When you are looking for an energy drink, do you immediately pick up the can and turn it around to check out how much sugar is in it? You are not alone. A lot of people today are concerned with two things–how much sugar is in the energy drink and what type of sugar is in the energy drink? In this article, we are going to cover artificial sweeteners and natural sweeteners that are found in energy drinks.
The Good – Natural Sweeteners
Natural sweeteners are just they, they are natural. An additional bonus to them being natural is that they can be organic too. Natural sweeteners can offer health benefits too by providing some vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals.
- cane sugar
- monk fruit
The Ugly – Artificial Sweeteners
Artificial sweeteners are processed and do not offer any benefits. In fact, there are studies done that are showing links from them to cancer. Additionally, since they are so much sweeter they can change your palette. Plus, a lot of people think they taste weird and offer a bad aftertaste.
- Acesulfame K
How to Choose the Right Energy Drink
The tricky part to navigate is that a lot of the energy drinks that contain no sugar are most likely due to the fact that they contain artificial sweeteners. The better stat to look at is the ingredients. Find out which ingredient they are using to sweeten their drink. Sure, the ones with zero calories seem like the best choice, but if it is because it contains an artificial sweetener, then it is better to pick the energy drink that has just a couple grams of sugar because the ingredients are natural.
For example, our energy drink, SUPER FUEL, contains 1-2g of sugar (depending on the flavor). The sweeteners in SUPER FUEL are honey, fruit juice and stevia. Wouldn’t you rather drink just a couple of grams of sugar, that you are going to burn off anyway, instead of consuming chemicals?
In addition, our other products only contain natural sweeteners too.
- Our BCAAs: RESCUE – contains 4g of carbohudrates. Natural sweeteners are xylitol and stevia.
- Our Pre-workout: POW – contains 2g of sugar from cane sugar and stevia.
Why EBOOST Doesn’t Compromise and Uses Natural Caffeine, Sweeteners and Flavors
Keeping it clean is everything. We don’t compromise because you shouldn’t have to. And we plan to push harder and go farther to keep you bold, focused, and naturally driven. So we created a clean energy drink that uses natural sweeteners plus, naturally sourced caffeine from coffee seed and green tea. And if that wasn’t enough? We also do not use any artificial flavors or color. Now that’s a promise to you and your health.