Say No to Red Bull and Try These Natural Energy-Boosting Drinks Instead

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Artificial energy drinks are a never good idea

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There are plenty of ways to get an energy boost, but Red Bull isn’t one of them.

If you’ve given yourself the promise to be more active this year, you may have not taken into account that your energy levels aren’t quite up to the task yet. Energy drinks are helpful, but most are filled with artificial sugar, excess levels of caffeine, and artificial coloring, among other ingredients that aren’t proven to be effective in increasing energy levels for extended periods of time.

Say No to Red Bull and Try These Natural Energy-Boosting Drinks Instead (Slideshow)

A 16-ounce can of Red Bull has as much as 52 grams of sugar, so no matter how jacked up you get from drinking it, the damage it can do to your metabolism, weight management, and oral hygiene is not worth it.

Instead of reaching for artificial energy drinks, opt for the all-natural solution. Natural drinks like green tea are also beneficial for increased energy levels. Plus, the tea has been known to lower cholesterol and manage weight.

Looking for a quicker fix? A shot of wheatgrass can support liver function and provides an added energy boost.

Ready to replace your energy drink impulse with healthier energy-boosting alternatives? Read on for nine ways to do so.