Looking for a healthy alternative for an energy drink that will get you ready for a workout? Mainstream so-called “energy drinks” are nothing less than a heaping pile of sugar mixed with some poisons that result in early onset diabetes. Large portions of sugar should never be consumed with caffeine, unless you are purposely tying to induce a heart attack. Why would you use something that works against your body, when you can consume a drink such as this one that completely nourishes and works in parallel with your body?
This energy drink requires the fours S’s:
– Sweet (Honey)
– Sour (Lemon)
-Spicy (Cayenne Pepper)
– Salty (Unrefined Natural Sea Salt)
This is a spin off of the Master Cleanse drink which consists of cayenne pepper, lemon, and maple syrup. The reason I chose these ingredients is because they provide everything you need in a workout/energy drink: Water, minerals (electrolytes), quick acting energy, cleanser, and metabolism booster. So lets break down this high performance yet simple drink.
Made from bees. A much healthier alternative to sugar for quick acting energy. Honey consists of two main components, fructose and glucose. Glucose is broken down very quickly and easily in the body and used to make ATP (energy). Fructose, on the other hand, supplies the body with a slower release of energy because fructose must be converted into glucose before it can be used for energy production. This one-two punch will supply you with energy before, during, and after your workout.
Grows on a tree. A rich source of vitamin C and flavonoids to boost the immune system and neutralize free-radicals. Lemons are acidic by nature, but once digested, lemons help to alkalize and rebalance the body’s pH. Also, lemons are a friend to your liver by supplying it with the nutrients needed to work properly, and by helping to remove unwanted toxins. A clean and healthy liver means fully functional, high performing red blood cells.
Grows on a plant. The benefits of cayenne are so bountiful that I would need a whole new blog sheet to express all of its greatness. Every single cell in the body experiences the health promoting nourishment of cayenne pepper, and thrives when it’s presence is felt. So why is cayenne an important ingredient? It’s what’s found inside of the cayenne pepper that makes it so special. An active component called “Capsaicin” is what gives cayenne pepper it’s spicy flavor. This component is directly responsible for the following outcomes:
- A Warming/dilating effect on the blood vessels allowing for optimal blood flow throughout the body.
- It is extremely helpful with alleviating allergies, muscle cramp, improving digestion, gives more pep and energy, and helps wound healing with minimal scar tissue.
- Works as a fantastic detoxifier. When performing a cleanse of the body, cayenne should always be used!
Unrefined Natural Sea Salt:
Found in ocean water. The oceans were once the home to all life on Earth. However, some people may be thinking to themselves…”Why would I put sea salt in my energy drink?” Unlike conventional table salt, unrefined sea salt contains an amazing blend of trace minerals (iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, etc.) which are absolutely necessary for optimal health and longevity. A proper balcance of water and salt is what keeps the body hydrated. Without these trace minerals and sodium chloride (NaCl), the body could never function properly. It is hugely important to maintain hydration, so a pinch of unrefined natural sea salt can go a long way!
If You would like to learn more about the amazing benefits of unrefined natural sea salt, please click on the link below >> http://www.naturalnewsblogs.com/major-health-benefits-unrefined-natural-sea-salt/
Try this drink before exercise, I guarantee you’ll be impressed with the results!