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Five Healthy Alternatives To Replace Energy Drinks

Kickstart your morning.

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We’ve all been there, the dreaded 9am lecture and the only thing that can possibly pull you through is an industrial-sized can of energy drink.

While the short-term effects might feel helpful for a little while, the reality is that there are plenty of other ways to give yourself that kickstart in the AM, ones that are much kinder to your body.

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Smoothie 

Getting into the routine of preparing a smoothie the night before an early morning can be a lifesaver. Ten minutes in the evening can get your day off to a great start.

Add in some apple-flavoured Bioglan Supergreens, packed with loads of nutritious ingredients like kale and wheatgrass – and fortified with Vitamin B12 and C, which both contribute towards the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.


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Green Tea 

Heath & Heather Organic Green tea contains less caffeine than coffee (35-80mg vs 100-400mg) but can still act as a perfectly good stimulant without the negative side-effects.

As an added benefit, green tea is high in powerful antioxidants, known to protect the body against disease and play a vital part of any healthy diet.

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Vitamin Drinks 

Rather than providing a short-term artificial energy boost from sugars and synthetic caffeine, Vitabiotics Wellman Vitamin Drinks offer a much cleaner alternative.

These cans of goodness contain nutrients that include vitamins B6 and B12 which contribute to normal energy release, reducing tiredness and fatigue.

They also have the bonus perk of containing zinc, which helps to keep your immune system at the top of its game.

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BCAAs 

Valine and Isoleucine are two essential amino acids that play a huge part in boosting our energy levels.

Valine is essential for mental focus and emotional calm while Isoleucine regulates energy levels.

Athletes often look to BCAAs to increase their energy levels while also using them to help recover from workouts. Try adding a scoopful of Women’s Best BCAA Amino to your workout routine for an added kick.

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Water 

It’s easy to underestimate just how effective water alone can be.

All of the metabolic reactions that occur in our body happen in water – as soon as our body becomes dehydrated those reactions start to slow down, leaving us feeling sluggish.

It’s the cleanest, most readily available energy hack out there – so if in doubt knock back a cool pint of H2O!

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