Healthy Energy Drink
Are you hitting a brick wall mid-afternoon? I understand the temptation to reach for that energy drink when you start to feel sluggish. Unfortunately, the Red Bulls, Monsters, and 5-Hour Energy drinks all contain a ton of sugar or artificial sweeteners. These drinks all provide the boost in energy that they advertise. However, along with that energy comes additional side effects that can be unhealthy and unsafe. I encourage all my patients to stop drinking sodas and increase their water intake. I also recommend natural and healthy options for boosting energy as opposed to these chemical-filled drinks.
I understand the temptation. While I was in chiropractic college, we had quizzes and exams daily. If we weren’t studying for tests in the classroom, we were studying for the National Boards. For four years I lived on junk food and energy drinks. However, I was always tired and fatigued despite constantly drinking Monsters. The constant consumption of these energy drinks was causing me to suffer from adrenal fatigue. Some of the symptoms of adrenal fatigue include fatigue, body aches, low blood pressure, lightheadedness, loss of body hair, and skin discoloration.
Don’t make the same mistakes I did. If you are suffering from a lack of energy, make healthy food and supplement choices. Follow this simple recipe for a healthy and all-natural energy drink.
5-6 large carrots or 1 bag of small carrots
4-6 red apples
1-2 inch piece of ginger
Wash all ingredients
Core the apples
Peel the oranges
Add the ingredients and enjoy!!!