How Much Are You Giving to the Energy Drink Industry?
It’s not just billions of dollars spent every year as weary consumers perk up with beverages loaded with caffeine and sugar.
It’s a matter of health, and maybe even life or death.
Late last year, the safety of caffeinated energy drinks were officially brought under the eye of the FDA. The U.S. government began paying attention when a major energy drink company got sued by the parents of a 14-year-old girl who went into cardiac arrest and died. This happened after the teen had consumed two 24oz energy drinks within a 24-hour period.
While the relationship between the two events has not officially been defined as causal, most people would agree that caffeine and white sugar aren’t the most healthful ways to get energy.
The Solution: Superfood Energy Sources!
Supercharge your day by blending the following superfoods for a quick morning smoothie!
Sun Warrior Protein Powder – Protein is essential for a slow release of energy. Containing all nine essential amino acids, Sun Warrior Protein is made from bio-fermented whole grain brown rice and comes in three flavors: chocolate, vanilla and natural. This raw, vegan protein powder has been found to have a 98.2% digestion efficiency rating, ranking far above any comparable protein source.
Cacao Powder – Contrary to popular belief, cacao contains negligible amounts of caffeine. The extraordinary bean from which our beloved chocolate comes contains theobromine, a stimulant that does not affect the nervous system the way caffeine does (think: energy spike!). Instead, theobromine is known to support heart health1 and create a slow release of energy throughout the day. Plus, our raw, organic, non-GMO cacao has more antioxidants than most foods on the planet!
Maca – This Peruvian root vegetable has been used as a food and medicine in South America for centuries. In fact, it is said that the Incan warriors would consume maca before long journeys and even battles. Today it is recognized as an adaptogen which means that it can help the body deal with stress and provide energy without overstimulation. Our maca is organic, raw and non-GMO to ensure the purest and best maca out there!
Sun Is Shining – Cleansing is key to having vibrant energy! Click here if you missed our “3 Simple Steps to Naturally Detox” newsletter in which our nutrient-packed green superfood formula Sun Is Shining is highlighted. Raw and non-GMO with organic and wild-crafted ingredients, Sun Is Shining is loaded with land grasses like wheat grass, sea vegetables like kelp, fresh water algae like chlorella, enzymes and probiotics—everything you need to cleanse and power up!
Maqui Berry Powder – The Mapuche Indians of Chile have been consuming maqui berries for centuries to help boost strength and stamina. Our raw, organic, non-GMO freeze-dried maqui has one of the highest antioxidant values of any known fruit, surpassing blueberries, pomegranate and acai! Did we mention it’s delicious, too?
Camu Camu Powder – You can’t get sick and have super energy levels at the same time, right? Vitamin C is known to boost immunity2 and it’s ideal to get your vitamin C is through whole foods rather than supplementation. What better source than our raw, organic, non-GMO camu camu powder? It boasts 175% RDA vitamin C in just a ¼ teaspoon serving!
Customer Review of Sunfood Maca Powder
"My hubby was beginning to lose his stamina because of work and not eating properly. I then had to take over and start making sure he'd get the proper rest and eat right. He all of a sudden started feeling vibrant again, and looking so much better! All thanks to his green veggies and the magic energy food (Maca). I have recommended to many friends and family! Thank you once again! Very happy in Chicago, Illinois"
Customer Review of Sunfood Cacao Powder
Amazing! I put this in my superfood smoothie every morning and have noticed a huge difference! My energy and mood have really improved. I can't imagine starting my day without it.
Blend these superfoods with a banana and almond milk and presto! You’re invigorated and empowered to create an amazing day!
1 - “Chocolate Consumption in Pregnancy and Reduced Likelihood of Preeclampsia.” Elizabeth W. Triche, Yale University, 2009.
2 - “Role of vitamins D, E and C in immunity and inflammation.” Journal of Biological Regulators & Homeostatic Agents, April 2013.
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