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How Many Calories Are in Your ‘Energy Boost’?

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When you boost your energy level with caffeine, are you also loading up on lots of unnecessary calories and junk ingredients? Paradoxically, ‘energy boost’ options with sugars, fats, artificial sweeteners, and other unnatural ingredients could ultimately be a major drag on your energy and health.

Perhaps because of coffee’s intrinsic bitterness, this earliest of energy drinks has morphed over the years into a vast range of concoctions that are more aptly categorized as unhealthy liquid desserts. Stopping at the café each morning to pick up a quick coffee drink on your way to work can add as much as a whopping 460 calories to your daily caloric intake (what’s more, it can clog your system with dairy products, energy-draining refined sugar products, and some pretty frightening unnatural ingredients that your body doesn’t know how to process). Even the ‘light’ varieties of popular coffee beverages can add up to 70 calories to your daily diet. This may not sound like much, but drinking one 70-calorie beverage a day means consuming an additional 25,500 calories a year – and translates into an extra 6-1/2 pounds of you in the mirror!


Regular caffeinated sodas are loaded with refined sugar, which produces a quick ‘high’ followed by a crash in your blood sugar level. Consider the 3 top-sellers: #1 - 138 calories in a 12 oz serving, #2 -150 calories per serving, and #3 - 170 calories a serving. These soda calories are attributable to refined sugar, which wrecks havoc with your blood sugar levels, stresses your pancreas, and generally leads to a decline in your good health. Sure, you could opt for the ‘diet sodas’, but the artificial sweeteners they contain can be devastating to your health. And so-called “Energy Drinks” are some of the worst sugar-calorie offenders - the most popular has an enormous 220-sugar-calorie load in one 16 oz can. 


“Sweetness” is in and of itself an topic for health-conscious individuals to consider carefully. Whether it comes from sugar (like sucrose or fructose) or artificial sweeteners (such as aspartame) – both health-damaging options – sweetness is addictive. There is now sufficient scientific evidence to support that claim that the sensation of intense sweetness can be even more addictive than cocaine, in both ‘normal’ and drug-sensitized individuals. 


Why would we have an addictive tendency toward something that was potentially so detrimental to our health? Because fruits are associated with some important phytonutrients, and those ancestral humans who had a propensity to desire these sweet edibles thrived and out-reproduced those who lacked a ‘sweet tooth’. But it’s the phytonutrients in the fruits that our bodies require in order for us to thrive, not the sugars. And the wild fruits that our ancestors ate would have had extremely low sugar content compared to the fruits we cultivate today. Moreover, they would have been found only rarely and seasonally, not year round. 


When you need an extra lift, you can boost your energy without boosting your calorie count, blood sugar level, or risk of health-endangering side effects. GOD’S SPEED products are designed to provide you with the cleanest caffeine from the bean, no unnecessary ingredients, and no extra calories – in a vegetarian-encapsulated well-measured serving.

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