The Mightiest Energy Drink

15
Apr
2014

Drink WaterAs cyclists, we all know how important water is….right?  It’s like a drug we must have for the ride.

There are more than enough fabricated energy drinks out there, and I’m constantly hearing about new ones all the time.  5 Hour Energy, Redbull, Liquid Nitro, and the list goes on and on.  I’ve never been tempted by any of these energy drinks…..except for mightiest of them all….WATER.

So powerful it can penetrate rock.  So strong it can never be trapped.  So incredible it can heal our body.  Let’s see one of those “Chemical” drinks do that.

If you think you are drinking enough water, try guzzling down another few glasses a day.  Is your pee totally clear?  If not, your body is not operating up to its potential.  Drink at least 10 big glasses of water every day. even more if you’re cycling….and even more when it’s hot.  If you’re drinking coffee, tea, or any other caffeinated drink…knock back another couple glasses each day.

It was the first “Wonder Drug” on the planet.  It’s still the best one out there.  Powerful in nature….but even more powerful in your body.  Curing disease.  Energizing your soul.  Making you complete.

Let the world chase after that elusive drug to help them make it through another day.  Let’s have you be the one who benefits from all the greatness Water has to offer.

“Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.”

– Bruce Lee

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Sugar Alternatives for Energy and Hydration

Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean “lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.

Answer:

Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

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