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Health and energy drinks don’t always go hand in hand.
It doesn’t help that most people haven’t given much thought to the type of drink that they consume.
When you go to the shop for bread, you don’t just grab the first loaf off the shelf. People will claw each other’s eyes out to get their hands on the last gluten-free, vegan-friendly seed loaf at Woolies, but when it comes to energy drinks, they’ll often opt for the most recognisable brand.
What you’re left with is something that tends to be full of chemicals and sugar that, while keeping you awake, often isn’t good for you in the long run.
We really need to start choosing our energy boosters in the same way that we approach that seed loaf – with care.
For starters, instead of something fuelled with taurine, opt for guarana.
Guarana is an all-natural climbing plant that produces fruit roughly the size of a coffee berry.
According to Healthline, the seeds of this fruit contain an impressive range of stimulants, such as caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine. It’s also packed with antioxidants, such as tannins, saponins and catechins.
The caffeine is a natural stimulant that helps you to stay focused by blocking the effects of adenosine, a compound that helps your brain relax.
As an added bonus it can also assist with weight loss, something that has also been associated with ‘green coffee’ – the second natural stimulant on your checklist of healthy alternatives.
Green coffee beans are coffee beans that have been left unroasted. Without the roasting process, they retain a distinctly different chemical profile that boasts an abundant supply of chlorogenic acids — compounds with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
If you’re wondering how to get your hands on one of or both of these stimulants, here’s some good news.
Sir Fruit has wanted to get involved in the energy drink game for a while, but they needed to find a way to make something truly healthy.
Enter the Natural Energy shot, which is made with actual, whole cranberries that are mixed with green coffee and guarana to deliver a kick equivalent to one cup of coffee.
It’s also cold-pressed, which means that the juice retains all of the good stuff you need to stay alert, alongside those nutrients and vitamins that keep you in top form.
Once you’ve smashed the workday, and need to chill, there’s also the option to knock back a calming CBD Shot.
Unlike some other companies offering a measly single milligram of CBD per shot, Sir Fruit’s 100ml health shot delivers 10mg of top-notch CBD with every serving.
In the shot, you’ll also enjoy the benefits of cold-pressed apples and spinach leaves and a decent amount of super-healthy green rooibos.
That’s your day and your health sorted.
So, reconsider those sugary energy boosters, and head on over to the Sir Fruit website to stock up.
They’ll also deliver your new best friends directly to your door.
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