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The New Power Brew: Do Energy Drinks Really Work?

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How to Eat for Energy

"If you're taking an energy supplement, it may be because good nutrition or adequate sleep is lacking," says Katherine Zeratsky, RD, a dietitian at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Take a look at your overall eating habits. "The first step to all-day energy is to make sure you're not skipping meals," Zeratsky says. "A lot of women curb calorie intake in the morning and afternoon, which leads to energy slumps followed by nighttime bingeing." Aim for 400 to 500 calories at each meal, and at intervals throughout the day, have three 100- to 200-calorie snacks that combine fiber-rich carbs, like fruit, vegetables, and whole grains; lean proteins, like grilled chicken, turkey, and fish; and healthy sources of fat, like walnuts and olive oil. This mix slows digestion and helps keep energy levels stable.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, April 2011.

 

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lellis6910 wrote:

Thank you I found this article Very interesting, I swear by monster drinks, although I except they are not good for me, being in a driving proffesion, I have found energy drinks a great aid in making me a much more alert and safer driver. One thing I have experienced through drinking too many is a lack of appetite, which sounds great but can cause mild stomach cramps if you don't moderate your consumption.

9/28/2013 07:31:12 PM Report Abuse
jqquie wrote:

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8/22/2013 07:21:49 PM Report Abuse
pennyfrost72 wrote:

Very soon their will be health warnings on the labels of energy drinks, especially for those with heart conditions. To me they are sodas with extra caffeine and some vitamins. That said, that does boost your energy doesn't it?

2/19/2013 08:24:10 PM Report Abuse
baldevkailay wrote:

It helped me a lot. Very good article.

4/7/2011 10:15:06 PM Report Abuse
stars_envy wrote:

oh, good idea 'quarlida1' I'll make him take B-100! ;)

4/7/2011 02:34:38 PM Report Abuse

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