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Healthy Alternatives To Energy Drinks For Your Early Morning Workout

by Jon Weaver

Lots of people drink an energy drink before they work out, but there are healthy alternatives you should consider. Energy drinks often are loaded up with artificial chemicals, They give you an energy boost, but at a cost. They can rot your teeth, with all the sugar, and they can be loaded with tons of caffeine, in some cases more than a cup of black coffee. So, if you find plain water boring and want something with flavor that can also help with your workout, then here are some suggestions.

Green Tea For Energy

If you're tired in the morning, but that's when you workout, then you understand the need for an energy pickup. This is one of the most popular reasons people drink energy drinks. However, as mentioned, a commercial energy drink might have way too much caffeine. Of course caffeine in moderation is not a bad thing, and one of the best ways to get caffeine is by drinking green tea. It has myriad health benefits, including increasing energy and mental focus.

If you don't feel like drinking warm green tea, then you can brew up some tea in advance, chill it down in your fridge, and bring it to the gym in a water bottle.

Noni Juice For Increased Fat Loss

An excellent way to flavor your green tea is to add noni juice. This is an exotic fruit that has gotten a lot of attention for its health benefits. One interesting study found that those who were on a diet and exercise program and took noni products had good results with weight loss (particularly fat loss). The addition of the noni juice to your green tea is a great alternative to using a pure sugar sweetener. The fructose in the noni juice will sweeten the green tea without causing your blood sugar to spike. In fact noni juice has been used to help control blood sugar in patients with diabetes.

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Coconut Water For Electrolytes

One of the most touted benefits to drinking an energy drink is that is has electrolytes. Electrolytes are things such as magnesium, sodium, and potassium. You don't get them from water and your body sweats them out, so you need to replenish them. Coconut water is a natural source of electrolytes. It has more potassium than several bananas, for instance.

You wouldn't want to mix the coconut water with the green tea, but what you could do is bring the coconut water to have after your workout, and drink the green tea as a pre-workout drink.