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Energy Drinks

Energy Drinks are drinks like Red Bull, Whooppass, Rockstar Juiced (and so on, there seem to be loads of them on the shelves these days) which contain large doeses of Caffeine and other legal stimulants like ginseng, ephedrine, and guarana. These energy drinks are typically marketed towards young people, students, people 'on the go' and those who play sports. They are generally packaged in rather attractive cans and bottles to make them appear more alluring.
These energy drinks generally use artificial sweeteners and are aimed at people who have to cram up a lot in the same day, usually IT professionals, sportspersons and students. Very little research has been published on the health hazards of these popular drinks, however presence of stimulants like caffeine and guarana, which incidentally are addictive, worries many a parents. Prolonged usage of these drinks can lead to addiction. The withdrawal symptoms though are not very drastic, mild headaches; drowsiness and they are relatively easy to get rid off. Instead of relying on pre-packaged Energy drinks, use these recipes for energy Drinks to make them yourself at home.

Energizer
Ideal for sportspeople or those who work out regularly, it works as a fluid replacer and is an excellent alternative to the commercially available energy drinks as it does not contain any stimulants.

Ingredients-:
  • 2 cups prepared caffeine-free lemon tea
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
Directions-:
  • Dissolve the sugar and salt in the hot tea. Cool.
  • Blend the tea and orange juice in a blender or shaker. Drink cold for best taste.


Instant-O

Ingredients-:
  • 4 small gingko or ginseng tea bags
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1cup sugar or sugar substitute
  • 1 large or 2 small herbal tea bags
Directions-:
  • In a medium pitcher, brew all the tea bags in 1 quart of water.
  • Add the lemon juice to a large pitcher. Add the sugar and the remaining water and mix well.
  • Pour the tea into the lemonade mix and stir. Refrigerate and serve chilled.



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