Dangers of Drinking Energy Drinks

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What are the alternatives?

Tea

Although tea does contain caffeine, the content is significantly less than is found in coffee or energy drinks. A cup may give you the perk you need to power through, without experiencing harsh effects.

A Healthy Diet

We often feel run down or lethargic when lacking the appropriate amount of healthy foods. Fruits and vegetables will give you the vitamins you need to function correctly, while whole grain foods will keep you full, giving your body the energy it needs to get through the day.

Ginseng

Ginseng is a natural herb, often found in teas, juice blends and even nutrition bars, and is known to boost stamina, give you energy and reduce stress levels. It can also help with weight management and target menstrual cramps.

Vitamin B12

A deficiency of Vitamin B12 can cause you to feel fatigued. Ensuring you get the recommended amount will cause you to feel energised, distressed and result in a lower risk of depression. Vitamin B12 can be found in meat, eggs, cheese and milk or can be taken as a supplement.

Ice Cold Water

Drinking a glass of ice cold water upon awakening will shock your body into gear, speeding up your metabolic rate. The fact your body will begin working harder and faster will help avoid the lethargic slump you may experience throughout the day.

Exercise

Starting your day with a brisk walk or healthy jog will help your body increase endorphin levels. Endorphins ensure you stay more alert, both mentally and physically, keeping you awake and providing energy that lasts.

Sleep

Ultimately, the best way to stay awake is to ensure a good night’s sleep, so make sure you get your beauty sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the tasks of the day.