Natural Health Drinks Vs Energy Drinks – Alkaline Drinks Make Today’s Sports Drinks Seem Like Candy.
This is a sensible comparison of naturally formulated alkaline health drinks with typical “enhanced” sports drinks, vitamin water and energy drinks. Learn more about alkaline drinks and why you need them for optimum health and fitness.
Comparing health drinks or naturally alkaline drinks with “enhanced” sports drinks or energy drinks is kind of like comparing the benefits of eating peaches and lemons over the benefits of eating candy. It’s a no brainer!
- First, truly beneficial health drinks with naturally alkaline properties are processed so that the whole food ingredients are kept intact with living plant enzymes and natural antioxidants. This makes it easier for your body to absorb valuable nutrients essential for electrolyte replacement.
- Second, alkaline drinks that are formulated with natural ingredients are good for pH balance while most sport drinks and energy drinks are acid forming. They create an alkaline/acid imbalance in the blood.
Perfectly natural health drinks contain real alkaline foods as ingredients. That’s vastly different from all the colorful dyes, “natural flavors”, isolated vitamins and harmful sweeteners found in many of the artificially enhanced vitamin waters, energy drinks and sports drinks advertised today.
Of course, some of the herbal nutrients in these naturally healthy alkaline drinks may not sound as sophisticated as something like “sucralose” (a sweetener in sport drinks made through a process of chlorination), but they are much more beneficial for the body.
When deciding whether to consume a colorful energy drink or a naturally formulated health drink, let’s look at a sensible way to compare them.
- Some of the ingredients are water, natural flavors, sucralose, isolated B vitamins, and other laboratory produced, artificial nutrients. So, in this energy drink you get water, a chlorine processed sweetener, unidentified natural flavors and artificially created vitamins that your body doesn’t recognize as nutrients from whole foods. There are no real strawberries, peaches or other fruit. Even if there were any whole food ingredients, the temperatures used in processing would have destroyed the live enzymes. Without those living plant enzymes your body does not easily absorb the available nutrients. So, how many of the isolated vitamins in this “enhanced” sports drink would you really be able to use for energy?
Naturally Alkaline Health Drinks:
- Natural lemon, peach, raspberry or cinnamon flavored alkaline drinks are made with water, real lemon juice extract, real peach juice or rasberry, and a few herbal ingredients you probably don’t recognize. Researching behind the nutrition fact label we find that these natural plant ingredients contain valuable nutrients found in whole foods, plus live enzymes and powerful antioxidants. When properly processed at lower temperatures, live enzymes in whole foods make it easier for your cells to absorb the nutrients. As an extra bonus, the natural alkaline properties of the food grade herbs add balance to all those acid-forming foods and drinks most people consume every day. (To learn more about alkaline foods and alkaline drinks for pH balance, take the Alkaline Food Test.)
In the examples above, you clearly see a choice between a sports drink that is more likely to tear your body down, or a naturally alkaline health drink that will build your body up. They cost about the same, the flavors are real fruit vs. artificially enhanced and the health benefits are vastly different. It seems easy to make the sensible selection. However, many people are confused by all the hype, and by all the brightly colored bottles or lack of real information on those intoxicating nutrition fact labels. Instead of honest nutrition facts, the marketing geniuses for those sexy sport drinks tell you how cool you will be if you drink their super exciting, “enhanced”, neon power-charged energy drinks.
In this revved up world most people want to get in, get out and get a boost. When feeling tired, it’s easy to grab something you have been led to believe is good for you. In reality, you may be doing more harm than good. Fortunately, now you know better.
Understanding more about what you eat and drink makes it easier to motivate your self toward better choices. You can see through the TV eye candy and take a few minutes to do some research. Once you look behind the hype you quickly learn why naturally alkaline health drinks are far better for you than all those brightly colored vitamin waters, mood boosting energy drinks and junk food sport drinks.
About the Author:
Cliff Smith, as owner of an online health food store, shares his valuable research on health drinks and all natural foods. His Alkaline Food Test is a must for anyone who wants to know about the benefits of consuming more alkaline foods and alkaline drinks for optimum health. Cliff has been helping others achieve fitness goals and natural weight loss since he lost 30 pounds in 30 days by changing to a naturally low carb, high fiber food diet that focused on maintaining proper pH balance.