Five 'Natural' Energy Drinks That May Be Worth A Try


While there isn’t quite enough data on mass-marketed energy drinks yet, the health community has agreed that high doses of artificial sugar, and unnatural preservatives and fillers are not part of a healthy diet. These certainly will not help you train and race better. Some athletes do use controlled doses of caffeine before training and competition, and there is a fair amount of data backing its athletic performance-enhancing benefits. So if caffeine is something that you or your Sports Dietitian feel that you need as part of your training plan, then an alternative to the more well-known energy drinks may be interesting for you to experiment with before workouts.

In no particular order, here are just five of the ‘natural’-ish energy drinks out on the market today:

Zevia Energy

120 mg caffeine

0 calories, 0 mg sodium, 0 g carbs (0 g sugar)

Hiball Sparkling Energy Water

160 mg caffeine

0 calories, 0 mg sodium, <1 g carbs (0 g sugars)

RUNA Energy Drinks

150 mg caffeine

0 calories, 0 mg sodium, 1 g carbs (0 g sugar)

MatchaBar Hustle Unsweetened

120 mg caffeine

5 calories, 0 mg sodium, 1 g carbs (0 g sugar)

Celsius Naturals BCAA + Energy

100 mg caffeine

15 calories, 0 mg sodium, 1 g carbs (0 g sugar)

Coffee, green tea, and black tea all have caffeine too if you are not looking for a fruity sparkling drink.

Happy sipping!

Source:

https://examine.com/nutrition/caffeine-consumption/

https://examine.com/supplements/caffeine/

Spriet LL. Exercise and sport performance with low doses of caffeine. Sports Med. 2014 Nov;44 Suppl 2:S175-84.

#Energy #Caffeine #Sugar

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