We all need a little extra boost now and then. Next time you need a little pick-me-up, check out these easy natural solutions to grab on-the-go. Not only are they convenient, but they will also help to give you the added energy you need. Also, make sure to check us out on Daybreak this Thursday to see us chat about them.
Runa products utilize Guayusa, a traditional tea that contains the same amount of caffeine as one cup of coffee. However, guayusa also has another stimulating compound- theobromine that when combined with caffeine creates a balanced energy effect without any jitters, crash, or jolted buzz. Theobromine is the stimulant found in dark chocolate that offers that pleasant whole body feeling many are familiar with. In addition, Runa contains twice the amount of antioxidants as green tea including beneficial polyphenols, flavonoids, and saponins. These compounds in guayusa offer a range of holistic health benefits from calming the nervous system to promoting cardiovascular health. www.runa.org
MacroBars are delicious, macrobiotic food bars, which focus on utilizing grains, nuts and fruits. Minimally processed and certified organic, these exceptional bars utilize simple healthy ingredients to boost your immune system and help provide your body with essential nutrients. GoMacro products do not use any additives or preservatives, refined sugars or flours or dairy, thus helping to create a pH-balanced environment in your body, leading to better absorption of minerals and other nutrients. Make sure to check out the Banana Almond Bar with 10 gms of protein. Supported by the staying power of almond butter and the delightful bites of whole sunflower seeds, raisins, and chunks of walnut, this is the perfect bar for breakfast on the go or for a pre-workout boost. www.gomacro.com
Natural Energy Shots
Another way to get more energy for your day is to opt for a natural energy shot. Guayaki Yerba Mate Organic Energy Shots feature yerba mate made from the naturally caffeinated and nourishing leaves of the celebrated South American rainforest holly tree (Ilex paraguariensis). For centuries, South America’s Aché Guayakí tribe have sipped yerba mate for its rejuvenative effects and energy boost without the jittery feeling and artificial flavors or preservatives. Also, make sure to check out inner-ēco To Go Mega Probiotics. This Coconut Water Probiotic Kefir features billions of active cultures to give your body the probiotics it needs to fuel you through even the most stressful day.
You can also power your body by grabbing the right snacks. Blue Monkey Coconut Chips are a delicious, easy way to fuel up with wonderful nutrients such as vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, iron, manganese, selenium and potassium as well as essential fatty-acids. Almonds and raisins taste great together and are each loaded with potent nutrients. Almonds contain heart-healthy fats and Vitamin E to keep you moving, while raisins have been shown in research to provide vital energy–even during vigorous exercise (Univeristy of California-Davis). Finally, pack some dates in your purse for an easy energy snack. Medjool dates are high in dietary fiber, carbohydrates, and potassium (even more than bananas) and are virtually fat, cholesterol and sodium free.