugar and caffeine, many claim to give you extra energy by adding a wide variety of vitamins, herbs, amino acids or other products to their type of energy inducing drink. It should not surprise you to find Taurine, Ginseng, Gingko and a variety of B vitamins listed as ingredients. Generally speaking some of these supplements are healthy while most of the others aren’t well known enough to really know the effects of them for sure. You may experience bad side effects of some “natural stimulants” when combined with sugar and caffeine if you’re not careful. Avoid the potential side effects by isolating each stimulant and using them wisely in varying forms rather than all at once.
You may have seen energy drinks in your grocery store that claim to be fruit infused water or something similar? These are not really energy drinks so much as water with fruit flavor. Because these drinks lack the sugar and caffeine of an energy drink they are more healthy for you. Make these “energy” drinks easily in your own kitchen by adding some fruit flavoring to your everyday water for a pleasant satisfying taste. If you are in a hurry however they are a great energy boost alternative since they are all natural and have no side effects. So, you see, common sense is your best judge when it comes to energy drinks and food bars. Since most companies are not concerned with your wellbeing so much as their own deep pockets it’s important that you be aware of those that are really good for you and not just listen to all the hyped up advertising. It’s in your best interest to know what you are buying so that you can avoid eating something that will have the reverse effect on you from what you intended it to especially since there are so many of these products available to you these days.