Natural Energy Booster Drinks: Ingredients That Can Be Juiced

March 21, 2013

If you happen to own a juicer, one great way to use it is by creating energy-boosting drinks. In creating one, you have to be familiar with some of the best-known ingredients that can help increase your energy.

Most fruit and vegetable juices available in the market can boost anyone’s energy level. When searching for fruits that promote high levels of energy, pick those that are rich in iron, high in carbohydrates, high in water content, and those that are rich in fiber. All of these components help promote long-lasting energy levels.

When creating your fruit and vegetable juices, it is advised to avoid using cane sugar or any type of sweetener because these ingredients can create rapid sugar rush that will cause you to feel weak, tired, and sluggish. Having your fruit and vegetable juices 100 percent pure allows you to gradually control your normal blood sugar levels and it can help preserve its other natural components that make it healthy and energy boosting.

Ingredients for Fruit Juices

Berries

Berries, specifically Acai Berries, are known to boost energy. In addition, they are also good antioxidants. According to antioxidants-guide.com, many athletic personalities use Acai berries in creating their juices. Its energy-boosting properties contain fatty acids that are similar to that of an olive oil. It helps balance the cholesterol of the body, which consequently provides additional energy to its drinker. Scientific studies show that Acai Berries amplifies energy level that is almost similar to the components present to an energy drink. The only difference is that these particular types of berries do not provide a sugar-rush.

Other than Acai Berries, almost any other type of berries can actually boost your energy—especially those that are blue, purple, or red. These specific colors come from the scientific principle that most Anthocyanins are antioxidants that can help boost energy. Any types of berries have tons of it.

Bananas

CAN NOT BE JUICED. Too many make the mistake trying to juice bananas, you’ll get something of a smoothie consistency and not a juice!

Citrus Fruits

Citrus fruits such as oranges, grapes, and lemons are known to have high levels of vitamin C, which is an important component in energy conversion. Incorporating citrus fruits into your juice drink also helps in synthesizing carnitine—a molecule that transports fatty acids and converts into energy. Like bananas, citrus fruits are also composed of fructose, glucose and sucrose. All of which are good providers of energy without compromising your blood sugar level.

Apples

Apples contain all the other elements present within the fruits mentioned above. They are rich in vitamin C and vitamin B complex (B1, B2, and B6), which are all very important for physical energy conversion. In addition, apples are also one of greatest sources of potassium.

Ingredients for Vegetable Juices

Spinach

People who are low in iron experience anemia. It is a condition wherein the body’s tissues are not getting as much oxygen needed for it to function fully. As a result, a person who is low in iron experiences fatigue and this particular condition consequently lowers the person’s physical energy. Spinach is one of the greatest sources of iron. Juicing spinach can make up roughly around 20 percent of person’s daily iron needs.

Sprouts

Sprouts have alkaline particles that neutralize acids that are caused by stress, overeating and many more. These particular disorders can cause low energy levels. Creating juices from sprouts can produce protein and carbohydrates that can useful for the body’s energy.

 

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